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Kleffner Ranch Wedding: Kelsey + Ethan

June 6, 2019

This Kleffner Ranch wedding in Helena, Montana was a dream for any wedding photographer. Kelsey and Ethan's wedding was perfectly balanced between rustic and sophisticated, combining natural elements and modern styles. Couple that with their infectious happiness and dreamy evening light, and you get this stunning series of memories in photographic form.

We met last April. They walked into our studio during a downtown Helena wedding event and we started chatting.

Information in hand, they continued on their journey.

Less than an hour later they returned. They were ready for us to be their wedding photographer; we were ready to catalog their biggest day together. Paperwork signed, our journey began.

We got together multiple times, sometimes over beer, one time at our Wedding Soiree event at Kleffner Ranch in January, to talk through ideas, dreams, details, and anything else we could to make their planning process easier.

We waited until the snow was thick, the sun was bright, and the beers were cold to do their engagement photos out near the Sleeping Giant. We saw her infectious smile, we learned their story about how they met, how he popped the question, and how they couldn’t wait for June 1, 2019 to arrive.

Last weekend, we met again, at a big red barn, with a few more friends and family, with that same infectious smile, and with a commitment, to have and hold, each day forever.

We love the whole process. We become detectives trying to piece together a story, we become trusted advisors to help their wedding day come to life, we become artists turning a single day into a lifetime of memories… and most importantly, we turn two strangers that simply walks into our studio over a year prior into family.


Venue: Kleffner Ranch

Wedding Dress: Eskay Bridal

Makeup and Hair: Katie Rice Colorist

Caterer: Event Thyme Catering

Florals: Westmont Flower and Trading Co.

Cake: Carissa Petty

Bar Services: Big Bull Bar

Live Music: Ten Years Gone

Photographer: Floating Leaf Studios

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