Alaska has a lot of beauty but there’s something special about the ocean… even though I might be a bit partial after growing up on the water in rural Southeast Alaska. Turnagain Arm is a gorgeous, epic stretch of ocean and mountains that’s right outside the city of Anchorage. I’ve spent the last few years in Oregon, so to re-launch my wedding photography in Anchorage, Alaska I reached out to Elizabeth Dye with the idea of a bridal shoot in a gorgeous wilderness location. She designs gorgeous gowns out of Portland, and was happy to hop on board creating a beautiful, custom gown. Samantha modeled as our bride and wore some of her gorgeous Tlingit jewelry, Bloomsbury Blooms who has some of the most gorgeous wedding florals in Alaska and made a breathtaking bouquet that tied everything together, and Andrea Moss graced us with her awesome hair and makeup skills. There’s so many talented wedding vendors based in Anchorage and so many incredible locations for weddings, I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!