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Anchorage Engagement Portrait Photographers: Fun & Beautiful Couple: Jose & Sherry at Campbell Creek Trailhead in Anchorage, Alaska (AK)

We had a wonderful time on June 9th, 2015 with Jose & Sherry at the Campbell Airstrip Trailhead in Anchorage, Alaska.

Jose told me that he had been a model for 20+ years, and Sherry loves getting her photos taken…hahaha…okay maybe not, but they are a very Photogenic couple.  We had a great time with some humor brought along by one of their bridesmaids. =)  We took about an hour or so just taking an easy going portrait shoot with no fuss or “have to have it just that way”.

Twas lots of fun! =)

 

Jessica & Arne’s Engagement Portraits – Anchorage Alaska Engagement Couple Photographers

Jessica & Arne’s Engagement Portraits – Anchorage Alaska Engagement Couple Photographers

Arne & Jessica met me at the Campbell Airstrip Trailhead for some engagement portrait photos.  Arne’s from Norway, and Jessica isn’t, but they are a perfect match in  Alaska, having met while working for the same oil company.  This never would’ve happened 150 Years ago, but thankfully for Jessica & Arne, we live in the future. :)

About the session:  It went incredibly easy (at least from my side of the camera), as it seemed every time I pressed the shutter, Jessica was ready for a new pose. :)   Normally, I am trying to be a photographer, poser creator, coach, and a cross-checker (making sure nothing at all is out of place…).   Halfway through the session I had to ask: “Have you ever modeled?”  Jessica had a puzzled look on her face, and said “uhh…well, actually yes, but noone ever asks that…how’d you know?”

Well, I’ve got my ways… =)

-Stephen

Anchorage Alaska Engagement Portrait Photographers – Lauree from OK

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! =)

Anchorage Engagement Portraits – Photography of David & Clarissa

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.

Anchorage Alaska Engagement Photography – Andrew & Krystal

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). =)

Enjoy!

Alaska Anchorage Engagement Photography: Leonard & Natalie

I met up with Leonard & Natalie in town square for an engagement photography session  in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.  They were a wonderful couple who I could tell had a great comfort & natural relationship with each other.   During the engagement photography session we tried to move on down to Ship Creek, but found out quickly that the Alaska Railroad doesn’t like visitors.  The security kicked us out of the area, though all we were doing was using the rusted images as backgrounds.  Hopefully in the future we’ll find them friendlier neighbors. =)

Alaska Anchorage Wedding Photography: Kamaria & Wilmoth – Engagement

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:

Jaci and Justin Engagement Photography – Anchorage Alaska

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! =)

-Stephen