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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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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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

 

A gorgeous vintage wedding in Girdwood, Alaska.

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

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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!

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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! 1234567891011121314151918176823242625272829303132333435363769383940414245464748group49505152212016.116.316.416.563676162606653.165.jpg5455575859

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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

 

Sarah and Sawyer

When Brenda Graber, owner of Gloryview Farms contacted me to see if I would be available to photograph her son’s wedding at their amazing venue in Wasilla, Alaska, I didn’t hesitate to say YES! Tommy and I had photographed a wedding at Gloryview and fell in love with not only the venue, but the Grabers. What an incredibly genuine family. As it turns out, due to all of our crazy schedules and the fires in Willow we were not able to meet Sawyer and Sarah until the day of the wedding. Once we finally all met, it was if we had known each other all along. Sarah and Sawyer are the real deal, they are ‘good people’ and truly authentic. 429 810 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1119 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 728 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 3 639 40 41 Untitled

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 White-18 White-19 White-20 White-21 White-22 White-23 White-24 White-26 White-28 White-29 White-30 White-31 White-32 White-33 White-34 White-35 White-36 White-37 White-38 White-39 White-40 White-42White-41 White-43 White-44 White-45 White-46 White-47 White-48 White-49 White-50 White-51 White-52 White-53 White-55 White-56 White-58 White-59 White-60 White-61 White-62 White-64 White-65 White-66 White-68 White-318 White-320 White-323White-76 White-78White-77 White-80 White-81 White-79 White-74 White-81White-85White-83 White-368 White-377 White-397White-364White-437White-397White-84 White-86 White-73Venue: Crow Creek Mine  – crowcreekmine@mac.com

Cake/Cup Cakes by: Melissa Schmidt with Sweet Treats by Melissa  – aksweettreats@gmail.com

Flowers: Carrs on W. Northern Lts/Minnesota – 907-339-0500

Dress: Moments to Treasure – Bothell, WA

Hair: Behind the Bangs – 907-394-3304

Makeup: Jason Carillo – 808-649-9121

Caterer: Master’s Catering – masterscatering@hotmail.com

DJ: Sizzle North Entertainment – bigc1941@gmail.com

Photo Booth: AK Mojo Photo Booth – akmojophotobooth@yahoo.com