Colleen, the most free spirited, fun loving, full of life girl I think I have ever met walked in my life just a mere 3 months ago. We spoke over the phone and I just knew .. this girl was heeelarious! Her voice a bit raspy, her laugh contagious. Just a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting Cameron & Colleen’s Engagement session & could intantly feel the connection between them…. he will no doubt always be entertained!! Chemistry and laughter just filled me with joy.. I knew I was in for a “Superior” time with them for their “Superior” wedding as they would call it. Turns out Superior Montana is just that.. “Superior” A river really does run through it … it spoke Brad Pitt all over it Having never been to Montana before, it was exactly as I imagined. We had a bit of thunder back in WA for days but I had no idea it was going to follow us here. The day before the wedding I was told had been fairly stormy but all I saw was dark clouds along the drive and some gusty winds over the gorge, WA bridge. I wasn’t even close.. Superior was still a few hours away. My hair stylist of many years, Deeah Trinidad was along for the ride as she was working the day with me stylizing the whole wedding party. We made a day of it stopping along the way and ultimately missing the gloom the bride and groom were seeing the day before their BIG day in big sky country:) All I saw the day of the wedding was all big blue sky country. Cameron’s family has a home along the river and just a mere 2 minutes away from the Forest Grove Lodge where Colleen and her family were staying.. A beautiful bed & breakfast / wedding venue nestled on a hill top overlooking the river.. just amazing! I’m obsessed with lodge living and this place is the most inviting retreat and perfect for a wedding! An arbor built just for Cameron & Colleen engraved with their initials stood awaiting the nuptials next to the river below. Table linens of sparkle and “glass baby” jars with personalized touches of images of past family pups displayed in black & white for every table. Cameron, a true country boy at heart & Montana native was groomed right down to his shaven face by Colleen:) She left nothing untouched and it showed! Being part of their whole wedding day from beginning to end kept me on my toes.. something to capture around every corner. Colleen’s expressions were so darling as they talked and laughed through their whole day making it just effortless to be candid beautiful shots! Colleen is so gorgeous.. unreal.. her beauty shines so bright that you can see from the inside and out. Cameron & Colleen, you’ve left an impression of amazingness in my heart for the rest of my life and I will always know Montana through this experience… A blast of a time and a gorgeous wedding!
Venue, Forest Grove Lodge.
Catering by All events.. www.all-events-catering.com.
Styling by Deeah Trinidad of Studio 343.
MUA, Laura Elswick, Florist Jackie Callison