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Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared

On Friday I flew down to Wrangell which is located in Southeast Alaska, north of Ketchikan (no one seemed to know Wrangell when I told them about it!) I met up with fellow Chugach Peak’s photog Chris Beck who came in on an earlier flight. We didn’t delay the start of coverage and made it to the rehearsal dinner after a brief milkshake pit stop at the world famous J&W’s ice cream parlor and burger joint. Up early the next day for full coverage of the day’s festivities. I’m not kidding when I say that this was the most photographs ever taken at a Chugach Peaks wedding.

(Warning: Soapbox speech ahead…) Lots of people ask me what I think the most important thing is that we offer – and it’s time. You can always buy prints, albums, and wall canvasses, but if you don’t have the coverage, you’re not going to have as many photos. Spending 4 days in Wrangell and spending about 21 hours shooting yielded a whopping 9577 photos to work with! A record! We did a lot on saturday, and even had 4+ hours on sunday to go explore all over the island and get lots of variety. When someone tells me “Ok, you’ve got 20-30 minutes to get the goods..” I wish I could show them this wedding and say “see what time does? This!”  So if you are getting married this summer, please don’t skimp on the time you give your photographer! Plan it in! We don’t really need 21 hours to get good photos, but 1-3 hours of exploring time is going to be well worth the investment.

Back to the wedding now; Ashley and Jared were so nice and accommodating to all our ideas. They had a whole crew of about 200 people packed into the local Nolan Community Center which was really beautiful. The ceremony was smaller and at the oldest Catholic Church in Alaska – St Rose of Lima.  I could go on and on with stories and details, but the photos do a better job explaining than I can, so just check this stuff out..  and if anyone is getting married in Wrangell, Petersburg, Cordova, Ketchikan, Juneau, etc, remember that we love Southeast and will do our very best to keep the travel costs as minimal as possible!

  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Chris Beck
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Chris Beck
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Chris Beck
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Joe Connolly
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Chris Beck
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Chris Beck
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Chris Beck
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Chris Beck
  • Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared by Chris Beck

13 Responses to Wrangell Wedding: Ashley & Jared

  1. Outstanding! What a pleasure it was to watch you work. Your artistry is uncommon and brilliant and your eye for beauty is unmatched.
    I hope I get the pleasure to work with you and your team again.

    Bill Hermann

  2. Vicki Kettler

    Absolutely gorgeous photos! Love the “day after” memories also! Thank you so much for doing such a great job and for being so kind, considerate and FUN! Looking forward to seeing the 9000 + photos. 🙂

  3. Mary Jane Schuchardt

    Awesome photos.

  4. Beth Bates

    Wow! that really looked amazing.. I was Jeannes’ neighbor when she lived in Hawkins… and Sara & Ryan were little…. Oh! I would really love to go to Alaska.. it looked like a very beautiful wedding thanks soooo much for sharing!!!!!

  5. Brooke

    Fabulous! Captures everything that is unsaid. Very Nice

  6. Bride

    I only wanted the best and I GOT THE BEST!!! Your work is amazing and I am very grateful to have had you guys capture our once-in-a-lifetime celebration!!Thank you for working with us!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures!! ~:)

  7. Julie Siff

    So gorgeous! Wish I was there to celebrate with my family. Love to you and Jared.

  8. alissa

    amazing photos and awesome photographers! it was so nice to meet you both.

  9. Damn!!!! Thats hot! Nice work Chugach Peaks!!

  10. It captured the quaintness, friendliness and hospitalityof Wrangell as well as the joy/fun that filled each guest! It captured the uniqueness of the event and the entire journey! The photos are wonderful.

  11. What great photos of the couple and the community! Perhaps the best event ever at the Nolan Center. Thank you for your efforts and kind words about Wrangell…everyone!

    Tim Rooney – Wrangell Borough Manager

  12. Iris Johnson

    Ashley I love all of the wedding pictures. You look so beautiful. Congratulations to you both of you. I’m sorry I missed it. It looked like a lot of fun.

    PS… I dig the rubber boots. Classic!

    -Iris

  13. Jeannette Biser

    Ashley & Jared, This has brought a HUGE smile to my face because I was so sad I missed the wedding due to Max graduating High School. I have shared your pictures with several of my friends and clients. How beautiful you both are and to have it captured on camera the way your photographer did is amazing. I Love you both and someday I will come visit……Love, your Godmother and Aunt, Jeanne