Cole and Kiara met in September at a brewery and hit it off. When you know, you know! They married in a small wedding ceremony back home in Tennessee. Surrounded by family, they wed under a big tree in their back yard. I love seeing everybody’s wedding style. Whether it’s a grand wedding for a small and simple ceremony, everybody has a really unique vision for their ceremony. I love that these two chose a low key summer vibe. Cole and Kiara chose to take their bridals at Mormon Row.
Bridals at Mormon Row
They came to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park to celebrate their honeymoon! Because they celebrated in a low key way for their wedding day, they wanted to get some “epic” wedding photos. I love the Tetons and think they make for the best bridal photos. I love the rustic barn that is steeped in history. I’ve started taking photos from a fun new angle this season and I love how it allows my couples to shine, with the beautiful mountains and barn prominent in the backdrop also. Mormon Row is named after a a group of Mormon settlers, many of which were family. The T.A. Moulton Barn is one of the most photographed barns in the entire world.
Unique Photos with Bison at Grand Teton National Park
After their photo shoot, we hopped in the car to head out. We noticed that there was a small herd of bison wandering towards the road that we needed to take. We planned to stop anyway so that my son could see them out the truck window. I immediately grabbed my camera for a few shots. Then, I noticed that my couple were two cars ahead of us! So, I hopped out, we made eye contact, did a little dance of “Can you take one more photo?” and “Hey! Let’s take one more photo!”.
OF COURSE, we had to take some more couple portraits with the bison in the background! We stayed at a safe distance along the road as the bison moved parallel to us (don’t let the zoom on this lens fool you). What a fun and unique moment for their wedding photos. I’ve seen evidence that the bison hang out in that area during certain times of the year but I’ve never seen a bison at Mormon Row in person.