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Girdwood, Alaska, Wedding Photography with Pat and Naomi at the Crow Creek Mine

This weekend I had the pleasure of making photos of a stunning outdoor wedding in Girdwood Alaska.  The location, light, and lovely people put a smile on my face the entire day.

I met Pat and Naomi (check out their Reno engagement photos here) in college and it has been a pleasure to know them individually and as a couple. I couldn’t have been happier to see such perfect and beautiful people celebrating with their family and friends.

Throughout the day a typical Alaskan weather pattern kept the sun hidden, threatening to rain and be sunny at the same time.  The cloud cover produced soft light, making everybody’s skin and features glow.  I love shooting wedding photos when it’s so easy to make them great.

The historic buildings and well-manicured grounds at Crow Creek Mine provided a perfect texture to the celebratory feel of the day.  A surreal forest of ferns, devil’s club, moss, and evergreens combined with the natural, diffused light and merged gracefully with my love of environmental portraiture.  Places can be such a strong representation of who we are as people. The use of place to convey emotion and create a connection is a big part of Minaret Photography’s personality and is what we love about our clients.

I’m making some family portraits in Eagle River tonight, so keep checking in as we have lots of great content and new photos coming.

Finally, thanks again to Dori @ DSY Photography for assisting me with this wedding. Hopefully we’ll work together again soon.

Here’s a teaser of the wedding day…

– Josh

Photo of a Wedding ring on Alaskan Foliage, the bride Photos of the bride and bridesmaids before a Girdwood, Alaska Wedding Portraits of Pat and Naomi in the fertile Alaskan forest during their June 2011 Wedding Pat and Naomi pose for a formal portrait at their wedding in June, 2011

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