The Arend Family

Trying to decide a location for family photos can be a challenge at times, but once Tina suggested the families’ property along with text photos, it was a no brainer!

What an incredibly beautiful location. Home sessions are really some of my favorite sessions. I hope you enjoy this sweet family as much as we did!ArendblogsArendblogs-2Arendblogs-4Arendblogs-5Arendblogs-6Arendblogs-37Arendblogs-7Arendblogs-8Arendblogs-9Arendblogs-10Arendblogs-11Arendblogs-12Arendblogs-13Arendblogs-14Arendblogs-15Arendblogs-16Arendblogs-17Arendblogs-18Arendblogs-19Arendblogs-20Arendblogs-21Arendblogs-22Arendblogs-23Arendblogs-24Arendblogs-25Arendblogs-26Arendblogs-27Arendblogs-28Arend blogArendblogs-29Arendblogs-31Arendblogs-32Arendblogs-33Arendblogs-34Arendblogs-35Arendblogs-36Arendblogs-38Arendblogs-39Arendblogs-40

Mr. & Mrs. Plate

We were honored to capture Josh and Melissa’s wedding on May 6th at Radiant Church. What great families, friends, and church support they have. You can’t ask for better when starting a sweet life together!

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The bridal bouquets were folded from pages of old books. 

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The Guys were on time and looking good!

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Melissa making her way down the trail to go see her husband to be for the first look. This was seriously the biggest smile of the day. 

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Spring in Alaska is dirty and wet…but this location for a May 6th wedding was magical.

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Josh just lights up when he talks about Melissa, his reaction was priceless.

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Happiest man on the planet.

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Josh’s boutonnière unfolded was a Map of Middle Earth with the Shire and Rivendell.

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The story behind the beautiful pearl necklace Josh gifted his wife with, actually brought me to tears. The significance is worth a short story of redemption and unconditional love.

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Now, our day can begin! Let’s go Party!

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If you notice that the men in Melissa’s life adore her! All the “first looks” of the day were incredible to watch.

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Josh and most of his sisters (-1)

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You can see Melissa’s mirrored image in her dad’s glasses  – LOVE IT!

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An appropriate “ring pillow” for these two readers!

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How special to be given away by both dads in her life!

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Their FIRST kiss.

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When we parked at Beluga Point, we almost decided to go elsewhere do to the wind! It was crazy! But we went for it, and it was so worth it!

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A winter session…

The Lena family wanted a family session to have their son’s 2 year birthday photos taken. I’m so glad they were up for outdoor shots! On the way to the park, it was dense fog…but the clouds lifted and it was truly breath taking! Enjoy! And happy birthday Dennis!12691011754213

Just a walk…

It’s amazing what just a walk will do for the soul. I was out for under 20 min, and it improved my entire day. I have no clue why it’s so hard to remember this. We have beauty at our finger tips to view, soak in, enjoy…I will take another walk today. Enjoy yesterday’s view of Winner Creek Trail87463152

Mandy & Andrew

Mandy and Andrew were married in September of this year, but weren’t able to have a photographer there. Mandy recently contacted me to have their photos taken, and I suggested she get back in her dress and get those wedding portraits taken! Boy was it worth it! The day couldn’t have been more beautiful!

We chose Beluga Point, as it’s one of their favorite spots. The sun made it’s debut, but so did the wind! Mandy was a trooper!

Amber of COR Cosmetics did her makeup and Natasha with Alaska Knit Nat made her stunning bouquet and flower crown. Enjoy!!

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Catie & Zeke Married at Gloryview Farm

 

What a day! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect! I’ve never seen Gloryview Farm look more beautiful. So many special details were everywhere you looked. Catie was simply stunning, and Zeke looked so dapper in his new duds. Enjoy!!

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33363738* Sweet Dreams are Made of These – Hubby           * You’re My Kind of Weird. – Wifey

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Venue: Gloryview Farm

Photographers: Rhae Anne Photography with Tommy Etheredge

Cake Designer/Baker: Ardy Cakes

Bouquet/Boutennieres: Oopsie Daisy

Makeup: Maria Camacho with: Camacho Beauty

Hair: Janelle Bosela With: Darae’s Hair Salon and Spa

D.J.: R&R Productions

Caterer: Sal’s New York Grill & Catering

Bartender: Luise “Jerry” Ochoa

Dress: Blue Willow from: Bateau Bridal Boutique

Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom, Guabello

Decor Designer/Decorator: Ashley Farrell & Amy Winslow