Surrounded by Love {Butte, MT Wedding Photographer}

by Whitney Bird in

Justin and Shannon are an amazing couple.  They are so kind, they made me feel so welcome, their families are wonderful, and they really understand the value of photographs.  They made their bride and groom portraits a priority and it really paid off.  They ended up with tons of portraits in all kinds of locations because they gave me plenty of time with just the two of them.  They opted for a first look which always results in more bride/groom portraits because there is just more time to get them in.  

This was my first Butte wedding.  Well actually the wedding took place in Anaconda, but they are both from Butte so I'm calling it a Butte wedding.  I was blown away by the love and support Justin and Shannon were shown on their big day.  Extra chairs had to be brought out right before the ceremony to seat all the guests, their families were involved in the readings at the ceremony, as well as the music. A lot of the bridesmaids and groomsmen were family members and the ones that weren't technically family still seemed like part of Justin and Shannon's family.  Aunts also took care of the cake and flowers.  Their families were so involved, and I think that says a lot about the type of people they are.  

Justin and Shannon, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your day.  You two truly deserve the best, and I wish you many many years of happiness together.   

There is something so special about a first look! 

Such a beautiful couple!

All of the above photos were taken at the Hickory House Inn which is a bed and breakfast in Anaconda. The girls got ready there and it is where Shannon and Justin spent their first night as husband and wife.  It was sooo cute and gave us some great photo ops! 

I love the above and below photo.  They really ended up with a great variety of portraits.

Shannon's father made the beautiful archway.