First Day in Glacier and their Wedding Day

On Sunday, January 14, I photographed the wedding of Monica and Cedric and to wrap up our day we did portraits in Glacier National Park. Originally from Florida they came over from their home in North Dakota for a small ceremony in Whitefish. It turns out, that they had not yet gotten to see Glacier National Park, timing conflict with their schedule. Well, there are few things I enjoy as much as playing tour guide with people who are seeing Glacier for the very first time.

Glacier is magical. Watching the joy on their faces as they took in the spectacular views of God's Country was a gift for me. Cedric in particular. I will smile every time I think of the look of awestruck wonder on his face. It kind of got him a little distracted in my photos and as I began to edit their wedding photos I decided to make them a unique first look. I emailed this to them the next morning simply titled: Distracted.

 The weather didn't give us much color, but we had a few photos in gorgeous light and the scenery made their day even more unforgettable for this lovely couple.

The weather didn't give us much color, but we had a few photos in gorgeous light and the scenery made their day even more unforgettable for this lovely couple.

 The groom waiting and answering happy birthday texts at Whitefish Lake Lodge.

The groom waiting and answering happy birthday texts at Whitefish Lake Lodge.

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 Final preparations with Christina Thiem of Soucie and Soucie Salon in Kalispell.

Final preparations with Christina Thiem of Soucie and Soucie Salon in Kalispell.

 Snow boots for a very wise bride.

Snow boots for a very wise bride.

 The sky bridge at Whitefish Lake Lodge.

The sky bridge at Whitefish Lake Lodge.

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 Monica wanted a simple bouquet of baby's breath for her wedding. This was created by Flowers by Hansen in Kalispell.

Monica wanted a simple bouquet of baby's breath for her wedding. This was created by Flowers by Hansen in Kalispell.

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 Robert makes his Resolution, based on the film  Courageous , as he becomes a husband and father.

Robert makes his Resolution, based on the film Courageous, as he becomes a husband and father.

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 A delicious cake by Mindi's Custom Cakes of Kalispell.

A delicious cake by Mindi's Custom Cakes of Kalispell.

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 Taking in the unique scenery of Northwest Montana.

Taking in the unique scenery of Northwest Montana.

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 Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park.

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 The frozen dock at Lake McDonald.

The frozen dock at Lake McDonald.

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 Our final stop in Glacier, overlooking the Flathead River.

Our final stop in Glacier, overlooking the Flathead River.

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 Congratulations to the bride and groom.

Congratulations to the bride and groom.