Ashley + George | Montana Engagement Session | Bitterroot Valley

Ashely and George are the type of couple that photographers dream about. They are madly in love, up for exploring anywhere, and genuinely kind-hearted people... and can I get an amen for that RING?! It can't get much better than that! George is one of the kindest men I have ever met. His love for Ashley is so honest and sweet, that gentle kind of love that never let's you doubt it's strength. Ashley is truly beautiful inside and out. She is friendly and easy to be around, one of those girls that make you feel like her best friend in a matter of minutes. 

THEIR STORY

George grew up in northern California near Lake Tahoe, went to college in northeastern Oregon, then spent 7 years living and working in Klamath Falls, Oregon before he finally decided to hit the rodeo trail to ride bucking horses full time. He'd traveled a good portion of the country before he finally found himself pulling up to the Great Falls rodeo grounds for the first time. George and his traveling partner had a night to kill so they decided to be social after they'd found out a concert had just ended and everybody was congregating. George was surprised to see several friends from rodeo but it was the presence of a local farm girl that kept catching his attention.

From George

“It was pretty casual and thoughtless at first, just an introduction, a little flirting and conversation that eventually led us to gain respect and an interest to learn more about each other. By the end of the night, it occurred to me that I may have found the girl I'd always dreamed of and wondered even existed. We decided to take a chance and test the waters with a trip to the Omak rodeo the following weekend. Ashley had to drive 5 hours to pick me up at the Spokane airport, drive to the rodeo, take me back to the airport, then go back home for work. She had already arrived to Spokane and was planning on staying the night to be ready for me when I flew in the next day when I called her to tell her I was thinking about cancelling because of how much the flight prices increased. I could sense the disappointment in her voice when I told her, so I decided to go on with it and not let her down. Luckily, I placed 7th and won just enough money to cover the flight.”

From Ashley

“George proposed to me on our four year anniversary in the middle of a pasture on my family’s ranch surrounded by my dad's herd of cows. This may not sound romantic or exciting to some people, but for me it was perfect.  There really is "no place like home" and the wide open spaces and endless wheat fields of north-central Montana is where my heart is.”

From George:

"We feel our dreams are coming true slowly and steadily. Besides Ashley's beauty, I see things unique about her character that make her special. She supported my endeavors and decisions, and went out of her way to help in any way she could. I recognized how she treated everyone with such kindness and how everyone she came in contact with loved her. She became my best friend, the one I could count on anytime for anything, the one I enjoyed being around most, the one I want by my side for eternity.”