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Molly & Brandon – July 17, 2014

By on August 22nd, 2014


Ceremony & Reception Venue – Brumar Estate

Flowers – Conrad Floral and Swan River Nursery

Caterer – Brumar Estate

Cake – Leanne Catron

Wedding Dress – BridalBlissDesigns on Etsy

Hair and Makeup – Soucie Soucie Salon

Ally & Kramer – July 12, 2014

By on August 20th, 2014


Wedding Planner/Designer: ME! And my mother of course!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Residence of a family friend
Flowers: Memories in Blossom by Debbie
Caterer: Vista Linda
Cake: Miss Patti Cakes
Suits/Tuxes: J Scott
Ice Cream: Sweet Peaks
Wedding Dress: J Scott
Hair Stylist: my mom, Elizabeth Krautbauer
Makeup – Britlee Penny at La Vita É Bella
Rings: Kramers was hand made in Stevensville, MT by Albert Chaney. And my engagement right is from Zales (I think?!). The bands are from Jensens.
Videographer: Kramers cousin Jordan Marvin
DJ: B&T Sound Pruduction- Brittany Smith

The Bride and Groom would also like to thanks Steve Eckles who played guitar during our ceremony.

 

Allye & Brian -July 11, 2014

By on August 14th, 2014

Rya & Josh – June 21, 2014

By on August 1st, 2014


Ceremony and Reception Venue: Weatherwood Homestead LLC Columbia Falls MT

Flowers: Mum’s Flowers

Whitefish MT Caterer : Cuisine Machine Whitefish MT

Cake and Deserts : Sweet Notions Kalispell MT

Dress : J Scott Catour Bridal Boutique Bigfork MT

Suits: Jos. A. Bank Spokane WA

Rings: Jewelry Design Center Spokane WA

Musicians : Flannel Graph Kalispell MT

Makeup: Abana Skin Polson MT

Hair: Salon VIP Columbia Falls MT

DJ: Music on the Move Kalispell MT

Jackie & Josh, June 7, 2014

By on July 10th, 2014


Ceremony/Reception Venue -Ten Arrow Ranch
Flowers – The Flower Bed (Missoula)
Caterer – Piggyback Catering (Whitefish)
Cake – Rosauers
Suits/Tuxes – Beautiful Weddings
Wedding Dress – Beautiful Weddings
Hair Stylist – Allison LeProwse
DJ – Destination DJ

Shayla & David – May 31, 2014

By on July 7th, 2014

Ceremony Venue: Bride’s Parents Home

Flowers: Arlene Weyrauch

Caterer: Cimarron Catering

Cake: Miss Patti Cakes

Suits/Tuxes: Jos. A. Bank

Wedding Dress: Eco-Bridal (Denver)

Hair Stylist: Krystal @ J Thomas Salon

Videographer: Philip & Ashley Myers

DJ: Sidecar Audio

The Bride and Groom would also like to thank Pixelated Photobooth Gigs

Madison & Caleb, May 24, 2014

By on June 25th, 2014


Ceremony Venue: Bodacious Berries and Big Barn Brewing Company 

Flowers: Flowers by Hansen

Caterer: A Catered Affair

Cake: Happy Cake

Suits: Macy’s

Dress: Mom’s. Revamped by Denise Houtz (AMAZING WOMAN!!)

Ceremony officiate: Kelly Newton-Wordsworth

Kate & Charles – June 1, 2014

By on June 24th, 2014

Venue – The Barn at Finley Point

Flowers – Jan Lake

Caterer – Dan Lake, Alisha May

Cake – Chanel Lake

Stylist – Jillian Weamer

Band- Pinegrass

Rachel Hardin “Oh S**T Girl”

 

Awesome Canvas Site

By on June 3rd, 2014

 

Just discovered this new canvas printing company! http://www.royalcanvas.com/

Excited to try them out.

Canvas Printing

Unchartered Territory

By on May 6th, 2014

I’m going for it!  I’m going to TRY teaching a photography class.  Now this comes as a new challenge for me since I am a self-proclaimed terrible teacher (just ask my husband).  But being a mom, I know that taking good photos of our kids is very important to us moms.  So I thought I would try my hand at sharing some of the things I’ve learned.

I’m going to do two separate classes, each one costs $35.   They will be covering the same material. One will be from 6-8 pm May 14th, Wine and Cheese will be served.  The other will be May 27 from 10-12 in the morning, coffee and scones will be served. Both of the classes will be held at Ten Arrows Ranch, address is 1250 McCaffery Rd in Bigfork.

I’ll start with an open discussion and instructional that ends with a Q&A time, then for the second hour we’ll take photos of our crazy kids.  During the instructional part, there will be childcare available for $5/family.  You don’t have to bring your kids but I wanted to have it as an option so you can use them for practice during the photo taking part.

This is a beginner’s class for mom’s (or dad’s!)…if you have a big expensive camera, bring it!  But if you don’t, bring whatever you have.

 

What I will be teaching on:

  • Composition
  • Working with kids (especially your own)
  • Lighting
  • Choosing a Location
  • BASIC camera settings and MY recommended shooting mode for beginners

 

What I won’t be teaching on:

  • How to shoot in Manual
  • How to edit your photos (i.e. Photoshop…that would be like a 1 year course, sad but true  Unchartered Territory

 

I am limiting the class to 10 people at each class, first come, first served, so email me at marianne@mariannewiest.com to sign-up!

 

 -DISCLAIMER-

There is not ONE BIG SECRET to taking great photos.  There are a lot of little techniques and a whole LOT of practice that goes into taking good photos.

At the end of my little class, don’t expect to be transformed into the next Ansel Adams, but I do hope that you will be taking better photos than you were the day before.

 No, you can’t expect to take photos from a point and shoot that are as good as from a professional DSLR,  but you can still take great photos with a point and shoot…I love this photo of my little girl, this was shot with my $200 point and shoot.  Yes!  I own a point and shoot, because I can’t carry around my big camera all day long! Unchartered Territory

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