Back to School Family Photo Sessions in Missoula

Announcing our next portrait event..

Have you been thinking “We need to get our family portraits taken…”?

Missoula is a great place to raise a family for a lot of reasons.

As parents, it’s great to be able to go to Caras Park for live music and have so many close day hikes and outdoor options.

During the summer, we have more time with our kids.

Time to focus on the things that really matter and create memories and experiences that one day they will share with their own kids.

We knew our next portrait event should celebrate those experiences and the start the new school year.

A professional photo session is a chance to freeze this moment and capture these experiences before the rush of the school year begins.

We will be shooting quick and convenient 20 minute portrait sessions on September 9th at Silver Park in downtown Missoula.

The park is right on the river, has beautiful lush trees, and the best mountain view of the “M”.

There’s a nearby graffiti wall and walking bridge too.

The options for backdrops and the way this location captures the essence of Missoula makes it one of our favorites.

This event is for families with kids of all sizes and ages.


You can reserve your time

right here > on our calendar.


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Here’s what other Missoula parents are saying…

I absolutely love them. I just finished hanging the collage up. A little challenging single handed, but I made it!  I wanted to keep it safe, and it is safest on the wall. Looks wonderful. Photo attached – tools and all. Makes my table look humble next to such pretty photos! I have the rest of the prints positioned around the house looking for homes and planning for frames. I love all of them. Thank you for the extras. I adore the print format – the colors are incredible.

Thank you for all the time and care you put into these. They are perfect. You were right all along — would be a choice I would not regret.


I can not say enough positive comments about these wonderful people/photographers. I have never had pictures taken before that can bring tears to my eyes like this team does. They capture the most perfect moments. I am not a fan of getting my picture taken at all and Nellie makes my whole family of 6 at ease. It isn’t an easy task to get so many young children to smile at the camera yet she accomplishes it better then anyone else! They have been taking our family pictures for the past few years and we will continue to have them document such precious moments for us. Besides doing wonderful work they are the kindness people we know!


Our family had a great experience with Nellie! She was so patient with 6 kiddo’s and made the session so much fun……inspite of the snow and cold weather! The end result was amazing. Beautiful pictures! We will definitely have Nellie take our pictures in the future! I highly recommend



We loved working with Nelli on our newborn photographs. She was great with our son, patient when he got fussy, and went above and beyond to make sure we got the photos we wanted. On top of the amazing shoot experience, the photos, birth announcements and hanging wall art she created are amazing. She was in constant contact, made sure we got exactly what we wanted and was just an absolute pleasure to work with.


Nelli has been taking our family photographs for years.  One of my first experiences with Nelli’s talents was a newborn session she took of my first child.  I had really high expectations for the shoot.  I wanted her to freeze time and capture those precious fleeting first moments with my new baby.  She did just that and somehow made me look amazing in the pictures too!  She also has an uncanny ability to calm babies.  I will never forget when she came in for the shoot and my baby was screaming and very fussy.  I was sure the whole thing would be ruined.  Then she asked to hold the baby and almost miraculously my child calmed down and she was able to get some of the most beautiful pictures I’ve seen.  It is unbelievable to watch her work with newborns.  I have had her take newborn photos for 3 more of my children after the first and every time, without fail she is able to lull them into perfectly peaceful poses. 

Trying to get authentic family photos can be stressful, especially with small children. She makes the entire experience so comfortable and fun.  Since we are all at ease, it really shows in the end photos.  She is highly intuitive and always knows exactly what I am looking for.  Her attention to detail and professionalism is noteworthy and she truly has an artistic eye.  I am always amazed by how she brings out (and captures) the best in all of us. 

I can’t say enough about this amazingly talented photographer. I have recommended her to many friends and family over the years who have hired her for newborn sessions to large wedding ceremonies.  There has only been great praise for her work from all.  If you are lucky enough to hire her for any of your life’s most important events, you will not be disappointed.


Nelli definitely has a gift for capturing sweet moments and a gift for working with kids. I’m not sure how but she was able to capture so many beautiful shots of my entire family including two young boys and two dogs.  Thank you so much for the beautiful artwork that hangs in my living room.


I was SO PLEASED with our photos! I was amazed at how many GOOD photos Nelli was able to capture in such a short amount of time!  This is quite an accomplishment, since we included our 8 children in the photo session, but she made it seem easy!  Jesse & Nelli make a great team in providing photos of EXCELLENT quality.


Jesse and Nelli have been taking our family photos for years and we wouldn’t go to anyone else! Our pictures always turn out so beautiful and professional! They are so fun and easy to work with- they go the extra mile to make sure that you are getting a wonderful product worthy to hang on your walls. I can’t say enough about them!


We purchased a mini session with Jesse and Nelli last fall. Nelli and her daughter, Alicia, took the photos and we were very pleased with how many fantastic pictures they were able to capture in the 20 minute time frame. The photos were so vibrant and really caputured everyones personality. Nelli was great getting our kids attention and making the session fun. They also chose a beautiful outdoor location. When we met to pick out or favorite photos, Nelli had complied a great slideshow of the pictures along with some music, which made it really enjoyable to watch. We were very pleased with the exceptional quality of the prints. They are definitely creative and I would highly recommend them.



Here is a sampling of portraits we have done at Silver Park.

Questions? We offer a complimentary phone consultation.

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About Jesse Boone

Jesse has spent the last decade as a professional photographer. He is co-founder of Finest Moments and Wedding as Art. He is also the creator of SnapShotBot. Jesse's outdoor fine art photography has been featured in PDN and his wedding photography has been featured in Destination I Do and the Wedding Channel.