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Glacier National Park Engagement Shoot

August 17, 2019

Nate and I had our engagement shoot last July (2018) right after he proposed. (check out that post here) But so much has changed and happened since then! When our wedding photographer asked if we wanted another engagement shoot we jumped on it. And living 40 minutes from Glacier, it was a no brainer that we wanted our photos taken there

It was incredibly difficult for me to pick out my favorites for this post, I legit loved every single photo Jaci took! She is magical, my friends. She captured exactly what I felt in each shot and made us laugh and feel comfortable and helped direct us. Best photographer I have ever worked with!

Jaci specializes in elopements and shoots in the park, so if you are thinking of eloping to GNP, she is your girl! Hiring her to capture our wedding day was the best decision we could have made.

Big Bend

I am getting married in FOURTEEN days ! How did that even happen? I feel like we just got engaged. Since moving to Montana from Denver, our life has been hectic, stressful, and also beautiful. We are trying to settle into our new house and town, work to save for this wedding, get the house prepared for having our wedding in our yard (and hosting 10 people here the week before the wedding!), fixing up the yard with what we already have, and me trying to plan every little detail, of course.

As exhausted and stressed as I have been this Summer, I am just so excited to have this celebration of our love. Nathan and I want to see our closest friends and family out here, all together under one roof (or tent, rather) and drink and eat and laugh and dance until we drop. Traveling to Whitefish, Montana is not easy or cheap, so we hope everyone traveling out here has an absolute blast and knows how much we appreciate their support.

The best photographers bring beer!
I made a quick market wrap at work for the shoot. (I work at a local floral shop that is pretty fricken sweet. Follow them on Insta! Mum’s Floral )
Look at this stud’s smolder

Our love story is my absolute favorite.

Lunch Creek

Our plan to splash around the creek was a fail but the photos here still turned out gorgeously ! The water was FREEZING and the slick rocks made me fall all over the place. We had two mountain goats scare us half to death when they came up behind us as we were shooting. The bear grass here is breathtaking. If you don’t know what bear grass is, it’s a common wildflower found in Glacier National Park and this year has produced prolific blossoms, especially on the west-side of the park. 

Sun Point

The views here were just breathtaking! I didn’t want to ever leave. We didn’t see a single person here and it felt like it was just Nate and I on top of the world.

Gettin’ steamy

Wildflower fields in East Glacier

Give me ALL the wildflowers!

The cool kids in the street haha!

8 years, 6 moves, 3 states, and 1 kiddo later… we are finally tying the knot. I am so excited to marry the man of my dreams and be a Barnett!

A HUGE thank you to Jaci Vigil for taking these epic shots of us and spending several hours exploring the park. Go follow her on Instagram, you won’t regret it! https://www.instagram.com/j.vigilphoto/

  1. This is just absolutely stunning. In loved visiting you and seeing glacier in person. Highly recommend going there. You made a beautiful bride Nat!!

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