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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02.17.2017

Michael – Class of 2017

Michael first stood in front of my lens during his girlfriend’s senior session, so when it came time to do his own photos he already knew what to expect.  He’s definitely an Alaskan guy, so we used the rustic backdrops at the UAF Experimental Farm to play up his personality.  He especially liked using the old deuce & a half and heavy equipment around the farm as props.  I wish him a great senior year and hope his cool demeanor continues to serve him well.

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02.17.2017

Taylor – Class of 2017

Taylor’s mom contacted me about Senior pictures just as the fall colors started to show and luckily I had room in my schedule to fit in a quick session for her.  Here with the military, they wanted her portraits to showcase Anchorage so we chose Point Woronzof so we could get shots with the city skyline in the background.  We also incorporated a few fun props her mom brought along and her cheerleader gear to show her school pride.  I hope her senior year continues to be a great one and she reaches all of her goals after graduation.

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