Emilie + Erik

 
 

 

Two things are very apparent about Emilie and Erik: They truly love each other, and they're truly loved by everyone who knows them, separately and together.

 

 
 

It's been said that love is much more than a feeling — it's a commitment that takes a lifetime of hard work, and E + E are no strangers to hard work. As the C.O.O. of Bank of Montana and a nearly graduated doctorate degree-holder in Chemistry, these two absolutely blow my mind with the amount of dedication, perseverance, and character that they exhibit individually, but especially together. Both University of Montana alumni, and with family on staff, they knew early on that they wanted the ceremony to take place on campus, in "The Oval". When they first told me, I was a tad apprehensive... but when I arrived, I quickly understood — this place is absolutely stunning.

 
 
 
Missoula Montana River and Mountains
 
 
Montana Mountains Near University of Montana
 
 
Wedding Dress in Missoula Montana
 
 
Huge Family Celebrates Bride and Groom
 
 
Groom Waiting For Bride on Wedding Day
 
 
 

Now, I was very much the outsider at their wedding... but in the best way possible. With over ten aunts and uncles just on the bride's side of the family, E + E's wedding was a family reunion like I've never seen. It couldn't have been less than seven times that I was approached and greeted with an, "Oh my gosh, you're the Florida guy! Thank you SO much for being here and, welcome to Montana!" Needless to say, it was absolutely wonderful being surrounded by such a kind and welcoming family, and all of the friends (some from across the globe) that came to witness a beautiful union.

 
 
 
Beautiful Bride Preparing for Wedding
 
 
Bride Riding in Golf Cart in Missoula Montana
 
 
Groom Prepares for Wedding
 
 
Bridge Near Mountains in Montana
 
 
 

Technically speaking, this was my first film shot on the Panasonic GH5 + GH5S, and I couldn't be more pleased with the image that these incredible cameras produced. The entire day was shot solely with two lenses: a Voigtlander 17.5mm f/.95 and a Leica 42.5mm Nocticron f/1.2 — both very sturdy, and very German. Seemingly every scene that took place during the wedding was as vibrant as could be: From blue-ish, slightly smoke-ridden mountains in the distance, to a robust prep room with rich oranges and greens, to a spectacular arch-centerpiece with amazing greenery and florals, to a soft purple and orange sunset to end the day. Paired with some vintage film effects and lens flares courtesy of Lens Distortions, and the amazing score by Roary, this film was an absolute pleasure to grade and edit.

 
 
 
Bride and Groom in Montana Wedding
 
 
Wedding Dress Hanging
 
 
Groom Takes First Look at Montana Bride
 
 
Destination Wedding Videography
 

VENDORS

Photographer — Connor Zins

Planner — Habitat Events (Jennifer Horsley) 

Makeup Artist — Kindred Skin & Soul 

Hair — Kris Gillis

Florals — Habitat Floral Studio (Jennifer Horsley) 

DJ — Colin Marshall

Catering — Holiday Inn Downtown 

Dress — Maggie Sottero | I Do Bridal 

Paper Goods — High Peaks Studios (Shannon Savage)

Aaron Rolston