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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!

Rustic Senior Portraits :: {Spencer – Class of 2017}

Spencer, like most guys, does not like having his photo taken so we did a session where he’d feel most comfortable – near the mountains. I love how rustic these photos turned out! Spencer looks like belongs in a cologne commercial or something!!

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Rustic Senior Portraits in Red Lodge, MT

Spencer is a stud to say the least! He’s into ski-racing and last summer he worked for the Forest Service. He told me he’s counting down the days until he’s done with high school, but isn’t quite sure what’s in store for him after that. I think that no matter what he decides to do he’ll be great at because he such a down-to-earth guy with a good head on his shoulders. His parents should be proud of the man they raised!

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Spencer’s dog, Doc, decided to jump in a few photos too! Check out that hair!

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Spencer’s family came along for the session so we did some nice portraits of them as well. They’re such a fun group!

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To see more senior portraits & family sessions, please visit www.simplysaraphotography.com!

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!

Alivia + Mommy :: {Billings, MT Family Photographer}

I love Mommy & Me sessions because there is such a unique bond between a mother and her child. Little miss Alivia will be turning 2 soon, so it was time for a photo shoot. We went to the super cool Billings Open Studio for this session and had a blast! I always enjoy shooting in this studio because of the amazing natural light and the awesome weathered brick backdrop.

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Alivia & Mommy

Alivia has grown so much since the last time I saw her and has quite the little personality! She was kind of shy when we first started the session, but all I had to do was turn on some music and soon she was dancing all over the place. She’s quite the model!

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Peek-a-boo!! I see you Alivia!!

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Aliva had the cutest outfits! I love this little fuzzy vest with leggings and a teddy bear hat. So trendy!

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Yep, I’m pretty sure that mommy will treasure these photos forever!

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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