June was such a crazy month and somehow in the mix of it all, I forgot to hit "Publish" on this post! Anyway, these two are getting married in October and I'm so excited to be a part of it. Fall is my favorite time of year, Big Sky is GORGEOUS, and Meagan and Jeff are so wonderful.
We met up in Florence (Montana - not Italy!) at Jeff's family's beautiful ranch for their engagement photos and a few family ones as well. Despite some circumstances beyond our control (the mosquitoes were so thick!), it was such a fun couple of hours. Jeff's son joined us for a few photos and was such a great sport. This little family has such a fun relationship and it was so nice to have Preston along for this adventure!
And the pups - oh my goodness the pups! They were so enthusiastic. I LOVE my animals and it makes me so happy when others value theirs so much as well.
I met Jeff during law school (he was a year ahead of me) and am so glad he's got Meagan to share this life with. She is so smart and kind (and beautiful!) and their interactions are hilarious! She laughs at his jokes when they're funny and side eyes him when they're not, and when he said he was bringing nine different outfits, she let him run with it, maybe because she knew that he wouldn't actually go through with it when it came down to choosing that many!
I can't wait to see these two say "I do" in a couple of months!
Brides! Let's talk details. Is it important to you to have those editorial-type detail photos woven throughout your wedding gallery? To some it is, others not so much. Neither is right or wrong and it's completely a matter of personal preference! That being said, if those detail photos are important to you, there are a few things you can do to make sure your photographer is able to get all the the shots you want.
First: make a list ahead of time of all of the details you'd like photos of (this can be as broad or as narrow as you want). Examples include the essentials, such as the rings, jewelry, his tie, watch, and both pairs of shoes, but can also include your flowers, any special pieces that may have been handed down by family members, and your invitation suite.
Second: If you've determined that you would like photos of your invitation suite included in your gallery, be sure to save one set for your photographer.
Third: Have all the important details of your day in one place at the time of your photographer's arrival. Also, along these lines, if these editorial-type, detail-specific shots are important to you, make sure you've requested your photographer to arrive early enough to get these photos before you have to put them on!
Fourth: If you want to showcase your bling against the gorgeous, velvety backdrop of your wedding colors, consider purchasing a ring box as part of your detail suite. The Mrs. Box makes beautiful boxes in a wide variety of colors and also offers three different monogram lettering styles to customize your box.
Little touches like a ring box in your colors can add a curated, designed feel to your gallery.
Fifth and finally: Communicate with your photographer! Let him/her know what items are important to you. Hopefully, you will have reviewed your photographer's portfolio prior to hiring him/her so you'll have an idea of how they capture these pieces within their own style and will be fully on board with their process, but if it's important to you to get something specific, just tell him/her - we want to provide you a photographic story of your day that will remind you of all the wonderful elements thereof AND one that you will cherish forever!