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October 13, 2020

Chian O'Connor

When trying to decide what to write about this wonderful family session with SCOTT and Stephanie, there was really only one option. Usually, I like to focus on the family, and the values they have- what binds them together and makes them unique from others. However, anyone who knows the McGowan family already knows how […]

October 13, 2020

Chian O'Connor

We have been friends with the Charter families, and their respective families, for years. So when we started talking about doing an extended family session in Billings, I was so excited and looked forward to it for weeks!! I am so happy that we were able to capture this weekend for them, especially considering the […]

October 13, 2020

Chian O'Connor

In a small town, you kind of know – or know of- everyone. You either love it or hate it. I kind of love it. I’ve never been a big city person, so I love the community and close-knit benefits of living in a small town. Because of that, I’ve “known” Jessica and Scott for […]

October 12, 2020

Chian O'Connor

I think anyone will agree with you if you say that 2020 has been an absolutely rough year. From trying to work at home and juggle laundry and the kids and the dogs to learning at home and trying to stay focused long enough to learn something, it’s definitely had it’s share of challenges. A […]

June 26, 2020

Chian O'Connor

  It’s been said that you have to have a very good reason for everything that you do. What is the reason behind what you do? If you don’t have one, that’s ok- you WILL find it- even if you don’t know what it is yet. For Denton and I, we love that every time […]

April 12, 2020

Chian O'Connor

  Montana does this thing where it gets really cold. And snowy. It gets really cold and snowy and lasts for MONTHS. I’m talking 8 or 9 months. That’s the amount of time it takes to make a human! Last year in March, I’m pretty sure a lot of us still had snow on the […]

October 30, 2019

Chian O'Connor

It is amazing the difference that a couple of years can bring! Last time we had the chance to photograph this family was a couple years ago when they were a sweet family of four- and now they have grown by two into an amazing family of 6! A fun part of this was also […]

September 25, 2019

Chian O'Connor

This was a wonderful family session that we got to do back in the spring. We had an extremely busy summer, and we had a wonderful time photographing some amazing people and places- I just wasn’t as focused and on the ball as I needed to be with keeping my online presence up to date. […]

December 2, 2018

Chian O'Connor

Wow. How quickly time passes. I’ve thought a long time about what to say for this post, but I feel like simple is the best. In July 2017, we had the privilege of shooting a family session for Hunter and his mom and dad. We had a great time and captured some wonderful memories. As many […]

November 7, 2018

Chian O'Connor

I think that teaching is something we are all familiar with. It’s a part of nearly every child’s life. The teacher that they have, many times, has a lasting impact on their lives as adults. Yet, how many times do we see write ups, documentaries or newspaper articles talking about the unsung heroes that teachers […]

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