This year marks my third annual, summer trip out to Bozeman, MT to visit the Johnsons and the Weedins. The difference between this year and years past is that Steve joined me for the first time and rather than flying, we drove...11 hours straight through with a 3 month old. I was a bit nervous subjecting Raleigh to this 650 mile ride, but Jenny assured me that everything would be fine and right she was...he did great. She's made this same drive many times with her girls so I knew we could do it. Besides for all of our wonderful friends that live in Bozeman, there's just something extra special about this beautiful place. I love the small-town feel, the surrounding mountains, the rivers, the people, the 360 degree unbelievable view, the restaurants, the beers, the die-hard MSU Bobcat fans - you get the idea. This trip was planned last summer when Dusty & Gina hired Steve and I to shoot their wedding...I shot their engagement in Bozeman last summer. I used to say that Maui was the most beautiful place to tie the knot since that is where I was married, but after witnessing my first Bozeman wedding my mind may have been changed. Here is a photo recap of our trip and a shot from the wedding.Sunrise view of the Bridgers from the Johnsons guest bedroom at 5am when we got into town on Thursday morning
Music on Main
Raleigh, Greta, Maddy, Brekken and Taylor
The lovely Mr. & Mrs. Daws
I'm already looking forward to Bozeman 2012 and hopefully a side-trip through Yellowstone. A huge Thank You to Jenny, Nick, Maddy and Taylor for letting us stay with you - we had such a great time!