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Welcome friends, Im Chian!

Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer based in Wolf Point, Montana and available for travel worldwide

a few things i adore...

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I did not always want to be a photographer. I have, however, always loved bright and pretty images that make my heart sigh.

My first experience with photography happened when I was little. I was so excited the first time we went to get our family pictures taken.

I still remember the excitement of getting dressed for pictures. Even though I was wearing a sweater that my grandmother had given me that I didn't really like. It was okay because we were finally getting our family photos done and I was filled with absolute joy!

We went to the bank after business hours at our appointed time. There was a dark backdrop, lights set up, and a chair for posing. My parents were awkward, I thought it was just because we had never done this before. I was just thrilled with the joy of it all, the whole experience, and I was the happiest I had been in awhile.

We then went back in to proof the pictures. I remember loving them all, so many poses of my family and I. I remember my mama walking out crying with her arm around me because the prints had been too expensive for us to afford. We had one 8x10 and several wallets of one post. All this time, all the excitement of getting pictures done, and we had one pose.

In retrospect, one photo was better than none, but when I looked back on that one family photo, I remembered all of the things I felt. The joy, the excitement, and the sadness of not being able to go home with them.

For me, that is where my addiction to photographs began. Our family never had anymore photos taken after that, and the photo I do have is faded, dog eared, and wrinkled, but it's the only one I have so it is treasured in my heart.

Now, I love photographs. Not the awkward, forced kind, but photographs that capture who you are, who your family is, and how truly you feel about one another. Photographs that show the love you have for your husband, your wife, your kids.

Photographs that your children can look back on and see the same things, and bring a smile to their faces as they remember that day, and that you got to go home with all of the memories.

That's what I'm about, and that's what I want to share with you! Let me be a part of your day, of your memories, and those fantastic moments that you will cherish for the rest of your life!

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the lady behind the lens

My Love, Denton

The most important person in my life,my husband.

We do everything together, and he is my best friend, so I can't introduce myself without introducing him!

We work together to make your session fun and exciting!

He is my assistant and second shooter, so you will be with both of us at your session!

a few of denton's favorites

* Broncs
* Pizza and wings
* Fishing
* Craft beer
* Road tripping
* Country music
* Everything Ariat
* Hates candy
* Wait, chocolate isn't candy is it?
* The Golden Girls (Yes, really!)

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Fun fact about Chian

i believe shoes are not made to be worn in the summertime

i hate excercising, but i love food

i am in love with the sonoran desert

give me a tent in the mountains beside a stream over a city any day

i could not do this without denton. he does dishes, helps with laundry, and cooks

i love cooking over a campfire

My Why

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We love serving happy, joyous families! Whether you are looking to invest in portraits for your wedding, your ever changing family, commemorate a senior year, freeze your engagement in time, or celebrate a long lasting love, I'm so glad you're here!

If you love bright, fresh, timeless images, you are in the perfect place!

I am so glad you are here!

I Have A Question...

Wedding

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Experience

Choosing your wedding photographer is more than just finding someone to snap some quick pictures. It's even more than finding someone with a photography style that you like. 

You spend more time with your photographer on your wedding day than any other vendor, so you want to make sure that the whole experience with your photography team is as exciting and enjoyable to look back on as the rest of your wedding!

My husband and I work together to capture your day from every angle. We never shoot less than 8 hours, because we believe that every part of the day that you have worked so hard to plan deserves to be preserved!

 That means that your wedding day is going to be beautifully and uniquely you. Therefore, we realize that finding a wedding photographer is not a one and done process that is going to look the same for everyone... 

We serve a very specific and unique type of bride-
One who knows that she wants genuine, fresh and joyful photographs of herself and husband, and she knows that to get those, she has to have an amazing EXPERIENCE overall..

That's where we come in!

So then, you have checked us out and you like what you see...
what next?

So, what sets us apart?

We know that you are unique!


After we've had a great time getting to know one another, I'll send you a custom online booking proposal for you to review your package and submit your retainer to make your date totally and exclusively yours!

After that, we get to look forward to seeing each other in person and working together soon... long before your wedding day!



It's Official!

YAY!! NOW THE FUN BEGINS! 

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Every bride and groom start to get excited on thier engagement session! It's one of the big steps before getting your marriage license that really signifies that

YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED!!!

This one is no stress. We walk you through the whole session, so you will know what to do with your feet, your hands, and each other the whole time! There is nothing that you can do that will mess this up! This is for you to have fun, enjoy being with each other and be able to capture the joy that you have as you enter this season of life together!

You will be featured on the Chian O'Connor Photography blog and will receive a personal online gallery of your images to download, share and print!

Your Engagement Session

THIS IS WHERE IT STARTS TO FEEL REAL!

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TIME MANAGEMENT

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This is a vital element, and a key feature in working with us!
After you get your engagement gallery back, we'll start working with you to craft a custom timeline for your wedding day to ensure that you get every image that you've been dreaming of and pinning for your wedding day!

