Amazing Family Portrait Sessions in Glacier National Park
Feb 13, 2020 | By: Mountain Life Photography Polly Rhodes
Summer in Montana is something magical. The skies are a brilliant blue, the mountains are soaring into the sky, the air is warm and the waters are crystal clear. People from all over the world come to Glacier National Park to get a glimpes of the endless beauty. My job (if you want to call it a job) is to photograph families in this amazing neck of the world and create memories that they will cherish for a life time.
This July day, I was meeting the Allen family from Benton, Arkansas. The Allen Clan has been travelling together for 20 years. Typically with a much larger group. This year, however, it was just two families exploring the Old West together- DeWayne and Laura, their two kids Avari and Bradley, Heath and Courtney (Laura's sister) and their children Brayden and Allie.
We had planned to meet at 9:45 at Belton Bridge on July 17. When we all arrived and met for the first time....we just clicked and the fun began immediately!
After we finished at Belton Bridge we headed into Glacier National Park and found ourselves at Apgar Village. Talk about a totally different spectacular Montana view....
When we arrived at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park it did not disappoint. The lake was glass and the sky had just enough clouds to create amazing color and contrast.
The awesome thing about photographing at Apgar Village in Glacier National Park is just by turning the camera you have totally different views! I love these images of both families casually walking down the beach....this shot always makes families laugh and I love how candid and happy these two families are, a perfect capture of a moment in time!
We finished the session with a few group photos. They told me they were a shy bunch.....By the looks of these photos you could have fooled me!
The day was one for the books. As I drove home from this photo session I was smiling from ear to ear. I love my clients, I love my job and I love creating memories like these that I know will be cherished forever and last a lifetime!