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Destination Wedding: Yana & Haldeman in Charleston, South Carolina

Yana and Haldeman were married just outside of Charleston, South Carolina this weekend at a beautiful church in the town of Summerville. The reception was held at a private residence nearby. Yana grew up in Alaska and she met Haldeman while they were going to school in Colorado Springs. Haldeman is in the Air Force but grew up in South Carolina. It was a gorgeous day and we are very thankful they chose us to photograph their wedding! Joe photographed the wedding of Yana’s sister on O’ahu a few years ago. Don’t forget, we love to travel!

Girdwood Wedding: Stephanie and Andrew at the Hotel Alyeska

Stephanie and Andrew were married at Alyeska Resort with a big group of family and friends in attendance – this was quite the party! Before it all started, we met up for some getting ready photos and a little journey around Girdwood for some scenic photos. R&R Productions kept the grooves going all night long and we got some excellent dancing photos 🙂 Check out all the goods below!

Excursion Inlet Wedding

Eva & Dan were married at Eva’s family property in Excursion Inlet on July 31st, a secluded bay about 35 miles northwest of Juneau as the bird, or in this case, Turbine Otter flies. Some of the guests arrived by plane, and some arrived by boat. With everyone safely ashore, a beautiful ceremony took place in the forest in an opening that was cut only a few weeks prior. Their initials were carved into a tree and log benches constructed from the trees which were cut to make the opening large enough for their guests. After the ceremony, a dinner of fresh crab, salmon, halibut, shrimp and oysters, all locally caught, was served up with an impressive assortment of cheeses, meats, and deserts. For being an “off-grid” wedding, this was spectacular! The dancing went on right up until the last boat left for the evening, and likely longer as some of the guests camped out for the night. Eva and Dan had some amazing friends and family – you could see how genuinely happy everyone was for them, and happy to share the fun and love of their day. This was one of our favorite weddings of the summer, thank you guys for bringing us down! 🙂

Our 1000th Wedding FREE!

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Wow! We are just about to book our 1000th wedding and we’re ready to celebrate! We started in 2006 and have worked with so many great people! We are so honored to have shot so many couple’s over the years that we are going to shoot the 1000th for FREE! We’re also going to be giving away lots of other discounts!! If you are thinking of booking, now is the time!!! There are no strings attached!! So, here’s how it works…

We’re only FIVE weddings away from being at 1000. The next 5 people to book will get the discounts outlined below. Whomever is booking #1000 will get their package for FREE!!!! No strings attached!! The next 5 people after 1000 who book will also receive the discounts outlined below. We will announce the winners and their prizes after we reach 1005 and have confirmed all the bookings. This might take a few weeks so be patient!

995: $250 print credit
996: $250 print credit
997: 10% off your total package price
998: 15% off your total package price
999: 20% off your total package price
1000: FREE!!!
1001-1005 $250 print credit.

Here’s the fine print:
-You must send in a real booking, meaning you really do want us to shoot your wedding, and you’ve sent us a signed contract and your deposit.
-We will announce the winners and their prizes after we’ve received all signed contracts and deposits. Please note that deposits are non-refundable. We do not want people booking us, just in hopes of getting a free wedding but canceling if they don’t win.
-Whichever package the winner’s choose will be discounted, even if it’s our largest package.
-“Print credit” means standard prints. Canvasses, acrylics, metal prints, and albums are excluded.
-You will need to contact us to check availability before saving the date. You can reach us at 907-301-9400, or e-mail info@chugachpeaks.com
Or, fill out our “Check Availability” form here: http://chugachpeaks.com/contact/

We don’t know if we’ll receive 10 bookings in 2 days, or if it will be spread out over a week, so if you’re thinking of booking, there will be no way to know whether you’ve won until everyone’s contracts are received. It’s also possible we’ll book more than 10 weddings before we make our winner’s announcement, in which case there will be no discounts applied after the first 10 bookings. But if you’re thinking of booking us, now is the time! There’s a pretty good chance you’ll get something 🙂

We will post a list of the winners as soon as we can! Good luck!

Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O’ahu, HI

Jenelle and Royce were married at the Chapel by the Sea in Honolulu on O’ahu. They didn’t have a big reception the night of the wedding, so we ended up driving around and doing photos on the east side of the island, and hurried back to the west side to catch a gorgeous sunset. We didn’t have a lot of time to get there, but we arrived at the perfect time to capture the best part of the evening light. If you’re getting married in Hawaii, be sure to plan some time around sunset for photos.. everyone loves sunset photos 🙂

  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Jenelle & Royce in O'ahu. HI by Joe Connolly