Blog February 2015 · Brooke Peterson Photography

Feb 26 2015

Montana Destination Wedding Photographer in Whitefish, MT

We photographed this wedding last month in Whitefish, Montana and it was absolutely beautiful!  It was one of those weddings where anyone involved is thinking to themselves, “Is this even real?!”  That is because the wedding ceremony took place on a frozen lake!  The couple is from the San Francisco area, but they have a deep passion for the Montana winters and snowboarding. The groom (Alex) had visited Whitefish a few times prior and knew that he wanted to get married there someday.  He didn’t have to convince his bride, she was on board right away!  They were married on Whitefish Lake with Whitefish Mountain Resort as the backdrop.  They lived up the winter theme to the max!  The guests were greeted with blankets and warm cocktails as they arrived to the ceremony location.  It was the perfect afternoon, a balmy 35 degrees.  I don’t think the bride could have asked for more.

When Jaime and Alex contacted me, told me more about their wedding day, and asked me to be their Montana destination wedding photographer, I was especially excited!  Winter weddings are always up there among my favorites.  Come on Montana brides, get married in the winter time!  Maybe this wedding will help convince you. ;)

A special thanks to Tanya from Tanya Gersh Events and to Kim and Rae from Twig & Gather.  It was an honor to photograph your creations and work alongside top tier professionals like you.

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To see more of this Montana destination wedding on ice, click here.
Philip and Ashley did a great job on their wedding video click here to view.

Ceremony Venue || The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
Wedding Coordinating and Design || Tanya Gersh Event Design
Vintage Rentals & Design || Twig & Gather
Chalkboard Artist || Tonya Morse
Floral || Mum’s Flowers
Makeup Artist || EmJ Cosmetics
Hair Stylist || Christina Stevens
Rentals || Celebrate, The Party Store
Videography || Philip & Ashley



Feb 11 2015

Montana Wedding Photographers – Styled Shoot Part 2

Don’t these photos just make you want to go find a little cozy cabin like this one and live in it forever?!  If it wouldn’t have been so cold outside, I think we definitely would have hung out on the front porch of this cabin all evening long at least!

This set of images is part two of the styled shoot we did in Whitefish, Montana. You can see part one here. The gown in these photos is from the designer Claire La Faye and I think it was strikingly beautiful in this rustic winter setting!  The details of the dress blew me away. And what about that antler headpiece with the matching boutonniere?!  It was so much fun to have creative and unique pieces to work with.  Mum’s Flowers is just so so good!

I am so thankful for this wonderful team of vendors we got to work with!
Floral by Mum’s Flowers || Wedding gown from Willow Bride designed by Claire La Faye || Design by Goldfinch Events || Paper products by Noteworthy Paper & Press || Dinnerware from Meriwether of Montana || Models Anna & Zak Dillon

We do still have some available weekends this summer and fall! Inquire with us today. We love being Montana Wedding Photographers as well as Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Fiji wedding photographers. :)

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Feb 2 2015

Montana Wedding Photographers – Styled Shoot Part 1

This shoot felt like a dream!  When we were asked to be the Montana Wedding Photographers for this winter shoot, we knew we were in for a very pretty afternoon!  It was 100% Montana.  We wanted to show off our home state in the way we knew best- in the mountains by a cozy cabin!  We did a couple different looks for this shoot and I will be sharing part 2 with you next week!

I love the color palette Mum’s Flowers and Goldfinch Events chose when putting together all the elements of this shoot.  You don’t often see bold colors and patterns like these anymore, but I think the blues, greens and reds worked out amazing for the setting we were in!  The poofy Tara Keely gown seals the deal with the flannel worn over the top of the dress.  It’s a little more casual and fun, but still super girly!

Thank you to a talented team of vendors who made this possible!
Floral by Mum’s Flowers || Wedding gown from Willow Bride designed by Tara Keely || Design by Goldfinch Events || Paper products by Noteworthy Paper & Press || Dinnerware from Meriwether of Montana || Models Anna & Zak Dillon

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