The unapologetic couple

I stopped marketing for Missoula, MT weddings a few years ago. I left my website and let it all sit. I am reemerging, unfolding into the wedding scene. I gingerly step as I second shoot and rebuild a presence. Older and wiser, I see and know more. I want to work for couples that are unapologetically romantic and are wedding for themselves. What does this mean and are you that……

when you are in love you throw yourself into each others arms; there is not much posing a photographer has to do when the romance is vibrant

when your wedding day is about what you want, the love, the love, the commitment

when your story is front and center you can look at images as a story book- one of rich emotion

you trust me to watch you and the loved ones around you because it is about you and your spouse- all your emotions – what moves you is what I will capture



Winter Lovers up on the BLOG! Nord Weddings.

Here I love you.
In the dark pines the wind disentangles itself.
The moon glows like phosphorous on the vagrant waters.
Days, all one kind, go chasing each other.

The snow unfurls in dancing figures.
A silver gull slips down from the west.
Sometimes a sail. High, high stars.
Oh the black cross of a ship.

Sometimes I get up early and even my soul is wet.
Far away the sea sounds and resounds.
This is a port.

Here I love you.
Here I love you and the horizon hides you in vain.
I love you still among these cold things.
Sometimes my kisses go on those heavy vessels
that cross the sea towards no arrival.
I see myself forgotten like those old anchors.

The piers sadden when the afternoon moors there.
My life grows tired, hungry to no purpose.
I love what I do not have. You are so far.
My loathing wrestles with the slow twilights.
But night comes and starts to sing to me.

The moon turns its clockwork dream.
The biggest stars look at me with your eyes.
And as I love you, the pines in the wind
want to sing your name with their leaves of wire.

Kiss Me. Nord Weddings. Jenna Nord.

This was one of the easiest couples to photograph as far as engaging love and emotion. I simply directed them where to stand and then said, “Do your thing!”  These to birds were so giddy, sexy, nothing but smooches.72dpi-0717

Tyler & Venelina!

Beautiful backyard wedding. Missoula Montana.

The day was cool and moody, but it sure didn’t take away from Tyler & Venelina’s young ecstatic love for one another.  Enjoy the preview.72dpi-000472dpi-000872dpi-002872dpi-003472dpi-005872dpi-007372dpi-008872dpi-009272dpi-009572dpi-011072dpi-018072dpi-019872dpi-021272dpi-021372dpi-024072dpi-027172dpi-030272dpi-030672dpi-031772dpi-031972dpi-032372dpi-033572dpi-034072dpi-035572dpi-035772dpi-035972dpi-036672dpi-042072dpi-042872dpi-043572dpi-047272dpi-049772dpi-051472dpi-055072dpi-057972dpi-063472dpi-064072dpi-065772dpi-067472dpi-069272dpi-071072dpi-071772dpi-076272dpi-077472dpi-077572dpi-080872dpi-086672dpi-087372dpi-088772dpi-103672dpi-1069

Grooms. Nord Weddings.

So I heard this saying, “Grooms are people too!”

Let’s talk about this for a minute. Well of course they are, well, people; right?  I do not for a minute want to overlook the groom. The wedding and the wedding planning can seem all about the bride, but I know some guys who are very particular about details. Love this. Love these kind of grooms. As a wedding photographer, of course I am working for two people. I want to hear from the groom, I want to know what he wants. These are good questions to be asked, if you are the groom. Book your wedding with a photographer who cares about what you, you the groom, how you think and feel. After all, you are part of the investment, you will be in the majority of the images and you will appear in the album. So caring and being asked what you care about is very important.  firstembrace-0125

Your favorite wedding image. With Nord Weddings. Jenna Nord.

I have had the pleasure of working with Jesse Boone this year. He is my business coach and I have learned so much.  Everyone no matter where they are at in their career should have a coach, there is always more to learn.  My coach, has a coach!

My coach told me a story of a famous wedding photographer that after having photographed a decade of weddings interviewed his clients. He asked them all to send him their favorite image from their wedding day.  The images that came back to him were telling. They weren’t the staged, magazine worthy images.  They weren’t the images where everyone was looking the “right” way and knees were bent, chins lifted, highlights in the eyes. NO. The images were intimate images, images that captured something genuine and intimate to the couple.  An image that spoke to the mood of the wedding, the intensity of love.  Just pause and think about it, what do you envision for your wedding day, and the images you want to get back?


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Meet your musician! Weddings. Montana

Matthew Nord

Instructor & Performer Profile  

Matthew is a professional artist in Missoula offering Wedding music to couples throughout Montana.  Matthew’s specialties include guitar and piano as well as vocals.  Matthew plays an array of musical genres and offers couples the chance to customize their set list.

Matthew believes the sweet sound of live music as you walk down the aisle makes your wedding intimate and truly a day that can’t be replicated.

Matthew Nord is the founder and director of Tangled Tones Music Studio. Matthew has been playing music since the age of 6. He has been instructing guitar and piano privately for 11 years. He graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in Anthropology. His course work at the University included 3 semesters in the Music Department as a Composition and Music Technology major. His passion and goal within teaching music is not to produce virtuoso musicians (although it is wonderful if it happens) but simply to encourage individuals to become passionate about their instrument and enjoy music for its simplicity, diversity and depth. Most importantly he strives to encourage musicians to share their musical accomplishments with others.

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Golden. Love.

Well, climbing over the barbed wire fence, is a must. Right next door to the reception was an expanse of beautiful backdrops. Anything color catches my eye as well as shadow and depth.  Thank you to this gorgeous Bozeman couple for letting me suggest a moment and move in close.  I am a PRIME lens chick.  Which means, I move on my feet and I make my clients feel comfortable with me to the extent that I am allowed to be close during a close moment. There was some serious dance party fun circling this wedding, & close family relationships. We were able to pull away to capture the pure, rich feelings of what the night was all about.

Love, Commitment, Journey.firstembrace-0355

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Wedding Details. Summer 2016

This wedding in Bozeman Montana, was a colorful display of flowers and food. I rushed back to the reception site to take detail shots of the food.  The bride had said, it was some of the most beautiful food she had ever seen.  Fruit bowls, Mediterranean olive trays, rustic bread baskets, gourmet cheese wedges–ALL adorned with blossoms.


Weddings- Engagement – a hot take. Missoula, Montana

Do what you want with your time, the time you have here, with the people you love. Go ahead ask. Ask me to push the limits, see bigger or deeper. Be wilder, or it may be just a bit quieter and intimate.

Engagement sessions for unapologetically romantic people- the wild and quiet, authentic and artsy to the fringe.

Missoula Montana and surrounding areas.