Last weekend I had the privilege of traveling to Salem, Connecticut to photograph the wedding day celebration of Knikka and Greg on her family’s property. 

This was a special wedding for me.

I came to know Knikka years ago while working for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. As a young parent raising a child and about to have another, I followed her family as part of a documentary story for the newspaper.

What started out as an assignment, turned into a friendship.

As the years have gone by, I’ve remained in touch with Knikka. I’ve even gotten to know her family members during their frequent visits to Montana over the years.

So when I heard the news of her engagement to Greg and they reached out to ask me to be their wedding photographer, I was over the moon with excitement.

It’s always such a joy for me to document the wedding celebrations of friends.

While I’ve visited NYC and had a life-changing experience at a workshop upstate, I have never been to New England.

It was time to remedy that.

This trip would serve as a chance to photograph and celebrate two amazing individuals in a place I’ve always wanted to visit.

Their wedding day took place on Knikka’s family property settled amongst the peak Fall colors of the historic Connecticut countryside. 

Their DIY wedding had all the custom touches of a tasteful rustic wedding shaped into their own personal styles. Their friends and community all contributed making everything from cakes and bread pudding to the homemade smoked BBQ, antique table settings and the elaborate outdoor scene.

It was a hoot.

Here are some favorite photographs from their wedding day festivities.

I could not be more excited for these two. Congrats my friends! Cheers to a lifetime of happiness! -M

To view all of the photographs from their wedding day, click below.