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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, families, kids & babies. 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!

Mini Photo Sessions :: {Billings, MT Family Photographer}

Sixteen wonderful families came out for our Mini Photo Sessions at Riverfront Park! We were blessed with nice weather and beautiful Autumn leaves as a stunning backdrop. I don’t think it’s very hard to see why Fall is my favorite time of year to take photos — SO GORGEOUS!!! The sessions are only 20 minutes long, but that is plenty of time to capture some great smiles & showcase the personalities within each family.

We had a lot of returning clients that I love to see each year and also some new families too! There were newborn babies all the way to teenagers and every age in between. Even though it’s a lot of photo shoots to do in one weekend, I always have a blast working with these wonderful people!

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The Strandell Family :: {Billings, MT Family Photographer}

I love seeing this family every year for their photos and this year they included Grandma! We had a blast exploring Norm’s Island and looking for “beaver houses” (according to Jonathan). He is at such a fun age now and has quite the imagination… and energy! He was running almost the entire time! I’m glad that we were able to get him to stop and smile for a few photos though 🙂

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The Gollehon Family :: {Billings, MT Family Photographer}

I haven’t seen these guys since I photographed their wedding in 2013, and in that time they added little Miss Kylie to the clan. Isn’t she the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?!! She wasn’t too sure of me when we first met but we soon became best buds!

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Kelcie + Luke :: {Billings, MT Wedding Photographer}

If I could count how many tears were shed at Kelcie & Luke’s wedding, I could probably fill a wishing well! Every moment was so emotional, heartfelt and beautiful. Like when Kelcie had a “First Look” with her dad and he they both got so choked-up they couldn’t speak. Or when Luke’s sister presented a slideshow she had made for them documenting their lives, first as individuals and now as a couple. They have been dating for 8 years which includes their high school & college days. Both of their parents have been married for over 25 years. Love & commitment is definitely a value in this family and it shines true through Kelcie & Luke.

Every detail of this wedding was carefully hand-picked & planned by Kelcie. She is one of the most organized brides that I’ve ever met and so I knew their wedding was going to be immaculate! We traveled all around town from Trinity Lutheran Church, to Pioneer Park, to a few stops at Tiny’s Tavern & Uberbrew (thanks to the AWESOME party bus), and then ended our evening downtown at the ever popular Billings Depot. It was a night to remember and I wish Kelcie & Luke a lifetime of happiness!

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Thanks to all the amazing vendors who made this day perfect!
Reception Venue: Billings Depot – http://www.billingsdepot.org
Florist: Mac’s Floral – http://macsfloral.com
Decor: Better to Gather Events – http://www.bettertogather.com
Rentals: Party Time Plus – http://www.partytimeplus.com
Bride’s Dress: Step’N Out Formal Wear – http://www.stepn-out.com
DJ: Magic City Productions – http://magiccityproductionsmt.com
Caterer: Montana Jacks – http://www.mtjacks.net/?gclid=CL7D0cu_jc8CFYWVfgodhgUFCA
Cake: Van’s Evergreen IGA – http://www.billingsiga.com
Videographer: Cinememory – http://www.cinememory.com
Hair & Make-up: Hair on Main – https://www.facebook.com/haironmainlaurel/

Heather + Sterling :: {Montana Engagement Photographer}

I swear to you guys, I don’t hire models to be in my photos, it just looks that way! Heather & Sterling are prime examples: gorgeous people inside and out! Even though I’m not going to be their wedding photographer when they get married in Maui, I still feel fortunate that our paths crossed and I was able to take engagement photos for them.

Sterling said their love began at an Alice Cooper concert and they had been together for 3 days… yeah, he was joking! That kind of gives you an idea to how our session went. We were laughing the whole time and even though they said they were awkward in photos I totally beg to differ. Their love is pure, natural and the proof is in these photos. What an amazing couple!

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They don’t have any fun together, can you tell?!! 🙂

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