02.21.2017

DJ & Alex – October 1, 2016

After I created family portraits for them over the summer, DJ and Alex asked me to photograph their fall wedding.  Little did I know it was going to be one of the most beautiful DIY weddings I had captured yet.  With the help of friends and family they transformed their yard into a beautiful rustic setting for their ceremony. And they stayed true to their Alaskan roots with attire including Carhartt vests for the guys and Xtra Tuff boots for the whole wedding party.  There were several memorable moments during their nuptials, including when they realized the rings hadn’t made it out to the altar and the bride’s mother sprinted back inside for them as the guests chuckled.  They said their vows as the bonfire prepared for the reception crackled nearby and the family dogs wandered between the wedding party and the guests looking for a scratch on the ears.  It was casual.  It was heartfelt. It was fun.  And it was perfect.  After the ceremony I stole the bride and groom away to use a nearby field for their portraits in the fall colors while their family set out their fall desserts and started grilling on the fire.  It was a fitting end to a lovely homespun wedding, which I’m sure their entire family will remember fondly for years to come.

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