Missoula’s Best Photographers – Missoula’s Choice Awards

Missoula's Best PhotographersThank you, Missoula, for voting us #1! What a way to cap a phenomenal year!

We realized a variety of projects in 2013. These are some of the highlights:

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In February we created the dreamy photographic series, A History of Dust, in collaboration with Bare Bait (the dance company in residence at the Downtown Dance Collective) shot in the historic Missoula Mercantile Building. We mounted an exhibition at our favorite tea shop, Lake Missoula Tea Co.

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Our experience working with the Missoula Art Museum last February for their Annual Benefit Art Auction inspired us to create glamorous Hollywood portraits of supporters this year. Volunteer efforts in 2013 also included promoting the International Wildlife Film Festival, now in it’s 37th year. It was a pleasure (and more than a little bit awe-inspiring) to work with such distinguished film makers and wildlife advocates, but not nearly as intimidating as Missoula’s own Garden City Lady Arm Wrestlers! These brawny ladies and their enthusiastic entourages duke it out to raise money for area non-profits, a cause we’re always happy to support.


Our work exploded around town—in bookstores, storefronts, and on posters when we photographed The University of Montana’s TEDx speakers. To accommodate everyone’s schedules, we had only a few minutes with each speaker, not a lot of time to get some one comfortable in front of a lens, but we love a good challenge. Turns out disarming professors isn’t as hard as when we were in their classrooms. The resulting images met the organizers need for a unified presentation, but reflected each subject as an individual.

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We had a blast shooting Sarah and Josh’s Snowbowl wedding this fall. One of our photos from their day was selected for the cover of the Missoula Independent’s publication, “Married in Montana.” An interesting detail from the wedding—the bride wore a veil that once belonged to an Italian queen, which migrated over the Pacific to Lexingtion, VA, where modern-day brides are allowed to add a touch of royalty to their day, but shhh! Sarah’s mom smuggled the veil to Montana for her daughter’s wedding!

Thank you to all our brides & grooms, senior portrait clients, and commercial partners for inspiring us. We are thrilled to be Missoula’s choice for best local photography. Bring on 2014!


Tom & Tonya

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