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Kyna & Pete - Medicine Flower Lodge - Red Lodge, MT - Wedding Photography

Kyna & Pete - Medicine Flower Lodge - Red Lodge, MT - Wedding Photography

Red Lodge is a beautiful place for a love story! Take a look at some images from a real Montana wedding and help share the love!

Rustic Wedding Guide

Rustic Wedding Guide

I’ve got a new listing on Rustic Wedding Chic, a wedding planning blog that helps couples gather ides for backyard weddings! If you are planning a wedding in Montana they are an excellent resource. The blog is updated nearly every day and features real weddings as well as wedding inspiration.

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.

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.