Back in late August, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the Star M Barn Wedding Day Photos of Cooper & Jenny in Belgrade, Montana.
It’s been such a joy getting to know and to celebrate this couple this past year. A highlight of my Spring photographing their couples portrait experience in downtown Bozeman, Montana. By discovering all the things Cooper and Jenny cherish about their relationship, we celebrated their story during a fun walk on Peet’s Hill with their dogs.
Cooper and Jenny have been dating for the past four years. From the moment you meet them, it’s clear that these two compliment each other so well. They have such a playful way about them. More often than not, they could be found together giggling about something.
It was so wonderful to see their energy together in the moment surrounded by their loved ones.
When their wedding day arrived, the late summer fire season conditions surrounding the Gallatin Valley was in full swing. These two gathered one hundred smiling wedding guests – made up of good friends and family – to the Star M Barn wedding venue on a smokey Saturday in Montana. They celebrated in style with a heaping abundance of enthusiasm.
From the get-go, Cooper & Jenny had their simple priorities in line for their perfect wedding day. In short, this wedding party wanted to get down on the dance floor.
Selfless as they are, this wedding couple didn’t want the wedding day to be all about them. Rather, they wanted to use it as a time to honor and celebrate their family and friends. It was a chance to laugh and dance with the people that mattered most in their lives. So they cut to the chase. After a brief ceremony, the hilarious stories insued. As the party warmed up, libations were poured, and funky DJ music commenced blossoming into a heartfelt, authentic Montana wedding celebration. Give the people good BBQ and let them dance. This tribe abided.
I had such a fun time photographing this crew.
Coordination of the wedding was flawless under the direction of their wedding planner, Killian Payne, of Events by Killian.
Here are some favorite moments from their Star M Barn Wedding Day photos made throughout the day. I could not be more excited for this playful couple. Congrats you guys and I wish you many years of happiness! -M