A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of photographing the 1915 Barn Bozeman Montana wedding day photos of Kathy and Robert.

Initially meeting online, their relationship blossomed over their shared love of animals and hiking around Montana. Four years later they now have a home together complete with their dog “Annabell” and two house cats “Kitty and Binks”.

While Robert cherishes her friendship, honesty and her ability to get his humor, Kathy, loves that he treats her like her father treated her mother. He cares, he believes in her and supports what she loves to do.

Typically in Montana, a late October wedding tends to look more Fall-like with foliage colors golds, oranges, and reds. For Kathy and Robert’s wedding, we had record cold temperatures and it snowed four inches of snow.

It didn’t phase them in the slightest.

While this wedding couple and their guests ventured outside a few times throughout the afternoon to play in the big snowflakes, they could thankfully return to the warm, cozy interior atmosphere of the 1915 Barn.

The rustic barn set up worked perfectly for their small gathering of 100 guests.

For Kathy and Robert, they wanted their small, intimate DIY Montana wedding day to be relaxed where they could just be themselves around their friends and loved ones. Rather than a formal ceremony, they opted for a short exchange of vows and gave a toast of thanks to their guests.

After a great dinner, the tables went to the sides to make way for dancing, socializing, celebrating and games on the ping pong table and bean bag toss. It was their perfect way to spend the evening.

Here are a few favorite photographs from their wedding day.

I’m feeling grateful to have been apart of the wonderful celebration. Congrats to the newlyweds Kathy & Robert! -M

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.

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.

It was an incredible day settled amongst the peak Fall colors of the northeast.

I’m working hard to finish up the rest of their wedding day photographs. For now, here is a preview of some favorites that have stood out so far.

Congrats to the newlyweds! Stay tuned for more photos from their special day! -M

A few weeks back I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the Green Oaks Creek California Wedding Day of Marit and Samir outside Santa Cruz, California.

These two are dear friends of mine who asked me to document their hybrid Jain and Jewish multicultural wedding weekend celebration. It was an honor and a complete blast to be a part of.

For them, they wanted a wedding highlighting all the important aspects in their lives – honoring their numerous religious traditions, a celebration of their family and friends and a dedication to ethical green practices.

I think the best weddings are the ones where the couple creates an experience that uniquely reflects their shared interests and values. 

Like their Sangeet Celebration the day before, it was a splendid event organized under the careful guidance and care of wedding planner Aimee Newlander, of Weddings by Aimee

When it came to the wedding day reception, the bride and groom insisted I set my cameras down so I could completely lose myself to dance. We had a wonderful time!

The warmest congratulations to the bride and groom Marit and Samir!

Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding day celebration.

To see all of their fun photos from their Green Oaks Creek Farm Wedding Day, click below.

Fellow Vendors:

Venue: Green Oaks Creek Farm

Wedding Coordinator: Weddings by Aimee

Wedding Photographer: Greener Visuals Photography

Food: Gerard’s PaellaWah Jee Wah Street Food, & Wood Fire Woodie pizza.

Live Music: Pallavi Mehta & accompaniment, from Soor Academy

Drinks: Bernie’s Mixology Mobile Bartender

A week or so back I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the Green Oaks Creek California Wedding Sangeet of Marit and Samir outside Santa Cruz, California.

These two are dear friends of mine who asked me to document their hybrid Jain and Jewish multicultural wedding weekend celebration. It was an honor and a complete blast to be a part of.

For them, they wanted a wedding highlighting all the important aspects in their lives – honoring their numerous religious traditions, a celebration of their family and friends and a dedication to ethical green practices.

I think the best weddings are the ones where the couple creates a experience that uniquely reflects their shared interests and values. 

Being surrounding by so many of my favoirite people, it was bound to be a incredibly fun weekend event.

We started the celebration on Thursday with Marit and her female family members getting their traditional bridal mehndi artwork by the talented Modern Mehndi. 

Saturday marked the welcome wedding Sangeet celebration before the actual wedding on Sunday. Marit and Samir hosted theirs at the peaceful Green Oaks Creek Farm, a beautiful organic farm north of Santa Cruz, California. 

The premise of the Sangeet is not only to kick off the wedding festivities, but more importantly, to join their two families from Texas and Chicago so that they could familiarize themselves with one another prior to the big wedding day.

What better way to do so than through laughter, song, food trucks and dancing.

Everything went off without a hitch due to the careful guidance and care of wedding planner Aimee Newlander, of Weddings by Aimee

Relatives and friends of the bride and groom performed music, taught line dancing, ate delicious food on compostable dishware, and gave toasts of well wishes.  Then we danced and danced some more.

