Montana Mountain Engagement
From the bride, Blake:
"It easy to see in Jennifer's photos how amazingly talented she is; but working with her and second shooter Stephanie gave us an experience above our expectations. From day one, Jennifer has been so helpful and involved in planning our journey. My fiancé and I recently had our engagement pictures taken in Glacier National Park - and let's just say the weather forecast did not look too promising. Jennifer was in contact with me throughout the entire day, not only giving me weather updates, but also webcam updates of our shooting locations! Jennifer and Stephanie took the risk with us as we drove to Glacier National Park and proceeded with our engagement photo session. Even as it poured down rain on our way to Logan Pass - neither of them gave up on getting the perfect shot. We could not have asked for a more beautiful outcome as the clouds slowly parted and the mountain peaks shined through. This photographer team is simply amazing. We look forward to working with both of them as we continue to plan for our big day!"
How they met:
Evan and I met through a mutual friend. I was living in Minnesota, soon to be graduating from college. I knew after graduating, I wanted to start a new adventure out West. Bailey, who was a classmate and good friend of mine was from Kalispell, Montana and had knowledge of me wanting to move after graduation. She offered me a place to stay with her and her husband, so that I could decide if Montana was the right fit for me. Having never been to Montana before, I was a little reluctant at first but soon warmed up to the idea. Meanwhile, Bailey had given my number to one of her and her husband's best friend (Evan). We talked for months prior to me moving. When graduation day came, Evan and Bailey's husband flew out to Minnesota so that they could move us back to Kalispell the following day. Let's just say the rest is history!
When they fell in Love:
Having started our relationship over distance, Evan and I had months of talking to get to know each other prior to meeting. So when we finally got to meet in person, I guess you could say it was truly love at first sight.
Evan and I share the same birth date - only five years apart. Every year we get our closest friends together and spend the weekend west of town at our friend's family ranch. Evan and I own a side-by-side rzr (ATV) that we bring out every year to ride around in. Evan had asked if I wanted to go for a cruise - he told me he wanted to show me this really awesome view where he hunts. As we arrive at the top of the mountain, he asked me to get out so we could snap a picture of us together. He then tells me to stand looking out to the gorgeous view so he could get a picture of me. As I proceeded to turn back around, Evan was down on one knee, asking me to marry him. Little did I know, our entire group of friends knew about the proposal. As we arrived back at the cabin, everyone was there waiting to celebrate with bottles of champagne!
From the photographer
This day was something out of a fairy tale - in that we almost canceled and rescheduled due to the storms that were predicted and scattered rain we had already experienced during the day. However since we all had a conflict in our schedules on another day, we decided to go for it! And I can't tell you how many times I've seen this story happen in Glacier National Park! We never know what we will get, or the weather pattern of the day, but this day was something special. In between photography Blake & Evan, as we drove of the popular Going to the Sun road, it started downpouring. We arrived at the top, and the clouds were covering the mountains. In all the moments we waited it out, this incredible parting in the clouds happened, and I saw the most incredible glimmer of Glacier Park's mountains in a way I've never seen. And there is no other way to describe this day other than magic.
~ Whitefish Wedding Photographer, Jennifer Mooney Photography