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Jackie Haugen  Wedding + Elopement Photographer | Mom | Traveler Based in Montana | Going Everywhere jacilyn@jacilynm.com

I want to be Wonder Woman. But she just saves the world. She doesn’t do chores, run a business, drive hours upon hours any where, move her home, cook or care for children.... She’s not really that great 😂 Truthfully the last 2-3 weeks have really pushed me to my absolute limit. My current emotional status - if it’s between a 4-7 I’m ok. 8 or higher I’m crying. Below a 4 I’m bawling. And I’m not a crier. I’ve just taken on too much + pressured myself too much.

Today I was supposed to shoot 2 engagements in Many Glacier (5 hour drive away). It poured rain all day. Ultimately in route both decided to reschedule when the mountains were socked in. I know my couples were super bummed. So was I. I wanted to photograph them. It’ll work out, + it’ll work out better. What seemed like a curve ball from the universe, for me, was the perfect pitch. A day totally open.

I needed today.

Weight has definitely lifted. I was able to relax. Take care of me. Accomplish things that needed be done but weren’t prioritized. If you feel me, know you’re not alone. Let’s check ourselves and put ourselves back on the priority list. We are important.

So grateful for a moment to love myself. It’s also my birthday week! Time to focus on me and celebrate a little! Thanks Monday!

I’m still dying over this first look + this sweet moment Beki + Alejandro shared together before joining their family + close friends at their ceremony up the hill. They’re perfect. 😍

A few hours in the mountains with 30mph winds, a few rain storms, temps just above freezing, the sun randomly peeking through the clouds, grizzly sighting + this babe braved it all + looked like this at sunset, cause happy girls are the prettiest girls 🖤 I want to share so much from yesterday’s elopement but I’ve only had 5 hours of sleep + I’m a total baby. Like men when they have a little cold, that’s me, when I’m tired. 😂😭

All that matters is right here. 🖤
Headed back to Glacier tomorrow for another sweet elopement! ✌🏼

* GIVEAWAY *
I’m a bit mind blown. This last week was crazy + at some point the number above followers on my profile hit 5k. More than 5000 of you want to follow me, my work, my couples + engage in my story! It’s insane + I’m stoked + grateful for each of you! Hope I can bring light to your time on insta. So let’s party!!!! I decided it’s giveaway time!! I constantly have music on, even while shooting (if you haven’t done this you have to try it)! I bring out a speaker in my bag + blast it! So I’m giving away a @Bose Soundlink Micro!! Cool little thing has great sound, it’s waterproof, connects to other Bose speakers for a surround sound feel, and has a handy strap to attach to bags etc. Perfect for shooting or adventuring!!! All ya gotta do is tag 3 friends in the comments! Tag another 3 friends for an extra entry. Or share in your story for another extra entry (be sure to tag me so I see it)! That’s it!

Love you guys! 🖤 WINNER WILL BE DRAWN ON FRIDAY!!!

Yesterday was amazing and honestly a bit overwhelming 😂 our location was closed off so we improvised and still killed it. These 2 were soooo much fun! And thank god for @soiree99events coming from MT and making my vision come to life! We had a super rad team of vendors making this real. At some point I’ll look through all the photos 😂😂🙌🏻

Portraits are all the rage but it’s these captured moments that matter most. Her dad stood in front of her as her veil was being put in, holding her hands cause she started nervous talking with them 😂 As they started to walk down the aisle to her man he stopped + looked at her smiling + pressed his forehead to hers + smiled even bigger telling her let’s go get you married baby girl. Moments later he handed her off to her husband but had to come back for one more kiss before taking his seat. These brief fleeting moments are everything.

They literally googled “non-sandy destination wedding” 😂 Yesterday they promised forever together in Glacier National Park with just their family with them. Then walked down mountain forest trails in dreamy spring light constantly kissing each other 😍 Yaaassss wedding season! 👌🏼

This week is INSANE! I’m stoked 😂 Glacier wedding tomorrow, lots of random things each day, Bon Iver concert + oh yea I’m moving!!! Just in time to unpack the boxes of important things + put them right into my bags to fly to Palm Springs. The list is a little overwhelming but really I’m pretty freaking pumped. Great things are happening!!!!!! ✌🏼 Also these two last night 😍

Happy hump day you guys! We made it over 😊 It’s pouring. I love an evening rain. Getting cozy on the couch, hot cup of tea, missin’ my guy, and watching some murder tv ✌🏼

Went to Target today for granola bars and bought a bbq. You tricky Target. Bring on all the summer grilling on my new badass grill! T-minus 13 days til my move and patio space 🙌🏻

Together forever on top of a mountain 🙌🏻 Happy Friday, Lovers!!

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