Ceremony Venue: Church of God
Reception Venue: The German Residence
Flowers: Garden City Floral, Polly Haxton & Natasha Jones
Caterer: Jamie Cady & Crew
Cake: Crave Catering
Tuxes: Tuxedo Gallery
Wedding Dress: J Scott Couture
Hair/Makeup: Bella Sauvage
Rings: Gold Design Jewelry & Studio Pandora
Videographer: Micah Dalbey
Photographer: Marianne Wiest
DJ: Jeremy Tate
The Secret Behind it all: All of the friends and family who helped with everything!


Ceremony/Reception Venue. Diamond B
Flowers Conrad floral
Caterer My mom and aunt Sherly
Cake miss patti cakes
Suits/Tuxes Men’s Warehouse
Wedding Dress my mother made☺️
Hair Stylist Sui Sui salon
Videographer cousin Sarah
DJ Scotty B productions

Jenny & Joe would also like to thank their family and friends who helped so much.
Eileen from diamond b, amazing! And you as well so much if and patient!!!!


glacier wedding photographerSweet Peaks. This is just one of my favorite places ever. Homemade ice cream with homemade waffle cones! What more do I need to say? Highly recommended as bribery material for kids’ smiles. If you’re visiting be sure to try the Huckleberry. No trip to Montana is complete without Huckleberry Ice Cream. But my favorite is the espresso, or the Chai, or the Pistachio, ok fine!! They’re all my favorite! Locations in Kalispell, Whitefish and Bigfork.

For baked goods that can stand up against the finest European bakeries stop by Ceres Bakery. My kids would eat their berry and cheese danish every day if it wasn’t the first thing to sell out every day!

Best burger in the valley is at Hop’s, wait can be a little long so plan accordingly.

For breakfast, lunch, or just a coffee, stop by Montana Coffee Traders. I have never had anything on their menu that wasn’t absolutely delicious. Locations in Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Great spot for souvenir shopping.

When I’m shooting a wedding at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, my husband loves to stop by and say hi and then have some fish tacos at the Tiki Bar on the beach. Good food, GORGEOUS setting.

Tamarack Brewery is just yummy, yummy, yummy. And their beer is the best. Once you have their spinach and artichoke dip, you won’t order it anywhere else ever. They have an absolutely beautiful outdoor patio that is perfect for a drive around the lake and dinner by the creek.

For some great pizza and a truly Montanan atmosphere, stop by Moose’s Saloon, and be sure to order some peanuts at the bar. It’s all about throwing the shells on the floor to feel like you’re in the Old West. Also, call me crazy, but order your pizza with sauerkraut, it’s phenomenal.


Solids over prints.

Solids will get my vote every time. The right print can look great, but more often I will suggest that a client wear a solid color. Bold prints can look very busy and distract the viewer from the focus of the photo, you.

Color is your friend.

I love a nice bright, rich color that really pops in a photo. Lighter brights stand out but aren’t too distracting (i.e. no neon greens and yellows). Even white looks great and can feel fresh. Dark colors are classy and are also very slimming. A nice bright color however, just adds a little something to the photo. And if you have a favorite color that you just love, wear it!

Avoid trends.

Unless you’re going for a particular style for your shoot, it’s usually a good idea to avoid anything too on trend so that later on you aren’t looking back at your photos thinking, “why did I wear THAT?”

Pick a good fit.

I’ve noticed that a lot of people who are carrying a few extra pounds sometimes choose something baggy or loose-fitting.  I’ve found that those are NOT the most flattering choices, especially since it makes it hard for me to go in there with photoshop and take off a few pounds.  That’s right!  I can shave off some of the weight in Photoshop!  And it’s actually easier to do if you’re wearing something that fits a little snugger.  Plus, in my experience with skinny jeans, snug (no, not skin tight 🙂 is more flattering because you don’t have loss fabric creating EXTRA bulges.

Don’t be too matchy matchy.

For group family portraits, you can certainly match if that’s truly what you want, but in my opinion simple color coordination is all that’s needed. You could choose pastels, for example, and everyone can stick to that color palette but not wear the exact same color. Or choose a color combination that you like, just as you would do for a wedding, and have everyone in the family dress any way they want, but using only those color options. You want to complement each other, not look identical.

Comfort is key.

If you know you’re going to be doing a lot of walking during your photo session, laying on the ground, getting wet…anything at all, you’ll want to be comfortable in what you’re wearing. If you have a pair of heels that you’re dying to wear for your photos, it might be a good idea to have a pair of flats with you just in case. And as they always say, if you’re comfortable, you’ll feel more confident and it will show in your photos. So, look nice, even dress up if you like, but don’t wear something if it makes you self-conscious or you know you’re going to have keep adjusting it during your shoot.

Be yourself!

The most important piece of advice I can share is to just be yourself. The above are all great tips, but for an engagement or any portrait session, the focus is YOU and you want your personality to shine through.


Ceremony/Reception Venue – Diamond B Weddings
Flowers – Kylie Gelber
Caterer – Ian Moore with Tea Kettle Cafe and Mobile Catering
Cake – Just Desserts by Joyce Dye
Groom’s Suit – Rococo Bridal & Formal Wear
Wedding Dress – Rococo Bridal & Formal Wear
Hair Stylist – Hallie King
Rings – His: Riddle’s Jewelry Missoula MT
Hers: Nuggets and Carats in Laguna Niguel CA
DJ – Destination DJ

  • Jennifer - Lovely photos. I wish I could see the slower, at my own pace❤️❤️❤️ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - You do an awesome job and catch everyone at their best. Your photos are amazing. the slideshow was beautiful. thanksReplyCancel

  • Tammy - Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - Love it, great job! Made me cry all over again:)ReplyCancel