The other day, I drove from Helena to Bozeman, Montana, for a business headshot portrait session with wedding planner Killian Payne.

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing weddings alongside Killian Payne, of Events by Killian, for a number of years now.

Born and raised in the celebration city of Las Vegas, its influence on her runs deep. Her upbringing in the city of lights captured her love of event planning. It fostered her love for creating memorable experiences in the service of others. It was only natural that she pursued a career degree in Hospitality, focused on Meetings and Events Coordination from UNLV.

With her bright, enthusiastic spirit and attention to detail, she plans one-of-a-kind world-class wedding events for our mutual destination wedding clients in southwest Montana. Her positive attitude and professional calmness help bring out the best in others on a busy wedding day. She has quickly become one of my favorite Montana wedding planners to collaborate with.

We wanted to showcase her fun, fashionable side of herself. To make photos that would show more of her genuine personality.

Chating over numerous cups of tea, we identified ways she wanted to elevate her wedding planner brand by creating a fresh set of business portraits for her website and social media needs.

From the comfortable setting of Steep Mountain Teahouse, we set off on foot. We found inspiration all around us and explored the hidden color pockets of the industrial district of north Bozeman.

In the end, these are some of my favorite photos we made during our time together. The variety of downtown Bozeman backdrops we found gave her a great variety of fun, bright, and colorful photos to choose from.

If you’re a bride in the process of planning your wedding day festivities, reach out to Killian. You’ll be in good hands. -M

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