The warmest congratulations to the bride and groom Marit and Samir!

Here are few of my favorites from the evening but here are so many more awesome photos to see. 

To see all of their fun photos from their wedding Sangeet at Green Oaks Creek Farm, click below.

I’m working hard on finishing up their wedding day photos. Stay tuned for more…-M

Fellow Vendors:

Venue: Green Oaks Creek Farm

Wedding Coordinator: Weddings by Aimee

Wedding Photographer: Greener Visuals Photography

Food: Gerard’s Paella, Wah Jee Wah Street Food, & Wood Fire Woodie pizza.

Live Music: Pallavi Mehta & accompaniment, from Soor Academy

Drinks: Bernie’s Mixology Mobile Bartender

This past year I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to make portraits of my photography clients. As a destination wedding and portrait photographer, it’s always such a joy to make photos of my clients in the places that matter most to them.

Back in August, I took a flight to one of my favorite cities, Seattle, Washington for the portrait photographic experience of my wedding clients Allie and Chris.

These two love their city life.

Allie is coming down the final stretch of obtaining her law degree from Seattle University and Chris works as an engineer. These two are passionate and driven in what they do. Above all else, they really value the time they have with one another in their relationship.

For their portrait experience, they wanted to explore some of their favorite places in Seattle where they love to spend their free time with one another.

We walked through some of their favorite neighborhoods, explored parks near their home and checked out some of their favorite places for a good drink.

I can not wait to photograph their wedding day celebration in 2020. Congrats on your engagement Allie and Chris!

This past Saturday, I ventured out to Deep Creek Range in Paradise Valley, just south of Livingston, Montana to photograph the wedding day celebration of Megan and Ben.

I came to know these two wonderful humans when I moved into the house apartment below them last January. Friendly neighbors quickly became friends.

These two met in 2015 and from the get-go, they had immediate chemistry.

After just three months of dating, they decided to quit their jobs, sell all of their stuff and bought a teardrop trailer for an impromptu six-week road trip around Colorado, Utah, and the California coast.

Their shared love of spontaneity and fun, outdoor adventures blossomed into a powerful bond between them. It would be the first of many wonderful road trips they would share together and ultimately realize they were the perfect match for one another.

Their wedding day at Deep Creek Range was the perfect setting to host their Montana wedding day with friends and family.

It was a lovely cool August afternoon filled with laughter, good wine, family, friends and a whole lot of dancing into the night. I loved the energy of this crew.

Here are some of my favorite photographs from their wedding day. I am so happy for these two. Congrats to the newlyweds! -M

To see all of their wedding day photos, click here.

This past Saturday, I ventured out to Deep Creek Range in Paradise Valley, just south of Livingston, Montana to photograph the wedding day celebration of Megan and Ben.

It was a lovely cool August afternoon filled with laughter, good wine, family, friends and a whole lot of dancing.

I’m working hard to edit through the rest of their wedding day photographs but I wanted to post a preview of some favorites so far.

I’m so happy for these two awesome people. Congrats to the newlyweds! I look forward to sharing more soon. -M

This a week ago, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Courtney and Josh’s Bozeman Montana Wedding Day celebration.

I met Courtney and her family a few years back when I photographed her sister Jenny’s wedding celebration here in Bozeman.

Over the last six months, it’s been great getting to know these two and discovering what they love most about each other and their relationship.

After getting to know these two this past year and photographing their portrait photographic experience, it was wonderful to see these two lovebirds say their vows and celebrate.

Under a cool August sunny day, their small intimate wedding was held at her father’s property here in the Gallatin Valley.

Surrounded by family and friends, they spent the evening eating great food and dancing the night away.

Here are some favorite wedding photos from their wedding day. I could not be more happy for these two. Congrats to the newlyweds! -M

To view all of their wedding photos, click here.

This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Courtney and Josh’s Bozeman Wedding Day celebration.

Their small intimate wedding was held at her father’s property here in the Gallatin Valley.

After getting to know these two this past year and photographing their portrait photographic experience, it was wonderful to see these two lovebirds say their vows and celebrate.

Congrats to the newlyweds!

I’m working hard at editing through all the fun moments from their wedding day and will post all of them soon.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a preview of a few favorite photographs that have stood out so far. I can’t wait to share the rest. Stay tuned. -M

Earlier this summer, I went hiking with my wedding clients Courtney and Josh for their Hyalite Canyon Portrait Photographic Experience outside of Bozeman, Montana.

I met Courtney and her family a few years back when I photographed her sister Jenny’s wedding celebration here in Bozeman.

While Courtney and Josh have only been dating the last two years, they have known each other since they were twelve-years-old. Josh admitted that he had a life-long crush on her when they were growing up together in Bozeman.

