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Girdwood Wedding: Raina & Richard at Alyeska Resort

Today Richard & Raina were joined by over one hundred of their closest friends and family for a beautiful mountaintop ceremony, at Alyeska Resort. It was our distinct pleasure to be a part of this memorable day. Ralph & I teamed up to cover this all day wedding and, which resulted in a massive collection of images with two unique styles. We started the day with some wedding fuel at Jack Sprat’s, then joined the wedding party in one of Alyeska’s two-story suites. These larger rooms are fantastic for getting ready photos!

We headed up the tram for some portraits and family photos before the ceremony, and this is where the real fun started! Skiing is big part of this couples story, and we wanted to highlight that in a little series with their ski boots. The weather cooperated and we ended up with some amazing, and very unique shots. I love it when we can incorporate things like this into a wedding shoot!

You can’t really beat the views from the top of Alyeska. It provides an incredible backdrop to any event and this wedding ceremony was no exception. Gorgeous summer colors and sweeping vistas made it into almost every shot.

Following a champagne toast, we made our way back down to the hotel and kicked off an incredible reception in the Kahiltna Court. Fresh Alaskan fare and an awesome live band from Portland set the stage for an evening of lively celebration and dancing! Art Services North did such a wonderful job in the preparation and execution of this event. It takes a big team of talented people to pull of a wedding like this. Working with Michael and his staff was a real treat!

Richard & Raina, thanks so much for choosing me to be a part our your incredible day. Congratulations to you both. Ralph and I look forward to shooting with you again this winter! Here are some of our favorite shots from your big day! These are just the tip of the iceberg, really.

  • Girdwood Wedding: Raina and Richard at Alyeska Resort
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  • Girdwood Wedding: Raina and Richard at Alyeska Resort by Ralph Kristopher
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  • Girdwood Wedding: Raina and Richard at Alyeska Resort by Ralph Kristopher
  • Girdwood Wedding: Raina and Richard at Alyeska Resort by Ralph Kristopher
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  • Girdwood Wedding: Raina and Richard at Alyeska Resort by Ralph Kristopher
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  • Girdwood Wedding: Raina and Richard at Alyeska Resort by Ralph Kristopher
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  • Girdwood Wedding: Raina and Richard at Alyeska Resort by Ralph Kristopher