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alicia | kalispell montana senior photographers

class of 2013

she really is a pure, natural beauty.
some people just have that “it” factor and she’s definitely got it.
she was a dream to photograph…so comfortable in front of the camera and so
able to just be who she really is. she photographs so flawlessly.

and a HUGE kudos to her! she may look calm and content…but let me tell you,
she was FREEZING. it was a chilly 32 degrees and she rocked it like we were in 90
degree heat! made for a great session, though, because we had a little bit of fall and
a little bit of winter 🙂

thank you so so much alicia!! i love your style, your inner and outer beauty and your
kind spirit. i had such a wonderful time during your session and it was so great meeting you
and your mom. xo


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  • MeghanOctober .27. 2012 - 5:07 am

    INCREDIBLE!!! Each one of these photos are gorgeous!

  • Jenny B.October .27. 2012 - 5:07 am

    I think this girl needs a future in modeling. So gorgeous.

  • MichelleOctober .27. 2012 - 5:08 am

    Insanely gorgeous. I love the black and whites so much!

  • Megan RamseyOctober .27. 2012 - 5:10 am

    I’m blown away by this session. Wow. Just wow. Beautiful work, Shannon. And beautiful girl.

  • SherylOctober .27. 2012 - 2:03 pm

    Stunning…always were…always will be…beautiful inside and out. Love you!

do you have a best friend?

it’s giveaway time!!

the year is starting to slow down and i will soon be wrapping it up for the year….BUT
before that happens, i wanted to do one last giveaway!!!

it’s no secret how much i LOVE LOVE to photograph seniors. (did i say LOVE? because i mean LOOOVE!)
and what i love to photograph just as much are best friends!!! there is something so special about photos
with best friends. i think these sessions are something everyone should do. photos that you will look back on
all of your life and remember just how important your friends are to you.

SOOOOOO…..i am giving away a FREE best friends session!!! totally FREE!!
here’s the deal—

-the winner will receive a free session with their best friend(s) and all the friends will receive the photos!
-the session may be gifted to someone!! so if you don’t live here and know someone who does or if you win it
and would rather give it to someone else (your daughter, niece, cousin, uncle bob…) that’s a-okay!!
-this is for EVERYONE! young and old, new friends and life long friends! there is no restriction to who your
best friend is. may be your childhood friend, your husband, your dog or your cardboard cut out of justin bieber…i don’t judge 🙂
-the session must take place before April 30th 2013. this means it could be used right away, as a christmas gift, when you are
home on break from college… many options 🙂
-session MUST take place in the flathead valley, montana

HOW TO ENTER? it’s easy!!!

go to my facebook page and ‘share’ the photo that looks like the one on this blog.
under the photo you will see the ‘share’ button. click on that and share it on your page!
(please share the one from my facebook page and not copy/paste this one) OR you can click on
the ‘like’ button at the bottom of this blog.
THEN, come back here and leave me a comment letting me know you shared the photo on your page AND who you
would love to do the session with (or that you’d like to gift it).
that’s it!! easy peasy!! I will not be choosing the winner. They will be chosen by

while your at it….you might want to ‘like’ my page too! that way when the winner is announced you’ll see it 🙂


**facebook is in NO way associated with this giveaway!**


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  • AmberOctober .24. 2012 - 4:40 pm

    Shared it and LOVE the idea!

  • sheaOctober .24. 2012 - 4:46 pm

    Shared it! And I’d do them with big sissy Quinnie!!:)

  • Kristen HooverOctober .24. 2012 - 4:55 pm

    I would love to win this free session for me and my bestfriend Jaime Elliot. We have known each other since I was born (she is 3 months older than me). Crossing my fingers and toes!!

