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  • Hello there!!

    I'm Melanie! To state the obvious, professional photographer :D

    For me food is a hobby (as long as it doesn't show up with eyes or legs of any kind)
    and coffee is a part of a complete/balanced diet.

    I LOVE smores...but really only eat the marshmallows

    There is never a bad time for breakfast...more specifically bacon haha

    I'm a total travel junkie! Love setting out on fun adventures.

    Whenever my family gets together, it usually ends in a Cribbage tournament! :D

    I like the idea of winter; oversized sweaters, good books and fire places, but the reality of summer; sunshine, flip flops and beach bumming.

    So now you know a little about me....tell me about you!
    Click that contact button and let's grab a coffee or some nom noms :D

Stephen, Teresa & Braxton : A Montana Mini Session

Happy Wednesday folks!

I hope your week has been treating you well. It has been quite an interesting couple of days with the election and I needed to come back to reality.
No better way than to revisit a super fun mini session and do a little bloggin!

Say Hi to this adorable little family; Stephen, Teresa and Braxton!
I met the magnificent Teresa during a fun online party a little while back and a mutual friend directed her to me for this session. After a bit of talking (and maybe some FB stalking ūüėČ ) we both figured out we actually went to high school together!! WHAT!
It was a total “You look really familiar….” situation for me and then BAM, there it was haha. What a small world, right!

Anywho, these 3 were a blast to hang out with. We met up at a beautiful park on the coldest day of the week haha…of course.
It was windy and chilly…but I am so glad we pushed through. Luckily, Mr. Braxton was up for a dance break to keep us warm!
Thank you Stephen, Teresa and Braxton for¬†hanging out with me!! ūüėÄ

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Katie & Michael | A Rock Springs, Wyoming Wedding

Katie and Michael’s wedding was one for the books!
Although a quaint little family affair, this wedding was just as full of love and personality as the Bride & Groom!

Katie and I go WAY WAY back…Sunday school days folks!
We grew up together and have shared so many wonderful memories together, I am thrilled to add this to the list.
That is also why this is the first (and last) wedding I have been IN AND PHOTOGRAPHED! It will be the only one of it’s kind ūüėČ

These two are so amazing together…they have blended their families and somehow keep it together with FIVE kiddos!
I don’t know how they do it, the only answer I can devise is LOVE. To watch these two be together is remarkable.
I am beyond words to see this union and my dear friend so incredibly happy.

Congrats you two! May you have many many years of joy ahead ūüėÄ
xoxo

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THIS DRESS! The detailing and lace were gorgeous!

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Little did I know, this was her first time EVER climbing a tree!

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I just love first looks! ūüėÄ

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Rings done by the incomparable Dale from May d2 Fly!

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Hailey & Matt | A Buffalo, Wyoming Engagement

MY LITTLE SISTER IS GETTING MARRIED!!!
WHAT?!?!

It feels totally crazy but I couldn’t be happier for her!

Congrats to my little sis and her Hubby-to-be on their engagement.
Matt proposed while they were on a hike in Crazy Woman with their little girl, Elli! Such a great day ūüėÄ
We spent a little time one afternoon hanging out on the old walking trail in Buffalo for this shoot. It’s a location we spent a lot of time at as kids.
It was a blast hanging out with this little family and capturing this special time in their lives.

I can’t wait to celebrate with them on their big day next JUNE!!
Congrats you two! Loves ‚ô•

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Jon & Teresa | A Buffalo, Wyoming Wedding

Tis the season of the PSL, sweaters and boots…
However, I’ve got a little summer left here! My Aunt asked me to photograph her beautiful summer wedding and here it is ūüėÄ

The ladies started their day at Buffalo, Wyoming’s Salon 202!
Brilliant stylists, a Pepsi run and lots of laughs started the day off right ūüėÄ

All dressed up…
Teresa and Jon said their “I do’s”, along with kiddos : Riley and Andrew,
at the gorgeous Water Wheel Property in Story, Wyoming.
Such a beautiful place to start a life together and complete a family.

Then we all partied it up at the wonderful, historic Buetler Building/Cowboy Carousel Center in Buffalo, Wyoming!

Every wedding is a special day and an honor to shoot, but being able to capture it for family is something amazing.
Thank you Teresa and Jon for allowing me to be a part of your day.

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Gunderman!!

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Both Jon and Teresa lost their fathers far too soon.
They created such beautiful ways to incorporate these two great men into their special day.

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Keri + KC | A Cooper Mountain Engagement Session : Portland, Oregon

MY BESTIE IS GETTING MARRIED!!! WHAT?!?!?!

I am so excited for her and since I’m in the bridal party (YAY ūüėÄ )… I needed a way to be photographically involved ūüėČ
Soooo….we took a little trip to Cooper Mountain Nature Park for a beautiful engagement session!

We battled mosquitoes and the large possibility of poison oak during this adventure, but these two were up to the challenge.

Congratulations Keri and KC…can’t wait to watch you two tie the knot in just 3 WEEKS!!! ūüėÄ

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August 19, 2015 - 5:57 pm

Jane - Beautiful pictures! ūüôā