Even though I am an Achorage, Alaska Wedding Photographer, I still have connections to my past in Chicago! Scarlett and I met once about 5 years ago in Chicago when she was starting her photography business and asked if we could meet to talk business a little bit. When we met for coffee she was lovely, easy to talk to and I liked her instantly! I got a sense that if she wanted to become a wedding photographer that she would definitely succeed. Here is a link to her current work in case you want to check it out: Scarlett Crews Photography
It was pretty random to see a facebook message from Scarlett pop up so many years later, and even more so to hear that she and her husband were about to board a plane to Alaska! Jonathan had completely surprised her with a 30th birthday weekend adventure in Alaska (love this!) and she was hoping that we could meet up for a little photo shoot.
Its always interesting to photograph other photographers, I know that when I get in front of a camera I feel so. painfully. awkward. But I make a point of doing it every year or so, for updated photos but also to keep me sympathetic towards my clients. You never know what you’re going to get! It was smooth sailing photographing these two together, and so much fun to catch up on the last 5 years in between shots. Here are a few of my favorites form their Alaska Couples Photography Portraits.
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Want your love captured in the beautiful landscape of Alaska? Whether you are a native or just visiting, I would love to meet you and share your love story through photographs. Email me to book your session!

One nice thing about Alaska is that even when it’s a little dark and stormy out she’s still a beauty. One nice thing about Alaskans is that they don’t often worry about a little weather…Alaska, I think I like you!

I mean, look at how they’re still smiling. A little rain won’t get them down! Really the mist just adds this romance to their photo session.

Lately I’ve been filled with this kind of nervous energy that I feel every year right before my crazy wedding season hits and it was so good to get out for this sweet couple’s Anchorage Engagement Photography session! I can’t wait for their backyard wedding later this Summer and can’t wait to be them all fancied up for their wedding day. Getting married? Check out my wedding portfolio!

Here are a few of my faves from Natalie & Dylan’s Anchorage Engagement session earlier this week. We spent the evening driving along The Arm, stopping in a few beautiful spots when the rain paused, and capturing the love these two so obviously share. I mean, aren’t they absolutely gorgeous?! Dylan and Natalie, you two are gorgeous!

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Want to see more sweet couples sharing their love in Alaska? Check out Scarlett and Jonathan’s couples portrait session!

Ready to have your love captured in the beautiful landscape of Alaska? Whether you are a native or just visiting, I would love to meet you and share your love story through photographs. Email me to book your session!

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Erica Rose captures love and life across Alaska and near Anchorage! She loves to work with adventurous couples that maintain a sense of elegance in their style, even on top of a mountain.
  • May 5, 2016 - 11:35 pm

    Erica - Aww…Emilia! Thank you! I miss you…I was just thinking of you today, actually. I hope we can get together when I’m in Chicago later this year.

  • May 1, 2016 - 6:20 am

    Emilia Jane - Erica this is so gorgeous! Love!!!

A few weeks ago I did my first official giveaway via my instagram feed (@erosephoto) – and @juanitashandmade was the winner! Juanita is an artist, and she sells her beautiful work at Dos Manos and Octopus Ink in Anchorage…check it out if you’re local!
I have a special love for photographing families in their homes. Maybe its a weird part of my personality but I love to see how people choose to decorate their walls and organize their space. I think of the images I capture in homes as a sort of time capsule. There’s something special about looking back at photos from when you were young…having something tangible to hold along with those sweet childhood memories. The Martins just welcomed baby girl number four, sweet Audie Wynn. So it was the perfect time to slow down time for a little while and take some pictures. Here are some of my favorites. Anchorage Family photosjuanitas handmade family portraits-6juanitas handmade family portraits-2juanitas handmade family portraits-7martin family-1juanitas handmade family portraits-5juanitas handmade family portraits-11juanitas handmade family portraits-12juanitas handmade family portraits-14juanitas handmade family portraits-20juanitas handmade family portraits-8juanitas handmade family portraits-22juanitas handmade family portraits-25juanitas handmade family portraits-19juanitas handmade family portraits-18juanitas handmade family portraits-29juanitas handmade family portraits-30juanitas handmade family portraits-31

This week I’ve been refreshing the GPS Tracker on iditarod.com as often as I can, tracking #49 with a little bit of an obsession. I’ve been in and out of Alaska for about 10 years but this is the first time I’ve taken such an interest in following along. Until Mary signed up as a rookie this year I hadn’t spent much time learning about the course and exactly what kind of dedication, drive and courage it takes to start off on this crazy journey. But let me tell you…It. Is. Crazy! (In a good way!) 1049 miles into the Arctic Wilderness. How awesome! I bet she is seeing some stunning beauty right now.

It has been truly inspiring for me to know Mary before she had run a single sled dog race, to watch her get steadily closer to her goal over several years…and now to see her achieve that goal as she headed out on the trail on Sunday! She is incredible. This past summer Mary lost her home and practically all of her material possessions in the Sockeye Wildfire in Willow. For most people, that would have been enough to overcome in one year! No one would have blamed Mary for postponing her race another year…but I’m pretty sure we have all been impressed & encouraged by her drive, her strength, and also by her love and care for her dogs.

On Sunday I photographed Mary & her team for the last couple of hours before they headed out of Willow at the Restart of the Iditarod 2016 Trail. The energy back there was high and kind of intense but Mary seemed calm, collected and ready to hit the road.

Mary…right now you’re at racemile 228, closing in on Nikolai. I hope you know how many people are thinking of you, praying for you and cheering you on!
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  • March 11, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    Ellen Fondell - Wow… These gave me the chills! What an incredible feat, and your photos capture it.

Not too long ago I got a phone call from Erica. She had been a guest at a wedding I photographed last year, which is how she heard about my work. At their Flat Top engagement session last week I fount myself noticing how she and Clay interact and the sweet way he looked at her. Their love seems steady and unpretentious. These are the kinds of people that you can imagine growing old together…and that makes me all the more excited to photograph their wedding this Summer.

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of having these Alaskan mountains as a backdrop for documenting love stories…
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