  • Tammie SharpeOctober .24. 2012 - 5:00 pm

    I shared your best friends photo on my fb page, and would LOVE to win this free session with you! My best friend is my husband of 12 years and soul-mate, Jonathan. Not only do I love being married to him, and love the father he is to our three children, but I love hanging out with him…even if we are working on our chicken coop, or laughing together at a stupid YouTube clip, or stuck in a car together on a long car trip with three screaming kids in the back! He is my biggest supporter in everything I take on in this life, he tells me I am beautiful more times a day than I can count, he listens to my ramblings and ideas about the here-and-now and the future. I have many amazing girlfriends–most of which live back in Minnesota, but no matter where life takes me…HE is always right at my side, cheering me on and loving me unconditionally. He is such a gift in my life, and together we can do ANYTHING! 🙂

  • heather vOctober .24. 2012 - 5:15 pm

    shared this is such a great idea love it =)

  • Quinn MaroneyOctober .24. 2012 - 5:30 pm

    SHARED IT! My best friends are the best people I’ve ever met. Everyone says you meet your lifelong friends in college, but I have never met any people finer than the greatest friends in Kalispell, MT! There are about 10 of us and when everyone is home, we spend every second we can all together! All Kalispell natives, my best friends also includes my boyfriend and brother 🙂 I’d love to be able to capture our friendship, they are the best people alive! I cannot wait to come home to them!

  • Allison WoodruffOctober .24. 2012 - 5:37 pm

    I shared it 🙂 I would absolutely love to do a photoshoot with my sister, Leah. We are super close, and she is one of my very best friends in the whole wide world! I am off in Portland for my first year of college, and she is a sophomore at Glacier this year … it has been crazy to be apart from each other for so long, and I miss her! This would be an amazing opportunity and would be such a lovely memory to share together 🙂

  • JanaOctober .24. 2012 - 5:42 pm

    Shared it and I would probably gift it but I am not totally sure!

  • Madison EvansOctober .24. 2012 - 6:14 pm

    Shared it! I love your work and the photos you did for me a few years ago. Would love to have a session with my best friends 🙂

  • CourtneyOctober .24. 2012 - 7:16 pm

    Shared it and id love to do it with my cousins ( cori carli & cayli mower ) and my best friend makenna g 🙂

  • MaKenna SiebenalerOctober .24. 2012 - 7:26 pm

    I shared it! I would like to do the session with my younger siblings Kyersten and Keegan so I could have some pictures with the two people closest to me before I go off to college 🙂
    The other way I would use the session is have my awesome group of girlfriends (similar to the session you did a few years ago with about 6 senior girls) 🙂 There are about 10 of us and we love each other so very much! You have already photographed many of them (Shea, Lauren, Keckeley) and we would love to have some big group pictures to capture our friendship 🙂

  • ErinOctober .24. 2012 - 7:29 pm

    I shared it! I would do it with my best friend and partner in this crazy life… my husband! 🙂

  • Heidi HarperOctober .24. 2012 - 7:41 pm

    I shared it!! And I would love a photo session with my best friend of 14…15(!!!) years, Meghan. Even though we attended different schools in the valley, we experienced the ups and downs of high school and all that life has handed us since then. We’re prone to awesome acts of weirdness and have great fondness for koalas and wombats. We each have a box of letters the other has sent during the entire span of our friendship. I would find a way to come home if I won this. 🙂 I would totally find a way. I would MAKE a way.

  • Amy SnipsteadOctober .24. 2012 - 7:59 pm

    I would give it to my friend Katie as a Christmas gift! She tried to win one at the senior party and didn’t! I know she would love it!!

  • Hayley CochranOctober .24. 2012 - 8:32 pm

    I shared it! And i love that youre doing this!
    Your photos are beautiful!
    i would love to take pictures with my best friend Aly!
    we dont get to see each other very much! or at all…

  • Brianna LarsonOctober .24. 2012 - 8:45 pm

    I shared it! I would love to do a photo session with two of my favorite people ever, my best friends Allison and Mariah. All three of us are at different colleges this year and keeping in touch in hard. A photo session would be a great way to make memories!

  • Amy GOctober .24. 2012 - 9:16 pm

    shared it! You are always so thoughtful!
    oops forgot to say who with! (never good at following directions!) my mom was my maid of honor and best friend and still is! i’d do it with her or give it to my parents to do together!

