A few years back I did a shoot for Rocky Mountain Bride. I was kinda just starting out and they had reached out to me to shoot for them. It was a good learning experience and gave me a good idea of what is needed to put on a styled shoot. So I’ve done a couple other styled shoots, one by myself and one in collaboration with Montana Bride, and now this Chico Hot Springs Intimate Wedding styled shoot.
So fast forward to 2017! I’ve kinda just become a ask for what you want person…to a certain degree haha. So I reached out to Rocky Mountain Bride and said I’d love to shoot with them again on a styled shoot, and to keep me in mind! I figured that’s better than waiting. So Taylor, the RMB editor in chief had a couple shoots planned out and I picked the Chico shoot. I grew up going to Chico and I love paradise valley, so I was pumped! After getting the initial email from Taylor with the vendors and mood board from Emma from Elm Events and Design, I was in love. I checked out everyone’s work and just kept getting more excited, it was gonna be a good shoot. On the schedule was dog sledding, so there’s also that.
Chico graciously put me up for the night before the shoot, as we were starting in the morning. I had the place to myself until late evening when Sue of The Wild Blume showed up! We had a beer and chatted before she headed to bed. She’s a badass and got up way early to set up the florals before leaving…I didn’t even see her the next day, but her floral magic was everywhere!
We started with the dogsledding adventure. Our models, Bailey and Alex, had the cutest outfits ever and we were all kinds of jealous cause they got to dogsled and we didn’t. But the whole experience of seeing the dogs work and how well behaved they were was incredible, definitely on my bucket list! Even the details there with the mustard colored blanket and hot cocoa was thought out, Emma did such a wonderful job.
After saying our goodbyes to the the puppers, I shot the cozy wine cellar back at Chico Hot Springs while Brittnee did a hair and makeup change on Bailey. Brittnee is a seriously talented gal and always nails all the looks. So in a short amount of time she gave Bailey a fresh look for the bridal part of the day. The models joined us at the incredibly styled table and enjoyed some food and glass of wine. Then we all headed up to Chico’s Field of Dreams for yet another amazing set up. I loved the intimate set up at the gazebo with the incredible view. As it was winter, a jacket was quite fitting, and in my opinion the jacket added so much to the entire shoot. Like all brides should probably have a leather jacket, a bold colored leather jacket. Add some mountains and a little champagne and you’ve got yourself the perfect place to say “I do”. I’ve organized all the photos here to be in the intended order…not the order of how we shot the day ☺️
There’s nothing better than collaborating on a shoot, and it was a pleasure to get to photograph everything that this group put together. I feel like we were all a perfect fit for the vision, I hope you agree! And if anyone needs incredible vendors in Bozeman or beyond, I highly recommend every single one of these amazing ladies. This is just one of SO MANY gorgeous shoots/weddings that are featured in the new Rocky Mountain Bride magazine, so you should definitely go check out the whole magazine. Especially if you’re planning your Montana wedding!
The AMAZING TEAM EVERYONE SHOULD HIRE:
Macy Spencer Photography | Chico Hot Springs | The Wild Blume | ELM Events & Design | Eskay Bridal | Ethereal Hair and Makeup | Yellowstone DogSled Adventures | Montana Party Rentals | Revolvr Menswear | Wilderly Bride | and of course our two gorgeous models the babes Bailey and Alex – Ekam Yoga
🐶🐶🐶 Thank you so much for looking! 🖤