Finley Jo

Our 2016 couldn't have ended any better. On Wednesday, December 28th, Finley emancipated the womb and joined our perfect little family. Both Mom and her are doing fantastic and are healthy as ever. 

One of our favorite parts of this transition has been watching Brecken (4) grow into the wonderful big brother he is today. The level of tenderness and compassion he exudes is so genuine and beautiful. Excited to see what the many years ahead bring between them both!

To our friends and family: Thank You. Thank you for the continued thoughts, prayers and support. Thank you for your servant hearts, whether that be providing meals or watching Breck for a bit...there are no words to express our gratitude. 

It truly takes a village and we couldn't do it without you all.

The deats:

→ Finley Joelle O’Neil
→ Wednesday, December 28th at 6:18 p.m.
→ 7 lbs 4 oz
→ 18 1/4 inches
→ Brown hair (LOTS of it)
→ Blue eyes

Much love, 

The O'Neils

Claeys Family | Helena, MT

Let's be honest here. We ALL want to be as cool as the Claeys.

Junkyard full of rusted, derelict cars: ✔︎

Middle of Winter: ✔︎

We had such a blast spending last Saturday afternoon with this crew. We've known these guys for a few years now, dating back to the early years of Narrate Church here in Helena. Excited to see their family grow a bit more, soon! :)

Thanks Claeys - we sure love you guys!

Jordan & Ry | The Diamond M Ranch - Helena, MT {09.10.16}

By the time September 10th rolled around, we had gotten the chance to know both Jordan and Ry VERY well (the third wedding we were all apart of together this year!). Needless to say, we were ALL ecstatic that the day was finally here! 

Jordan is gorgeous, but neither Jadean nor I were prepared for how stunning she was in her dress! The Diamond M Ranch provided the PERFECT backdrop for their big day and the weather was couldn't have been better! All day long, the air was filled with happy and fun girls, dapper dudes, and plenty of joy and laughter!

After eating, cutting the cake, and a little bit of dancing, we made our way outside for sunset portraits. Montana in the Fall is beautiful. The light is golden, the temperature is perfect, and the plants are still vibrant and alive. 

Jordan and Ry were an absolute joy to photograph and we are so glad that we had the opportunity to document that their big day and deep love. 

Cheers friends!

Location: The Diamond M Ranch
DJ: Jason Slead
Dress & Tuxes: Linda's Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Mirror Mirror Salon & Spa
Hashtag: #takemedowntopaulltown


Jamie & Dax | Helena, MT {09.03.16}

A backyard wedding is touching as it is, but add in a couple like Jamie and Dax and it becomes unforgettable. The scene was Dax's family property that sprawled over acres and acres of gorgeous Montana land. It was a chic celebration centered around family and friends. From the stunning ceremony to the epic sunset, this was a day for the books. 

Wedding Dress designer/store: Monique Lhuillier at Marcella's La Boutique
Tuxes: Bridal Images Mr. Tux
Cake/Sweets: Joni's Custom Cakes & Pastries
Caterers: Brewhouse and Big Bull Bar & Grill
Florals: West Mont Flower Trading Company
Photo Booth: Six Shooter Photo Booth
Videographer: Jusup Sandoval
DJ: Capital City DJ

Mark & Nicole | Staubach Creek Ranch - Helena, Montana {07.30.16}

Staubach Creek Ranch provided the perfect backdrop for Mark and Nicole's big day in late July. Coupled with the charming barn, the plethora of DIY-rustic decorations gave an ambiance that would make anyone feel "at home". Local band, Longhorn, transitioned us from ceremony to reception and kept everyone dancing all night long.

Gorgeous wedding. Adorable barn. Perfect couple. 

Mark and Nicole (and sweet Brooks!), thank you so much for having us capture your day for you!

Venue: Staubach Creek Ranch
Band: Longhorn

Travis & Hannah | Billings, MT {07.02.16}

In 1996 their lives changed forever - at just six years old, Hannah met Travis. After numerous shared teachers, classes, and teams, Travis tripped Hannah and made her fall for him in 7th grade at the Lockwood School track. There were years of silence until they reunited on New Year’s Eve 2011 through a mutual friend. The two started dating officially on February 25th, 2012. They were grossed out by how fast they fell in love. Years later, living in the same city again, they went for a drive up Beartooth Pass for a special moment on June 7th, 2015. While Hannah was observing the view from over 10,000 feet, Travis got down on one knee and proposed (with the help of the best wing-puppy, Kayak). Travis, nervous about “popping the question”, did not hear an actual response, and instead waited until Hannah put her hand forth before he put the ring on her left hand. The ring, consisting of a Yogo Sapphire from the Heart-of-Montana, united them at the Top-of-Montana, so that no matter where they would end up, they will always be grounded in Montana.

We had the privilege of shooting Travis & Hannah’s rustic, DIY wedding in Billings at Hannah’s family’s residence. Their wedding was filled with so many personal touches ranging from exchanging of notes, DIY deco and games, and the finest craft beer you could imagine! The day was absolutely perfect and we were so honored to capture it for our dear friends!

Location: Billings, MT
CateringElements Catering
Videography: Justin Hutchinson Videography
Dress: JCREW


Kelly & Zak | Kleffner Ranch - Helena, Montana {05.28.16}

We had the pleasure of kicking off our 2016 wedding season with our good friends Kelly and Zak at the historic Kleffner Ranch. It was late May, a bit chilly, and oh so perfect!

Why do we love what we do?

It's the experiences we get, it's watching two people who are so in love with each other celebrate their new life in front of their friends and family. It's watching two people we have known for such a short time and knowing instantly that they were made for one another. There was no doubt in anyones mind that Kelly and Zak were made for each other. From the swoon-worthy first look, to the reception dance party hosted by Helena's own Ten Years Gone, this day was perfect.

Kelly and Zak - Thank you both for allowing us to be your eyes on your big day. Welcome to the married couples club!

Venue: Kleffner Ranch
Florals: West Mont Flower & Trading Company
Cake/Cupcakes: Cupcake Mountain Cupcakery
Band: Ten Years Gone