Photography and Film Services

At The Resort at Paws Up


Corporate events, weddings and family gatherings

There is no better way to relive your corporate retreat, luxury wedding or family gathering than through the photographs and films of Resort Photographer and Filmmaker Stuart Thurlkill. Thurlkill’s intimate knowledge and understanding of the Paws Up property and activities allow him to seamlessly sync up with your schedule to capture plenty of moments from your event.

Corporate Events

Successful businesses from across the world use our breathtaking setting for planning sessions, think-tank meetings and reward outings for outstanding performance. Send your participants home with a treasured memory from their time at Paws Up, documented by Thurlkill. Or create an incentive photo or video to display or use in publications, websites or presentations.

Weddings

With starlit skies and untouched wilderness, Paws Up provides an awe-inspiring backdrop for a one-of-a-kind wedding. Your momentous day will be stunningly documented with the help of Thurlkill, who specializes in natural, candid shots and videos that capture all the passion and joy shared between wedding attendees.

Family Gatherings

The Resort at Paws Up caters to large family reunions as well as multigenerational groups. Additionally, Paws Up specializes in accommodating anniversaries, birthdays or other significant family celebrations. Thurlkill will focus on making portraits and candid photographs and videos of your entire gathering together, including breaking down into smaller family groupings.

Event Coverage Fees
Elopement Special
$1,500
Event Photos or Videos
Half-Day
$2,500
Event Photos or Videos
Half-Day
$3,500
Event Photos and Videos
Full-Day
$4,500
Event Photos or Videos
Full-Day
$6,000
Event Photos and Videos
Custom quotes available for multiple-day coverage or photo and video coverage.

Products

  • Online gallery*
  • Short trailer film*
  • Framed print in Paws Up frame*
  • Keepsake books and albums
  • Fine-art gallery prints
  • Custom highlight film
*Included in session fee

Families, couples and kids

Every visit to The Resort at Paws Up is unique, and if you’re like most of our guests, your stay will become a cherished memory. So we invite you to contact Resort Photographer and Filmmaker Stuart Thurlkill. Thurlkill is an award-winning artist whose intimate knowledge of the property and activities allows him to seamlessly coordinate with your schedule. And the moments captured through his lens are sure to provide you with a spectacular keepsake to treasure forever.

Photography Services

Simple Portrait Sitting

$425

During the Paws Up Simple Portrait Session, our acclaimed resort photographer will capture the quintessential family portrait. Schedule a 30-minute session and have your family pose with Big Sky Country as the beautiful backdrop. Great as wall art or for your holiday cards!

  • 30-minute casual photo shoot
  • Choice of location: chuck wagon or meadow behind Pomp
  • Professional image retouching and enhancements
  • Photographs available on a private online gallery
  • Receive a wooden Paws Up frame with a photo from the session
  • Additional hours: $200 per hour
  • Delivery time: two weeks

Legacy Portrait Sitting

$725

Large families and groups will love our extended portrait session. Ideal for multigenerational families, the Legacy Portrait Sitting will focus on making portraits and candid photographs of your entire family together. During the sitting we will take time to break into smaller family groupings.

  • One-hour casual photo shoot
  • Photographer will meet you at the Wilderness Outpost or at your home or camp
  • Choice of locations: river / mountain / meadow
  • Professional image retouching and enhancements
  • Photographs available on a private online gallery
  • Receive a wooden Paws Up frame with a photo from the session
  • Additional hours: $200 per hour
  • Delivery time: two weeks

Medium Format Film Sitting

$900

The Medium Format Film Sitting will focus on making portraits of your entire family together and will allow time for breaking into smaller family groupings. Instead of using a digital camera, your portrait artist will utilize medium format film’s unique ability to capture natural light and provide rich prints with warm, almost glowing tones.

  • One-hour casual photo shoot
  • Photographer will meet you at the Wilderness Outpost or at your home or camp
  • Choice of locations: river / mountain / meadow
  • Professional image retouching and enhancements
  • Photographs available on a private online gallery
  • Receive a wooden Paws Up frame with a photo from the session
  • Additional hours: $200 per hour
  • Delivery time: three weeks

Day in the Life at Paws Up

Starting at $2,000

Let us help you tell the story of your experience in Montana at The Last Best Place. Our resort photographer will capture casual portraits and dynamic candid photos. We will preserve your memories with a custom-designed photography book.

  • Casual photo shoot of two activities during one day
  • Professional image retouching and enhancements
  • Photographs available on a private online gallery
  • Custom 20-page hardcover photo book
  • Receive a wooden Paws Up frame with a photo from the session
  • Additional hours: $200 per hour
  • Delivery time: three weeks

Videography Services

Legacy Video Session

$725

Large families and groups will love our video sessions. Ideal for multigenerational families, the Legacy Video Session will focus on documenting your entire family together during one of your activities.

  • One-hour casual video shoot
  • Filmmaker will meet you at the Wilderness Outpost or at your home or camp
  • Choice of locations: river / mountain / meadow
  • Professional video editing
  • Three-minute video trailer edit
  • Additional hours: $200 per hour
  • Delivery time: three weeks

Day in the Life at Paws Up Video

Starting at $2,000

Let us tell the story of your experience in Montana at The Last Best Place. The Day in the Life Video will cover two of your activities as you explore the rivers and mountains at Paws Up.

  • Casual video shoot of two activities during one day
  • Filmmaker will meet you at the Wilderness Outpost or at your home or camp
  • Choice of locations: TBD
  • Professional video editing
  • Five-minute video trailer edit
  • Additional hours: $200 per hour
  • Delivery time: three weeks

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Photography Instruction

Photography Instruction

Group / Private Lessons

$750

After a quick tutorial of camera (or smartphone) fundamentals, you’ll be transported to a scenic dropoff point to meet Stuart Thurlkill. Give your kids (and yourself!) the chance to explore the world from a bird’s (or a worm’s) point of view. Participants will gain a better understanding of light, composition and color, as well as a deep appreciation for nature. At the end of the workshop, you will have a collection of photographs to cherish from your time in Big Sky Country.


Wilderness Workshop: Sunset Photography

Complimentary

Join Stuart Thurlkill for a brief tutorial on how best to capture subjects and landscapes in the setting sunlight, and then venture out into the field together to take photos. Bring your camera, or feel free to use the one on your phone. Contact Concierge Services for dates and details.


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Meet the Photographer

Award-winning resort photographer and filmmaker Stuart Thurlkill

Stuart Thurlkill

Stuart Thurlkill excels at providing a visual window into the hearts and minds of his subjects while creating a sense of place from their surroundings. Recognized for his exceptional documentary photographs, he’s also established a reputation for advertising, commercial and wedding photography and filmmaking. As an artist, he believes his most important challenge is to see community, neighbors and work with a fresh, new understanding. Thurlkill’s versatility allows him to tell the story of a special occasion, capture a family portrait or freeze the decisive moment during an exhilarating outdoor adventure.


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Contact

To book a session with Paws Up Resort Photographer Stuart Thurlkill, contact the Wilderness Outpost at 406-244-7351 or Concierge Services at 406-244-7334.

Cancellations

All cancellations require 24-hour advance notice. All cancellations made within 24 hours, including “no shows,” will be charged full price. Guests will not be charged for sessions canceled due to extreme weather conditions. Changes made to bookings within 24 hours may result in a service charge.


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