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.

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.

Relentlessly Sentimental

Relentlessly Sentimental

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

Photo Booth Construction Complete!

Photo Booth Construction Complete!

The booth can operate in a few different ways but my favorite is as a "gif photo booth". That's the ones that move (Remember the photos in Harry Potter? Well that's a little different but you get the idea.)

Jessie and Kevin Wedding Vendors

Jessie and Kevin Wedding Vendors

If you are planning or have ever planned a wedding you know that a lot of work goes into it. It takes many talented hands doing what they do best to put together all the details together for a wedding day. So on this blog, I would like to take a moment and say THANK YOU to all the hard working professionals who helped put together Jessie and Kevin's wedding day.

Wyoming, Chief Joseph Scenic Byway/Beartooth Pass Elopement

Wyoming, Chief Joseph Scenic Byway/Beartooth Pass Elopement

I'm so glad I finally got the opportunity to create some work between Cody and Billings. I have always loved that drive, the Rocky Mountains are breathtaking and I try to make it up the Beartooh Pass at least a few times a year if I have the opportunity.

Tori and Jaron's Ellis Ranch Ranch Wedding, Loveland Colorado, DIA

Tori and Jaron's Ellis Ranch Ranch Wedding, Loveland Colorado, DIA

This crew is full of laughter and that makes my job as a photojournalist a lot easier, I loved working with everyone and kind of feel like part of the family after this weekend down in Loveland, Colorado!

Mexico Wedding, playa del carmen, Cancun, Sneak Peek

Mexico Wedding, playa del carmen, Cancun, Sneak Peek

Being only about 30 guests I promised to get a sneak peek of wedding day photos out as soon as I possibility could (and before I left for another two weeks of travel weddings!!) so that anyone who was unable to attend could see how the week unfolded and share in the smiles and happy memories.