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.  


Sealed with Kisses. Helena MT wedding. First Embrace Photography

On a short note. I don’t have many images where these two aren’t kissing. Love is good.

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

Translated by Stephen Tapscott

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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.