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Hatcher Pass Epic

The Hatcher Pass Epic is 90+ miles of pavement & gravel up and over Hatcher Pass.  This year's theme threw us back to the 80's with a "lite bright be seen" theme!  The Epic is a "come as you are" ride - with all levels and age...

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Mary & Austin | Love on the Ridge

Love, Faith, & Family were the center of Mary & Austin's beautiful wedding day.  A little rain couldn't keep anyone spirits down as the Middle Ridge church was overflowing with guests from as far as away as Mexico and Paris.  From the moment I first...

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Florida with the Grands

Another great vacation with the grandparents where we had happy hour, a day on the beach, lots of cribbage, FaceTime with Detta, and a trip to the Farmers Market. I'll let you ask Grandpa what was so funny during our 3 handed cribbage tournament!   [ngg_images...

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Yucatan – Images from the Road

A week in paradise, who doesn't enjoy sun, sand and warmth during the middle of a very long and dark winter?! We were so fortunate to be invited to Anne and Mitch's Mexico wedding.  So we took the opportunity for a road trip around the Yucatan peninsula.  We...

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Anne & Mitch | a Dreams Mexico Destination Wedding

Anne and Mitch met shortly after high school and for the next 11 years developed their own career paths, purchased their first home, started raising their first furry-child, and finally after 3 years of being engaged decided to have their dream destination wedding in...

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Big Horn National Forest | Backcountry Hiking

Leaving our wonderful dry cabin "Lodge Pole", we drove further into the forest before finally parking on the side of a Big Horn National Forest developed road we picked a peak and started on our venture.  It was already one in the afternoon when we began our way...

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Big Horn National Forest | Lodge Pole Cabin

Having been on quite and adventure - from Denver to southeastern Wyoming - we finally pulled into the Big Horn National Forest at the Lodge Pole cabin.  The Forest Service had recommended four wheel drive for a reason.  Pulling off the highway we had a mile...

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Medicine Bow Forest | Part II

Taking off from Campbell Creek Campground in remote Wyoming we headed north on Cold Springs Road.  A road most would only venture with a four wheel drive vehicle, we attempted fate with our urban station wagon.  It was an amazing drive filled with the beauty...

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Medicine Bow Forest Adventures | Part I

Leaving Denver from the amazing Adventure & Story experience, we headed north to the Big Horn National Forest in Wyoming.  On the way we decided to turn off the paved road and heads towards Medicine Bow National Forest for the night.  A small green blob...

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Denver Sunrise

Like I mentioned in my post about Adventure & Story, Denver holds a special place over me.  I was fortunate to have a late morning on the second day of our workshop - so Wayne, Carbon and I woke up before sunrise and watched the light warm up the city.  ...

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Adventure & Story – Denver Colorado

Have you ever needed "something" but you didn't quite know what that something was?  That was me a month ago.  Lost in the uber competitive photography world.  Lost in a state where reaching out to local photographers has not been a positive experience...

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Julie & Steve | Backyard Duluth, Minnesota Wedding

Julie and Steve's backyard wedding in Duluth was more than anyone could dream of.  Their backyard is not an ordinary backyard.  Instead its a park - part forest with trails, and park lawn.  I heard is described several ways while I was there including...

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Leigh & Josh | Waupaca Backyard Farm Wedding

Leigh and Josh are the most adorable couple, who I was so fortunate to meet in Richmond, Virginia this spring (check out their awesome engagement session HERE !)  I have been looking forward to their Waupaca, Wisconsin farm wedding all year.  Leigh and Josh...

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Jenica & Greg | Canton Minnesota Backyard Farm Wedding

Jenica and Greg's backyard farm wedding came straight from the pages of a fairytale.  After traveling down many single lane gravel roads, covered by overhanging trees, we finally reached a dead end road.  At the end of the road, on the ridge, was Greg and...

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Parshall Bay

There are many advantages to living in a state filled with bountiful rivers and lakes.  Week long get aways not far from home are just one advantage!  Escaping to Parshall Bay for a week of fishing, island hoping, and camping was just what we all needed this time of...

