Literally me this morning after the minis this weekend! It was eventful to say the least... We got rained/snowed on the first night and had to scramble to get everything dry that morning and the 2nd morning we showed up only to discover that a bear had eaten a chunk out of my couch! We dodged some major precipitation and jumped at every scary sound but were able to serve so many amazing families and give them their dreamy fall photos for yet another year! It's weekends like this that could have me wondering why I go to so much trouble but when all is said and done, and I look back at all of the happy faces, I know that I am doing exactly what God put me on this earth to do and it makes me fall in love with my job all over again 😍 scroll through for a peek at our adventures! . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #falliscrazy #familyphotographer #fallfamilyphotographer #kalispellmontana #bigforkmontana #appleorchard #bearcountry #onlyinmontana #hunterboots #getinthewater #fallminisessions #minisessions #kalispellfamilyphotographer #childphotography #childphotographer #montanafamilyphotographer #seniorphotographer #sunset #fallsunset #tired
The fall family photo season is in FULL SWING! I have been out photographing amazing families almost EVERY DAY since the beginning of September and have had almost zero time in front of my computer so I haven't even had time to share all of the amazing photos with you guys but I am finally getting galleries delivered, so at least I am getting something done around here! Just look at this sweet moment caught of this awesome family the other night! We had the best time at such a fun location! I still have some availability this fall, check the #linkinbio to see if you can squeeze in a shoot before the snow flies! . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fall #fallfamilyphotos #october #octoberiscrazy #familyphotographer #montanafamilyphotographer #kalispellfamilyphotographer #kalispellmt #fallinmontana #kiraleejones #kiraleejonesfamilies #kiraleejonesphotographer #kiraleejonesphotography
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My favorite color is October 🍁 . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #justmarried #october #octoberwedding #utahwedding #utahweddingphotographer #fallwedding #weddinging #travelphotographer #travelweddingphotographer #montanaweddingphotographer #kiraleejones #kiraleejonescouples #kiraleejonesweddings #kiraleejonesbride #kiraleejonesphotographer
Recently, I've had some challenges with scheduling and it inspired me to reach out to all of my amazing clients! When you schedule a shoot with me, especially during the fall (which is already the busiest time of the year) it is my goal, first, to give you the best experience possible. So I look at my weather app probably more times than I should and overthink everything from the time of day, to the wind speed! I know I have no control over the weather but I do have control over the way you feel when you get in your car after all of your preparations on your outfits that you probably stressed about for months (this is also me) and everyone's hair was perfect AND your husband actually cooperated even though he dreads family photo day... I want you to feel joyful about your experience with me and trust that the final product is as amazing as you dreamed! The best way for me to ensure this kind of experience is to obsess over the weather and move appointments around to avoid our finicky, moody Montana weather. From smoke in the summer to hurricane wind, I watch it all! It's exhausting but so so worth it in the end. I lost a couple of clients over this recently and one of them actually said to me that I don't have time and that I'm not committed to their shoot and I just want to say that it is the exact opposite of that. In fact, the majority of my time spent in my business is scheduling and my family doesn't get a lot of eye contact this time of year because I'm always looking at it and making sure it's the very best possible! We are on our way back from squeezing in a trip to Utah to visit my cousin and her new baby and I also got to photograph a dreamy fall wedding down here (sneak peeks to come!) and I am stopping in Missoula for a shoot on our way home! Even after traveling all day, I am so excited I get to give another amazing family their dreamy fall family photos and still the very best experience possible! It made me sad that, because I suggested rescheduling a shoot, this person assumed I didn't care. I care. I love my job and I love my clients! I am grateful for all of you and hope I get to continue to document your sweet families for many years to come!