From robes shots to sunset portraits and ring shots to your exit, a timeline is what helps everyone know where they need to be, when they need to be there and it prevents the stress and chaos that results from not having a clear timetable. 

We will work with you and/or your wedding planner to make sure that you have a photography friendly timeline to make your day go smooth and steady!


Time Management

THE KEY TO A JOY FILLED AND SEAMLESS DAY!

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YOUR WEDDING DAY!

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After all of the planning, dreaming and waiting, the day is finally here. At the end of the day, you're going to be a WIFE!

Today, all you have to do is focus on enjoying your day and being present in the moment, and let us get to work! So much of your wedding day goes by so quickly, and you may not remember every moment, but that's ok. We're there to capture the in-between moments, the looks and emotions that make this day one of the most important of your life!

We make sure to get the traditional portraits that every couple wants and needs, but also to get images that are unique to you, your family and your day from a creative and curated perspective. You will have images of you and your groom, but also of your family, your friends, and everyone else who is important to you!

Your Wedding Day!

IT'S FINALLY HERE!

Coming Up:

ALBUM DESIGN

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After your wedding day and blog feature, you will receive a personal online gallery with your complete wedding day where you can share, download and print all of your favorite memories from your day!

Now is the time to kick back, snuggle on the couch and relive the joy of your wedding, and the joy of your future!

Soon after you've been able to enjoy your images for a few days, you will receive a custom album design and if you decide you would like an album, we can begin the customization process so that you can display all of your favorite memories from the day preserved in a luxury flat lay album.





Wedding Gallery & Album Design

POP SOME CHAMPAGNE AND RELIVE YOUR FAVORITE MEMORIES!

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O'CONNOR BRIDES

Zulema

Warwick, New York

IF SOMEONE IS STILL DEBATING ABOUT BECOMING AN O'CONNOR BRIDE, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM?

Zulema:

I would definitely tell them to schedule their wedding day with Chian right away! Chian and her her husband are the most easy going people to work with. They adjust to your needs and are happy and willing to give you the best experience ever. They go out of their way to make  you feel loved, comfortable and take their job very seriously. 

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Zulema

Warwick, New York

WHY DO YOU FEEL THAT CHIAN & DENTON WERE A GREAT FIT FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY?

Zulema:

I was fascinated that the both of them are totally sweethearts to each other and you can feel they are so in love, it just makes the wedding day even more dreamy. 
On top of everything, their adventurous self made one of my crazy bride ideas come true and that was one of the funnest most exciting part of our wedding day. Chian and Denton went out of their way to make sure it was a total surprise on the first look for my now husband. I cannot thank them enough for pulling through the overwhelming feelings of surprise along with me!

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Zulema

Warwick, New York

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR EXPERIENCE BEING AN O'CONNOR BRIDE?

Zulema:

I personally loved the way Chian treated me during my wedding day. She was very professional yet very friendly.
She was the sweetest and most delicate photographer I’ve ever had. She made sure to photograph every detail possible as I was getting ready, my family and bridesmaids. I knew she engaged with our feelings by the way she photographed my pictures. I felt like she was having fun with us! Nobody felt awkward or embarrassed to pose for her. One of my bridesmaids said she made us feel beautiful and comfortable the whole day.  

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We know how important this is! You can never get these years back, and you want images that are going to capture the essence of this time and place in your life, if you are a senior, or your childs life if you are the parent. Check out our gallery below to see what we do!

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Senior Sessions

You love your family. They are the ones who are there beside you no matter what. Family changes so fast- little ones get big, young ones grow older, and life's circumstances change. We've been through all of that, and we know how precious these memories can be, to get right now while things are the way they are, and freeze them forever!  

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Family Sessions

Getting engaged. Celebrating an anniversary. Marking a milestone. Some things you can never get back. So why not make sure to invest in images that are going to last you a lifetime? We would love to celebrate with you!

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"What an amazing experience! We started enjoying ourselves as soon as we met. They are an energetic duo that brought laughter and wonderful insight to our daughter's first senior picture session. Even though we only seen one picture so far we are already very satisfied and making plans for another session soon."

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"They brought laughter and wonderful insight into our daughters senior session."

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"I cannot say enough good things about Chian and her husband! They have so much positive energy. If you are looking to get some pictures done, these guys are the ones to get in contact with! They have so many fun ideas and are the nicest people. I cannot wait to see the final product. Thank you guys so much!"

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"I cannot say enough good things about Chian and her husband!"

hunter r.

"Chian brings every bit of joy with her everywhere she goes and does the work to get the most genuine, beautiful shots of your family. Chian and her husband, Denton, were incredibly enjoyable to be around. They have a very positive energy that immediately puts you at ease. Thank you, Chian!"

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"Chian brings every bit of joy with her everywhere she goes."

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