Micaela and Joseph’s rustic outdoor wedding at Summer Star Ranch in Helena, MT was absolutely gorgeous. This stunning couple first met in California during their training as air officers in the Air Force on the first day of class in September of 2020. They hit it off instantly! Micaela was moving here to Montana, while Joseph was moving to North Dakota. They made it work even with the distance. A year and a half into dating, they ran their second Spartan Race together. Joseph proposed to Micaela at the finish line! Micaela said it was the easiest decision of her life. And now here they are, celebrating their beautiful wedding at Summer Star Ranch, and what an honor it is for me to have been their Montana wedding photographer!
Unfortunately, Joseph was still living in North Dakota at the time. He was unable to tour some of the wedding venues with Micaela. She ended up driving to Summer Star Ranch with her family, and she immediately fell in love with the beautiful rolling hills, towering tree’s, and the stunning mountain views. It was exactly what she envisioned for their wedding day. Both her and Joseph love the outdoors. They enjoy camping and hiking together in their free time, so getting married in this setting was right up their alley!
Aside from the gorgeous views from this Montana wedding venue, Micaela loved how helpful and kind the ranch owners were throughout the entire process. This wedding day was nothing short of perfection. From the beautiful rustic outdoor ceremony space and the perfect indoor reception area that was adorned with twinkling lights above head and along the wooden walls. It created such a warm and cozy atmosphere for their reception.
Something I love to ask my couples is what drew them to my work, and what the deciding factor was in booking me as their Montana wedding photographer. Here’s was Micaela and Joseph had to say:
“The first things that we noticed which drew us to your work was your dramatic wide angle shots of couples in the beautiful scenery that Montana offers. The way you are able to really show off the landscape is something we loved right away. And as we explored your portfolio even more, we loved how you captured such sweet, intimate moments with such a beautiful artistic flair! In the end, it was not only your eye and your editing style, but also your friendliness and responsiveness that really sold us!”
“We have nothing but amazing things to say about working with you! We absolutely adore our engagement photos and the sneak peeks we’ve received so far. You have been so easy to work with, and you really made it fun taking photos! We aren’t the most comfortable in front of the camera, but you made the experience relaxed and enjoyable! You are amazing, and we’d love to work with you again in the future! Thank you for capturing our special moments so wonderfully!”
If you’re inspired by this Montana wedding at Summer Star Ranch, then you aren’t alone. I would love to capture another wedding at this stunning Montana wedding venue again. And hopefully, it will be yours! If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding, I highly recommend checking this venue out. And if you are planning your wedding, you’ll also need a wedding photographer! You can learn more about me here. If I sound like the perfect Montana wedding photographer to capture your special day, then inquire with me here! In the meantime, check out more weddings on the blog for inspiration!
Come see more from Micaela and Joseph’s Summer Star Ranch wedding in Montana below!