At the beginning of May, I had the kind pleasure of meeting and photographing Lauree & her fiance for engagement portraits. Lauree was up from Oklahoma visiting him, and would not return before their wedding in November. I appreciated how kind, flexible, and easy to photograph they both were. They were even willing to experiment with a location for creative photographs that I LOVE during the winter, but hadn’t tried in the spring/summer/fall. At the time, was able to kill my first mosquito (hahaha!), and have since killed many more (*#%ing Mosquitoes!). The location worked out decently enough, but not quite what I had imagined. So in return, I wanted to reward them for their efforts & flexibility with a few more photos from a nearby side street & fence that gave us some great natural & relaxed portraits. I wish them the best for their November wedding! =)
Tag: alaska engagement photography
A beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day to… take some awesome engagement photos of Shelby & Her soon-to-be hubby. =) We met just off the road on tudor & enjoyed some April sun rays. Then later headed down Tudor for one of my favorite portrait places: the bridge on campbell creek. As always, I loved seeing their love for each other, and the precious time spent together. I felt honored by some great compliments from the couple, saying how relaxed and natural they felt with me as their photographer throughout the engagement photography session. It always makes my day to hear I helped make other’s days too. =)
Photoshoot taken in Town Square in downtown, Anchorage, Alaska.
Anchorage Alaska Engagement Photographers Downtown urban photography
Had a wonderful time with David & Clarissa at Glen Alps, Flat Top in Anchorage, Alaska. We had an engagement portrait session with some rather perfect weather, that is if you’re not wearing Converse Tennis Shoes (right, David?). The scenery is stunning as always, and the photos came out great. However, my favorite part of the engagement portrait shoot was watching the interaction, care, & devotion these two already have towards each other. I can tell they are just good to each other & for each other. It doesn’t take too hard of a look to see those essential elements pop in the engagement photos below.
I was looking through our photo collections, and I stumbled upon these photos. Since I over hauled the website for this design, I have been wanting / needing of creating lot many more blog posts about wedding photography from all of the years we have been doing it. However, haven’t had the time to get it all up there. So, I thought “Hey! Let’s give a little throw-back blog post of some of our favorites wedding photos from several years ago. I am hoping to eventually add these weddings into our blog post collections. There are also several photos from engagement photography as well. =) Please enjoy all of the wedding photography & wedding photojournalism from around Anchorage & Alaska:
Had the pleasure of taking some engagement photos of a fun and goofy couple at the museum in Anchorage, Alaska. I had so much fun as they made the experience super enjoyable for both them and myself. It was great to see what I tell people that the more fun they have, the more fun the photos are!
Andrew & Krystal were real troopers. It was February & we chose Beluga Point as our location for engagement photography – too windy. So we moved to McHugh Creek – Normally wind covered & perfect – again too windy. We did take some photos there, but we were all soo cold to the bone – so we moved over to the Anchorage museum & had a wonderful time being warm…. (& taking photos). =)
In addition to their wedding photography, Kamaria & Wilmoth said they wanted to add a post- wedding photography session in which we would photograph them in their wedding attire & then go to Beluga Point for some photos in the style of engagement photography.
We had an interesting & fun photography session. During our post- wedding photography session, we encountered one of the park’s regular inhabitants. At first Nolan was really nice & very interested in what we were doing, but kept his distance. We noticed that he’d had some alcohol, but he remained calm. As the photography continued, he became a little more friendly, then a little more friendly. It eventually got to the point that he wanted to either be in the photo or direct me how to take the best photos. All remained peaceful until the very last moment when we were leaving. Nolan suddenly took offense to us & became very very confrontational. Having clients with me & the fragile photo gear that I had on me, my goal was to avoid any physical altercation. We tried staying calm, but he kept getting closer & closer no matter how quickly we walked. At one point, I grabbed my keys in my fist just in case. It seemed he was ready to swing any moment.
Thankfully nothing happened, but man that was an experience! It did help that we were in a group & I found out later they all would’ve help protect each other, but man I do not wish for another one of those experiences!
The other good news: We got some great Post- Wedding & Engagement Photography! Enjoy:
I really enjoyed meeting & photographing Kamaria & Wilmoth. They were so pleasant to get along with & had wonderful friends and family at their wedding. I really enjoyed the strong values & conviction they shared about their commitment to be with each other that they made before God & other people. =)
Wedding Photography by Sweet Action Photography
We just had a fun engagement photography session with Justin & Sarah down near Beluga Point. They were great sports in trying out a ton of different locations around Beluga Point & were awesome trying out new poses. I really liked the Black & White Photography, especially with all of the rocks & nice backgrounds. The photos came out classic looking. =) Enjoy the engagement photography:
Jaci & Justin were a very fun couple to photograph. Jaci called me on the phone about 2 weeks ago & said that she needed someone to take pictures that week because she was flying back down to Texas to get married in April. She was up here visiting her fiance Justin, who is stationed here on Fort Richardson, Alaska. She also mentioned that she would be really excited to get some very Alaskan engagement pictures.
We headed out of town toward Beluga Point to take some photographs out on the island, overlooking the inlet. Unfortunately as we were headed South down the inlet, a giant gray cloud mass was headed North up the inlet. We may a quick change of plans and stopped at Potter’s Marsh – just barely outside of Anchorage. The sun was shining & creating an awesome glow on their skin. We took some beautiful engagement photos overlooking the inlet & a ton back on the boardwalk overlooking Potter Marsh.
Best of Luck on your marriage in April! =)