In February, I had the blessing of being a part of Kate’s wedding on 20 mile Creek just between Girdwood and Portage. We started out in Girdwood by catching a ride on a helicopter over the mountains of the Chugach Mountains. The experience was amazing! Originally, the wedding photography was going to be in March with a more typical wedding and reception, but as the day came, pressure mounted, and Kate and her husband (fiance’ at the time) decided to forget the ceremony in a chapel in lieu of a wedding of a life time! Here’s a little sampling of the wedding.
Because of the coldness of the wind & the February weather, the ceremony was so fast that I literally blinked & it was over! I think it lasted no more than 5 mins with a few quick pictures. Unfortunately, because of the wind and cold, we didn’t get many photos taken at the location of the ceremony. We did make up for it, with photos back at helicopter landing site. Being my first experience with a helicopter wedding, I was surprised at how challenging it was to take great photos in the helicopter. The pilot reminded me several times not to touch the plexiglass because it could leave a scratch. The object to get wide angles, but avoid the details of inside the helicopter was quite challenging. I decided that to give the wedding more of a photojournalism look, that I really liked showing the instruments, and internal designs of the helicopter.
The next post includes a lot of fun and creative special effects that I did to enhance some of my favorite wedding photography shots.
Enjoy the Helicopter Wedding Photography