Montana Ranch Wedding, Part One | Mark and Kaitlyn

POSTED IN : Weddings
FILED UNDER :

To find your home in another person’s heart is an absolute miracle. To know that you’re going to spend the rest of your life journeying by their side is something I still find so beautifully remarkable.

But to also know where you’re going to spend the rest of your life with that person is truly amazing. Mark and Kaitlyn have found their home in one another, but they have also found their lifelong home on the ranch on which they live. They both manage, care for, and curate this Montana cattle ranch with all of their hearts, and they both know that this is the place where they will invest their days, raise their family, and grow old together. So it only made sense that this should be the place where they say, ‘I Do.’

When Jeff and I were in Montana last year for their engagement session, we helped Mark & Kaitlyn pick out the very location on the ranch on which they would get married – a picture-perfect setting surrounded by golden hay fields, lined with cottonwoods, and backed by blue mountain peaks.

I love that they will forever have this spot – not too far from the front steps of their house. As the years move on, hay will grow and get cut and grow again over the place they said ‘I Do’. They will go on horseback rides and watch the dogs run through the field where their friends and family celebrated with them. Snow and rain and drought and cattle will change its appearance, but it will always be the same.

Mark and Kaitlyn’s wedding was the perfect reflection of who they are – a cowboy that fell in love with a cowgirl that wanted to celebrate with all of the community around them, dogs and horses included. We spent the day overlooking the valley for their First Look, shooting with their horses in a barley field for their portraits, playing with their dogs at the ceremony, and celebrating until the wee hours of the morning in the barn. There was nothing that could have been better!

montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding
montana wedding, ranch wedding, cowboy wedding, horse wedding, barley field bride, mountain wedding, cattle ranch wedding, cowgirl bride, HCC ranch, wedding with horses, barn wedding, mountain west wedding, montana ranch wedding

Stay tuned for so much more to come tomorrow from this simply stunning ranch wedding in Montana. The pretty just keeps on coming!

Hugs,
Erin


Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : HCC Ranch | Reception Location : HCC Ranch | Event Coordinator : Time of Your Life Events | Cake : Cakes by Jenn | Hair : Lisa Jackson | DJ : Bozeman DJ Entertainment | Rentals : Montana Party Rentals |


Welcome! We’re Jeff & Erin.

It’s our job to help you slow down and experience every moment of your wedding day – because we believe that it should be savored from top to bottom.

We’re Jeff & Erin Youngren, a hubby & wifey wedding photography team that believes timeless trumps trendy, life is best done together, and tears, hugs, & high fives should never be held back.

We consider our couples part of our family – and we cannot wait to meet you!

Start Here

Search

About Us

We're Jeff & Erin

We’re Jeff and Erin Youngren, and we believe running a business should be life-giving (not soul-sucking). So we’re passionate about teaching other photographers to run life-giving businesses and book clients they absolutely love.  

For 15 years, we’ve photographed weddings all over the world as a hubby & wifey team, but we’ve also grown a multi-brand photography studio in San Diego, CA. 

New Here? Start with these posts!

Estancia La Jolla Wedding | Tom and Stacee

ResortWeddings

This, my friends, was a JOYFUL wedding day from top to bottom! In fact, that’s one of the things Stacee can’t get enough of with Tom - his ability to make her laugh, no matter what the situation is. Tom and Stacee’s wedding at Estancia La Jolla was everything we...

Read More

Rancho Valencia Wedding | Dan and Jen

ResortWeddings

A magical ceremony dripping in romantic florals and covered in twinkling lights… followed by the most rockin’ New Year’s Eve dance party ever?! Oh yes, that’s the type of party a Youngren loooooves. #signmeup We’ve been eagerly anticipating Dan and Jen’s New Year’s...

Read More