Monday, March 19, 2012 Posted in Engagements
Amanda + Tyler are getting married this August and we couldn’t be more excited! We met up with them last weekend for their winter engagement session. It was so gorgeous and sunny, but pretty cold (like in the single digits cold) and they were troopers during our 1.5 hour shoot, especially Amanda! I love their ice skating & balloon ideas … so fun! They are both so photogenic and it was incredibly hard to choose just a few to feature here! Enjoy
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Posted in Weddings
Emlyn and Cody had a gorgeous wedding celebration on September 2, 2011! Their ceremony was held at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and their reception was held at the Anchorage Golf Course. Cody is the golf professional at the course, so it was the perfect location for their celebration! We rode around the course with the newlyweds on golf carts to capture to some fun couple portraits. Everything about the day was beautiful and perfect … enjoy some of our favorites from the day below!
Emlyn’s adorable niece & nephew!
Monday, September 19, 2011 Posted in Weddings
In one of Adi’s first emails to me she described her wedding as an Anthropologie inspired wedding with a modern vintage feel. I was immediately in love! Adi + Chad did an unbelievable job of putting all of the details together to achieve exactly that look … it was amazing!
On the morning of August 20th, 2011 they had their sealing at the Anchorage Alaska Temple where I met up with them for a few family & bridal party shots. Their reception was held at the beautiful Hillis home where the backyard modern vintage themed reception came to life! There was an amazing spread of yummy desserts and the tent had splashes of gorgeous purple and orange flowers created by Jessica of Blushing Blooms. I want to give a BIG thank you to my fabulous second shooter for the day, Heather Dunn with Ambience Photography!
Adi + Chad ~ Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your big day! As you know, I absolutely love your style and all of the fun details you put into your wedding. It was all perfect Enjoy some of my favorites below!
Another gorgeous bouquet by Jessica of Blushing Blooms!
Adi’s dress was so perfect!!!
Adi’s adorable niece & nephew!!!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Posted in Weddings
Ellie + Jacobe had a beautiful, vintage-themed backyard wedding on August 6th! The wedding took place at Ellie’s childhood lakeside home in Nelchina. It was an amazing backdrop for an even more amazing wedding! I love everything and anything vintage so walking into Ellie + Jacobe’s reception area was like walking into a dream They had so many amazing details and fun vintage props, including a “sweets” dresser filled with yummy apple pie, caramel apples, tarts, and so much more!
An amazingly talented bluegrass band (Full Sail) serenaded the guests during the reception. An axe throw competition broke out at one point and I believe that Ellie’s younger sister, Sammy, got a bulls eye on her first throw All in all, the entire day was just perfect. Words don’t really do this wedding justice so I’m going to start with the pictures so you can see how amazing everything was for yourself! Enjoy some our favorites …
Ellie’s adorable niece & nephew, aka flower girl and ring bearer!
Ellie’s aunt, Tracey, designed all of the gorgeous flowers!
Just a sample of the AMAZING details!!!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Posted in Weddings
It was such an honor to be able to capture Katelyn + Josh’s wedding day! I’ve known Katelyn for years and actually used to babysit her at one time … I can’t believe that now she is married! We met Josh back in May during their engagement session and it was immediately so evident that these two are perfect for each other.
The weather started a little rainy on the wedding day, but cleared up just in time for us to get some killer shots outside at the lake before heading over to the church. Katelyn was a drop-dead gorgeous bride and Josh was mighty handsome himself … they made our job easy!
The ceremony was held at the First Presbyterian Church of Wasilla, which is the same church that Jeremy and I were married in almost exactly 7 years earlier on July 31, 2004! The reception was held at the gorgeous Settlers Bay Lodge … amazing food, dancing, and fun!
Enjoy some of our favorites below …
Love the flowers by Blushing Blooms!
One of my favorites …
Love this shot that Jeremy captured of Josh …
Friday, August 5, 2011 Posted in Weddings
Theresa + Jamin had a gorgeous July wedding at the Palmer Train Depot! Their ceremony was amazing and I just loved the way Jamin looked at Theresa as her dad walked her down the aisle and the sweet smile that never left Theresa’s face. It is so evident that these two are madly in love! Theresa and Jamin didn’t let a little rain ruin their day and I love the bridal party, couple, and family shots that we were able to grab oustide after the ceremony. You can even see the rain in a few of the pics – so perfect!
The reception was a blast. One moment that really stood out to me was when Theresa was surprised with a video toast made by her best friend who couldn’t make it to the wedding. It was so sweet and brought many tears and laughs to the happy couple! Theresa serenaded Jamin with a song, the first dance was perfect, and the night ended with Jamin and his guys revealing their super hero t-shirts! All in all it was a beautiful and fun day … congrats you two! It’s going to be amazing to see how God uses you together as a couple to change the world!
A big thank you to Chelsea Stephens for being my fabulous second shooter for the day!
Enjoy some of my favorites below …
Monday, August 1, 2011 Posted in Weddings
Aby + Phillip tied the knot on July 9th at the gorgeous Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge! The entire day was picture perfect starting with the sweet ceremony on the lodge’s deck with a magnificent backdrop. We had so much fun taking pictures with the family & bridal party and we couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous couple to photograph. I absolutely love the bright colors & vintage details Aby + Phillip chose for the day! The night ended with an outdoor tent reception … delicious dinner, sweet first dance, memorable toasts, fun cake cutting, and of course a bubble exit!
Aby + Phillip ~ Thank you so much for choosing us to capture your big day! You are an amazing couple and it was so fun to be a part of it all. It was so hard to pick just a few, but enjoy some of our favorites below!
Ceremony & Reception Venue – Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Caterer – Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Florist – Jodi Kennedy, Southside Party Flowers
Cake Designer – Stephanie Moore
Hair Stylist – Amanda Williams & Kaye-Leigh Riley, Legally Blonde
Makeup Artist – Mia, Alaska Makeup Team
Thursday, July 21, 2011 Posted in Weddings
Renee + Dustin had an incredible Alaskan glacier wedding last weekend! Yes, glacier! The bride and groom got ready at the gorgeous Inn at Whittier and after a sweet “first look” we loaded up into 2 boats and headed out to Blackstone Bay. The weather and water were perfect and after about an hour ride we arrived at the beach of Lawrence glacier! Renee’s father set up the beautiful arbor that he crafted for the ceremony site and after a few bride and groom formals the wedding began. To say that the backdrop was breathtaking would definitely be an understatement … it was INCREDIBLE! Renee and Dustin surprised everyone when they lit a roman candle for their unity candle during their ceremony! After the family and bridal party pics were complete we loaded up into the boats and headed back to the Inn for a delicious meal. Such a perfect end to a perfect day!
Renee + Dustin ~ Thanks again for choosing us to be a part of your wedding! It was an amazing, intimate, and gorgeous day. Enjoy some of our favorites below …
Thursday, July 14, 2011 Posted in Engagements
Last week we met up with Emlyn + Cody at Hatcher Pass for their engagement session! It was so fun to finally meet these two and we are getting super excited about their September 2nd wedding. Emlyn + Cody brought some fun props for the session, including a pair of stick-on mustaches … LOVE it! I can’t wait to see all of the fun details that they come up with for the wedding
Emlyn + Cody ~ Enjoy some of our favorites from your session below. We’ll be in touch soon!