It wasn't long after John proposed to Carol, that the happy couple called Luke and I to share the good news ... John and Carol were engaged after he popped the question while camping in Death Valley!  As we giddily sat on speaker phone, John joked 'is it weird that I proposed in Death Valley?' to which I immediately responded, 'absolutely not!  Starting this next phase as a couple in the lowest point in the United States means that things can only go up from here!' (insert cry laughing face emoji here) Sometimes I say the dumbest things ... but thankfully these dear friends of ours appreciate my sometimes inappropriate sense of humor, and we got a good chuckle over this sentiment.

It was during this same phone call that they talked about getting married in Montana, at Carol's family property ... and they threw out the idea of me photographing the wedding.  I was so honored, and without thinking I pretty much screamed 'duh! Of course!!'

The next year flew by, and before I knew it our little family had turned off the highway onto a dirt road somewhere in the middle of Montana ... our final destination, the Wilderness Edge Resort in Cameron, Montana was just minutes away and I could hardly contain my excitement.  Spending a week exploring Montana with close friends, all while sharing in the joy that surrounded John and Carol's wedding was a dream come true.

The wedding was absolutely magical, as the pouring down rain showers and spectacular lightening storm broke just in time for the ceremony to start ... giving way to the most gorgeous Montana mountains, creating the perfect backdrop for the very special ceremony.  The tented reception with long rectangular tables was the perfect setting to enjoy a true 'Montana' meal complete with local eats, including bison ... my mouth is watering just thinking about it.  After dinner, guests were invited to the barn for a night of laughter, love, and dancing ... oh and let's not forget the whoopie pie dessert table, so.much.yum.

Thank you John and Carol for sharing your day with me, from start to finish it was nothing short of extraordinary and I am so blessed to call you friends.