Hello! I'm the face behind 40 Watt Photo: Mallory Grace Regan.
I'm a full-time wedding and portrait photographer based in Bozeman, Montana. I moved from my hometown of Atlanta to Bozeman for a little peace and quiet, and stayed for the mountains, the funny people, and the good beer.
I got my first camera as a high school graduation gift and started emailing photographers near my hometown asking if I could shoot with them, carry their lights, polish their shoes, whatever. Luckily somebody bit and I was assisting at my first wedding in the summer of 2011. I remember texting my mom from the reception saying “I was born for this”. I still believe that to be true. I continued assisting throughout college, taking on my own work here and there, and fully launched my business when I started booking my own weddings in 2013.
I'm a very typical Bozeman twenty-something: I have a dog, I drive a Subaru, I hang out at breweries, and I play outside as much as I can. I may or may not occasionally skip a day of work if the skiing is good, but when it's time to get to work, I've got your back 110%. As a photographer, I wear a lot of different hats. My job is not just to take great photos (which I will), but to make you feel comfortable and confident. I do my job with excellence and professionalism, and I don't take it for granted. I've worked HARD to make this my career, and I'm not playing around. I work hard, and I play hard.
Photographing people is a weird and wonderful job. I put a lot of work into helping you plan and prepare for your wedding photos, but I will also cry at your ceremony and dance at your reception. I laugh at ALL dad jokes. I can pin a boutonniere as fast as your florist. Most importantly, I'll make you feel relaxed and confident. You'll genuinely enjoy having your photo taken, and you'll be proud of the result for years to come.
After your wedding, I'll check in on you every now and then to see how you are. I'll buy you a beer if you're ever in town. And I will never, ever stop being grateful that I was included in your wedding.
What you can
Communicate quickly. I reply to all emails within 24 hours, and texts or phone calls the same day
Direct you to help you feel your best and create a laidback vibe so you feel natural while being photographed (you'll forget I'm even there!)
Edit your images to look like the brightest and best version of yourself
Plan a detailed photo schedule with you to share with everyone to help the day run smoothly and keep everyone on the same page
Make it easy to share your photos with your family and friends after your wedding
Act professionally, but probably cry at your wedding (what? I'm only human!)
I WILL NOT
Ghost you, your planner, your mom, or anyone involved in planning your wedding
Force you into cheesy poses that feel weird or awkward
Photoshop you to look fake
Show up unprepared, get flustered in large groups, or get overwhelmed by a rowdy wedding party
Deliver your images to you late or make promises I can't keep about my timeline
Ignore your ideas, feedback, or requests
Cause a distraction during quiet, intimate moments
are the same.
Mallory Solo Shooting
Personalized Wedding Day Schedule
Online Proofing Gallery for Friends & Family
Free Downloads for the Bride & Groom
High Quality Prints
Wedding photography pricing with 40 Watt Photo is not standardized. Every detail of your wedding is unique to you, and I know that pricing for wedding photography is not a “one size fits all” system. If you’ll pack out a church that seats 300 guests or have your 10 closest friends in a park, if you’ll be starting your day with a 9am bouquet delivery or picking wildflowers on your way to the ceremony, if you’ll be dancing for hours or making s’mores by a bonfire, I can build a package for you!
Each wedding is quoted a custom price based on your needs. Get in touch so I can learn more about your plans and we can talk about what will work best for you.