As they were coming of age, he was her first kiss. They stayed friends.

Years later, they reconnected and began cultivating a stronger bond with one another. For her, it was his unconditional support and selflessness. For him, he loves her confidence, intelligence and nurturing presence.

Hyalite Canyon, in their youth and now in their relationship, has been a special place for them to explore. Nowadays, it’s often with Mia, their 16-month-old blue healer mix pup in tow.

With their wedding day only a week away, as Josh puts it, “It feels like we are leveling up now in life.”

How appropriate that when we were out hiking in the mountains, we went to one of their favorite trees in the forest and climbed up for a photograph.

It’s exciting to see two people so perfectly matched for one another. This weekend is going to be a fantastic wedding celebration!

Congrats on your engagement you two! -M

Livingston Montana Portrait Photographic Experience

A few days back I drove over to Livingston Montana for the Portrait Photographic Experience of Cassie & Abel.

These two were engaged earlier this year and wanted to have the mountainous background to Montana outdoors they enjoy spending so much time in.

We found some high ground overlooking the mountains in Paradise Valley and explored the terrain making photographs of them together.

Here are some favorites from their summer portrait experience. -M

Livingston Montana Portrait Photographic Experience
Livingston Montana Portrait Photographic Experience
Livingston Montana Portrait Photographic Experience
Livingston Montana Portrait Photographic Experience
Livingston Montana Portrait Photographic Experience

Helping local Bozeman businesses create profession business portraits and headshots is a great source of pride for us here at Greener Visuals Photography.

We love helping our clients put their best foot forward by being their professional business portrait photographer!

A few weeks back, I made some fun business portraits of real estate agent Carla Thorning @livebigskybozeman of the Knoff Group Real Estate in Bozeman, Montana.

I’ve worked with the Knoff Group Real Estate crew for years helping them and their realtors create impactful, professional photography for their website and real estate brand.

If you’re in the market for a real estate pro, to help you find the right home for you in Bozeman, Montana, give Carla a call. -M

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of photographing the Bozeman, Montana wedding day celebration of Cassie and Justin at Holy Rosary Church and wedding reception at Bridger Bowl Ski Resort.

After dating for the past eight years, this couple wanted to say their wedding vows surrounded by the most important people in their lives amongst the mountainous backdrop of Southwest Montana. A place they both love so much.

For many of their family members (coming from Florida, Maine, New Jersey. Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Washington) their wedding weekend would be the first chance to see the place they’ve called home for the last few years.

After an unusually soggy Spring and Summer in Southwest Montana this year, we had high hopes of avoiding the recent precipitation weather patterns. Alas, on a Saturday in mid-July, the rain found us.

Luckily, it just so happened that Cassie and Justin’s wedding ceremony and reception were preemptively planned for a rainy day – they had an indoor Catholic mass ceremony at the church and then lovely intimate reception at the Bridger Bowl mid-mountain lodge.

The rain couldn’t keep us down.

We celebrated indoors at both locations dancing, eating crusted trout and elk tenderloin and playing in the Greener Visuals Photobooth.  Many of their guests had taken advantage of the close proximity of Yellowstone National Park and were telling stories of their recent adventures. It was a lovely evening in a great place with good people.

I could not be more excited for these two. Congrats to the newlyweds Cassie and Justin! -M

To see all of their wedding day photos, click here. 

Being an uncle is so much fun.

As an Anchorage Alaska Destination Family Portrait Photographer, I try to make it up to Alaska a few times a year to visit my brother, sister-in-law Brandy and their kids to document this special time in their lives.

This particular trip was special because the son of our mutual friends Jessie and Brendan had just been born.

I had the pleasure of photographing their Alaska Maternity Portrait Photographic Experience in Hope, Alaska during my last visit and it was great to celebrate their new addition.

It was great to finally meet the new kiddo.

We spent this trip visiting the new addition to the family tribe in Hope, Alaska.

While I spent more time with babies in my arms than a camera, I was able to make a few photographs during my stay. Here are a few favorites.

It’s fun to see these kids grow up so quickly. It’s the little things like my niece at 3 1/2-years-old emulating her parental caretakers and my nephew finding his feet as he took his first steps.

I’m glad I can be there to document this rapidly changing, stressful and fun time in their lives.

The real value of these photographs will really shine years from now when new additions to my family can look back and smile seeing all the love that was surrounding them.

I look forward to my next trip. -M

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of photographing the Bozeman, Montana wedding day celebration of Cassie and Justin at Holy Rosary Church and Bridger Bowl Ski Resort.

After dating for the past eight years, these two wanted to say their vows surrounded by the most important people in their lives among the mountainous landscape of Southwest Montana they love so much.

Their wedding would be a chance for many of their family members (coming from Florida, Maine, New Jersey. Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Washington) to see the place they have called home over the last few years. Many of their wedding guests were traveling to Montana for the first time. The day was filled with Big Sky excitement and surprisingly for July, lots of precipitation.

It has been an unusually soggy Spring and Summer in Southwest Montana this year. The rain found us.

Luckily, it just so happened that their ceremony and reception were preemptively planned for a rainy day – indoor Catholic mass ceremony at the church and then lovely intimate reception at the Bridger Bowl mid-mountain lodge. The rain couldn’t keep us down. We celebrated without a hitch indoors at both locations dancing, eating crusted trout and elk tenderloin and playing in the Greener Visuals Photobooth.

I’m working hard to go through all the fun photos I made during their special day. For now, I wanted to share a preview of their wedding photographs.  Here are a few favorites so far. So many more to share.

I could not be more excited for these two. Congrats to the newlyweds and stay tuned for more! -M

 

 

For Belle and Angel’s West Yellowstone Couples Portrait Photographic Experience, we decided to drive back to their hometown of West Yellowstone, Montana to explore the place that fostered the roots of their relationship.

These two have been dating since high school – over seven years ago – where they first cultivated their relationship through their shared love of basketball.

While a lot has changed since high school, their relationship has never been stronger.

In Belle’s opinion regardless of where they are, Angel’s presence in her life is an immediate sense of home.

They now live and work in Bozeman, Montana – him as a chef and her as a caregiver.

Time together has helped them discover not only their love for each other but their shared passion for exploring the outdoors.

Now, as they work to finalize their wedding plans for Summer 2020, they wanted to celebrate this time in their lives by giving a nod to their shared love of camping and hiking in their old Yellowstone National Park area stomping ground.

We headed over to Black Sand Spring, a small spring creek west of town where we explored the area making photographs of them. Here are some favorites from their experience. Congrats on your engagement Belle and Angel! -M

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of visiting the Washoe Theatre in Anaconda Montana for the Couples Portrait Photographic Experience of Amanda and Harley.

Amanda and Harley met ten years ago and were high school sweethearts.

I had an amazing time discovering all that they cherished in each other and their relationship.

For them, it was those times growing up together around Butte and Anaconda, Montana where the foundations of their relationship and support for one another really solidified.

Growing up, some of their fondest memories was going on dates to the historic Washoe Theatre in downtown Anaconda and then dine at one of their favorite restaurants in Butte, the Pekin Noodle Parlor – the oldest Chinese restaurant in the country and housed in a formal brothel.

We wanted to highlight these two places that held a lot of wonderful memories for them.

We decided to recreate an ultimate date night for them!

Here are some favorites from their couples portrait photographic experience.

This January, they will be getting married here in Bozeman. I can’t wait to celebrate with them. Congrats on your engagement you two! -M

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of driving over to Phillipsburg Montana to photograph her family portrait photographic experience

Months back while traveling en route to Mexico, I met and struck up a conversation with Robi in the Missoula airport. 

We talked about her life, what she loved about each of her children and how fast they seemed to grow up. She wanted to celebrate each of them in this time of their lives. 

While they live in Washington, as it turns out, she grew up spending her summers in MT and wanted to celebrate her upcoming family vacation with her two kids to the family ranch in Phillipsburg, Montana

We explored the rolling grass hills of her ranch making fun portraits and candid photos of her kids being themselves. Despite both of them not feeling well, I was able to tease out some smiles and create some great, meaningful photographs for them.

Here are some of my favorite photographs from our Phillipsburg Montana family portrait photographic experience together. -M

The other day I drove over to Paradise Valley to photograph the family portrait experience of the Young family.

The Young Family ranch rests on the edge of the Yellowstone River – a timeless Montana scene tucked into Paradise Valley and a place that holds such special sentiment for them.

The old dairy farm was purchased by their great grandfather in the 1980s, and is his pride and joy home. Over the years, it has served as an anchor point for some many wonderful Montana memories.

A sanctuary where they can fish, ride ATVs and spend time together as a family.

For a family of twelve, they, unfortunately, don’t all get together as much as they would want to, usually only around the holidays.

This 4th of July weekend family reunion, they were celebrating having everyone together for the first time in two years.

I had a wonderful time with the Young Family exploring their special place and making fun portraits and candid photographs.

It was such a pleasure getting to know this family and finding out what they cherish most about each other and their relationships.

There is a lot of love in this family.

Here are some favorite photographs from our time together.-M