Family portraits from afar to raise money for those in need.

There has been a lot of uncertainty with all the drastic changes we’ve been experiencing as a community and nation these past few weeks.

Everyone is feeling the impact in one way or another due to the current health and economic crisis.

While we may be socially distancing from our neighbors, we also get to experience the precious moments of togetherness with our families, loved ones, and pets during this time of unpredictability.

That is something to celebrate.

Together, we will get through this.

As Fred Rogers said in times of trouble, “look for the helpers.”

This past week, countless, selfless people in Bozeman are offering support in various ways throughout our community, and we want to do our part! 

Introducing the Bozeman Front Porch Project.

Greener Visuals Photography is offering family portraits from afar to celebrate your loved ones, create a community art project and raise money for those in need during this unsettling time.

While I might be standing a little farther away from you than I normally would, the connection I’ll inspire will be felt deep within your hearts!

It’s a little something to uplift the mood while maintaining safety, remind you of all the good things you have to celebrate in your life right now and through our shared, sheltered experience, we can foster social distancing connections within our community.

How it works: Mike Greener, of Greener Visuals Photography, will come by your home in Bozeman next Saturday (March 28th or Sunday (March 29th) with his telephoto lens and take your family portrait on your front porch from afar.

There is no charge however we are collecting donations to support Greater Gallatin United Way. In return, each family who donates $50.00 or more will receive a beautiful matted 5×7 fine art print and 25% off a future family portrait experience. All participating families will receive a web-friendly digital photograph of your tribe as a thank you for your donation and support.

Together, we will raise funds to assist the Greater Gallatin United Way in helping our neighbors heal through this ordeal. As a result, we will have a collective group of portraits representing your individual family’s strength together and our combined community’s resilience. -Mike Greener

Next weekend March 28th & 29th, 2020 throughout Bozeman.

To reserve your spot, simply on the link below.

If you know of a family that might be interested in participating, please share this link with them.

https://bit.ly/3bm6L8k


During my Portland visit last Fall, I was able to meet up with my friend Ashley Ryan in Hood River, Oregon to photograph her Business Portrait Experience.

Her business Engrained Marketing, provides marketing consulting and guidance for small businesses and non-profits.

As a Search Engine Optimization analyst, she strives to empower her non-for-profit clients through finding their intentions and guiding them to form action plans for success.

She wanted business portraits that would convey more of her personality, values, professionalism and add a friendly face to her online presence for her clients.

Here are a few favorites from our time together.

We also made sure to lasso in her old dog Katie for a pet portrait at the end. -M


I photographed the family portrait photography experience of Sara & Jason during my Northern California trip this past Fall.

I was fortunate to meet these two years ago when they hired me to photograph their wedding celebration in Chico, California. As the years have gone by, we’ve become friends.

Now six years later, their world revolves around raising their little family in Northern California.

They now call Auburn, California home where Jason works as a firefighter and Sara as a veterinarian. While schedules can be busy and they work hard to find the balance, it’s clear that there is a lot of love in this home.

I think it shows through the mirror of their happy kids.

In their eyes, life doesn’t get much better than when they are exploring the outdoors and camping outside with their two kiddos during their days off.

For their family portrait photographic experience, they wanted to celebrate all of the little things they cherished about kids during this fast-moving time in their young family’s life.

They wanted to capture the joy on the face of their exuberant 3-year-old son as he plays and dreams in their family home. They wanted to hold on to the feeling of seeing that mom heart-melting tenderness that he shows towards his 1-year-old little sister and his willingness to always include her.

After rounding out a full year with the new addition of their daughter, they wanted to capture her fiery spirit and hilarious exploration of her little world.

They wanted to remember the magic that they see every day when they are with their family.

Knowing this, I felt we were able to create some really genuine, meaningful memories for them by exploring the north fork of the American River and playing with their kids around the house.

Here are some favorite photographs from our time together. Thanks for looking! -M


Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Gallatin River Lodge Winter Wedding ceremony of Amanda & Harley.

It has been such a fun time getting to know these two high school sweethearts over the past year.

They met at the age of 16-year-old. From the get-go, they shared an easy-going sense of humor and appreciation of the little things in one another.

Harley, usually a shy kid, recalled how profound it was that she could always bring him out of his shell and how to completely be himself around others.

Thinking back on what was a difficult childhood, Amanda loved that meeting Harley showed her the possibility of a better life and how to be a kid again.

More often than not, this usually takes the form of dancing and singing to music while cooking together.

Over the next ten years, Amanda and Harley’s relationship flourished.

“We were able to develop around each other and made up for each other’s perceived “faults”, Amanda said.

It was a wonderful, mutual balance of support, love, and acceptance. Each knew they had found their person.

What began with an April phone call, culminated into a really fun and pretty unique portrait photography experience for them last summer.

Through discovering all that they valued in their relationship, we ended up highlighting some of their fondest memories growing up together.

For them, it was going on dates to the historic Washoe Theatre in downtown Anaconda and dining at one of their favorite restaurants in Butte, the Pekin Noodle Parlor – the oldest Chinese restaurant in the country.

