Alaska Bridals & Tips

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Thought it would be nice to put the two of these together with the engagements I just posted of them

Are they technically called “Formals” since the groom was there too? I’m not sure

But since I wasn’t going to be around for the wedding (conflict of weddings) while i was there I did these.

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Yes I know… It looks somewhat fake eh?

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We did shoot middle of the day because I went 4-wheeling later that day.
So I was happy for the chance to get into some shade.

I do like that she had these flowers… they look real don’t they?!

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They really liked these types of plants… I thought they were awesome.
I put the f stop up high to catch a bit more of the sun and of course flash to light up the foreground (them)

To view the full gallery, go to http://jarviedigital.smugmug.com/gallery/8945147_58bsd

View the rest of the post for more tips etc

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I swear this is a real scene… no backdrop or nothing.
Thanks to Carleen for helping with the flash… It was a bit hard for my flash to reach her flash 20+ft away to trigger it.
I’m waiting for pocketwizard flex to make it to Nikon.
But until then the CLS on Nikon rocks

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Again I remind you… middle of the day.
Alaska has lots of flying bugs like flies and mosquitos during the summer. FYI

I just made sure their faces were in such a direction they wouldn’t get bad shadows… and they didn’t have to look in this picture so no squinting etc.

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She liked her parisol and her fan and her glovey thingies.

The 14-24 of a full frame makes it look like that one picture i took while up on a bench… but not so… just hold above the head and it just makes things look like you’re way up high like 10ft

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Though the tempature wasn’t super high the sun was strong and so we through them into a little bit of shade we found near the river (or right)

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Seriously, had you not know… would you have guessed Alaska?

The place is called Hatcher Pass


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13 Comments

  1. Jacie Saltzman says

    the background looks unreal! i love that 5th picture.
    JaG

  2. Kristi says

    I love all the purple/pink flowers!

  3. Aaron Barker says

    I won’t complain about the lack of ice and snow this time. Beautiful green backgrounds and again amazing mountains. I gotta get up there one of these lifetimes.

  4. Mary Ann says

    I really love how vibrant the colors are. The really are beautiful.

  5. mickelle says

    That glimpse of the parasol is quite the finishing touch. I’m curious to see if/how you implemented it in the other shots. I’ll have to check out the complete set! (JaG)

  6. Kaitlyn Janis says

    These pictures are amazing. I just can’t get over how beautiful the location is. Not what I pictured Alaska to be like at all. It will be fun to go there some day…in the summer. :)

  7. Stacy says

    These look really good! Thanks for posting them with tips!

  8. Todd Tyler says

    When it comes time to upgrade my 50D, I’m definitely going full-frame, very nice. My faves are 1 and 5.

    JaG

  9. Cari says

    wow! those are amazing! I want to go to alaska in the summer now! :)

  10. Melissa says

    Love them! Fireweed is my favorite flower, I like how it looks in the 4th frame. I am Jealous that you got sun on your Alaska Trip, I had rain, rain, rain. (JaG)

  11. Kimbrey says

    Very impressive. Even more impressive that you shot those in the middle of the day. I have a lot to learn about photography (hopefully some from you :) JaG

  12. Ashlee @ Ashlee Lauren Photography says

    The scenery is seriously fabulous! :)

  13. perfektphoto says

    Loving the scenery! Looked like it was a beautiful day. Nice photos;)

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