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.
I can’t think of a more perfect location to have engagement photos taken then right here in Alaska. The scenery here is unmatchable with the mountains, oceans, forests and glaciers. I’m telling you that you gotta see it for yourself.
There are tons of great spots to take engagement photos in Alaska. In this blog post I’ll be sharing a few of my personal favorites and who knows maybe I’ll be seeing the two of you in front of my camera soon?!
The Harbor in Seward, Alaska is a great place especially on a moody day like this. You get the dramatic views of the mountains along with an up close and personal look at the sailboats on the dock. If you are looking a unique location to take engagement photos in Alaska you should definitely look at the Seward Harbor.
Another great spot not too far from the Harbor is Exit glacier. Exit Glacier is one of the glaciers that make up harding ice field. You will feel ice under your feet while your eyes will be greeted with one of a kind views. In the summer time you might even be luck enough to spot some Lupines. One of Alaska’s prettiest wildflowers.
Hatchers Pass is one of my absolute favorite locations in Alaska. Here you will be greeted with wide open spaces that are begging to be explored. There are lots of little spots within Hatchers Pass that not only provide a unique backdrop for your photos but also a unique experience. Here is a list of just a few epic spots within Hatchers Pass.
If you are visiting Alaska and looking for a cool place to stay but also somewhere epic to take your engagement photos. Then Between Beaches is perfect for you! On the property there are so many things that the two of you can do together. Heres a list of activities you could incorporate into your session.
Beluga Point and Bird Point are also two beautiful spots you need to see. They offer rocky terrain and picturesque mountain views right next to the ocean. When you have your session here you might even be lucky enough to hear a group of Beluga’s speaking to one another. How stinking cool is that?
Knik and Mattanuska glacier are two more great locations in Alaska for your engagement photos. You can enjoy romantic helicopter tour with Alaska helicopter tours or Outbound Heli. Then you can spend sometime learning about the glacier while exploring with the expertise of your professional pilot and tour guide.
I always enjoy my time at Eklutna Lake. It’s calm, quiet and located just 40 minutes outside of Anchorage. Eklutna lake is one of my favorite locations during the fall because the vibrant foliage that surrounds the lake. Its the perfect place for a couple like you to celebrate a special moment.
Denali National Park is another great location with many different trails for you to explore. At Denali National Park you might also see some of Alaska very cool wildlife. Here are a few of my favorite trails you can check out.
Lulu’s Tents and Events provides a one of a kind glamping experience. If you and your significant other love camping and want to make it apart of your engagement session I think you will love this spot. If you wanna get really creative you can even do some cool photos with your photographer after sunset!
Portage lake is one of my all time favorite locations for engagement sessions in Alaska. Its only short distance away from Girdwood. Portage Lake provides jawdropping mountain views with a vibrant blue that you need to see. During the spring months you might be able to take in the vibrant shade of lupines growing just below the mountains.
No matter what location you choose you cannot go wrong having your engagement photos taken in Alaska. If you need some help planning or finding the perfect location for your session I’d love to help! I’d be so honored to be apart of this moment as your photographer and new friend.