Burman Baby Bump {Miles City, Montana Maternity Photographer}

by Whitney Bird

  I will never tire of taking photos of this beautiful family.  I have been blessed to shoot so many special occasions for them including Ashten and Cole's wedding and engagement portraits, Perri's newborn, 6 month, and other various milestones, along with a handful of other sessions.  This session is one of the most special.  Cole, Ashten, and Perri will soon be entering a challenging season of life.  From the moment Ashten told me what was going on, I knew Phoenix was in the best possible care.  Ashten is one of the strongest women I know, and she handles what life throws at her with light, faith, and grace.  She does not break easily, and if Phoenix is anything like her mom, she will be born just as much the fighter her mother is.  I am going to share, with Ashten's permission, a recent facebook status to keep her friends in the know about Phoenix.  Since I know the Burman's have held tightly to their faith during this time, I also know that all prayers and positive vibes are very welcome.

  From Ashten- "Although I know many of our friends and family know~we have many who are asking and wondering so we wanted to let those of you concerned know what is going on! We found out at 20 weeks that Phoenix has a heart defect called tetrology of fallot~we have spent the last few months monitoring her growth and keeping a close eye on her heart! I am finally almost 33 weeks so we have began to prepare for our relocation down to Denver in the next couple weeks! She will be delivered at 39 weeks ~October 23rd~and will have open heart surgery around 5-7 days after! As far as details that is as much as we know~there are many factors determining plans moving forward after she is born but we are sticking to the positive route! We have been blessed beyond words to be surrounded by amazing family, friends, my clients and our church family! The hardest thing I've found out is being a parent and not being able to control the pain our children may endure~everyday I put it in Gods hands and remember all I have control of is keeping a positive attitude and believing in his miracles! I'm grateful everyday for Perri who continues to bring a smile to my face, happiness to my heart and my incredibly strong, supportive, hardworking husband who continues daily to remind me of all the blessings in our life! Thank you all for the kind words and messages~we ask you to continue to keep us in your prayers as our journey is only about to begin.""

Kamiree and Jon {Rapid City, SD Wedding Photographer}

by Whitney Bird

  This was my first South Dakota wedding, and it was so beautiful.  The wedding took place right outside of Rapid City in the Black Hills, and it made for some wonderful scenic backdrops.  Mix that in with an incredible couple, and loving family and friends and it was a perfect day.  Enjoy the sneak peek from this gorgeous wedding.

Shainy Mae {Three Forks, MT Senior Photographer}

by Whitney Bird

  Happy Hump Day!!!  I am so pumped to be sharing my favorites from my cousin's senior session!  First off, I want to give a little bit of a back story......So I have literally been photographing Shainy since she was a baby.  Shainy was born when I was 15, and is the youngest in our cousin crew.  Around that time, I was just starting to really fall in love with photography, and what better model than my little God daughter who I spent a lot of time with.  She was even the subject of my final project during my senior year off high school.  Over the years she has been in front of my camera numerous times, so this shoot was easy in the sense that we both just know what to expect.  When I told her I wanted to try out a smoke bomb, she was game.  When she found a vintage feeling chair to use and sent me a snap, I was game.  We just work well together.

  It is extremely hard to believe that this girl is going to be a senior.  The baby of the family all grown up, and what a phenomenal person she is growing into.  She has a sharp wit, and a quiet way.  She calls things as she sees them with a no B.S. approach.  Shainy stands out as an athlete in a family of athletes, carving her own way in every sport she plays.  Obviously she is stunning, but she is also smart and driven.  Gracious and kind, and really fun to be around.  I have a soft spot for her, and probably always will.  I mean this girl gave a toast at my wedding when she was 10 that had everyone cracking up.  A special girl for sure. 

Emma and Henry {Miles City, MT Engagement Photographer}

by Whitney Bird

  These two could not have been more fun to photograph for their engagement session.  Henry had Emma laughing in his arms from the get go.  Henry and Emma seriously have so much CHEMISTRY, and I think that definitely shows.  Enjoy the sneak peek from this awesome session, and try not to smile at how in love these two are!!!

Cody and Jessica {Miles City, MT Wedding Photographer}

by Whitney Bird

  I am so excited to share some of my favorites from Cody and Jessica's wedding day.  I think we can all agree that Jessica is a stunning bride, and together they are a beautiful couple.  They also were really really ready to get married!  I could tell that the most important thing about the wedding for these two was that at the end of the day, they would be man and wife.  Thank you for asking me to be part of your day!  It was such an honor, and I hope you enjoy the sneak peek!

Makenna {Miles City, Montana Senior Photography}

by Whitney Bird

  So this was not a good evening for a shoot.  The wind was insane.  I am actually fairly amazed we got any shots where Makenna's hair wasn't all over the place.  To be honest though, you could put this girl in hurricane weather and she would still look stunning.  She definitely made my job easy!  Enjoy her sneak peek below!