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! =)