ali + jesse | great falls wedding

Two years ago, I had the privilege of capturing Ali’s pregnancy when she and Jesse were awaiting the arrival of their sweet baby, Zoe. Ali looked so beautiful, and the love that she and Jesse share was almost tangible. It was such a special shoot for me, and I cannot describe how excited I was when Ali asked me to photograph their wedding!

One of the things that I love most about Ali and Jesse is that their love story is so unique and full of hope. They actually met after Jesse was forced to leave Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. (Isn’t that incredible?) He moved to Florida and met Ali when she was there visiting family. It was so sweet to hear them both talk about this meeting because (for both of them) the connection was almost immediate.

And so, last Saturday, they became husband and wife. Their wedding was so incredible! Ali is also a photographer (an amazing one, at that!) and her eye for beauty and detail was evident in every decision that was made. It was fun to photograph such an intimate wedding (the guest list consisted of immediate family only) because everyone really had a chance to connect with the bride and groom. It was just perfect.
I love this photo of Jesse.
Sweet little Zoe.
Words cannot express how amazing the details were. Ali had such an incredible vision for the ceremony, and it came together beautifully.
The reception details were amazing. All of the guests were able to fit at one long table, and I loved the way it came together!
one more.
Ali & Jesse: Congratulations! I cannot thank you enough for inviting me to capture your day. I hope that you’re enjoying your Honeymoon!

Florist | Holly Chapple
Venue | Barnet Sanders House
Hair + Makeup | Kristin Beaubien (Kristen also sang. Man, she’s amazing!)
Ali’s Crown | whichgoose.


18 responses to “ali + jesse | great falls wedding”

  1. Stephanie at Angelina Photography says:

    Wow, everything about these pictures is just beautiful! The lighting is just delicious! Everything is so crisp! Loooove it, Kristen! Apparently you didn't lose your touch on your break- you came back better than ever! Can't wait to see the rest of your weddings this season!!! :)

  2. Lauren Gay Photography says:

    I'm seriously in awe Kristen! You did such an amazing job! Ali looks breath-taking and her details were incredible. Perfect. Just perfect!

  3. Chappell Photo says:

    Love love love! Ali did such an amazing job with all the details! And you did such a gorgeous job capturing it. LOVE!

  4. Stephanie Ascari says:

    I could look at you work all day…. so beautiful!!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Kristen you are incredibly gifted and you were right, one of the best (if not the best) weddings you have photographed. Ali's details are so evident, gorgeous dress, stunning hair, beautiful flowers and all the other details. Having this wedding small and intimate was an excellent choice. Karen (GaGa)

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  7. Jenn says:

    *drool* Love this wedding!

  8. amber reinink, photographer says:

    i'm in awe kristen! i'm in love with details and i'm in love with love and you caught everything so perfectly!!! i even cried.

  9. Susan says:

    Kristen! SIGH! Every single little thing about these images is just totally perfect. (As a side note, I love Ali & Jesse's style!)

  10. Ali Caudill says:

    kristen, thank you so much for being there with us. it was a wonderful feeling to know with confidence that all the memories and details and emotion that i wanted to remember would be preserved by your beautiful photos. i am so grateful for you – you captured everything perfectly and were a joy to be around, as always. thank you so much, we LOVE them & feel lucky to have had you. love you!

  11. Holly Chapple says:

    Holy freak you did an amazing job on this wedding. I am so glad you are back from maternity leave. I love doing the flowers when you are the one capturing them.

  12. Chelsea says:

    gorgeous!! I love the picture of them walking back down the isle with their daughter, as well as seated in the chair kissing- so classic.

  13. courtney says:

    these all left me speechless and breathless! what a perfect wedding. love, love, LOVE!!!

  14. courtney says:

    breathtaking. what a perfect wedding. love, love, LOVE.

  15. Lauren says:

    A-Ma-Zing Kristen. Soo unbelievably gorgeous!!! You certainly know how to come back to photographing weddings with a vengeance!

  16. Angie says:

    So absolutely beautiful!! As usual, Kristen, you have outdone yourself!! Ali – the details were amazing!

  17. kristin says:

    thanks for the shout out dude.. these are, as everyone in the world has already said, amazing. its not hard to make these two look good though, i must say.

  18. Allison Britton says:

    Wow Kristen you rocked that wedding. Beautiful couple, beautiful details. So worthy of getting published! You go girl stunning!!!

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