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Montana Adventure | The Ten Year Trip

I took a few glorious months off from blogging, and while that may have not been the best thing for the blog itself, it was good for me.  So cheers to that, right?  One of the things I vow to do over and over again each year is to blog and share more personal things.  Adventures, recipes, the behind the scenes version of CJP, all of that and more.  But reality hits (aka: wedding season) every summer and those personal things get pushed to the back burner because I’m blogging beautiful weddings, engagements and senior sessions.

I’m just about to head into my eleventh wedding season this weekend and before I do that I thought I would share some things about year ten.  The biggest thing that we did last summer was take a couple of weeks off in the thick of the season for us – for me to revisit the place that really was at the heart of the why of Christy Janeczko Photography starting.  It was at the heart of me packing my Monte Carlo to the brim and driving 1300 miles with the help of my Dad, and to make that leap to dive into a dream that had been in me longer than I care to admit.

So, we bought our airline tickets, packed our bags and took the trip that I had been dreaming to take for years.  I got to share this place that means so much to me with my little girl and to see it light up her eyes, and see the wonder in them for the mountains and that beautiful state made my heart swell.  I can’t wait to take her back in another few years.  We even met my best friend Mandy (who’s work has graced the blog here multiple times) in Missoula!  We picked her up at the airport and returned to our old stomping grounds for some of the best ice cream on the face of the planet at Big Dipper – then we explored for 9 days.  Glorious I say, absolutely glorious.

So, excuse the imperfection – these mean a lot and I’m glad I get to share them with you!

Mandy and I where our friendship began 10 years before!

Many years ago we took this same photo – 10 years prior to be exact and well… I guess I should dig those up to 🙂  Glad to add an extra little person to it this time.

Where our friendship really began, with a conversation struck up on these stairs.

When I was in photography school I loved “ghosting” people, so this pays a little homage to that!

Last two shots by Maggie Marie Photography – we had our family portraits taken in Montana.

Are you getting married in Montana or Glacier National Park?  Get in touch with me!  It’s on my bucket list to photograph a wedding in either place!

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