Mr. & Mrs. Reyes Say “I Do”

I know Kayla and so many others are excited to see these, so here are some favorites highlights of their amazing day!

Kayla and Nito were married on JULY 4th at the Alaskan Legends Lodge in Soldotna, AK. What a gorgeous day to celebrate two beautiful souls’ LOVE for each other. They poured their heart into the planning and the ENJOYING of this decision! They wrote their own vows, decorated everything you could think of, and truly had FUN on their amazing day!

Reyes Blogs-3Reyes Blogs-14Reyes Blogs-4

BUT WAIT…

Before these precious moments happened, this did:

Reyes Blogs-122

Reyes Blogs-106Reyes Blogs-108Reyes Blogs-109Reyes Blogs-110Reyes Blogs-111Reyes Blogs-113Reyes Blogs-114Reyes Blogs-117Reyes Blogs-118Reyes Blogs-119Reyes Blogs-120Reyes Blogs-115

 

Ok, Best man did good! But now back to these two love birds!

A Blog-1A Blog-2

Reyes Blogs-9A Blog-4Reyes Blogs-12A Blog-7Reyes Blogs-6Reyes Blogs-5Reyes Blogs-16Reyes Blogs-19Reyes Blogs-15Reyes Blogs-103Reyes Blogs-20Reyes Blogs-18Reyes BlogsReyes Blogs-23Reyes Blogs-24Reyes Blogs-21Reyes Blogs-22Reyes Blogs-32Reyes Blogs-28Reyes Blogs-25Reyes Blogs-27Reyes Blogs-29Reyes Blogs-31Reyes Blogs-35Reyes Blogs-104Reyes Blogs-33Reyes Blogs-34

Reyes Blogs-105Reyes Blogs-38Reyes Blogs-43Reyes Blogs-44Reyes Blogs-41Reyes Blogs-42Reyes Blogs-46Reyes Blogs-47Reyes Blogs-48Reyes Blogs-56Reyes Blogs-49Reyes Blogs-51Reyes Blogs-2Reyes Blogs-50Reyes Blogs-66Reyes Blogs-53Reyes Blogs-59Reyes Blogs-57Reyes Blogs-65Reyes Blogs-61Reyes Blogs-63Reyes Blogs-60Reyes Blogs-67Reyes Blogs-68Reyes Blogs-70Reyes Blogs-71Reyes Blogs-73Reyes Blogs-74Reyes Blogs-79Reyes Blogs-77Reyes Blogs-78

Reyes Blogs-98Reyes Blogs-100Reyes Blogs-99Reyes Blogs-102Reyes Blogs-80Reyes Blogs-81Reyes Blogs-82Reyes Blogs-83

Venue: Alaska Legends Kenai River Lodge

Flowers: Paper Peony  @paperpeony

With the help of:  Green Thumb Succulents @greenthumbsucculents

Dress: Dreamers and Lovers @dreamersandlovers_

Shoes: XTRATUF & Vans

D.J.: Alaska Profession Entertainment @gowithape

Cake: Midnight Sun Cakery @midnightsuncakery

Ice Cream: Wild Scoops @wildscoops

Donuts: Carrs

Kayla’s Tattoos: @jake_scrinver

Wedding Planner: Kalli Randall @kallidenali

Photography: Rhae Anne & Tommy Etheredge with Rhae Anne Photography

 

 

An Estes Park Wedding

The Black Canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse were GREAT hosts! What an incredibly beautiful venue! I hope you enjoy!

I met up with Vicki and Ben on a windy day at Beluga Point, in Anchorage, Alaska. We were scheduled for an engagement session, 20 minutes later, we were walking back to the car and after finding out they were to be married in Estes Park the following May, I told them that I travel for weddings. After posting a sneak peak of their e-session, they asked me to be their photographer. YES!

After meeting Ben and Vicki’s family it made sense why they seemed like they had been married for years already, why they treated one another with the utmost respect and have a quiet confidence about them. They come from ‘good stock’! What a precious group of people that surrounded them on their special day!

The Black Canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse were GREAT hosts! What an incredibly beautiful venue! I hope you enjoy!

