I have sat here for hours trying to narrow down the images for this blog post. Hours, not even exaggerating. And I really feel like anything I say won’t do their wedding justice. Won’t do them justice.
There was a book at their wedding about them. There was a page that had a part giving reasons for why they are better together. Some of the reasons listed were –
‘Amanda tells Tyler when he needs to stop spending money, and Tyler tells Amanda that we can’t go to the grave with it.’
‘Tyler takes Amanda to outer space and Amanda brings Tyler back to down to Earth.’
‘Anything is possible, and together, we will make it happen.’
They have a love the rest of the world just dreams about. They don’t hold back. They’re all – in. Everything is worth trying once, together. Amanda takes care of everyone. Tyler makes everyone laugh. They have the biggest hearts, not just for each other, but everyone around them.
After spending 15.5 hours with them on their wedding day in Red Lodge MT and Billings MT, I held back tears at the end of the night as I wasn’t ready for it to end.
Amanda & Tyler, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. For including me in your special day. For making me feel like part of your family and friends. For the laughs. Some of the best hugs of all time. Fist pumps and high fives. Being an incredible example of what a relationship should be. With your spouse, your friends, your family, Bella. I am so very blessed to know you.
Before we get too far into this. High fives to Tyler. Nice work buddy. Your lady….. oh my she’s stunning!
As I photographed Tyler’s daughter, Bella, and Amanda I told him to get in there and get some photos on his phone. C’mon. What a lucky guy to have these 2 gorgeous ladies in his life. Blessed, indeed!
Couples usually just walk right past me as the walk back down the aisle as husband and wife. Tyler and Amanda on the other hand……. love it.
Their ceremony took place at the Wildflower Gardens in Red Lodge but their reception was in Billings. So Amanda ran inside, and switched it up. Threw her hair up, put on another dress, zipped up her Mrs. Johnson hoodie and grabbed her cowboy boots. Then hopped on the back of the harley with Tyler and took off. What an exit, hey?!!!
A storm rolled in right before their ceremony and cut our bridal party images short. We covered the basics and said we’d get shenanigans later at the reception. Shenanigans happened. I told them to get close and love each other and this happens.
And a pyramid, their idea, and I so rolled with it. This is what bridal party photos should really be. This is what we really do with our friends 😉
I debated adding photos from their reception or not. It was so much fun. But when I started pick I couldn’t stop selecting and then this post would have been the longest of all time. So I chose one to sort of summarize it. Their friends literally snuck into this photo as they were kissing. They are surrounded in life by some of the most loving and down-for-a-good-time people. I loved every second of it.
I hope you two ALWAYS run after your dreams, together.