Archive | June 2016


DSC_3845.jpgI’m not going to lie, but as you are reading this….well, I don’t know where I am.  Somewhere at this point.  The bad thing about wanting to write things, keep your blog going while you are on vacation, and scheduling post in advance.

I think by this point I am in South Dakota and having a blast.  I’m hopefully writing more while I’m here.  My nephew had a birthday on Wednesday and my nieces were telling me “Scary” stories.  Listening to them create and how excited they were to share their stories with me, it sparked something in me and all I wanted to do was inspire them to keep creating.  I love their passion and I want them to do all that they dream.  If I can help them do that, I’ve done my job as an aunt.

I can’t really wait to see what their lives have in store for them or this trip for me.  I hope you all are having some wonderful days.  Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Favorite Part….

DSC_3394-2I’m not always good about being a sappy romantic, but there is something that I love about being able to capture shots like this.  It could be that I’m just corny, I won’t lie.  I just really love this shot.  I hope you do too.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

The Flame….

DSC_3192The flame.  I don’t know what else to say.  As I was posting yesterday’s post it donned on me…I haven’t talked about that thing. That huge thing that happened.  It seems to happen so often anymore. That heart wrenching thing.

This flame was for decoration, gracing part of one of the tables at my friend’s wedding. She made these little bottles herself (or with friends, but it was a DYI project is what I meant).  She’s a bit more craftier than I am.  With that said, it should be a representation of love and happiness. It is in many ways. Flames represent so much.

Today, I want it to represent life and rebirth.  This world is not without tragedy and sadly….we’ve not seen the last, but we cannot stop.  We cannot shrivel up in fear.  We must use that moment to mourn and grow. To be reborn and to grow stronger. To find our way to cope with the way the world is becoming and support those that need it and defeat the evil that we can.  I know that is horses riding in the sky, but the world doesn’t stop and we can’t let the workings stop us.

Here is to all those that have lost their lives. The singer. The 49. And all the rest. Those that are suffering. Those that just are.  May flames burn for your memories and reincarnate faith and healing in those that need it most. Fly high and find the light.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.  DSC_3190Montana Rose Photography

***For those that saw these pictures yesterday, my apologies. I don’t know what I did and I thought that I had removed them.***

The Heart….

DSC_3239I’ve always kind of been a sucker for “signs” and I think this was a huge one.

My friend that got married hasn’t has the best of luck with love. Like a lot, me included, a list of heartbreaks and/or disappointments. The never meant to be’s. Yet, she has found the one.  From my understanding, he was already there. Someone she had known since high school. And  like most, she knows that had she not gone through what she went through…they wouldn’t have been the people that they needed to be to be together.

Their love was so apparent.  They way they looked at each other and the warmth and happiness that just radiated from them.  Even I cannot deny that love was in the air.  The way that a wedding day should be.

As I was walking away from the room she was getting ready, I happened to look down at the path.  I am not sure why, something I just have a bad habit of doing. The path was lined with wood as there was a little garden type area against the building.  Upon the wood decor…there it sat.  A tiny little heart.  Just one. Just randomly placed.

It made me smile. It was as if even nature knew. I know all that is a bit on the cheesy side, but I don’t do it often.  It just kind of renewed my faith and hope that one day, I’d be in same place as she.  I mean, if I believe what nature sees.

I hope you all have a beautiful day and tomorrow.
DSC_3240Montana Rose Photography

The Bouquet…

DSC_3141This is just a taste of the pictures that I took at my friend’s wedding.  They are nothing special, but she and the groom appear happy with them…and I guess that is really all that matters.  Being the little perfectionist that I am, I always think that I could do better or should have done better.  Not all turned out as well as I would have liked, but I did get some pretty nice ones. So, job done.  DSC_3143There wedding was really so much fun and so relaxing.  It really helped me be able to just relax and do the utmost possible job, because my nerves were not wrecked. Of course it is not about me. It is about them and I would have done the best possible job anyway, but it was easier just being able to be laid back me.  Being able to just zone and snap.

I was free to my own vices and so I played around with her bouquet for a bit.  These were some of my favorite shots from that. I hope you like them too.
Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography