As a Las Vegas Child Photographer, it is such a joy for me to be able to photograph my own sweet children during our summer trips to our property in Northwestern Montana. We traveled to Montana for the first time 2 1/2 years ago and it was love at first sight! We eventually purchased a little cabin on 11 gorgeous, secluded, wooded acres about 30 miles from Glacier National Park. It is our home away from home, and when we are not there, we are longing to go back. It is another world from our desert home in Arizona, and something that I hope helps to create beautiful memories for our children that they will carry with them throughout their lives.
We spent June and July this summer at our home away from home. It was a fun trip filled with fishing trips, hiking, relaxing, time at the lake, good friends, and adventure. Of course, I did some photography too. How could I not? It is like a dream being in such a stunning area full of mountains, lakes, and forests.
Our first stop on our way to our cabin was a ghost town we fell in love with the previous year. I did a shoot with Octavia there then. You can see it HERE. This year, I decided to do some photos of Sylvie in the old hotel. She isn’t nearly as cooperative of a model as Octavia was, but I still love these pictures! She had just learned to walk prior to our trip north, and was having so much fun exploring this amazing location! The light from these enormous windows in the old hotel was haunting and beautiful!
The daisy fields in Montana are SO beautiful! And why not stick a little boy in them? Gabriel is fast becoming one of my favorite little models!
This beautiful forest full of bear grass was growing not half a mile from our cabin. I dressed Sylvie up in a vintage gown and took her there – you really get a good perspective on how tall these flowers are when you see little Sylvie standing in them!
Sylvie’s name literally means ‘one who dwells in the forest.’ I have always wanted to do a fairy shoot with her, but the brown deserts of our home don’t exactly scream ‘fairy fantasy land.’ Thankfully, Montana has just that. How cute is she?
The lakes and rivers in Montana are simply stunning. The next 2 images were shot on the same lake, with the same boat, not more than 20 minutes apart. Crazy, isn’t it?
My little cowboy!
We spent our 4th of July in Montana as well. We had spotted this awesome and HUGE flag hanging on the side of an old barn. I couldn’t resist doing a few photos in front of it with my little patriots!
Back to the daisies – one of my favorite wildflowers! Montana is full of magic! Until next summer…
Stay tuned for Elliott & Mia’s amazing Montana wedding! Suzy and I trekked over 4 hours to the farmland of Eastern Montana to an old forgotten church where we shot this fun session with our little love birds! Coming soon!
Lisa Holloway of LJHolloway photography is a Las Vegas Child and Family Photographer. Lisa is located just south of Las Vegas, Nevada. At LJHolloway Photography you will find fine art portraiture. Specializing in maternity, newborn, child, family and high school seniors.