  • Lisa BellOctober .24. 2012 - 9:34 pm

    Shared! I would do this with my sister and or mother. Both I am very close with and both I don’t get to see nearly enough. It would be nice to have some fun photo memories to look back on in between bonding times 🙂 Keep up the good work! Thanks 🙂

  • Becca MattesonOctober .24. 2012 - 9:39 pm

    I shared it! I would do it with my best friend and love of my life, my hubby! This is really awesome of you, thanks for the opportunity!

  • Olivia OOctober .24. 2012 - 9:44 pm

    I shared it! And I would love to do this with my best friend Selena.(:

  • Lauren JonesOctober .24. 2012 - 9:45 pm

    This is an AWESOME giveaway idea! I shared it on my facebook page and also liked your page. I would LOVE to do a best friend photo shoot with the beautiful Veronica Walton. I missed out on being with her at her senior photoshoot and would love to make up for that!

  • Montana ZiglarOctober .24. 2012 - 9:50 pm

    I shared the photo. I would love to do the picture with my best friend Becca Eisenman, she’s currently in the air force and has been with me through everything. (:

  • HannahOctober .24. 2012 - 10:19 pm

    Shared it – because you take the BEST pictures!

  • Ruthie HuntOctober .24. 2012 - 10:21 pm

    Shared :D. Would love to do this with my best friend Charmayne Glasman. Known that girl since 1st grade, and have always thought of doing this. Thank you for the oppurtunity 🙂

  • Gabrielle PelchenOctober .24. 2012 - 10:29 pm

    What a beautiful gift!
    I would love to bless my amazing friend, Ellery.
    She is:
    the “star” to my “burst”,
    the “peanut” to my “butter”,
    the “lucky” to my “charm”,
    and the “BEST” to my “FRIEND!

  • SamanthaOctober .24. 2012 - 10:32 pm

    Shared it and love the idea! I would love to get photographed with my two best friends – we met in elementary school and have remained friends into our college years, despite distance, time, and the trials of life!

  • Gabbi PaulsonOctober .24. 2012 - 11:03 pm

    Shared… Please pick me. I have wanted to do this for so long. Pick me Shannon!

  • shawna bensonOctober .24. 2012 - 11:33 pm

    Hey Shannon! Love this and would LOVE to have photos taken with my bestie Jennifer Syckes! I have shared your post on my wall.

  • Jaclyn RenselOctober .24. 2012 - 11:45 pm

    I would love this! My best friend Hannah Halbur and i have done photoshoots before. I’ve known her since 5th grade and she’s stuck with me for a long time. This is such a great idea!:)

  • Mady RiggOctober .24. 2012 - 11:50 pm

    I shared it! I would love to do this with my little sister Bailey as a gift for all of our wonderful family members and friends. It would be incredible and I love your pictures they are amazing! (: Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Veronica WaltonOctober .25. 2012 - 12:07 am

    Shared/liked it!! 🙂 this came at the perfect time because me and my best friend, Lauren Jones were talking about doing a best friend photo session together since she had to work during my senior pictures! I loved the photos you did for me and it would be wonderful to win this 🙂 Lauren is a sophomore in college and works pretty much full time too so I barely ever see her. 🙁 but were still as close as ever and these pictures would be a perfect way to capture our friendship during our last year in the same town.

  • Keckeley HabelOctober .25. 2012 - 12:07 am

    Shared it! I would love to do one with a big group of girls that are all seniors this year! It’s the same one that MaKenna talked about and, let me tell you, it would be fabulous!
    The other way I’d spend this is I have some cousins coming for Christmas and they are very special to me 🙂 I would love to be able to share some photos with them!

  • Amy BartelsOctober .25. 2012 - 12:16 am

    I shared it!! What a fantastic idea! (:

  • KileyOctober .25. 2012 - 12:31 am

    I would do it with my brother AND sister. They’re my besties!!
    And shared it 🙂

  • Elizabeth SchillingOctober .25. 2012 - 12:59 am

    I shared it! I’d love to have some photos of my nieces , nephews and kids…they ARE all best friends and I love it!

