Professional Photography and Film Services

At The Resort at Paws Up

Professional Photography and Film Services

At The Resort at Paws Up

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 our Professional Photography and Film Services team, headed by Photographer and Filmmaker Stuart Thurlkill. Thurlkill and his team are award-winning artists whose intimate knowledge of the property and activities allows them to seamlessly coordinate with your schedule. The moments captured through their lens are sure to provide you with a spectacular keepsake to treasure forever.

Photography Services

Simple Portrait Sitting

$525


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: river / fence / meadow / forest
  • Professional image retouching and enhancements
  • Photographs available on a private online gallery
  • Delivery time: two weeks

Legacy Portrait Sitting

$725


Large families and groups will love our extended portrait session. Ideal for larger and 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
  • Choice of locations: river / fence / meadow / forest
  • Photographs available on a private online gallery
  • Additional hours: $200 per hour
  • Delivery time: two weeks

Day in the Life Photos at Paws Up

Starting at $2,500


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.

  • Documentary photo shoot of two activities during one day
  • Photographs available on a private online gallery
  • Custom 20-page hardcover photo book
  • Additional hours: $200 per hour
  • Delivery time: three weeks


Videography Services

Legacy Video Session

$1,250


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
  • 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 Video at Paws Up 

Starting at $2,500

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

Private Photography Workshops

Group / Private Lessons

$725


After a quick tutorial of camera (or smartphone) fundamentals, you will head outside to explore the many textures and vistas of Montana. 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.


About Our Resort Photographer Stuart Thurlkill

Stuart Thurlkill and his team excel at providing a visual window into the hearts of their subjects while creating a sense of place from their surroundings. Recognized for their exceptional documentary photographs, they also have established a reputation for advertising, commercial and wedding photography and filmmaking. This creative versatility allows them to tell the story of a special occasion, capture a family portrait or freeze the decisive moment during your exhilarating outdoor adventure.


Event Photography & Film Services

There is no better way to relive your corporate retreat, luxury wedding or family gathering than through the professional photography and film services of Resort Photographer and Filmmaker Stuart Thurlkill and his team. The intimate knowledge and understanding of the Paws Up property and activities allow them to seamlessly coordinate with your schedule to capture breathtaking moments from your event.

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. Let Thurlkill’s creative team focus on making portraits and candid photographs and videos of your entire gathering together.

Event Photos and Videos
Contact us for a custom quote.

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 in the form of photographs and videos. Or create an incentive to display or use in publications, websites or presentations.

Event Photos and Videos
Contact us for a custom quote.


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’s team, who specializes in natural, candid wedding images and videos that capture all the meaningful moments shared between wedding attendees.

Elopement Special
Wedding Photos or Video
Groups under 10
$2,500

Custom quotes available for larger weddings and multiple-day coverage.

Products

  • Online gallery*
  • Fine-art gallery prints
  • Holiday cards
  • Short trailer film*
  • Luxurious books and albums
  • Custom documentary film

*Included in session fee


Contact

To book a session with Paws Up for photography or videography services, please contact a concierge at 406-244-7351 or Concierge Services at 406-244-7334.


Cancellations

All family sessions or workshop 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.