Raise your hand if it’s your birthday!  (Or if your birthday was 3 months ago ;-))  Miss K invited me out the week of her birthday to capture her sweet spunky attitude and watch her eat some cake for the first time!  Her mama did such a wonderful job planning her photography session.  She had a lot of little details like her heels and pearls from her wedding day, a banner from her newborn session and more.  The session was really so much fun.  When it was time to dive into her cake she was a bit hesitant and then had a little wrestling match with it.  In the true spirit of the cake smash she made a good mess with a little coaxing from mama.  After a bath and a nap we bundled up and headed out into the frigid winter weather (quite unlike the weather Bozeman is currently experiencing) for a few Christmas card pictures.  2014-12-12_0001 2015-02-13_0001  2015-02-13_0003 2015-02-13_00022015-02-13_0004This weekend I was going through some boxes and found one of the first pictures I had taken of Miss K’s daddy in Bozeman High School photo class seventeen years ago!2015-02-13_0005Kelly Kuntz is a baby and family photographer in Bozeman, MT contact Kelly Kuntz Photography for more information about Bozeman cake smash photography.


Wow!  After some down to the wire voting FOUR winners emerged for Pic of the Year!  Hooray!  Congratulations  to Mama and baby who are the grand prize winners of a Kelly Kuntz Photography Family session and digital package.  Congratulations to the First Prize winners, 2nd place in the popular vote was a TIE and the winner chosen by panel of professional photographers, T family, little boy K and P Family.  They will each walk away with a medium canvas from their session.  Congratulations to these families and thank you to everyone who participated and voted.


The leaves this fall were just glorious, and I was so excited this family called to book photos of their family at home playing in the leaves under their favorite tree.  Sweet little sister was a gem and so easy to photograph.  Big brother wasn’t too impressed with this new lady coming into his home, but like most kids he couldn’t stay annoyed at me long and pretty soon he was smiling, joking and laughing along with the rest of us.  I mean seriously who can stay mad while riding your bike through a giant pile of leaves?  2015-01-02_0001 2015-01-02_0002 2015-01-02_0003  2015-01-02_0005 2015-01-02_00042015-01-02_0006Kelly Kuntz is a family photographer in Bozeman, MT contact Kelly Kuntz Photography for more information about Bozeman family photography.  Fall family photography sessions tend to book up very quickly.  If you’re thinking of a fall (October) session this year please book as soon as possible.


There are 19 entries in the running for Kelly Kuntz Photography’s Pic of the Year. These images were selected by the clients who chose to enter for your consideration to become winners. Here’s how it works:

  • Cast your vote(s) for your favorite image(s) in the poll below between now and midnight MST ON February 2, 2015.  Thank you for voting, the contest has ended see who one.
  • You can view each entry larger in THIS GALLERY
  • While you can only vote once per day, you can vote for more than one image

If you do not see the online poll directly above this please use this link to cast your vote.

On February 3rd, winners will be announced here and on Facebook, selected as follows:

  • The winner from the popular vote from this online poll – Will receive the title of 2014 Pic of the Year and a Family Session complete with digital package (some restrictions apply)
  • The first runner up from the popular vote from this online poll and a winner selected from a panel of professional photographers will each win a 16×20 canvas from their 2014 session.
The fine print:
Only voting via this online poll counts toward the vote. You can vote for more than one image, but voting is monitored and you can only vote once per day. Anyone caught tampering with the contest or violating the rules will be immediately disqualified. Kelly Kuntz Photography reserves the right to modify the contest or prizes as necessary. No purchase necessary to win. While “likes” and comments here and on Facebook are nice, they do NOT count toward the final vote. 

ONE!  I love one year sessions.  Babies are usually full of giggles, smiles and can so off their tricks of clapping, crawling, standing and attempting to walk.  I dislike one year photo sessions because it means I won’t get to see this peanut in 3 or 6 months.  One of my favorite aspects of this family is that they made their session personal to them.  Their sessions were always in or around their family homes, using props that were important to them.  For example when we placed their newborn in the drift boat that held the gifts and cards at their wedding.  Shooting in the same location showed the passage of time with the change of seasons.  Her mama was standing in the exact spot she is sitting in the picture below.  Then we hid mostly indoors when she learned to sit and crawl.  Even though our year together is over I am excited to see the bubbly, crazy talking, running toddler that she is today and can’t wait to see her this summer throwing rocks in that same river.    2015-01-10_0005  2015-01-10_0003 2015-01-10_0002 2015-01-10_00042015-01-10_0001   Kelly Kuntz is a baby photographer in Bozeman, MT contact Kelly Kuntz Photography for more information about Bozeman photographers.