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  • Meet Sara

    Hello! My name is Sara and I am the owner of Simply Sara Photography. I'm based in Billings, Montana and specialize in wedding photography, but I also do portrait photography for high school seniors and families. If you like what you see in my portfolio, send me a message on the contact page and we'll get you scheduled for your session! Hurry because dates fill up fast!

Montana Family Photography :: {The Kneppers}

It’s not too often in Montana that we get 65º weather in November, but it made for the perfect day to photograph this fun family!

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Montana Family Fun

I always get excited when I have a photo shoot with the Kneppers because they are such a joy to be around! They are just so dang happy and the girls have the cutest personalities. They just got back from a trip to Hawaii so they were showing me how to hula and do the hand signal for “Hang Loose.” We shared lots of laughs and had fun exploring Norm’s Island with a few pictures in between.

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When a family is willing to try a quadruple-decker piggy-back ride, you know it’s going to be a fun session!

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These two have the most natural love and aren’t afraid to show it!

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Sometimes no one can make you laugh harder than your own sibling. Inside jokes are the best!!

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To check out more family photo sessions like this one, please visit www.simplysaraphotography.com

Puppy Love in Montana :: {Blake + McKinsey}

I think I’m going to implement a new rule for all my engagement sessions: if you have a puppy, you must bring them along!

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Puppy Love in Montana

Blake & McKinsey brought their 5 month old German Shepherd to their engagement session and she is the sweetest little angel! You never know what to expect when working with animals, but Nala did such a great job. I can tell how much her parents love her and I think they’re kind of fond of each other too! They got engaged after purchasing a home together and Blake surprised McKinsey with roses leading up to one of the rooms. And there he was, down on one knee with the gorgeous engagement ring. How could any girl say no to that proposal?!! I love everything about this couple and I can’t wait for their wedding next July!

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It’s like someone purposely put this log in front of this gorgeous tree just for us!

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Jumping for joy!! This is how you should feel when you’re engaged! Woohoo!!

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McKinsey picked the perfect blue dress to compliment the orange & yellow Autumn colors!!

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To check out more of my engagement sessions, please visit www.simplysaraphotography.com!

Lauren + Jaret :: {Swift River Ranch Wedding Photographer}

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The Last Wedding of the Year!

I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end my wedding season this year! Lauren & Jaret were married at Swift River Ranch on one of the prettiest Fall days that we’ve had! The bride was as cool as a cucumber and the only thing the groom was nervous about was their first dance together, but he totally rocked it!

Lauren & Jaret are couple that I just adore because they are so down-to-earth. After doing an engagement session, boudoir session, and now their wedding I feel like I know these two pretty well. Lauren has the most genuine heart and Jaret tries to come off shy, but he is one of the funniest guys you’ll ever meet.

Everything about this wedding was romantic & classic with a hint of rustic-Montana style. The changing leaves made for a gorgeous backdrop during the ceremony and opened up to a bright blue sky. The day flowed from one event to the next and before we knew it, it was time to leave. I’m sure the guests at this wedding continued celebrating all night because watching Jaret & Lauren become husband & wife was definitely a joyous occasion. I am over-the-moon excited that I got to meet these two love birds and be a part of their fabulous day!!

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Little Miss Ava couldn’t understand why I was photographing Lauren’s bouquet and not hers so she jumped in!

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Sometimes kids get a little bored during wedding ceremonies!!

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The bridal party were all about having a good time and gave us plenty of things to photograph!

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Normally, I don’t eat cupcakes at weddings but I couldn’t resist these ones! They had a Maple Cupcake with BACON!!!

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The bride & groom even gave a special thanks to me & my second shooter during their speech. So incredibly thoughtful!!!

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Thanks to all the amazing vendors who made this day perfect!
Venue: Swift River Ranch – http://swiftriverranch.com
Florist: DeeLynn Designs – http://deelynn.com
DJ: Travis Kemp – Best Music Productions
Caterer: Blue’s BBQ – http://bluesbbqbillings.com
Cupcakes: Sarah Bruner

Taylor + Tanner :: {Montana Engagement Photographer}

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Fall is such a beautiful time to be engaged!

The changing leaves, the cool crisp air that makes you want to snuggle up with your honey… you just can’t go wrong with Fall engagement photos! Taylor & Tanner were all about being lovey-dovey during their session! They mastered “the nuzzle” and Tanner definitely has a special way of making Taylor laugh incredibly hard. Just look at Taylor’s face in these photos! Pure happiness!!

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After being together for 3 years, I’m sure they are both extremely excited to be getting married. The plans are in full effect and the big day will be here before we know it, but it’s days like this that bring couples back to the reason for all this excitement. This incredible bond between two people is the start of their life together. There are so many wonderful things to look forward to for Taylor & Tanner and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding next year!

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If you’re engaged or know someone who is, contact me so we can take engagement photos of your own!

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Jesse + Tabatha :: {Huntley, MT Wedding Photographer}

For being a photographer who loves color, you better believe that I was beyond excited to photograph this colorful couple amongst the changing Autumn leaves! I mean, just look at Tabatha’s gorgeous red hair!! Chancey’s Event Center in Huntley, MT was the perfect venue for this wedding!

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Intimate Wedding in Huntley, MT

The thing I love about smaller weddings is that they are much more intimate and allow the couple to enjoy the day, free of any stress. The bride & groom aren’t running around like crazy trying to visit with every guest, they’re simply living in the moment. Jesse & Tabatha wanted a fun, chill day with their close family & friends and they got it! It was such a pleasure working with this couple and I’m happy I got to capture their special day!

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I love capturing this moment when a girl sees herself as a bride for the first time and a guy becomes a groom!

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First looks are always such a sweet & exciting event. The anticipation is the best part!

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These guys were one the best wedding parties that I’ve ever gotten to work with! So chill & so fun!

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I love photographing weddings at Chancey’s Event Center in Huntley, Montana!

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The couple made the majority of the decorations themselves and the turquoise & brown colors looked perfect in this setting.

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In her eyes, he is Superman! Such a fun idea for photos!

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How gorgeous is the patio at this venue?!!

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