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Anchorage High School Senior Portraits Photographers – Cindy’s Senior Pictures

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.

 

Anchorage Alaska Family Portrait Photographers – Rachel & Tim’s Family

Anchorage Alaska Family Portrait Photographers – Rachel & Tim’s Family

 

Recently Photographed a wonderful family at Cuddy Midtown Park in Anchorage, Alaska.   Rachel & Tim’s family were a lot of fun, and I really liked how silly their daughter Ella smiled.  Overall, I think the photos from this family portrait turned out awesome! =)

 

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 Couple’s Portraits – Alaska Engagement Photography – April 19th, 2013

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. =)

Anchorage Family Portraits – Peter’s Creek, Alaska – Beautiful Fall Foliage

What a wonderful family portraits session I had with Richelle & her family at Peter’s Creek, Alaska.  They were very friendly & the kids were full of expression.  I loved meeting with them for this Fall Anchorage Family Portrait session.  The leaf fight was by far my favorite scenes to shoot!

Anchorage Alaska High School Senior Pictures Lindsay at Point Woronzof

Lindsay did a wonderful job of being a model for our senior pics photoshoot. At the beginning of the senior pics she was feeling really nervous.  After a little bit of joking around, and encouraging her that she was doing a great job, she really relaxed.  The Senior pics came out great, and showed her natural beauty with some fun and creative photos.

Anchorage High Senior Pictures with Lindsay

Hard to believe, by the end, but Lindsay started out very shy.  As we got to talking, and she got used to have a camera taking her photos, her natural smile and beauty showed through.  I love photographing high school seniors because I often get to see people who are very shy to get their photographs, open up and feel very natural and have fun as we move around, talk, and get to know each other.  I consider it a huge privilege to get to learn so much about a person’s life in such a short time.  It’s a joy to learn how life is, interests, goals, dreams.

Stephen Bahner

Anchorage Alaska High School Senior Pictures

Sweet Action Photography

Anchorage Alaska Senior Pictures – Downtown Anchorage – City Hall

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph this young man’s senior pictures in Downtown, Anchorage, Alaska.  He was up visiting up from Texas in the middle of the winter (brr! for him).  We had a ton of fun trying all different kinds of poses, styles, and backgrounds.  Next year, he’s headed off to military college, and I wish him the best!

Stephen

Sweet Action Photography

“Fun. Creative.  You.”

Alaska Anchorage Family Portraits from Cuddy Midtown Park

Alaska Anchorage Family Portrait photographers with a family portrait session at Cuddy Midtown park in Anchorage, Alaska.

Anchorage Engagement Photography – Mike & Savannah

Here’s a look at Mike & Savannah’s Engagement Photography taken in downtown, Anchorage, Alaska .  It was fun photographing them because I’ve known Mike for over 10 years now & Savannah for a couple of years.  When they first got together, they lit up each others’ worlds & it’s a great joy to see them taking their relationship to the next level.  I’m looking forward to many more years of knowing them & seeing them grow.  =)

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!

Justin & Sarah’s Engagement photos – Anchorage photographers – 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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wedding Photography of Katie and Russ by Anchorage Photographers Sweet Action Photography – Formals

For their wedding pictures, Katie & Russ wanted some fun and creative wedding photographs.  I was excited because that was right up my alley!  Afterall, our slogan is “Fun. Creative. You.”  So we did some fun pictures with the groomsmen checking out the bride, the bridesmaid checking out the groom, the bridemaids finding it adorable when russ “propsed” again to Katie.  I had to bust out the fisheye lens, of course!  In addition, we took some romantic wedding pictures on the wooden bridge by the ski race start/finish.

There’s a lot of variety and fun pictures to see— enjoy!

Anchorage Alaska Senior Pictures – Pieter’s Portraits – Kincaid Park

Just had a recent Anchorage senior pictures session with Pieter.  The senior pictures turned out amazing.  =)  It was fun to watch as Pieter became more and more relaxed.  He was really cool about trying out different picture ideas including numerous poses, jumping off a picnic table, sliding down a staircase railing, climbing a bridge, sticking his head through picture frames & even climing into them as well.  I’m really glad that he was down for all of this because it gave his photographs a lot of fun & uniqueness to them.   I am extremely happy with all of the different shots.  And I do have to say, I love having a fisheye lens for senior pictures!  It just adds so much creativity all of its own.  My favorite with the lens has to be Pieter sitting down on the bridge with his legs straight out & his feet pointing different directions.  I also really like the couple of shots in the tunnel where all you see is Pieter’s head & then the ridges of the tunnel, which was actually taken with a fisheye, though it doesn’t look like it.

Tell me what your favorite senior picture is…. =-)

Anchorage Alaska Wedding Photography: Michael & Cindy – Eklutna Lake, Alaska

Michael & Cindy are a wonderful couple!  Very Sweet, polite, fun, & honest.  They’re a couple of Georgia Peaches, who came up to Alaska to get married.  Their original plan was to get married on the top of a mt. via a helicopter flight.  Unfortunately, due to complications with the flight service those plans were scratched (darn!  I was really looking forward to flying in a helicopter over Alaska too!).  Thankfully, they still chose to go with me & I suggested the beautiful location of Eklutna Lake.  Easy Access, Beautiful scenery, & the feel of God’s serene beauty through His Creations. =)

Unfortunately, when we got there that day it was more like an Alanis Morrisette song at first: “It’s like rain, on your wedding day.”…and of course, it was pouring.  Thankfully, The Rev.  Dorthy Torres from Castle Ministries had brought a tent for couple & bridal party to all stand under during the wedding ceremony (& I remember to bring my lens hood, to protect my camera’s lens from rain drops.)  =)       Being the summer that it was, (31+ days of rain in a row) & it being Alaska, it cleared up just after their ceremony & we had some great wedding photographs.

As a wedding photographer, I love it when people get goofy, have fun, and enjoy themselves during the formal wedding photography sessions.  This couple & their family was no exception.  They “hammed it up” when I pulled out a couple of prop photo frames, dancing around, making fun faces, & trying different poses left & right.  It was really fun to photograph because I basically handed their family the frames & said “have fun”  (& they did).  The other wedding photographs were a lot of fun as well, as Michael became a tiny leprechaun that Cindy held in her hand, they reenacted their wedding at the beach of the Eklutna Lake, and had romantic wedding photographs of them walking down a trail together hand-in-hand & arm-in-arm.

I hope you enjoy the wedding photography as much as I enjoyed photographing this wonderful couple! =)

Rev. Dorothy Torres

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