I find myself feeling right at home when life's going a thousand miles per hour. You know when there's like a million things to do or places to be all at once. For me, it creates this sense of clarity. It makes me look at life a little deeper. Focus more on the littlest of details.
When I think of the perfect place for a winter engagement photos I think of Girdwood, Alaska. I envision snow capped trees and trails covered in fluffy snow. Giant and soft snowflakes falling from the sky making it feel as though you’re on the inside of a snow globe.
Meeting with Brianna and Bryan felt like hanging with friends that you’ve known for forever. These two were so laid back and in love with one another it made it so easy to capture their story as a couple. At the end of their winter photoshoot and before leaving I had to show them some of the photos.
I loved getting to spend the afternoon exploring and capturing the love story of Brianna and Bryan. And I’m so glad that I get to share that with you. If you just got a ring on your finger and are searching for more information on planning your dream engagement session then keep reading.
Finding locations is one of my favorite things to do as a photographer. I love that I get to go out, explore and then share what I find with you. It’s such a privilege being able to find the perfect place for the two of to share and celebrate your love. Thankfully there isn’t a shortage of unique places take engagement photos in Girdwood. Below I’ll you’ll find a list of a few of my favorites that you can take a look at for yourself.
When deciding on what to wear for your session its important to keep in mind the time of year. The temperature and weather in Girdwood, Alaska varies year round so certain outfit choices may not be best engagement photos. No matter the season though I always recommend wearing neutral color clothing for your session.
If you have are planning to take engagement photos during the winter months its important to choose outfits that will keep you warm. I recommend dressing in several thin layers and then adding a thin or small jacket over the top. My top secret tip is putting hand warmers any and everywhere you can. During most of my shoot’s you can catch me with a hand warmer on two on the inside of my beanie.
When it get’s cold it’s also important to have a plan in place when you need to warm up. There are tons of great shops and bars around Girdwood where you can escape the elements during your engagement photos. A few of my favorite places to stop at are Girdwood Brewing Company and Sitzmark Bar and Grill.