7.30.2011

Rachel & Chris - Talkeetna wedding!

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I'm fortunate to have been the hired photographer for Rachel and Chris' wedding celebration in Talkeetna earlier in the month. Everything a photographer could hope for was present: a sweet couple, a beautiful, outdoor ceremony followed by butter and honey evening reception light, and a raging dance floor full of good humor and light heartedness. Amen.

I took a mental picture during the reception. I want to remember the fireweed, the substance of that late evening light, the music carrying from the tent, humming down the river valley. I'd like to think about it sometime in the darkness of late January.

As usual, the single images posted here are my own personal favorites moments of the day. For a more thorough visual story of Rachel and Chris' wedding day (including ceremony photos!), scroll down to the slide show at the bottom. Click play and then pause it to allow a few minutes to load.

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7.21.2011

Megan and Travis - Girdwood wedding!

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Megan and Travis got married in one of my favorite venues--Our Lady of the Snows chapel in Girdwood. As usual (for this summer), we had another day without rain. The clouds closed in around the top of Mt. Alyeska as we took the tram up, but then cleared just in time for us to get some photos of the bridal party before the backdrop of the Turnagain Arm closed up again into the gray.

The reception was outstanding. I love it when the wedding party and friends and family get down on the dance floor--clearly everyone was having the best time. A highlight for me, for sure, was the curly headed guy that caught the garter and proceeded to steadily boogie down the rest of the night--even riding atop Megan's lap at one point--to her shock and surprise! You'll have to watch the slide show to see what I'm talking about.

Posted here are a few of my personal favorite images from the big day. I hired Loren Holmes, photojournalist extraordinaire, to shoot this wedding with me since Megan and Travis requested a second photographer. His awesome photos are sprinkled through the slide show. Thanks Loren!

(Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the slide show. Click play in the center but then pause it and allow it a few moments to load).

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