About this Vendor
Husband & Wife Team - Capturing Love in Montana
We've photographed love stories from wine country California to the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC, but our favorite weddings are from within the beautiful mountains of Montana. We believe that marriages are even more important than weddings and that the memories we capture are good for relationships. We don't just take pictures, we capture your inspiring story and preserve it as a generational heirloom.
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Film Photography, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums, Photo + Video
BEST photographers!Reviewed on 7/17/2014 Giovanna S
Jesse and Nelli at Finest Moments are the absolute best photographers. Their photos caught my attention on Facebook and when we met with them they sealed the deal. They were professional, courteous, and they really wanted to get to know us! But most importantly, their photos were incredible. Of all our wedding vendors, we have received the most compliments on our photography. Every picture is a work of art and we love them all. They are pricier but you truly get what you pay for. We were very hesitant about paying what we paid but we had heard nothing but horror stories about other photographers. You do not have to worry about a thing with Finest Moments. In fact, they have thrown in extras for free. Not to mention, they had photos to us before we even returned from our honeymoon! They are quick! You will not regret hiring Finest Moments for you wedding day. I have not one bad thing to say about them, the service they provided, and their finished product!
Amazing Photos, Awesome PeopleReviewed on 5/03/2014 Hayley C
Jesse and Nelli are just wonderful. They are so incredibly nice, answered all our (many) questions, and took unbelievably amazing photos. They made sure to get all the specific photos we asked for and we were even more blown away by all the candid photos they captured. They also made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and we just had a blast working with them. Highly recommend.
Phenomenal is the only word to describe.Reviewed on 11/22/2013 Ashley W
Jessie and Nelli of Finest Moments Photography were exactly everything I was looking for in wedding photography. Aside from being the sweetest people to work with, their eye and ability to capture the magic of the moment is unlike any other. I HIGHLY recommend, you won't be disappointed! Worth every penny!
Superb productReviewed on 7/21/2013 Molly C
Jesse and Nelli are kind, patient, professional, creative and timely. I couldn't have asked for a better photography team :)
Engagement PhotosReviewed on 10/18/2012 Victoria M
Jesse shot our engagement session and was such a pleasure to work with! He came out to where we were on Lake Erie and captured some really beautiful shots for us in 3 different locations. He really listened to what we were looking for and had some great ideas of his own that made for some of my favorite photos of us! They provide great service to their customers, a reasonable rate, and a phenomenal product. If you chose them to take any photos for you, no matter what the occasion, you will not be dissapointed and will be sure to love the photos for years to come! If we had another reason to have photos taken there, I wouldn't hesitate to call them again!
Absolutely Perfect!!!!Reviewed on 6/25/2012 Ashley M
I can not say enough about the Finest Moments crew! Not only did they take the most amazing photos at our wedding, they acted professionally, stayed incognito to guests and were a pleasure to work with. Not only have we had compliments on how beautiful our photos turned out, guests shared how nice it was to not have the photographers in the way all the time. Thank you thank you! Our wedding photos are all over our house as beautiful reminders of the magic day!
After a few bumps, happy overallReviewed on 11/05/2011 Katie G
Overall my husband and I were happy with Finest Moments and our wedding pictures. Like all wedding services you have to make sure they accommodate what YOU the customer want. FM lacked in this area a bit in accommodating our schedule and desires the day of the wedding-which by no means were unreasonable, especially for a wedding. This is something, unfortunately, you run into with a lot of wedding vendors. Ultimately, after some discussion, they did accommodate our request and our pictures turned out great!!! EVERYONE love our pictures and commented on how beautiful they turned out. And the two photographers we worked with on our actual wedding day were great. FM is on the pricier side, but it is definitely reasonable for the product and I would recommend them, with the advice that you make sure FM or any wedding vendor makes every reasonable effort to accommodate you! After all, you are spending a lot of money, energy and time dedicated to your day. You wouldn't be there unless your significant other was exactly who you wanted to be there with! Make sure your wedding vendors are there will you 100%, too! You can never replace wedding pictures and I trusted FM to take care of this for us. They also made all the changes and suggestions we had regarding our photo book, and delivered it in a timely fashion. We absolutely love it! However we did have to follow up with them about sending the e-version of our engagement pictures, which they should have initially included. Overall, if we had to go back in time and do it all over again, I would still use FMs because my husband and I LOVE our pictures, but I would make sure from the start to let them know what we want, and if they weren't willing, we would go elsewhere.
Absolutely wonderful!Reviewed on 11/02/2011 Amy B
I love Finest Moments! They are not only friendly, easy-going, fun, personable, and professional, but they have amazing talent! I LOVE my wedding photos and album, they turned out beautiful! Jesse and Nelli totally captured the joy and fun of our wedding day, and for that I am so grateful! I cannot recommend them more highly!
Finest Moments - Work speaks for itselfReviewed on 10/06/2011 Denee R
The photos from these photographers are amazing, and you will recieve great feedback to anyone you show the pictures too. When looking at the costs of pictures after the wedding also, I don't think we realized how expensive this all is...so, I wish the value was a little better. I also wish the photographer would have made a list to reference (or ask me to) of pictures we wanted on the day of the wedding....we discussed in advance, but missed some because slipped our mind that day. THey are very friendly and great to work with. I felt at home with our photographers, and are excited by some of the shots we got. If you can afford them, I recommend them!
Where do I begin?!?!!!!!!Reviewed on 6/07/2011 Angela M
AMAZING. Beyond amazing.... From day one, Jesse made me feel like he knew exactly what i was looking for. Our pictures were amazing, their hospitality at their studio is amazing. The fact that they're two couples, that totally understand what a wedding is about is amazing. They truly are THE BEST. Everyone kept saying that every time they turned around one of the photographers were there. They caught EVERYTHING. Its like video, but still-motion. Thank you beyond Thank you.
Absolutely amazing photographer!Reviewed on 6/02/2011 Kristen F
Nelli did my wedding (along with Rachel) and I can't say enough good things about her. She was laid back and easy to work with on formal shots. She captured everything about the wedding and the reception. My photos are incredible. She really caught the emotion of everything. I also have the rights to my photos, which is wonderful.
Nelli did a beautiful job!Reviewed on 12/18/2010 Meghan G
My husband and I have the most beautiful photos of our wedding day. Nelli was great and made us feel so comfortable. The shots are so beautiful and the way they edit them make them look spectacular. I only wish they had stopped us to pose for a few more with the guests and our parents at the reception. Other than that, they were perfect. If I had it to do over, I would chose Finest Moments again without question.
AMAZING-couldn't have asked for more!!Reviewed on 10/17/2010 Laura L
Their photographers are very easy to work with and take stunning magazine quality pictures! They didn't miss a thing from our day. I had planned on spending the majority of our budget on photos and I was not disappointed! You get the rights to your photos which was super important to us and they make you a custom hard page book that tells the story of your wedding. I am so glad we were able to have them capture our day!
Review for Finest Moments PhotographyReviewed on 6/09/2009 Lauren D
AMAZING! Most wonderful album ever gorgeous pictures worth every penny so easy to get along with quick turn around just wonderful
Meet The Owner
Jesse & Nelli
We've been together since High-School and are currently raising our family together in Missoula, Montana. We started our first photography business in Cleveland, Ohio 12 years ago. Since moving back to our hometown, we've started over, building our dream photography studio and teaching at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography.