Hamilton {the wedding}

Visnja & Tanner

 

It wasn’t puppy love. It was a forever love. You could tell by the way he treasured how she looked at him.  And by the balanced care she put into making sure that their celebration was perfect all the while investing her time into her ultimate goal for the relationship: marriage.   After years of being together, it was time.

 

 

Visnja’s picture of an ideal setting for her wedding day preparations was actually my studio. After taking a look at her photos, I have to agree!  I love my little nest for photography!

 

That little white chair and gorgeous red couch from BeVintage Rentals were just perfect to display the shoes and jewelry! What a great setting!

Her bridesmaids were there to help with all the little details. And her Mom and Grandma fastened all of those millions of buttons with only their fingers.

 

 

She placed their rings into a carefully handcrafted box.

 

Tanner’s mom came to help him with his boutonniere. It was a sweet moment. She kissed him on the cheek, and then he was ready.

This is what happiness looks like:

 

They chose to do a first look… so Tanner’s best man blindfolded him and led him to his bride.  When she untied his blindfold, it was all smiles and hugs.

Then they read each other their personal vows.  These were vows written for each other’s ears and eyes only… it was a beautiful moment. I was touched to be able to be a witness.

The entire day, the forecast for rain kept being pushed back.  As you can see, it was stunningly sunny! What a lovely wedding day gift for Visnja.

For a fun place to take photos of these two, we went off to the Transportation Museum in Wasilla.  It was a fun place for vintage feeling photos!

We even got special permission for them to sit in a few of the cars!

 

The trains are always a great and unique place for photos. 

 

 

When the Wedding Party joined, they really made the term Wedding PARTY… come to life!

 

These guys were hilarious! My side ached from laughing with all their crazy comments and ideas for photos! 

Thats a seriously good looking group of folks!

The wedding was to be held at Settlers Bay Lodge, up by the Knik Goose Bay. We took advantage of the mountains across the bay, off in the distance for the family photos.

There were so many lovely details.

Love that pull back shot from one of our newest second shooters: Wayne Miller!  Great job!

Off to the reception!  I don’t know how many countless hours Visnja spent working on these lovely decorations!

 

I love her thumbprint guest book!

 

 

 

 

Check out this great photo booth! All the props and a Polaroid camera! Great idea!

 

 

The Best Man had the guests rolling! It was very funny!

 

I love how family plays such a huge role in weddings! Visnja had a table set up with photos of each of them as children with their families.  She sure did it up cute!

 

One of my favorite words ever: cake!

 

There was a big cake for cutting… and a million cupcakes for snagging!

 

 

And then the party truly started!  Even Grandma and Grandpa Hamilton were out there dancing! The women in Visnja’s family shared a traditional Bosnian dance! You had to be quick on your toes for that one!

 

Tanner was a great showman as he slid across the floor to get the garter!

Then all the gentlemen went outdoors to smoke some special cigars they had gotten for the occasion!

This amazing group of women were part of Visnja’s sorority!

And then at precisely 7:10, we lit the sparklers for the sendoff!

 


Congratulations to Visnja and Tanner! What a beautiful day!  You are going to have a wonderful life together!

 

Many thanks to all the Wedding Vendors that helped to make the day sparkle: ||Ambience Photography || BeVintage Rentals || Hanna’s Hair Expressions || Alaska Wedding DJ || Settlers Bay Lodge || Transportation Museum

 

Friends and family: Want to see more?  Click HERE to see the rest of Visnja and Tanner’s beautiful photos!

 

Are you looking for a great wedding photographer?  Many of our dates are booked between two months and as much as 2 years in advance! Send us an email to check on availability!  we would love to make great photos like these for you!

Danielle & Weston {Engagement}

When this was the VERY first photo I took of the day, I knew it was going to be a great session:

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That evening light is just amazing for photos right now! It made all those mosquito bites worth it!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

These two pups… such sweeties!

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I think she is smitten.

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Whoa, check out that ring! Well done Weston!

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And then we hiked up to a gorgeous waterfall… What a beautiful way to end their session.

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Alaska and these two really worked well together to make some gorgeous photos!

Chris and Sue {Engagement}

Finding love…. whenever it is… is a precious thing. These two found love later in their lives and you can really tell that the waiting and wishing is one of the things that has made it extra sweet.

 

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About her wedding day coming up in a couple months, Sue said: “I can’t think of anything I would like more than to have our happiest day surrounded by the people we love most, and that especially includes our children. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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Congratulations to Sue and Chris.  We couldn’t be happier for you.

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(c) 2016 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

Trynnity & Daniel {Engagement}

These guys.  They are just as cute as can be.

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(c) 2016 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

(c) 2016 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

 

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I can tell these guys are going to have SO MUCH FUN together.

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Haha, how cute!

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Ans then there is their sweet doggie Jack. Isn’t he precious!?

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Opa’s 80th Birthday!

 

 

Opa’s family went all out for his 80th birthday. They decorated in the style of the country of his heritage… all German accents. They even hired a great little Polka Band to play for the entertainment.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

When it came time to surprise him, they all lined up along the driveway with signs… “Good Gravy, look who’s 80!”

 

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Then the reveling began!

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What a beautiful family! Six kids a million grandkids and a lot of love!

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