I loved having the opportunity to create this little video with this amazing family. It will give you just a little behind the scenes peek into the afternoon that I spent with them and their bond that makes them family.

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Over the last 10 years as my business has grown and evolved I’ve had to chance to photograph all different kinds of people in all different situations. When I first started working as a photographer in Jackson Hole on my own I was shooting the guests at a local dude ranch every week. It was families on vacation in the wild west. After photographing hundreds of families over those few years at the guest ranches I can tell you exactly who has the majority of photos in this world and who has the least. It’s always been the same…Mom always wants pictures of the children and never wants to be in front of the camera.

Women (especially moms) have major hangups. We aren’t thin enough, young enough or good looking enough to have photographs of ourselves. It has always been and always will be a challenge to get mom to exist in photographs on her own and with her children and family. She is always the one behind the lens with some excuse or another. But here is the question, Mom. How sad the time will be when your children and family go to look for photos of you and there are none? Didn’t mom go on that vacation with us? Why wasn’t she in any of the photos from the family shoot we did at the beach?

With the recent death of my own father and the search for photographs of him after his passing, I can assure you that any personal hangups he might have had about his appearance absolutely do not matter to me in the slightest when I look at the photographs I have of him. I just see him in photographs as my wonderful dad. I can tell you that it doesn’t matter where you are at physically or if you need to get your teeth fixed or loose weight or need your roots done. You’re children see you as mom and as perfect and all of your insecurities don’t translate through the photographs. I want you to exist in photographs for your children, for the people who love you and for yourself. As my favorite photographer says “After a lifetime of capturing memories for people I know that there is no amount of money in this world that will ever equal the value of the memories that you create that last a lifetime so don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid of that.”

With Mother’s day coming up very soon I want you to create a memory not only for mom but also for you. Give her the gift of a beautiful portrait session of herself and bring the children and family in at the end for images of all of you together. Honor her by letting her know that she doesn’t have to loose weight, get her teeth fixed or buy a new wardrobe to be your mom. There are no qualifying factors to give her the position. She just is and always will be mom and she deserves it.  Even if you already have a gift for her, I promise you nothing will be more meaningful.

This Maternity session of my beautiful friend Debbie is one of my favorites and one that I am very proud of. The first set of images are from her pregnancy along with her lovely family and the second set of images are the sequel to her beautiful baby bump. So proud of you my friend, for having the courage to step in front of the camera! Thank you for letting me create these memories for you!

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

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As Mother’s Day approaches once again, I wanted to share this video with you. It was created by one of my favorite photographers, Sue Bryce. She has an incredible way of stating the importance of mother’s having photographs and why they mean so much to us and to her. It’s truly heartwarming and I would love the honor of helping you be a part of giving this gift to your own mom this Mother’s Day. Click the image below to watch this video, it’s worth every second!

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Photographs are the perfect way to freeze moments in time! Now is the perfect time to figure out the special gift that you’d like to give your mom for her special day. I am so fortunate to run my business in two of what I believe are the most beautiful settings to photograph. Both Bozeman, MT and Jackson Hole, WY offer so many great backgrounds to create the most breathtaking images. We want to make sure every mother has what she deserves and loves, and what does she love more than her family! Make sure you check our Facebook page often as we like to release special deals for upcoming holidays! https://www.facebook.com/Bozemanphotography/

 

Michelle and Emma loved their mother/daughter session! Reach out to us to book yours today! (click here)

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 Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Hey Ladies! I know it’s only the beginning of January and feels crazy to start thinking about the next holiday coming up but Valentine’s Day is now only a little over a month away!!! We will be doing boudoir mini-sessions and the images make the PERFECT gift to give to your Lover. We will be in Jackson Hole, Wyoming the weekend of January 21st & 22nd and in Bozeman, Montana the weekend of January 28th & 29th.

Your 30 min. in studio mini-session will include having your lips & lashes done and a quick makeup touchup by my fabulous makeup artists (Tanya Crocker in Jackson & Ethereal Hair & Makeup in Bozeman)  to get you looking perfect. You bring in 1 outfit of your choice and you get to choose the studio setup that appeals to you the most. You will get to choose your 3 favorite images to take home as 4×6 mounted prints as well as the digitals for those 3. (You may also choose to purchase additional images or products.)

Get in touch via the website contact form or at info@arnicaspring.com for more info and to book your session time!
Looking forward to working with you!! xo
~Arnica~

 

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March 29, 2016

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January 13, 2016

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Every now and then I do a shoot that I just completely connect with. It usually happens when my clients allow me the creative freedom to design a session for them. I had photographed Darrell and Jessica a few years back when they were on vacation in Jackson Hole. Jessica, being a budding photographer herself, and I connected and we had a blast at their first shoot. Fast forward to 2015 and the couple was coming back to Jackson for a vacation and photography workshop. I did a studio portrait session with Jessica and then we did a couples shoot with the two of them. Jessica called me in a bit of a panic before they flew to Jackson claiming that “she had nothing to wear and perhaps we should just cancel.” I absolutely LOVE it when people tell me they don’t have anything to wear. I told her to just turn up for her shoot and I would take it from there.

It was wild and windy on the scheduled shoot day…absolutely perfect and my favorite kind of weather for photos! I meet them at a cool old historical site in Grand Teton National Park called Cunningham Cabins fully equipped with a huge suite case with half of my closet…Leather jackets, wild rags and vintage wool blankets. We froze our butts off and had to keep getting back in the car every few min. to warm up but it was well worth it.

Looking back over my portrait shoots from last year (2015) I can absolutely say that this was my favorite shoot. These images make me say “I wish I had that picture of myself and my darling husband.”

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

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Bozeman, Montana, Jackson, Wyoming, Fine Art Photography

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Senior Class 2016

July 30, 2015

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