  • LinneaOctober .25. 2012 - 1:09 am

    Shared! I would love to have a photo shoot with my bestie Emily – she’s the first female best friend I’ve had since I was a little girl and gave me back faith in having a girlfriend with whom I can get silly and girly and even quite unladylike at times. 🙂

  • Kirstien TaylorOctober .25. 2012 - 1:18 am

    Shared your photo. I would love love love to do a session with by Best Friend Briahna Bennet! 🙂

  • Tonia PaulsonOctober .25. 2012 - 2:16 am

    I shared, My best friend is my hubby and I would love to do this with him. Your giveaways are amazing and your photos are priceless. Love all of them…
    i would love to do this with her hubby. I know Gabbs has a bestie but who knows maybe she would pick ME 🙂

  • Maddi PaulsonOctober .25. 2012 - 2:19 am

    I would love to win this giveaway. Shannon you are amazing

  • Summer VanBroekeOctober .25. 2012 - 2:39 am

    Shared it! How cool! I would like to do a session with Amber Joy Carpenter 😉

  • Sunni DowningOctober .25. 2012 - 3:05 am

    Shared! My sister and I don’t live near each other anymore so when she comes and visits I would love to have my picture taken with her so we’ll have some amazing memories to keep with us wherever life takes us!

  • Taylor AndersonOctober .25. 2012 - 3:15 am

    Shared!! I would want my mom and I to do this together, she is my best friend and so is my brother. This photography session would all be for my brother because he is currently stationed in Afghanistan fighting for our country. He has put so many people before him and I figured that this photography session would be an awesome way to thank him and let him know we are always thinking about him.

  • Ian HollanderOctober .25. 2012 - 3:21 am

    Hi my name is Ian. I would love to do a best friend “sesh” in the cemetery with Leah Cook. It would definitely be amazing. 🙂
    I should probably add, I did indeed share the facebook item/thingy/whatchamacallit 🙂

  • LeahOctober .25. 2012 - 3:22 am

    I shared it! I would absolutely love to do a session with my best friend/boyfriend Ian. We’ve been dating for 3 years and since its our senior year we may be going different directions for college, so it’d be awesome to have some keepsake photos on hand.

  • Caitlin KraatzOctober .25. 2012 - 3:22 am

    Shared! i would love to get portraits done with my best friend of 12 years, Ariel Meuchel! I am also a photographer but am never ever in front of the lens! Your work is BEAUTIFUL by the way!!!

  • Bailey PiskOctober .25. 2012 - 3:23 am

    I shared it!! I absolutely photo shoots and would absolutely love to do one with my best friend Shantelle. We have been best friends for years and these pictures would last a lifetime.

  • Alana TownsendOctober .25. 2012 - 3:28 am

    I shared it! I absolutely love all your photography! You did a wonderful job on my senior pictures last year and would love to get pictures taken with my best friend Bailey! 🙂 Thanks!!

  • Erica SmithOctober .25. 2012 - 3:28 am

    Shared 🙂 I would pick my best friend/little sister Grace 🙂

  • Geneva ZoltekOctober .25. 2012 - 3:42 am

    I would love to do a session with my best friend Kathryn Andenaro of 12 years!!

  • cidniOctober .25. 2012 - 3:45 am

    i shared it and i absolutely LOVE the idea!! 🙂 your photos are
    beautiful. i would love to do a shoot with my mom, she is my {TRUE} best friend and has always been there for me, through thick and thin. we act like sisters/besties more than mother daughter, and i think this would be something fun to share with her! i would cherish the photos forever.

  • TaylorOctober .25. 2012 - 3:45 am

    Shared it! I would love to do the session with my sister! 🙂

  • Emily NicholsOctober .25. 2012 - 3:47 am

    I shared it! I would do these pictures with my husband or my friend Jenae if she was in town!

  • sherri stage (aka lindsay)October .25. 2012 - 3:55 am

    Shared it Hollman!
    I bet you can figure out who my best friend is. Yep, its my Taylor. She is gaga over your photography. If I dont win your giveaway, I hope to be able to someday at least get Tay photographed by you. You’ve done well for yourself. Congrats.

