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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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

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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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”?

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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.

 

 

 

Just a taste of Mobile, AL

Today I needed to get lost in personal work… I remembered images I had taken in Alabama recently and decided to pick a few to share with you.

Mobile is warm, and inviting, but it’s also heavy and stubborn. The humidity wraps around you without asking permission, but it’s also very comforting. The colors hide out until certain times of the day, then they pop out at you when least expected. Enjoy!124122926820142567101128253232716219221541817

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