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Capital Pride 2016

Capital Pride 2016 is all about strengthening our sense of community including our beautiful and diverse LGBTQIA members.  Organized by Dakota Outright (DOR), Capital Pride hosts a variety of events throughout Bismarck during the month of June.  This year events...

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Best Alaska Bed and Breakfast | The Garden

and the winner is for the Best Alaska Bed and Breakfast......  (believe me you don't want to miss this stay on your honeymoon or next vacation!) While on our three week elopement Wayne and I stayed at some pretty amazing places in Alaska.  Our favorite is by far "The...

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Handmade Wood Wedding Wing – By the Groom!

dreaming of their wedding day from a young age,  girls picture the big white dress, the beautiful bouquet, the shiny diamond ring.  oh the shiny diamond ring.  of course, most girls aren't dreaming of a wood ring.  they certainly are not...

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Missouri River Engagement | Bismarck Wedding Photographer

Lisa and Chad light up the evening sun with their love.  Lisa was the classiest adventurer as she walked the Mandan trail in her adorable high heels, never once complaining. While Chad was such a gentleman and so adorable with Lisa.  The trail drapes along the banks...

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Teddy Roosevelt National Park |Adventure Photographer

Teddy Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) is by far the hidden treasure of North Dakota.  In this 2-day, 14 mile backpacking trip we only saw 3 other people, and that was within a quarter mile of the trailhead as we were exiting the park. The beauty of the badlands lies in...

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North Dakota Wedding Photography | Bismarck

North Dakota wedding photography is just amazing in the late spring and summer.  The long days allow for late evening engagement sessions and bridal portraits on the wedding day.  The light becomes soft, casting long shadows and making magic in the camera.  Sneaking...

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North Dakota Travel Photographer | Washington DC

Having traveled to Richmond Virginia for Leigh and Josh's engagement session (which you must check out if you haven't), it was only fitting to travel the short distance and tour one of the most historic places of the United States.  I left my big camera in the hotel,...

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Leigh & Josh | Richmond VA Engagement

Sometimes luck just comes your way, and boy was I lucky when Leigh and Josh were referred to me by the very talented Christine of Natural Intuition. I was in Florida when Leigh emailed me (and I don't usually travel with a computer - I refuse to get a smartphone), so...

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North Dakota State Capital | My 52 Project

While most state capitals captures people's attention due to the architecture, North Dakota's state capital draws people because of it's expansive greenery.  The beautiful campus includes 160 acres with huge trees, statues, walking paths, and various buildings...

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Bismarck Wedding Photographer | Coming Home

Travels so far in 2016 have taken me to Tulsa, Bozeman, Aberdeen, most of Wisconsin, Washington DC and Richmond VA.  Its pretty amazing to see new sights, meet amazing people and take in the culture each city has to offer (you would be surprised by the art scene in...

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Rainy Day Wedding | Bismarck North Dakota

Making the most of your wedding day - no matter the weather - is a huge key to a successful wedding.  Steph and Alan did just that when their April wedding day turned soggy.  You would never know it from their pictures though.  While we had hoped to take outdoor...

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Dakota Film Festival

For the 5th year in a row, Bismarck has been the home for the Dakota Digital Film Festival at the beautiful Belle Mehus Auditorium.  This amazing event included a workshop for emerging film makers (high school and college students as well as the public were invited to...

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Montana Wedding Photographer | Travels on the Road

Recent travels have brought me to Bozeman and Billings, Montana.  While I have traveled through these towns on my way to Missoula before, I have never taken time to explore either of them.  I was fortunate enough to spend a few days in Bozeman which far exceeded my...

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Amanda Crowe

 

Adventure awaits - I can't wait to meet you!

Cats, curling, and cuddling are three of my favorite things.  But when I can't do any of those I love to grab my camera and capture love.  You will find me unobtrusive, capturing moments as they happen.  Instead of working from a shot list, I simply react to the events around me.  The result is a visual story of your day which is very organic in nature.  This raw style will leave you with unique wedding images that allow you to relive your big day for a lifetime.

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