So, I was on facebook one day (shocking, I know) and I see a photo that my niece had posted – it was a wedding invitation that she had just received. The wedding was for her very best friend, Carly – who happens to live in Alaska. Naturally, I immediately commented something like – “OMG – I’m totally coming to photograph your wedding!!!” Yes, I know Alaska isn’t Iceland, but it’s still pretty cool, and I really super wanted to go and photograph this. Carly & I talked a bit – and in the end it worked out – and I was getting a plane ticket to go photograph her wedding.
There was one little requirement that I had – that she and Austin get dressed back up the following day and come with me into the mountains for session where we could take as long as we wanted and not be rushed by wedding day timelines…. check back later for that post – because it’s really pretty cool.
Their wedding was adorable – they are both young, 19, I believe, and the whole thing was total labor of love of their friends and family – everyone chipped in to help decorate and prepare for their day. Did it rain? Yep. Did we care? Nope. They had their wedding in a barn, out in the middle of nowhere (like most things in Alaska) and even with the chill and the rain – everyone had a fantastic day. Carly really couldn’t stop smiling all day – she was so very excited to be marrying Austin.
Just check out all this Alaskan goodness!
Gloryview Farm is the kind of place where the owner’s dogs run free and that’s totally perfect.The barn was just FULL of cool treasures – like check out that red piano?! And nothing beats barn light – really.She really could not stop smiling!! I love it when my couples are THIS EXCITED to be getting married 😉As I mentioned, it was raining…… so, Carly had to wait in her dad’s car before walking down the aisle – there was just no other place she could be and not be seen –Literally the fastest ceremony I have ever photographed…. like…. 4 minutes maybe? The groom’s father performed the ceremony, and he was SO nervous to be speaking in front of a crowd…. it was ‘do you? and do you? – great. you’re married!’ Did I mention they had a cotton candy machine? no? well, they did. because what fun family gathering doesn’t have cotton candy? and if it doesn’t – it totally should!The image to the right is Carly and my niece – they are such good friends they even have matching tats- love it!LOL – see above – blue cotton candy. This is what happens!Thank you Carly & Austin for having me out to your gorgeous Alaskan countryside for this wedding. I was so very happy to be a part of your special day. Cheers!