  • pete lorgeOctober .25. 2012 - 3:57 am

    Would love to roadtrip home and have pictures taken for my 20th wedding anniversary. Thx

  • Emily WilsonOctober .25. 2012 - 4:01 am

    Ahhh shannon!!!!! i would love this. You photographed by beautiful best friend, Barrie Sugarman this year and i am soooo sad to have to leave her in the coming months 🙁 it would mean so so much to me if i could share something as special as this with her to remember all of our good times and have something to look back on in the future. Please please consider us! i am devastated to soon lose my best friend and be miles apart. Having such a wonderful memory would make it a little easier <3

  • Barrie SugarmanOctober .25. 2012 - 4:14 am

    I liked/shared it! I would love to do a session with Emily Wilson, my best friend of 5 years :). We’re both going to college next year and would have so much fun doing this.. and would love to have awesome pictures together for when we don’t get to see each other every day anymore.

  • heather baileyOctober .25. 2012 - 4:42 am

    Shared it!!
    Such a great opportunity!
    I’d love to have a photo session with my best friend madi tveidt <3

  • quinnah s.October .25. 2012 - 4:54 am

    love you shannon…. and you know exactly who i’d pick! mel, brittany, karli, and my sisty uhhh course!

  • karli kOctober .25. 2012 - 5:01 am

    shannon! i would love love loveeeeee this with my girls! brittany, quinnah, my sister and syd streich. we would have so much fun because we are all so darn creative! and we all love you the most!

  • Brittany McCulleyOctober .25. 2012 - 5:02 am

    Shared! Quinnah Stevens, Karli Kusler, and my big sister! This would be such a blast!

  • karli kOctober .25. 2012 - 5:07 am

    better yet. a fun sister session!
    karli &shelbi
    quin & shea
    Britt & Tiffany
    syd & greta
    Mel and melissa 🙂
    think how adorable those would be! yay for sisters and best friends!

  • Meredith WilsonOctober .25. 2012 - 12:50 pm

    shared! 🙂 i would love to do this with my friend lydia 🙂 p.s. this was a fantastic idea!!

  • ElishaOctober .25. 2012 - 8:32 pm

    Shared! i would do this w my husband who has ALWAYS stood by my side and gifted me w 3 amazing beautiful children

  • Josie EvensonOctober .25. 2012 - 9:51 pm

    Shared and Liked it! I would like to share it with my best friend Megan. She is getting married next summer and I am the Maid of Honor! I would like to get some photos with her to make her a special Bridal Shower gift! We are both from Kalispell and will both be home for Christmas! I think it would be perfect!

  • Hilary ShepardOctober .25. 2012 - 11:22 pm

    This would be a lot of fun and great to have someone else take the photo. I am pretty good at group self photos! You took photos of my bf Annie (Jason) and they were great so I would love to have a professional photos taken.

  • BethOctober .26. 2012 - 12:07 am

    Shared it! I want to give this to my friend who is always harassing me about getting photos in matching outfits, just for a kick of course!

  • Ashley SwellandOctober .26. 2012 - 12:43 am

    Please pick me! i would love to do this with my brothers, my bestest friends in the whole world 🙂

  • Cheyenne OldhamOctober .26. 2012 - 2:27 am

    Shared it! i would like to do this with 2 of my friends 🙂 my friends and i have always wanted to do a photoshoot together!

  • Baylee eisenmanOctober .26. 2012 - 3:48 am

    Ooooooo pick me 🙂

  • Abbie PierceOctober .26. 2012 - 4:38 am

    Shared it! I would like to do it with my friend Catharine and maybe a couple other friends. 🙂

  • Linda FeldeOctober .26. 2012 - 8:46 pm

    Your pictures are beautiful, I would like to share this with my children:)

  • Keele Nouque'October .27. 2012 - 1:10 am

    I shared It and I would love to win this for my two best friends and I. Hope i win(:

  • Leah WoodruffOctober .27. 2012 - 1:57 am

    I shared it! I would do it with my best friend Kennedy or my amazing sister Allison. They both mean the world to me.

  • Rachel AOctober .27. 2012 - 3:16 am

    Shared it! I would love to do the session with my friend Andrea. Your photos are absolutely amazing!

  • AndreaOctober .27. 2012 - 3:17 am

    Shared it and hoping for a session with my friend Rachel

  • TaylorOctober .27. 2012 - 8:44 am

    I shared! I would love to do the session with some of my sorority sisters that I am closest to! 🙂

  • jenny heyboerOctober .27. 2012 - 11:01 am

    Shared it! and I would chose my long time girlfriend, a lovely lady who completely gets me and still fully accepts me. This woud be sooooo fun!!!

  • Annie MarrinanOctober .27. 2012 - 6:06 pm

    I had so much fun lets do it again! But with my bf hilary with some winter shots! Sounds like fun…

  • Kari MocabeeOctober .28. 2012 - 2:33 pm

    Hey Shannon. Thanks for the opportunity to win a session with you. I shared the photo and would love to gift it to my two daughter who are best friends!

  • Whitley NewberryOctober .28. 2012 - 8:06 pm

    Shared it! I would choose to do it with my little Sister Natalie! (: I recently moved away to college and we didn’t get the chance to do a best friend/sister shoot before I left! I would love to do this!!!

  • Jessica MountOctober .28. 2012 - 8:13 pm

    I am Jessica Mount(:
    I shared it!
    I would love to have this session. I would do it with Kendall Halliburton and Brielle Miller. Best friends in the whole wide world!
    fingers crossed. (:

  • Stef NordbergOctober .28. 2012 - 8:39 pm

    Hi Shannon! I shared your fun giveaway photo to my FB page/friends! This is something that I would so love to win and I would share it with the best “Ladies” in my life, my grandmother, mother, daughter and granddaughter! My grandmother (Lovie) is 87 and has been having a recent struggle with her health after enjoying a relatively healthy life. My daughter gave birth to Grandma Lovie’s first and only Great Great Grand Child 20 months ago, and I so would love to document this with some photos of the 5 of us. I hope this wouldn’t be too many in the photos if I were to win, but I so want to document this 5 generations of women in our family that mean so much to me before it is unable to happen. All of us are 1st born daughters as well in each generations family. So it is so neat and special! We all live in the Polson area as well. So I am crossing my fingers that I get picked! Thanks for the chance. Stefanie

  • Kenna MOctober .28. 2012 - 8:42 pm

    Shared it! And I’d love to have my best friends Emily, Kenzie, and Brittany 🙂

  • LenaOctober .28. 2012 - 9:38 pm

    I would take pics of my best friend since I was 1 Sarah, then we could include our men in the pic if we felt like it, haha

  • Cari Leigh BrownOctober .28. 2012 - 10:20 pm

    I would LOVE to do this with my greatest friend in the world, Mrs. Ashley Ann Lasalle!! I heard a quote the other day and it si so so so fitting “Because every brunette needs a blonde best friend!” Great giveaway!

  • Alexa CoteOctober .28. 2012 - 10:59 pm

    i liked this blog! and i would do this session with my mother:)

  • Sophia FrenchOctober .29. 2012 - 2:26 am

    I shared it and liked your facebook page! I adore your photography, I would do this session with my best friend Ali!

  • Ali NewtonOctober .29. 2012 - 3:40 am

    I shared and liked your website! You photography is so beautiful and I would love to do a session with my hilarious best friend

  • Adreanna DaffernOctober .29. 2012 - 3:43 am

    Shared it and i would share this memory with my cousin Lauren Daffern and/or friend Sammi Bellmore!

  • Anna JenksOctober .29. 2012 - 3:48 am

    I shared and liked the page! I would do it with either my best friend since kindergarten Jenessa or a group of my good friends from school! 🙂

  • Kjersti CoteOctober .29. 2012 - 3:58 am

    I liked it! I love your work!!! Very talented! I would love to do the session with my daughter! We look soooo much alike and would love to capture it in time and also celebrate our amazing friendship!

  • Natalie NewberryOctober .29. 2012 - 4:24 am

    Shared it! I would love the chance to get to do this session with my sister. She graduated last year and is in New Mexico. I just miss her soooo much! It would be so awesome if she could be in my senior pictures with me!

  • Katie BoharskiOctober .29. 2012 - 5:23 am

    I would love to win this for my bestie Amy and I! I’ve missed her so incredibly much being separated at college, this would be a blast to do with her! 🙂

leah | kalispell senior photographers

class of 2013

i think all the beautiful people in the world live in montana. seriously.
oh, leah!!! such a gorgeous, gorgeous girl! she is as sweet as they come and i felt
as though i was just hanging with an old friend. we had such a fun fun session!
anytime there is a coffee run included in the middle of shooting…i know i have
met someone who i adore 🙂

leah thank you SO much for a wonderful time!! thank you for being amazing,
thank you for the coffee date (and chasing chickens…haha!!!). i can’t wait to
see where life takes you! you are going to do amazing things. xoxo


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  • JennOctober .20. 2012 - 6:29 am

    WOW! They are amazing! I live the colors and the girl is gorgeous.

  • SaraOctober .20. 2012 - 6:31 am

    I am such a huge fan of your work! What a stunning girl. LOVE all of them.

  • Mandy JacobOctober .20. 2012 - 6:32 am

    The most beautiful session ever!!!

  • MeghanOctober .20. 2012 - 6:33 am

    I have total hair envy! Beautiful!

  • AlisaOctober .20. 2012 - 1:17 pm

    Oh Shannon, you make me so jealous! lol. Simply beautiful

  • MicheleOctober .20. 2012 - 10:20 pm

    I almost cried looking at these photos. Leah You trully are headed for an amazing life. You have all it takes. It’s not just that you are beautiful, it’s everthing else that you possess.

  • DottyOctober .21. 2012 - 5:31 am

    Leah you are beautiful! 😀

  • ShannonOctober .21. 2012 - 10:33 pm

    Leah, I can’t believe you have grown up so quickly! You are so beautiful on the outside…wow!!! The best thing is that you match on the inside! I am so proud of you…your parents did good!;)

  • AnnOctober .22. 2012 - 2:22 pm

    Leah, you are so beautiful! I love your pictures and the backgrounds. I don’t know how you will ever choose just one picture. They are all perfect. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your senior pictures with us.

  • Nora & Elmer RappeOctober .24. 2012 - 6:49 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing. Leah you are a stunningingly beautiful young lady. I am proud of you and your photographer did an amazing job, but she had it all to work with. the scenery and the beautiful girl….We look forward to seeing what the future holds for you.. Best of Everything… Love.

veronica | kalispell montana senior photographer

class of 2013

winter is definitely just around the corner!! just a handful of senior sessions left and it’s
is getting chilly! scarf, jacket and boot season has officially arrived 🙂

i love doing sessions in places that i haven’t shot at…or shot at a lot. we had no game plan as
to where were going to go or do…our plan was to just “wing it”. i love these session!
you never know what little spots your going to find!

veronica is such a beautiful girl inside and out. her eyes are so captivating and she is such
a sweet and genuine soul. we had so much fun (mainly laughing at me. ha!). veronica, thank you
for being so easy to work with and such a pleasure to be around!! i wish you all the
best in your senior year!! xo




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  • carlyOctober .18. 2012 - 9:55 pm

    These are stunning!!

  • LeighOctober .19. 2012 - 2:20 am

    This may just be my favorite session of yours! I love how you use the perfect balance of your subject and your scenery.

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  • Jenny b.October .19. 2012 - 2:21 am

    She is adorable. I love her clothing choices. Incredible job, Shannon!

  • karli kOctober .25. 2012 - 5:15 am

    i adore veronica! these are beautiful shannon 🙂

kassy | kalispell montana photographer

class of 2013

kassy traveled a couple hours to do her session…..and what do you know…
right as we pull into the location for the pictures it starts to rain. boo!
we decided to go for it and make the best of it despite the WIND and getting rained on…twice.

i’m glad we did, though!! she was a trooper and didn’t let the
weather phase her at all. kassy is such a beautiful girl. such a warm smile and seriously the most
gorgeous green eyes you have ever seen! her session was so much fun!!

thank you so much kassy….and to your whole family! thanks for making the drive, thanks
for making the best out of a yucky day and thanks for being wonderful!! xo



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  • shanOctober .15. 2012 - 11:49 pm

    these are so nice. 🙂

    ps…nya came up behind me and asked if i took the pics….i giggled and said no…but it was a nice compliment!!

