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… =)
John & Candy’s Anchorage Courthouse Wedding: The wedding was short and sweet. A close gathering of friends to support their lifelong commitment. Afterwards, we had a fun walkabout downtown Anchorage, Alaska for a bride and groom portrait session. It was a fun experience as we took photos, laughed, moved to the next location, & repeated.
Anchorage Alaska Newborn Baby Portrait Photography – Nelson Felix III
My good friends, the Felix Family, just had their second child, first boy in June, and I had the honor of photographing his one week old photos. =) What a beautiful baby & a blessing from our Lord. =) They are an amazing family & I feel priviliged to konw them. Congrats, Blessings, & Joy upon your family. =) -Stephen – Anchorage Alaska Newborn Baby Photographer
I have the wonderful blessing of knowing a great family: Nelson, Michelle, Grace, & soon to be Nelson III. Today I had the privilege of taking their beautiful daughter, Grace’s one year old photos. She got nice & bundled up, looking as cute as a button! =) This was actually her first taste (literally) of playing in the snow. Thank You Jesus for such a beautiful day! =)
Sweet Action Photography
Anchorage Alaska Family & Kid’s / Children’s Portrait Photographer – Grace’s photos. Beautiful One year old girl. Snowy child photography.
On December 22nd, 2013 we had a beautiful snowy day in Anchorage, Alaska, and what better than to create a Winter Wonderland Photoshoot! I met with Tim & Anesha on the Tudor Curve for a beautiful snowy photography. The weather was perfect for fun and frolicking! What a great time with some awesome Alaska family photos.
The bridge is one of my favorite places in Alaska to photograph people on. Let me know if you would like to have your maternity photos taken there! =)
Anchorage High School Senior Portraits Photographers – Cindy’s Senior Pictures
I met Cindy at the Alaska Botanical Garden in August. We perused all the different landscape at the beautiful garden. We also moved up the road to photograph a few more pictures in one of my favorite places along Tudor. Cindy is a Senior at West high school, and looking forward to going to college next year. =) She is a very, very kind gal with a beautiful natural smile. It was a nice, relaxed, and wonderful senior picture session. I really like how Cindy’ senior portraits turned out awesome.
What an amazingly beautiful baby! I loved meeting Charley. She was a sport for doing all different kinds of photos, including some just “nakie” diaper photos. I loved how expressive she was & that we caught her with her eyes open for the baby portraits. We took our photos down at the Cuddy Midtown Park near the Loussac Library. There are some really amazing baby photos in here! I’m super excited about the newborn pictures! =)
Had a very fun and friendly Anchorage Alaska High School Senior Portrait Photos with Cydney at Point Woronzof. She was super friendly, had a super happy dog, and was very flexible with trying out different places and poses. It was a lot of fun working with her. My favorite senior pictures were with Cydney in the grass and next to the graffiti. I love how the grass photos look like she is in a grass field. I love the graffiti because it’s just fun and playful! She did a great job and helped us create awesome photos!
Tie Dye fRENZY! This is what Lance & Ariel’s wedding was about. A nice small gathering of friends & family in the woods of the grooms’ parents house in Wasilla, Alaska. The wedding included awesome tie dye flowers, her friends in tie dye dresses, and the flower girl in a fairy tale tie dye dress. It was “Legend…wait for it…dary!” This was one of the most visually attractive weddings I have photographed. The great outdoors, mixed with the fun, colors made it awesome. For Wedding Photography Portraits headed down the road to an old abandoned warehouse, a sand & gravel pit, & train tracks to top off this Awesome Tie Dye Alaska Wedding! =)
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! =)
Had a fun time at museum with a wonderful portrait session of mother & her baby. I just loved his so serious expressions: “Why so serious?” He had such serious expressions it made me smile! He definitely seemed tired during this child portrait session, which is common with young ones. But from an artistic perspective, it made the photos such a nice contrast with each other & so many smiling baby photos I’ve taken. Don’t get me wrong – I love smiling babies! But this guys’ serious expressions make his smiles all the bigger! Which of course, he had some great smiles in his children’s portraits session too! =)
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 Wedding Photography – Damien & Shaun: Before, During, & Formals of Ceremony from Cooper Landing. I took their wedding photos in Cooper Landing, Alaska. The scenery there was amazing! The mountains are right on either side with the beautiful Kenai River rushing on behind us. Shaun & Damien’s wedding photography Though I have lived in Alaska my whole life, I am still amazed at the beauty the Lord has given us in this part of world. Whenever I am asked to take wedding photos outdoors in Alaska, I get so excited because of the magnificence of this place! Enjoy!
Here’s round two of the wedding photography taken at Joe & Elizabeth’s wedding. There were so many great moments from their wedding. I loved how much they showed their real love for each other throughout the ceremony and day. =)
wedding – these two posts are just the beginning. Enjoy.
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. =)
I really enjoyed photographing Sarah & Tadd’s wedding. Watching them interact, you can tell that they’re good for each other. It was a lot of fun photographing them on their wedding day, as they were down for some pretty goofy ideas: Including Fisheye lenses close-up, riding on a beluga statue, etc. They were great sports & allowed us to get all kinds of fun pictures for them.
We started the wedding at Anchorage Cuddy Family Midtown Park behind the Lousac Library, and then migrated down the Seward Highway to Bird Point. We had a lot of fun taking a TON of formal shots with all of the family & friends. =)
Here is the second set of wedding photographs for Sarah & Tadd. For more, please see the post below. =)
(If you would like to see the full wedding photographs please click here. You can order pictures there as well. =))