A while back, I photographed the Plonk Bozeman Engagement Photography Experience of Sarah and Jim in downtown Bozeman, Montana.

For newly engaged Sarah and Jim, the past year of the pandemic had been a paradigm shift for them. A realization of what they truly value in their lives and taking action to make a change.

Having recently moved from the East Coast to Bozeman, they became engaged. In their new mountain landscape, these two have taken on their new Montana lifestyle with vigor.

This couple wanted to have an engagement photography session that would highlight who they were. Photos that showcased the warmth of their relationship and love of dressing up for a night out on the town in their new Bozeman, Montana home.

By discovering over the phone, all that they wanted to celebrate in their lives right now, we created a fun, two-part engagement photography evening for them. Because there was so much that they wanted to document, they choose to book a two-hour couples portrait experience with me. It was well worth it.

For the first part of their couples engagement portrait experience, we started at their favorite wine bar, Plonk, in downtown Bozeman.

Plonk is a self-described “excursion into the world of fine wine, food, cocktails, service and atmosphere, merging elements of culture, style, art, music, and fashion.”

The moody-lit atmosphere was perfect for our needs. With a glass of wine in hands, we spent time exploring the venue and then walked the alleyways filled with great city architecture that made for a variety of creative photos.

After exploring Sarah and Jim’s favorite date night spot, we pivoted to part two of our session. We drove to their new Bozeman neighborhood to play with their new family member, Bartles.

There are few creatures in the world cuter than an 8-week-old basset hound puppy. This photographer was in heaven.

Sarah and Jim were smitten with their new pup, Bartles. We made sure to highlight him in candid photographs during our extra hour to walk him in their favorite park. 

I loved getting to know and celebrate this engaged couple. Congrats on your engagement Jim and Sarah and welcome to your new Montana home! -M