Typical micro weddings consist of 20-50 guests, but with a reception or dinner to follow with the toasts, first dances, decor, floral setup, etc. with photography coverage.
We believe that no matter how you choose to get married, your experience should be just as special. So at Jennifer Mooney Weddings we invest the same amount of time, energy & beautiful magic into our clients who choose to have micro weddings, as we do clients who choose the full wedding experience.
We spend on average 50 hours on each wedding. Our collections are based on this experience.
"I moved to Whitefish in 2012, and haven't looked back since. I love my home, and I love that many can experience this beautiful place with me. Don't worry, just because it's called the Whitefish, doesn't mean your wedding needs to take place there, but I'll definitely share with you some of my favorite secret spots to visit while you're in town!"
"Glacier Park won my heart the very first time I visited on a hiking trip when I was 15 years old. I now know this park like the back of my hand, and love sharing experiences with all my couples, whether for a quick moment in the park, or a full day. Your micro wedding doesn't have to be near Glacier park, but I'll definitely tell you my favorite must sees for your next trip there!"
Every Montana Experience Includes
I care. I care about you, your day, the behind the scenes details. I know that what makes great memories and stories is having someone by your side who cares, goes above and beyond and puts you first, making you the star. In a world, where everything is becoming impersonal – I am personal and innovative. My business has been built on providing my clients with the quality and excellence I myself want to experience. My passion is to add to the beauty of the world and leave it better than when I began. So my process with my clients (you) is to make sure that I get to know you prior to your wedding day, and be able to tell your story, and connection, while making you feel comfortable and look stunning!
Because love brings out the best in us, and the best of everything in the world. 10 years ago, I photographed my first wedding as a bridesmaid for my brother’s wedding I was in a 20,000 square foot Italian Mansion at a California winery overlooking the San Francisco Bay Area. Music was playing so the whole house could hear as the entire family was busily getting the wedding ready. Then Sting's "Desert Rose" came on - it was a moment that escalated into a momentum of passion wrapped up inside me. It was this experience, that in truth brought out something amazing & inspiring in me. I was still in photography school and went back and changed the direction of my photography path. I thought I was going to travel, write a book & become a documentary photographer. I have been a wedding photographer ever since!
My parents - I love that my school was a life of experiencing. I was homeschooled, it’s a very valuable part to how I see the world and how I approach it. My parents raised my siblings & I very out of the box. They would always teach us key things like “follow your heart not the norm”, “when you don’t have peace, stop” “give your best, no matter what,” and instead of always having us learn through a text book, they gave us experiences. This included travel, helping in the kitchen, designing a website, and learning to play the piano by ear instead of by looking at a note. This basis of learning is what I apply in every part of my life, career and extend to my clients.
We most definitely have helpful resources & help guide you with this! If needed we will communicate with the permit rangers regarding your elopement location. We also have planning services to help further! Things like marriage licenses must be obtained by the couple in the State of Montana!
The excitement and anticipation of seeing your captured memories! We love getting you immediate previews! Within 24 hours guaranteed - we will get you a preview of your wedding day! You want that “thank you” picture, or the picture with your grandma, you bet! Ask us and we’ll send it over asap! Turn around time for our full beautiful fine art galleries are 6-10 weeks during our peak months (May-October) and 2-6 weeks during non-peak months (November-April).
There are some questions on why it takes so long, and here’s why: I LOVE WHAT I DO & I want to give you my best quality product possible! And to ensure I can give you the best quality end heirloom images - I not only have an editor who helps with my editing style, but I don’t let one image leave my editing space without my wholehearted approval. Rest, family time & healthy exercise are vital for consistent quality delivery to my clients during our peak season, and though I’ve currently never gone past the 8 week mark (knock on wood! - but I will certainly be in touch with you if so!) - I have given myself this window, to ensure I don’t cut quality of our service by cutting the quality of life (something I’m deeply passionate about)!
All my clients receive their wedding images in an online gallery to be able to download & print themselves. All my clients from 10 years ago still have their galleries online & available! I leave them up and because I know the fear of loss in our digital age, they stay. Images are delivered edited high resolution, you get a print release to be able to print yourselves, as well as access to our professional print shop to shop wholesale heirloom professional prints. (If you haven’t purchased the digital negatives due to a portrait collection you chose, this doesn’t apply.) Some packages include a custom USB, and this can also be an add on to any collection.
Yes - We offer our elopement pricing Sunday-Friday.
Full wedding collections are also 10% off weddings November - April.
There is no set amount of photos I deliver to my clients. I provide you with multiple copies of different poses for you to choose through according to what you like. I remove duplicates, blinking, & out of focus. Your amount of photos could depend on the experience you choose (wedding, elopement, full weekend coverage, day-after, hiking, engagement, getting ready, details, pre-day before shoot, how many family, friends, details etc.) Feel free to inquire to see full galleries of what experience you’re interested in!
Yes, all of this is included with all my packaging - and as a bonus, because I am a wedding planner as well, I offer planning service add-ons to help you with further planning needs!
Yes, we offer add ons as well as a few collections that include different locations within Glacier Park!
Yes! Every package has the ability to add on hours, some packages even include all day coverage!
I've done over 225 weddings as of end of 2019, and our team has a combined experience of over 300 weddings!
With prior experience 12 years ago having lost photos taken of me, it's been absolutely my #1 goal to backup images, over and over again. When I went to photography school in 2010, we went over and over this, and it is hard core part of my workflow! On our cameras we shoot to 2 cards at once (backing up images), and once we get home from your event we are backing up your photos to 2 external harddrives, and then into an online cloud. I currently own 4 cameras: (2) 5DMark3 Canon, Fuji xt-2, and 7D Canon. We are always having fun renting new gear and experimenting with new lenses as well! My second photographer (usually Katherine) also has 2 cameras she brings to every wedding: 5dMark4 & 5dMark2!