The experience was a hoot.

Needless to say, the build-up of excitement for their Gallatin River Lodge winter wedding day could not be overstated.

These two wanted to spread out their wedding celebration so they could highlight the seasons of Montana through their photography.

They loved the idea of having a snowy wedding and opted for a winter ceremony in Bozeman with their immediate family.

Later this summer, they have plans for their wedding reception to be in their old hometown of Butte, Montana.

As their wedding day arrived, unseasonally warm temperatures, unfortunately, melted most of the snow outside but that small detail didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits.

They rolled with it, put on boots along with a good attitude and we were able to make some creative outdoor portraits for them.

After a brief ceremony, the two families came together for a lovely evening to celebrate, laugh and share stories then settle in for a nice intimate dinner.

I look forward to photographing their grand wedding reception in August.

Congratulations to the newlyweds! – M

To view all of their wedding ceremony photographs, click here.

Wedding Vendors:

Venue/food/drinks: Gallatin River Lodge

Flowers: Sola Chic Boutique LLC

Cake: Julie Hoskins and Big Sky Wild Flour

Hair/makeup: Alex McDaniel and Alli Abraham with Running Bare Aesthetics.

Signs: Kayli Renae Designs

Rings: Jewelry Studio and Millers

Videography: Eterna Films 

Photography: Greener Visuals Photography



A few weeks back I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the winter engagement Portrait Photography Experience of Kate & Dylan on their Bozeman family property overlooking the Bridger Mountains.

Kate knew after connecting online and right from the start of their first lunch date, that this man was unlike any she had met before.

The immediate comfort in their own skin around each other matched with good conversation inspired them to play hooky the rest of the day where they spent the afternoon walking around, riding a carousel and being complete goofballs.

For someone like Kate, who has dedicated her whole career to how humans learn through play, seeing Dylan’s forthright invitation to make a fool of oneself sparked an immediate connection for her.

He was a partner with the willingness for silly goofy fun – a trait that had been missed in her previous relationships.

As she recounted, “He was the most earnest of people she had ever met and nerdy in the most wonderful ways.”

As their relationship grew, Dylan’s kind heart and inspiration around creativity solidified her love for him. He would eventually end up being the first partner, ever, to be invited to her family home for the holidays.

For Dylan, it was clear that Kate was such a natural fit for him and a complement to him in every way.

“Kate’s smile is so genuine and it has an uncanny capacity to instantly get me excited and can always lift my spirit,” he said, “It was her ability to always find the positivity in the world around them, her willingness for adventure, good humor and her sense of morality that made me feel seen, recognized and cared for.”

Kate gives him hope for a better future.

It’s been an incredible time getting to know these two over the last few months.

For their winter engagement portrait photography experience, we wanted to celebrate all of those playful, creative traits that each one brings into their relationship.

We had such a fun time exploring the Montana of her youth with the man of her dreams and making fun portraits that reflect all that they cherish about one another.

Here are a few of our favorite photographs we made during our time together.

I am so looking forward to photographing and celebrating these two on their wedding day later this year. Congrats on your engagement Kate & Dylan! July can’t come soon enough! -M

I’m pleased to share my Best of 2019 Portrait Photographs!

I’ve been looking back on this past year with so much gratitude for the couples, families, and business professionals I had the privilege to photograph and build relationships with.

As a destination family photographer, I was lucky enough to travel to Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, many parts of New England and all over Montana this past year for my portrait photography clients.

Everyone had so much to celebrate in their lives.

I harbored so much fulfillment in helping each one of my photography clients rediscover what they valued most in each other and their relationships – in turn helping to bring out the best versions of themselves.

This year I chose the photos that showcased the photographs that meant so much to my clients.

For me, 2020 is shaping up to be another great year of celebrating the best in life.

Thanks for the continued support everyone! Happy New Year! -M

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

Matt and Allison’s Couples Portrait Photography Session at Rat Lake in Gallatin National Forest was quite the adventure.

When this newly engaged Bozeman couple, hired me to photograph their 2020 wedding celebration we got to talking about all the things they treasured in their lives and their relationship.

They met through a friend of a friend and while quiet at first, he had all of those amazing attributes like her father – a hard work ethic, compassionate and always willing to stick up for others.

As Allison reflected back on the things she really cherished about Matt, what stood out was his loving patience and his uncanny ability to liven up the mood by just being so much fun to be around.

Laughing as she thought back on it she said, “After dating just 10 months, I knew he was going to be the one.

Ever since they have built their lives together here in Bozeman.

Along the way, they have fostered a shared love of the Montana outdoors often opting to go fishing, off-roading in their 4 x 4 and spending time camping outside with their two dogs

After five years of dating and endless, fun adventures, Matt proposed.

For their Couples Portrait Photography Session, we decided to visit one of their favorite places – Rat Lake tucked up in the Gallatin National Forest outside of Bozeman.

It was the perfect setting to showcase through photography all of the things they love about each other and their relationship.

Here are a few favorite photographs from our time together. I can not wait for their wedding celebration coming up in July 2020. -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