Gil BlogsGil Blogs-7Gil Blogs-10Gil Blogs-15Gil Blogs-18Gil Blogs-19Gil Blogs-21Gil Blogs-22Gil Blogs-24Gil Blogs-26Gil Blogs-25Gil Blogs-27Gil Blogs-29Gil Blogs-31

Gil Blogs-33
Flowers were done by: https://www.paulwoodflorist.com/paul wood florist

Gil Blogs-32Gil Blogs-35Gil Blogs-40Gil Blogs-36Gil Blogs-34Gil Blogs-42Gil Blogs-37Gil Blogs-38Gil Blogs-39Gil Blogs-43Gil Blogs-45Gil Blogs-46Gil Blogs-47Gil Blogs-44Gil Blogs-49Gil Blogs-48Gil Blogs-50Gil Blogs-51Gil Blogs-52Gil Blogs-53Gil Blogs-54Gil Blogs-57Gil Blogs-56Gil Blogs-58Gil Blogs-55Gil Blogs-62Gil Blogs-63Gil Blogs-64

Gil Blogs-60
Flowers by: https://www.paulwoodflorist.com/

Gil Blogs-61Gil Blogs-66Gil Blogs-69Gil Blogs-67Gil Blogs-71Gil Blogs-72Gil Blogs-70Gil Blogs-73Gil Blogs-74Gil Blogs-75Gil Blogs-76Gil Blogs-77Gil Blogs-78Gil Blogs-80Gil Blogs-79Gil Blogs-81Gil Blogs-83Gil Blogs-82Gil Blogs-84Gil Blogs-86Gil Blogs-87Gil Blogs-89Gil Blogs-88Gil Blogs-91Gil Blogs-90Gil Blogs-92Gil Blogs-93Gil Blogs-94Gil Blogs-95Gil Blogs-97Gil Blogs-96Gil Blogs-98Gil Blogs-99Gil Blogs-101Gil Blogs-100Gil Blogs-102Gil Blogs-103Gil Blogs-104Gil Blogs-105Gil Blogs-106Gil Blogs-107Gil Blogs-109Gil Blogs-108Gil Blogs-110Gil Blogs-112Gil Blogs-113Gil Blogs-114Gil Blogs-111Gil Blogs-115Gil Blogs-119Gil Blogs-117Gil Blogs-116Gil Blogs-118Gil Blogs-120Gil Blogs-122Gil Blogs-121Gil Blogs-131Gil Blogs-123Gil Blogs-125Gil Blogs-128Gil Blogs-130Gil Blogs-129Gil Blogs-133Gil Blogs-132Gil Blogs-137Gil Blogs-135Gil Blogs-138Gil Blogs-139Gil Blogs-140Gil Blogs-142Gil Blogs-145Gil Blogs-147Gil Blogs-146Gil Blogs-150Gil Blogs-149Gil Blogs-155Gil Blogs-156Gil Blogs-158Gil Blogs-159Gil Blogs-160Gil Blogs-161Gil Blogs-162Gil Blogs-157Gil Blogs-186Gil Blogs-188Gil Blogs-187Gil Blogs-189Gil Blogs-190Gil Blogs-191Gil Blogs-192Gil Blogs-193Gil Blogs-164Gil Blogs-165Gil Blogs-170Gil Blogs-166Gil Blogs-168Gil Blogs-167Gil Blogs-169Gil Blogs-171Gil Blogs-183Gil Blogs-182Gil Blogs-174Gil Blogs-173Gil Blogs-172Gil Blogs-175Gil Blogs-176Gil Blogs-179Gil Blogs-178Gil Blogs-180Gil Blogs-184Gil Blogs-185Venue: Black Canyon Inn

 

Reception: Twin Owls Steakhouse

My Second Shooter: Jenna Perrins

Flowers by: Paul Wood Florist

Shoes worn by Bride, Groom, and Wedding Party: John Fluevog

 

An Alaskan Engagement

Meeting clients for the first time, and then clicking the shutter about 5 minutes later is what I do.

To build trust and have someone feel relaxed within that time frame is a skill, some of it’s learned, and some of it is definitely a God given gift that I don’t take for granted.

These two were willing to come a little earlier than planned to work around weather, and they were so comfortable with each other, that capturing their joy and love for each other was pretty simple! janet & Mark-9janet & Mark-2janet & Mark-10janet & Mark-11janet & Mark-6janet & Mark-8janet & Mark-7janet & Mark-4janet & Mark-5janet & Mark-3janet & MarkTowards the end, they brought out the pups for some family photos!

A gorgeous vintage wedding in Girdwood, Alaska.

This blog is a little longer than others, but hey it’s family! Happy 1 month of wedded bliss to Megan and Jared!!!

It rained most of the day on July 25, 2016 at Raven Glacier Lodge. But it was a perfect day for Megan and Jared and all the friends and family who came out to witness their beautiful and intimate ceremony. Kinney SubmissionsKinney Submissions-13

Kinney Submissions-26

Kinney Submissions-170Kinney Submissions-172

There were so many personal touches and hand made items in this wedding. Megan’s dad, Craig hand carved the chilly pepper ring holder “7-25-16 J & M”. And keep scrolling for the jaw dropping hand crafted arbor. Craig  and his beautiful wife Conita designed and decorated the work of art!

