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Lovelight Photography

I was always a sensitive, soulful little girl. I spent whole afternoons content just watching the sun filter through the trees. Lost endless hours happily studying the worlds within worlds inside every cloud & flower petal. Lived a thousand lifetimes mesmerized by the stars at night. I would sneak out on our roof and watch the country days roll by (my poor mother!), writing little poems about everything I could see, feeling God right beside me. My world was magical, breathtaking, alive (what a gift!). So when I turned 7 and my big brother gave me my very first camera - a sturdy, submersible yellow brick of film & flash, it transformed my life. Finally a tangible way to capture the beauty around me. I was tearing down dusty country roads on my sparkly pink bicycle, camera in hand. That abiding love for photography was further cultivated by the guidance of a kind & patient father-figure in my life who was a photographer himself (God's so funny). He gifted me with professional equipment & humored my endless inquisition (thank you, Chris Flood!). With the support of many, I took a wild chance & attended the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in 2010, where that lifelong passion transformed into Lovelight. We've been documenting love stories and life stories in Montana & across the country ever since. And it sure makes my heart happy! I hope I've done right by that starry eyed little girl I used to be.  

Love, Jessica

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BASICALLY

Super Cool Humans

We're real! Grounded. Funny. Present. Artistic. We're romantics, but we're also realists! We're professionals, but we sure love to laugh. We truly care about people, not just because they're our clients, but because we're all just human beings walking through this life together, trying to make our minutes count. In fact, we even feel your feelings (thanks a lot, empathy!). We're a little outrageous (read, A LOT) & always genuine.

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Laughter is good for the soul! Medicine, really. We're always professionals - we know what we're doing, but there's no sense in living without joy. We're going to joke with you! We're probably going to sass you. For some reason, we've just found that by us being us, it's easier for you to be you!

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Realists

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JULIE LUBICK

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THE RED MEADOW

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ARTISTS

Always

We are ARTISTS! And always have been. Wjust happen to use photography as our medium. We don't just want to capture your minutes, we want to take your breath away. Your story is singular & spectacular - your imagery should be too. And if that means rolling in the mud, or hanging from a ledge, we're gonna do it!

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Hello, it's Us!

the lovelight gals

Soul Sistas. Real Sisters. We're best friends. Which is super helpful when we need to read each others minds from across the aisle during quiet wedding ceremonies. ;) We also work with a handful of really incredible artists for strategic projects! 

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Jessica Main Photographer / Artist / Owner

 

FAVORITE PERK ABOUT WEDDINGS:

It's no surprise, I'm there for the cake.

FAVORITE PART ABOUT FAMILIES:

Watching kiddos grow! But also, stop growing up - please stay small. 

NOTABLE TRAIT: My big ole' sensitive heart.

TRUE CONFESSIONS: I love Jesus but whoa, can I cuss like a damn sailor! 

ONE OF MANY QUIRKS:

have dysarthria which means I mess up my words when I get excited. Good light = excited Jessica = mildly incoherent Jessica. And I normally fall down during sessions (but that's just because I'm a klutz).

WORD OF CAUTION:

I WILL wear overalls to your session (not your wedding), otherwise my camera belt will make me moon you. For real, it's happened!

Sarah Team Photographer / Main Assistant

SECRET TITLE:  Veil Throwing Champion, Groom Whisperer, Baby Soother, Boutonnière Pinning Expert, Toppled Cake Fixer 

FAVORITE PERK ABOUT WEDDINGS:

So. Many. DIAMONDS.

FAVORITE PART ABOUT SENIORS:

Seniors actually laugh at my jokes.

FAVORITE PART ABOUT FAMILIES:

Can I just hold the babies? Mmkay thanks.

NOTABLE TRAIT: I'm hilarious, dammit. 

TRUE CONFESSIONS:

I don't do nature, but I will TOLERATE it for your adventure session

ONE OF MANY QUIRKS: What you call quirk, I call personality

PATRICK RECORD

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Pinkie Promise

We know it's vulnerable on that side of the camera, and we're going to do everything we can to make you feel calm about it. We promise to be real. To be calm. To be kind. If you're being a bridezilla, we're going to try and help you recenter with grace and gentleness. If that fails, we're breaking out the taser. If your kiddos are melting down, don't be embarrassed. Life is messy! Weddings are crazy! We know it's an honor to be invited into your story, to be trusted with your minutes and your memories. And we take that seriously. We promise to be your biggest champion on your sacred wedding day, to cuddle your sweet babies in every family session, to let your seniors see themselves with fresh eyes and capture everything that is you & your new endeavor.

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Behind the Magic
Behind every epic veil shot, is a very patient, acrobatic assistant trying not to die!
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Nature is Wild!

P.S.A.

Big, adventurous shots require....BIG adventures!  Let's be real: It can be windy AF, full of picker bushes, frigid winds, suffocating sun, mud & dirt. And wedding dresses looooove dirt. But it's worth it!
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 montana based wedding, elopement + portrait photographer

we adventure far and wide for real love! 

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