Reutov {Family}

I love big families… and this one is pretty special with all the changes happening before our eyes! Since I photographed them last, mama had another baby, and one of the sisters was married! The other sister is now engaged, so that just leaves two little boys in the nest for Mama and Dada to enjoy.

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Ambience Photography,Engagement photos,Family Photos,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

 

Family: it’s what life is all about!

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Ambience Photography,Engagement photos,Family Photos,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

 

Just because he is the youngest…  he had some special time with the photographer!

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Kelci & James {Engagement}

This engagement session got me super excited for the wedding coming up in a couple months!

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

With a gorgeous couple like this… it makes my job so easy! <3

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

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

During the session we LUCKED OUT, and had a swan couple pose for us!

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Frankie, their fur baby knows how to pose!:)

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Woah, check out that rock….. on a rock!

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Spidal Family

Oh man, do I love this little family! And it just got bigger with the brand spankin’ new addition of baby Hendrix. He is an absolute doll!

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

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

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

Houston {the wedding}

Kelsey and Eric
Girdwood Alaska

What a strange winter we have had! We have had no snow, and then for Kelsey and Eric’s big day… Alaska made up for all of that by showing her exceptional winter skills with a huge blizzard. It caused some pretty drastic changes in her wedding plans, but Kelsey is one of the sweetest and most charming ladies of all time. She took it like a champ! The hotel improvised and made provisions for everything they needed including different ceremony and reception sites… and it all went seamlessly.  I keep trying to think of a way to say “Huston, we have a problem” but we really don’t  need to!  Between the Hotel Staff and Kelsey and Eric’s flexibility… lemons were turned into lemonade.

We began our coverage at the cute rental house where Eric was getting ready. There were a few items still left over from Kelsey’s bridal shower, so of course we had to play with them for a moment.

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You can tell that Eric is full of personality and fun!

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And the fun is shown even in his Star Wars cuff links.

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Lookin’ good, Mr Huston!

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It was pretty cute… this was Eric’s nephews very FIRST glimpse of snow! I am not sure he liked it… but it sure was pretty.

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Mom and dad were on hand, so we took a few with them as well.

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After that, we went on over to the beautiful Alyeska Hotel. Kelsey was just about finished getting ready.

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

I love her jewelry… its just classic!

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

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

Kelsey’s bridesmaid made sure that veil wasn’t coming off! It was pretty funny!

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A beautiful and practical bride! My favorite kind! (Being prepared for the weather with boots! Cute boots! Love it!)

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Lovely!

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Kelsey and Eric were made for each other!

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

Eric came upstairs to see his beautiful bride for the first time… He was blown away by her beauty!

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

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

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

Oh I love this series. Every photo is better than the last.

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

And then Kelsey put on her beautiful fur and we went outside! Alyeska is a gorgeous place for photos in any season.

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

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

At this point we were supposed to ride the tram to the top of the mountain to have the ceremony and reception… but the tram was closed. Kelsey just blew it off and we improvised at the main hotel. Way to go Kelsey!

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

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

There was plenty of snowing happening down in Girdwood as well.

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

And Kelsey still had her beautiful winter outdoor wedding.

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

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

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

First kiss! Surrounded by snow and rain!

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Can you believe the hotel pulled this off? They had a total of about a half hour to move all her decorations and set them up in this empty room.  It turned out better than I ever hoped!

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

The staff at the Seven Glaciers were stellar! Despite the changes they prepared a custom plated feast for all their guests to enjoy.
Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

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

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

So many laughs and good times!

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Plated dinners give plenty of time for detail photos of rings and each course. It is alway super fun!

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And then it was time to head to the ballroom for the reception.

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… and the first dance.

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

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

When Kelsey saw her cake for the first time, it was with wonder and an open mouth! It was pretty amazing with the beautiful wintery scene done in their wedding colors and matching their wedding stationary.

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

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

Toasts

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When the dancing got started, everyone joined in!

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

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

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

What a beautiful ending to a fun day!

 

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Kelsey and Eric, thanks so much for having us! We enjoyed every moment!

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Dietrich {class of 2016}

Dietrich is one of these kids that just has it all together. He is homeschooled and also attends Mat Su Central School.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Male Senior Photos,Photography in Alaska,Reflections Lake,Senior Photos,Wasilla Alaska,

Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Male Senior Photos,Photography in Alaska,Reflections Lake,Senior Photos,Wasilla Alaska,

Love these Urban feel ones… who knew that we were literally in the middle of some of the best scenery in our gorgeous Alaska!

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Dietrich’s dog, Buddy, was so cute and anxious when we first started working with him… and then, Buddy smiled! Even dogs can smile!

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