Saturday, January 8, 2011

Montana Couple | Bozeman MT Family Photographer

As much as I adore photographing kids and babies, it's nice to have a reprieve every once in a while! I headed up to Springhill Pavilion on rather overcast day to tromp around in the snow with a very fun, very handsome couple.

Par for the course, we started out a little shy... I try to get the posed shots out of the way so that my clients can really get comfortable and open up and just be themselves. Nothing wrong with a stolen kiss or two along the way...


I think men generally expect photo sessions to be rough. For whatever reason, men usually come with a little apprehension about the whole process. I got a wonderful compliment from Fred at the end of our time together: "It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be." I'll take that :) And I'll take this genuinely happy moment.



I learned during our time together that Fred and Tracie have never had professional photos taken -- not even at their wedding! With that bit of information, I encouraged them to think back on their time together and remember the younger days of their relationship.


When we met, Tracie told me the only thing the location had to have was a split rail fence. I'm not sure that this is technically a split rail, but I think it made the cut.


And no, I couldn't resist the Marlboro man pose against the fence while checking out the Scottish Cattle (I think?!)


The love between these two is so evident -- I followed them around for about an hour and a half and ended up with far more images of them laughing, gazing into each others eyes, and just enjoying each other than the posed, looking at the camera and smiling shots. I'm happy about that.



I figured since this was the first, and maybe the last time they had professional photos taken, I'd get a couple individual shots. Love 'em.


Thank you, Tracie and Fred, for the opportunity. I had a great time spending the morning with you, and I'm totally pleased with the images. Hope you are, too!


Anonymous January 10, 2011 at 11:27 PM  

Hi there
These photos are very special and you are right they show the wonderful love shared between Tracie and Fred. Their wedding was wonderful - I was there.......... you see I am Tracie's mother.
The photos are the best we have seen of them. Thank you for the relaxed atmosphere. Kind regards Aroha and Jim Morgan (New Zealand)

Suzie June 14, 2011 at 9:18 PM  

Thank you so much for the compliments - it means so much! It was a pleasure working with Tracie and Fred, and I look forward to perhaps seeing them again in front of my camera some day!

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