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Rocky Mountain Bride - Featured Wedding

Rocky Mountain Bride - Featured Wedding

Erik & Sierra got married at Swift River Ranch just outside of Billings, Montana. It is so exciting and an honor to have Rocky Mountain Bride feature some of my wedding photography! You can read more about this real Billings, MT wedding here.

Russell & Cody's Destination Wyoming Wedding.

Russell & Cody's Destination Wyoming Wedding.

It is absolutely a privilege being invited to be a part of your wedding day. This destination Wyoming wedding happened down in Cody. I love being the photographer at destination weddings. The guest list is typically a little smaller and that helps me to focus on the connections between you and your wedding guests. Most importantly, the guest list of destination weddings is made of the most important people to you and they would make it no-matter what. Travel weddings can be more difficult to get to, especially when traveling to areas like Montana or Wyoming in the winter. However they also have the potential for the power and beauty to be introduced to your wedding photography.

BILLINGS MONTANA PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL!

BILLINGS MONTANA PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL!

Create, capture and share fun moments for everyone to see in an instant! Guests can share photos immediately via social media, text or email. Photos are also automatically uploaded to a custom online gallery where they can be viewed & shared.

Billings Montana Engagement Session, Zimmerman park

Billings Montana Engagement Session, Zimmerman park

I love pulling out real moments and connections between the people I’m photographing. If you’re in love all you need to look great in your photos is to be interacting and your photos will come out just as sweet, loving, or goofy as the two of you are together. If your planning a wedding you will need some photos to show how you feel. Wedding and engagement photos that show the real you looking relaxed and happy is the goal for any photography session.

Carry & Summer's DESTINATION Bozeman, MT wedding - Rockin' Tj Ranch

Carry & Summer's DESTINATION Bozeman, MT wedding - Rockin' Tj Ranch

“Meet me in Montana!” Cary & Summer came all that way from Californian to the Rockin' Tj Ranch for there destination wedding in Bozeman, MT! It was a beautiful summer day for the wedding under the big sky! It’s no wonder that Bozeman is national destination wedding spot with wedding venues like this one!

Kassi & Kiley's Bridger Canyon Rd Wedding, Bozeman, MT

Kassi & Kiley's Bridger Canyon Rd Wedding, Bozeman, MT

This was a fun one! What a wonderful group of people who got together for the marriage of Kassi & Kiley! Friday night we gathered at their home between Bozeman and Bridger Bowl for some food, drink, campfires and camping. What a Montana way to start out the weekend! Saturday morning it was show time. The galls got ready at Revive Salon in Gallatin Gateway and the guys took care of some last minute details down at the venue. (The venue was a BEAUTIFUL private property just down the road from their house.) We used the beautiful Bridger mountains for the backdrop for formals and wedding ceremony. After the knot was tied, we had some tasty food, listened to speeches and got down to some live music that didn't stop until well after the sun went down! 

Kelly & Sam's Camelot Ranch Wedding, Billings, Mt

Kelly & Sam's Camelot Ranch Wedding, Billings, Mt

Kelly's family has a wedding tradition that I think is absolutely fantastic. All her aunts (like 10 of them) get together and help out when any of the cousins get married. I first saw them roll in during hair and makeup at Ulta Salon. The aunts brought in mimosas, a must for any wedding morning, & breakfast. They also helped the flowers and some of the decorations at Camelot Ranch.
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Zak Jokela is a wedding photographer and photojournalist currently located in Billings, Montana, who frequently serves the Red Lodge, Billings, Bozeman & Big Sky areas in Montana, Cody in Wyoming, and his hometown of Watford City, North Dakota. He is also happy and willing to travel elsewhere for your wedding, nationally or abroad.

Merry Christmas, a photo booths view!

Merry Christmas, a photo booths view!

I went to see the family over Christmas and of course, I bought the photo booth with! I used it all weekend to get group shots of family and to just document the weekend as well. My family likes to have fun and the photo booth is a good way to capture the energy and goofiness that happens when we get together.

Photo Booth - Edgar Bar - Ugly Sweater Party

Photo Booth - Edgar Bar - Ugly Sweater Party

Just in time for the holidays! The Edgar Bar (where I have been known to craft and consume a few cocktails) requested the presence of photo booth for there ugly Sweater Christmas party! That handsome gentlemen on the left is your's truly, I'm with two of the owners from the Edgar Bar, Kim and Scott (Tyler's in another image down lower). If you are ever traveling between Billings, Red Lodge, or Cody do yourself a favor, swing in for the best steak and shrimp you'll find anywhere! 

Watford City Engagement Session

Watford City Engagement Session

Ashley and Ben will be getting married in Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho next summer and we wanted to get them some images so they could send out wedding announcements and wedding invitations.

Red Lodge Christmas Card Session 

Red Lodge Christmas Card Session 

Last weekend I headed up to beautiful Red Lodge, Montana to create a Christmas card for Tyler and Michelle...

Relentlessly Sentimental

Relentlessly Sentimental

That's the first half of this wedding story. The cart is also awesome, about 200 years old and sentimental.