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I have known the Hart family since I was a kid.  Deb and Larry actually live down the street from my parents, so I have known their daughter’s Lindsey and Leslie forever:).  I have been lucky enough to be a part of their lives as their photographer too.  I was able to do maternity and newborn pics for Lindsey and her family and I was able to do Leslie and Ryan’s wedding almost 2 years ago.  I so enjoyed getting to see the entire crew and love doing pictures for them.

She’s a Yankee’s fan and he’s a Tiger’s fan, talk about being different!  They make it work somehow,  maybe what Marcus lacks in team choice he makes up for in being hilariously funny and making Teale crack up.  They are such a fun couple and I was super excited when we made a trip to Red Lodge for their session.  Laughing, mountains, the candy store, and more with these two :).

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Sasha + Derrick are two incredible people all on their own, and are one amazing couple together.  They are both from Chicago and dreamed of a destination wedding under the big sky at the breathtaking White Deer Ranch in Fishtail, MT (http://www.whitedeerranch.com/).  I don’t think in a million years they could have dreamt up what Cassie LaGreca (owner and creative genius) of Better to Gather Events (http://www.bettertogather.com/) and her team created for them.  It was a magical to say the least.  Cassie described it best in a recent fb post, “Dear Friends, hand made dream catchers, a stunning barn dance under a cloudless night sky, world travelers, food lovers, campers and stargazers, outdoor living room spaces, hayrides, mountain views, fire-pits, crepe paper flowers, a bohemian quilted aisle runner and so many perfect details. A powerful team of creative and professional vendors and a couple who made us all cry with their heart touching vows. Everywhere you looked crazy dancing and happy faces! This is why I moved to Montana to do event décor and what fuels my passion.”.  WOW!!!!  You have to meet Cassie and I hope you all get a chance to work with her!  She is amazing!!!!

The best part about this wedding was the people for sure.  I have said it time and time again, I get to photograph the most kind hearted, wonderful brides and grooms and they are always magnets that attract the same type of people.  Every wedding I do, I am surrounded by people all made up of the same wonderful hearts, celebrating the two hearts that all brought them together.  This is why I love my job so much.

Sasha + Derrick’s 90 guests were all from different parts of the country and as my assistant Mikayla pointed out, it was soooo cool to be surrounded by all of them as through out the day we heard them continuously sing praises of Montana’s great beauty from the wonders of the Beartooth Mountains, to the peaceful lake, and the cotton candy sunset.  The day was absolutely perfect and I feel soooo blessed to have been a part of it.  Thank you Sasha + Derrick!

List of Vendors :

venue : White Deer Ranch http://www.whitedeerranch.com/

planner/decorator : Cassie LaGreca of Better to Gather Events http://www.bettertogather.com/

food : Lilac  http://www.lilacmt.com/

cake : Harper & Madison http://www.harperandmadison.com/