• Katy Shay Photo | Montana Wedding Photographer

Montana Fall Boho Inspired Styled Elopement - Little Smith Creek Ranch

This Fall Boho Inspired photo shoot in Victor, Montana was a dream! From the fall foliage, tall grass and boulders of Little Smith Creek Ranch, to the florals and all of the other amazing little details, this photoshoot was everything I wanted it to be and more.

After my trip to Palm Springs, I wanted to create. I felt (and still feel) so inspired to build my portfolio and help others build theirs. I have been wanting to slowly seep into the world of education and mentorship for photographers, so I thought this might be a good place to start. Therefore, I opened this up to other photographers in our area to take photos of and capture as well for their portfolios.

I spent hours planning every detail, hand selecting vendors I trust and love. I sent photos to friends getting opinions and fine-tuning every detail...I might be a little bit of a perfectionist. In the end, I bring you this: Burnt orange, light teal blue, fall color scheme, tassels and dramatic lace, hippie sunglasses, dried flowers and air plant heaven, wooden beads and tassels...all the vibes!

Honestly, if you have ever been to my home...this photoshoot encapsulates what my home is like. Actually, some of these items pictured are, in fact from my apartment...including my dog. I love Fall and I wanted to create something that would scream fall colors and BOHO!!

September 23rd, the day of the shoot, rolls around and I am so pumped! I got myself ready and went and got breakfast before the big day (something I like to do before a wedding or big event). From there, I went to pick up the gorgeous cake from my friend Jess at Black Cat Bakery here in Missoula. They did an amazing job! I went home, loaded up my car thinking to myself, don’t forget this and that. I leave and as soon as I get to the venue, I realize….I forgot my camera! THE ONE THING I NEEDED THE MOST… I FORGOT! Haha! As you can imagine, the panic attack commenced. Luckily, my friend Shayna saved me and picked it up for me as she was passing through town.

From the panic attack that I eventually had to ignore, I was greeted by Don at Little Smith Creek Ranch (who is so, so nice and helpful) as I headed to the spot I love the most about this venue..the boulders! Kristen from Agile Goat Flower Shop and I set up everything just in time for the models and photographers to arrive and start capturing the goodies!

All in all, it went just the way I wanted it to! Smooth sailing. I loved that the vendors got to meet each other and get acquainted. I love when the wedding industry cultivates a sense of community over competition, which was one of my goals with this experience.

The last thing I want to say is thank you! Thank you so much to the vendors involved that made my dream/vision come to life. Everything was beautiful!

Vendors Involved:

Venue: Little Smith Creek Ranch @littlesmithcreek

Dress: Designer - @RueDeSeine Rented by BoneHaus Bridal Rentals @bonehausrentals

Cake: @blackcatbakeshop Black Cat Bakery

Florals: Agile Goat Flower Farm @agilegoatflowerfarm

Hair and Makeup: Josie Gibson @josiegibsonesthetics at The Beauty Lounge

Models: Kiara (@kiara_zorica) and Jordan Schafer (@shafer11)

Jewelry: Oro Y Plata Metal Works @oro_y_plata_metalworks

Invitation Suite: Kristina Bjornson @scarlet.gilia.creative

Bride Jacket and Hat: Ally Jacqueline @allyyjacq

Videographer: Shayna with Montana Diaries (@montana.diaries)

Here are some behind the scenes from the shootout! I had so much fun with you guys!

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