Category Archives: Weddings

09.12.2018

Hendrixson Vow Renewal

Mark & Jan planned a trip to Alaska to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary.  Mark decided to make the trip extra special and arranged a vow renewal on their anniversary while they were here – without telling Jan.  He did …

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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.  …

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02.09.2017

George & Maria – September 22, 2016

George and Maria planned to have a simple outdoor wedding at a park, but when the weather turned sour we had to find and indoor option fast.  Luckily, Reverend Torres, who I work with often was able to call the …

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02.07.2017

Tama & Toria – September 3, 2016

I had never been to a Samoan wedding, so photographing one was a unique experience.  Tama and Toria’s big day paid tribute to their heritage and families with several unique touches including dancers, leis, multiple traditional cakes and luau style …

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08.31.2016

Phillip & Amanda – August 20, 2016

The bride at this lovely wedding is the daughter of a previous client, so when they asked me to come to Kenai to photograph her wedding this summer I quickly said yes.  Although the day was sunny, the wind whipped …

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08.19.2016

Michael & Marissa – July 23, 2016

I adore simple, family-oriented weddings and that’s exactly what Michael and Marissa planned.  The bride’s parents’ home on a small grass airstrip provided a lovely backdrop with two large red birch trees to serve as an alter.  The casual vibe allowed the …

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08.18.2016

Tyler and Molly – July 16, 2016

Tyler and Molly contacted me to photograph their vow renewal and family wedding.  Although they had officially married the year prior in the presence of a handful of family members, they wanted to celebrate their marriage with their extended family by …

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08.02.2016

Jeffrey & Amanda – July 13, 2016

Jeffrey and Amanda came from Florida to elope in Alaska before Jeffrey begins his military career.  Neither had been to the 49th state before, so getting married here was a fun adventure for them both.  I suggested several locations that …

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07.28.2016

Jeffrey & Maria – July 6, 2016

Although the forecast called for rain on their wedding day, we all hoped that the weather would break and the sun would return just in time like it did for Jeffrey and Maria’s family photos.   Unfortunately that didn’t happen, but they …

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07.22.2016

Jaime & Martha – June 26, 2016

Jaime & Martha came to Alaska with their teenage son to celebrate their marriage.  They chose to exchange vows on the dock of Lake Hood at the Lakefront Hotel and were blessed with fantastic weather.  After their beautiful and simple …

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07.21.2016

Bill & Maggie – June 20, 2016

Bill and Maggie came from Detroit to elope in Alaska with their immediate family and very close friends.  They found a lovely home to rent on Air B&B that had an amazing view of the Palmer Hay Flatts and beautiful …

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07.06.2016

Sandy & Carolyn – June 9, 2016

Sandy and Carolyn came all the way from Australia to elope in Alaska – the second couple I’ve worked with to do that!  They planned this simple ceremony to make their union official as part of a grand vacation including …

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06.09.2016

The Funniest Wedding Party

As promised today I’m sharing the funniest shots from Noah & Stephanie’s wedding!  Now you’ll see why I enjoyed every moment I was working with this wedding party.  I knew I was in for a fun day when I told …

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06.08.2016

Noah & Stephanie – March 19, 2016

Large wedding parties can get unruly quickly, but Noah & Stephanie’s wedding party was made up of dear friends and siblings who were 100% there for the bride and groom.  They were seriously one of the best wedding parties I’ve worked with to-date and they kept …

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05.28.2016

Sandro & Kristine – March 25, 2016

Sandro and Kristine planned a very simple and intimate wedding at the Glacier Brewhouse in downtown Anchorage with cultural touches to honor their backgrounds.  We had planned to do some urban portraits on the streets of Anchorage after the ceremony, …

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02.10.2016

Charlie & Mayleen – January 16, 2016

Charlie & Mayleen’s wedding had to be rescheduled several times, but in the end they chose a simple ceremony at the Cook Inlet Overlook behind Kincaid Chalet with their family. Although it was chilly the snow provided a beautiful backdrop …

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02.09.2016

Dan & Kelsey – January 2, 2016

These young sweethearts planned a small intimate celebration filled with love to begin their marriage. A simple Quaker ceremony allowed their close friends and family to share heartfelt well wishes and words of wisdom, some of which brought chuckles and …

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10.13.2015

Aaron & Laura – September 20, 2015

This adventurous couple first planned to exchange “I Dos” after diving in a tropical locale, but after finding out they were expecting their first child they opted to elope in Alaska instead. Luckily, the weather cooperated with beautiful sunshine for …

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08.19.2015

Joe & Killian – August 2, 2015

I’m so glad to see the latest wedding trend is to depart from lavish affairs to simpler celebrations with special personal touches. That’s exactly what Joe and Killian did. They let the focus be on their union and family rather …

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08.14.2015

Daniel & Maekayla – July 25, 2015

Daniel and Maekayla’s wedding was simply lovely.  A family friends’ farm in Butte provided a stunning backdrop of Pioneer Peak which was accentuated by the stunning altar made of birch trees.  They incorporated their families and friends in the ceremony …

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07.30.2015

Cody & Bailey – July 18, 2015

Cody and Bailey had a clear vision of what they wanted for their wedding – a personal ceremony in a beautiful setting, surrounded by an intimate group of friends and family.  And that’s exactly what they did.  There were no …

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04.17.2015

Scott & Natasha – March 28, 2015

A referral from a mutual friend brought Scott and Natasha to me with a request to photograph their wedding. They wanted a small celebration focused on the family their marriage would create and planned to have their children be their …

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11.23.2014

Rick & Caroline – November 13, 2014

Rick and Caroline planned a simple and intimate wedding in Girdwood between their alternating shifts on the slope and wanted a few photos to remember the occasion.  Although there wasn’t any snow yet it was quite chilly out, but that …

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10.19.2014

Ryan & Amanda – October 12, 2014

Although Ryan and Amanda had a small official ceremony elsewhere, they wanted some wedding portraits done at the beautiful Eagle River Nature Center, where I’d also done their engagement session.  Luckily, the day of their session the rain paused and …

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09.11.2014

Dennis & Carol – September 4, 2014

Visiting Alaska from Australia, Dennis and Carol decided to tie the knot after 20 years together and asked me to capture the moment with some photos. They wanted a simple ceremony, so getting married while on vacation was the perfect …

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09.02.2014

James & Kristene – August 14, 2014

James and Kristene contacted me about photographing their wedding based on a referral from a previous customer.  They didn’t plan to go the traditional route when it came to their nuptials and wanted someone who was ready to document their …

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07.28.2014

Paul & Kat – July 18, 2014

Paul and Kat contacted me from Oklahoma City to arrange photos of their simple nuptials here in Alaska during a trip to visit Paul’s uncle.  They were looking for a location that would provide beautiful scenery and originally chose the …

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06.12.2014

Zach & Crystal – May 17, 2014

I’ve been waiting for Zach and Crystal’s wedding since late last year when I did an engagement session, followed by a family session for them.  Their union created a blended family of two girls and two boys, which was represented …

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04.06.2014

John & Nicole – March 15, 2014

Due to deployments and odd schedules, it’s fairly common for military couples to tie the knot in the presence of a few friends where they are stationed, then celebrate with a full ceremony and reception at a later date ‘back …

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01.27.2014

Sally & Dane – January 19, 2014

After my session with the Mills Family, my husband and I hung around the park to let our dogs play in the snow before driving back home.  We ended up chatting with some folks who pulled in and discovered that …

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