Eloping on Big Mountain + Whitefish, Montana

Updated: Jan 14

HEY!! It's 'kind' of the off season for me and that means I can finally blog some of my epic memories and adventures of 2021! We are kicking it off by reliving the elopement of Bobby and Mylie.

Bobby and Mylie’s Elopement, an intimate Western Montana desire to share a joyous day focused solely on each other, the love of their lives. What better place to enjoy a wondrous day than surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Western Montana. Before meeting Bobby and Mylie we facetimed quite a few times to figure out the timeline, where to stay and how they were going to make their day an adventure filled with mountains and saying "I do".

It was becoming quite cold as Montana fall season usually does, which can make it quite a tough choice when making plans as the weather can change at the tip of a hat. Our adventure started out in the brisk early morning with picking up Bobby & Mylie from their romantic stay at a local bread and breakfast in a small town named Hungry Horse. We were headed to Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park to start our elopement day to highlight Bobby and Mylies story. It was a gorgous sunrise as we prepared to take our first pictures. The air was brisk, the frosty rocks littered the shore and a thick fog rolled down the tall mountains as they stretched across the bright blue water as the sun began to rise.

While Bobby and Mylie walked over to the dock surrounded by fall foliage, they saw an older couple carrying a beautiful oak canoe with a bright blue frame to the waters. Noticing our group, they graciously volunteered their canoe to use in our pictures and with trepidation the pair agreed that it would be a great idea. This turned out to be a fateful encounter as we had tried to see about renting a canoe at Apgar Village for the session but failed as the renting station was closed.

As Bobby stepped in, he offered his hand Mylie who followed with tentative steps into the wobbly canoe. It was a scene right out of a fairy tale as the pair rowed out across the water with Mylie in her floral yellow dress and Bobby in his custom blue tuxedo.

All of this wouldn’t have been possible if not for the kind elderly couple who shared their story with us. They had been going on an adventure themselves, traveling across the country in an attempt to see places they had always wanted to visit. Their reasons for taking the trip was a melancholic one as we learned that the wife of the couple had just been diagnosed with cancer and were trying to make the best of their time since they had heard the news.