  • SaraOctober .16. 2012 - 5:27 am

    What a beautiful girl! She is really so pretty. Love the truck shots!

  • TiffOctober .16. 2012 - 5:28 am

    Her eyes are awesome. Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous girl.

  • Jenny b.October .16. 2012 - 5:29 am

    Your senior work is one of the best out there. LOVE THESE!!

  • LeighOctober .16. 2012 - 5:30 am


  • wendyOctober .16. 2012 - 5:42 am

    These are simply beautiful!!

  • Lynda MuirOctober .16. 2012 - 6:01 pm

    Hard to pick a favorite of such a beauty!!

mike and christa | kalispell montana photographer

i photographed christa and mike’s wedding 3 years ago…, time files!!!!
i love and adore them. they are two of my favorite people on the planet 🙂
i haven’t seen them in a couple years and i was so thrilled when christa asked
me to do a session for them!! i love sessions that are “just because”.

mike and christa brought along their adorable dogs, lilo and nala. they were
a bit like photographing 2 year olds and made for lots of laughs, but they were
the sweetest fur babies ever!!

thank you SO SO much you two!! it made my heart happy to see you both again!!
you two are so in love and i love being around you guys! i hope we don’t have to
wait years to see each other again!!! xoxo

i love that the dogs are looking at them while they are stealing a kiss 🙂

and the reality of what most the dog shots look like 🙂

ahhh, christa….you are stunning!!

i love them!!!


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  • SaraOctober .15. 2012 - 5:47 am

    What a beautiful couple! Gorgeous pictures!

  • JennyOctober .15. 2012 - 5:47 am

    I love the family ones with the dogs! That should blow them up huge. So great.

  • MichelleOctober .15. 2012 - 5:48 am

    Ah, beautiful Montana. Really gorgeous session, Shannon.

  • Penny H.October .15. 2012 - 5:49 am

    Pretty sure they are they best looking couple ever. LOL.
    So beautiful.

cole | kalispell senior photographer

class of 2013

i have known cole’s mom for many years, so it was such a treat when she
contacted me about doing his senior pictures. cole is such a kind, cheerful and
respectful young man. anytime they say “i just want my mom to have good pictures”…
my heart melts. having 2 boys of my own, i just hope that they feel the same when their older.

cole, you are such a great guy!! thank you for making me laugh and being so easy to work with.
i have no doubt you will claim a piece of this big world and do something amazing with it!!


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  • MeghanOctober .12. 2012 - 3:46 am

    What a cute guy! Great shots, Shan.

  • MichelleOctober .12. 2012 - 3:47 am

    He has such a charming smile. I think he gave his mom some great pictures 🙂

  • JennyOctober .12. 2012 - 3:48 am

    I love your black and whites so much! Really great pictures!!

  • Joanna KerrOctober .12. 2012 - 4:22 am

    These are amazing. Beautiful light, handsome guy and awesome pictures.

  • SaraOctober .12. 2012 - 4:24 am

    How cute is he?! Love them all.

  • Judy RowlandOctober .18. 2012 - 1:21 pm

    Cole you are a Blessing and Handsome you are !!!

  • Cole's Mom ColletteOctober .22. 2012 - 6:03 am

    Thank you Shannon! We love all the photos. He really is a blessing! I am so proud of the wonderful and handsome young man he has turned out to be. Thank you for putting God’s gifts into photographs.

  • Ro MorenoAugust .8. 2013 - 6:08 am

    This is such a small world! I knew that your photography looked familiar. This is my Cousion Collette’s son Cole. I loved then when I saw them when she sent the link. It made me want to get back in to photography. A few days ago I looked at my friend Kjersti Cote’s daughter Alexa’s pictures! I kept thinking I had seen them before. It was not that I had, but it was your beautiful light photography. So In looking around on your site photos I found Cole. I kept telling my husband Alexa’s pictures reminded me of Cole’s and wouldn’t it be funny if it was the same photographer! Amazing Work You inspire me. Ro