Kinney Submissions-7

KinneyPRINT-150

Kinney Submissions-115

Kinney Submissions-145Kinney Submissions-28Jared reads a journal entry Megan wrote to him…there may have been tears.Kinney Submissions-40Kinney Submissions-60Kinney Submissions-61

KinneyPRINT-60

Kinney Submissions-41Kinney Submissions-58

Kinney Submissions-49Kinney Submissions-46

Kinney Submissions-45

Kinney Submissions-35

Kinney Submissions-53Kinney Submissions-54If Megan wants to quit her day job, she should most definitely look into becoming a floral designer…she purchased the peonies from P&M Gardens in Eagle River, and assembled this stunning bouquet herself.Kinney Submissions-55Kinney Submissions-52Kinney Submissions-56Megan patiently waits for her guy…Kinney Submissions-59

Yes, that’s right, Jared’s eyes are closed and Megan snuck a peek! Kinney Submissions-65Kinney Submissions-66Kinney Submissions-67KinneyPRINT-154He just couldn’t keep his eyes of his beautiful bride.KinneyPRINT-168Kinney Submissions-74Ok, what do you say we go say “I do”?

Kinney Submissions-116Kinney Submissions-111Kinney Submissions-113Kinney Submissions-118It’s so wonderful having my hubby, Tommy with me on wedding days…the behind the scenes shots are always my favorites.Kinney Submissions-125Kinney Submissions-122Kinney Submissions-120Kinney Submissions-121I had to…Kinney Submissions-127Kinney Submissions-128Kinney Submissions-131

KinneyPRINT-160

Kinney Submissions-77Kinney Submissions-78Kinney Submissions-75

John from Ondago DJ Entertainment is fun & energetic, and his songs are perfectly timed, and his choice of music is perfection! Kinney Submissions-148

The father/daughter and mother/son dances had all of us tearing up…it was so special.

 

 

 

#lauratyedtheknot at Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge

On June 11, Laura & Tye tied the knot at Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge. WHAT a view! It was meant to rain that day, 70% chance to be exact, but there were definitely a lot of prayers said. The clouds even opened up at the moment we tried round two of the bride and groom’s portraits. It just couldn’t have been a more perfect day for these two. Enjoy their memories!

On June 11, Laura & Tye tied the knot at Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge. WHAT a view! It was meant to rain that day, 70% chance to be exact, but there were definitely a lot of prayers said. The clouds even opened up at the moment we tried round two of the bride and groom’s portraits. It just couldn’t have been a more perfect day for these two. Enjoy their memories! 1234567891011121314151918176823242625272829303132333435363769383940414245464748group49505152212016.116.316.416.563676162606653.165.jpg5455575859

Credits:

Venue and Catering Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge

Bridal Gown: La Belle Eline’s in Seattle, WA

Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom Rack

Cookies & Cake: Sophia’s in Palmer, AK

Hair and Makeup: Ema Kate at the Hair and Color Bar

Flowers: Safeway

 

Michelle & Aaron get Mauied

Michelle and Aaron were married on January 20th at Gannon’s Restaurant in Wailea, Maui. They contacted me on a brisk September day, wondering if I had an opening for an engagement session. I was booked, but I offered to get them in after another family the next evening. As their session was wrapping up I asked them if they already had a wedding photographer. They said they were getting married in Hawaii and would most likely use a photographer there. I responded with a wink and something like, “well just so you know, Tommy and I love shooting Hawaiian weddings, and are willing to travel.” About a week later, before seeing their photos they called and took me up on my offer! What a treat these two are, I am so glad they asked, and I’m thrilled we could accept! Enjoy!1 getting ready M2 getting ready A4 Waileacakeaccesoriesbefore 1st lookFirst Lookmichelle 2Michelleaaron 2Aaron6 stairs891044121314151617181920212224252726282930313235343637404243

A White Wedding at Crow Creek Mine

Christine and Tony had the most perfect weather for their Crow Creek Mine wedding. It was a spectacular day to enjoy watching these two truly enjoy their day. I shared with Christine how rewarding it was to edit their photos. The bride and groom never stopped smiling, especially at each other. Enjoy!White-87 WhiteWhite-2 White-4 White-6 White-7 White-8 White-9 White-11 White-12 White-13 White-14 White-15 White-16 White-17