night Owl Imagery

night Owl Imagery

I’ve had the honor of being the Goettle’s family photographer for over 6 years. It all started when Ida was born and I’ve been welcomed back year after year to celebrate with, and document, their family’s milestones. The Goettles are always up for an adventure and I love sharing new fun spots to use as the backdrop for their family photos. For this Montana family photo session, we met at a trailhead in the Bitterroot Valley and hiked up a canyon along a rushing creek for some amazing photographs.

A family of 4 walks down a mountain trail in the Bitterroot Valley during a Montana family photo session, taken by Night Owl Imagery - a Western Montana family photographer.
A family of 4 walks down a mountain trail in the Bitterroot Valley during a Montana family photo session, taken by Night Owl Imagery – a Western Montana family photographer.

It was a narrow trail that hugged the side of the moss-covered mountain. In classic Montana style, we had to pause our family photo session and scramble to the side of the trail to make room for a pack mule train coming out of the mountains. We pressed our bodies against the rocky mountainside and watched in awe, as the hunters and mules with full packs artfully maneuvered down the rocky trail towards home.

Montana is full of surprises. I’m beyond grateful that I can not only experience moments like these with my clients, but be able to document them with my camera, as well!

Now booking for Spring family photo sessions! 🙂

A pack mule train walks down a mountain trail in the Bitterroot Valley during a Montana family photo session, taken by Night Owl Imagery - a Western Montana family photographer.
A pack mule train walks down a mountain trail in the Bitterroot Valley during a Montana family photo session, taken by Night Owl Imagery – a Western Montana family photographer.

The Bitterroot Valley is the traditional homeland of the Bitterroot Salish band of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. I honor and respect this land.

Family Photo Session in the Bitterroot

Adventure Photography, Family Photography

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WESTERN MONTANA WEDDING AND FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER. SPECIALIZING IN ELOPEMENTS, INTIMATE WEDDINGS, ADVENTURE SESSIONS, FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY, AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY. BASED IN THE MISSOULA & BITTERROOT VALLEYS OF MT. SERVING HAMILTON, STEVENSVILLE, MISSOULA, FLATHEAD, POLSON, KALISPELL, WEST GLACIER, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, WHITEFISH, BIG FORK, ALBERTON, BUTTE, BOZEMAN & BEYOND! READY TO HIKE UP TO THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE SESSION OR ELOPEMENT. LGBTQ FRIENDLY PHOTOGRAPHER. BLACK LIVES MATTER.

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Western Montana Wedding and Family Photographer
Based in the Missoula & Bitterroot Valleys
Serving Western Montana, Glacier, & beyond!

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Western MT Wedding & Family Photographer
Based in the Missoula & Bitterroot Valleys
Serving Western Montana, Glacier, and Beyond!

@Night.Owl.Imagery