The Ranch at Rock Creek Elopement

Late last summer my husband got an inquiry to shoot an elopement at the Ranch at Rock Creek. They didn’t yet have a photographer either, so we came up with a package together and hoped for the best. When I got the email that they would like to move forward with us I was ecstatic. The Ranch at Rock Creek is so beautiful & quiet, shooting there was always on my dream list. Now that I’ve shot there, all I want to do is go back. 

When I think of a couple wanting an intentional & curated elopement, this is the one I think of. This wasn't an elopement they planned for a year, it was planned in a short amount of time. You never would have guessed that. From the details, perfectly fitted gown, drink & food selection, to the attentiveness of the staff, I don’t there was a moment of stress for the couple and Kam’s mom. The Ranch showed us around, shared about the ranch, helped Kloyee into her dress, drove us around, and were amazing the whole day.

The day

When we showed up, Brittnee was doing Kloyee’s hair and makeup with the calming sounds of Rock Creek in the background. Afterward, we got in separate cars and headed up the hill, to where the ceremony would be. Kam was waiting there for his bride, who walked herself down the aisle to him. They shared vows, had their first dance, signed their marriage license, a had glass of champagne before heading back down.

The Ranch’s horses were out on pasture, so we weren’t sure how close we could get them. We walked out there hoping for the best, and much to our delight they came running up to us. CJ and I had so much fun shooting the two of them interacting with the horses. One curious gelding figured he’d better give Kloyee’s dress a taste, which had over 8 million people on Instagram swooning. Definitely go check that reel out! 

We wandered around the ranch for a bit, just enjoying ourselves, before heading to the on site bar. They had the room to themselves while the ranch set up their dinner outside. Their dinner menu looked divine, and their table was stunning. Obsessed with the saddle napkin rings omg. The cozy fire, the candles, and adorable cake with their pup peeking out of it, it seemed to be the perfect way to end an elopement. We ended photo & video coverage there, so they could just enjoy their dinner.

I went on and on during the drive home to CJ, raving about how intentional and amazing the day was.

I knew within minutes of shooting the day that this would be a personal favorite forever. We sent it to Montana Bride, and I’m so grateful it was printed in the 2024 issue of the magazine.  
If you want something elevated, private, and you deeply care about experiences, you should consider a place like the Ranch at Rock Creek. Decide together what you want your day to feel and look like, get yourselves some incredible vendors to execute your vision, and have the wedding day you deserve to start off your marriage.

Macy Spencer Photography // CJ Spencer Videography // The Ranch at Rock Creek // Saj Weddings // Ethereal HMU // Lihi Hod // 

Share this story

COMMENTS Expand -