Montana holds the most special place in my headspace. This was my second summer in a row visiting Glacier National Park and I was lucky enough to get to go for ten days! My best friend, Ryvers, has lived in Montana on + off for the past four years! She has alternated her work between Glacier and Yellowstone. I first visited Yellowstone when I was a sophomore in college with my bestie, Emily, making it my first national park ever. Beyond that, it was the first time I ever saw a mountain in my life. I will always coin that experience as being so profound in my development as a human and photographer. Now, every time I revisit Montana I feel that same breath of inspiration.
It was super smoky due to the Montana wildfires while we were there. But we had enough sunrises + sunsets to make photographing worth it. My long time friend, Aja, came with and Ryvers hosted us in her tiny studio. We drank lots of MCT coffee (the best), hiked Avalanche Lake, and camped in Many Glacier. Every time I drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road it feels like the first time, in awe that places like this exist on our planet.
Photographs shot on Portra 800 35mm film with Canon AE-1 and a Canon R6 35mm 1.8.
Ryvers is an incredibly talented landscape + product photographer. We both care deeply about conserving natural lands + spaces, linking her portfolio here + instagram here.
For information on the glacier national park conservancy, link here.