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Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, Hi

Kauai is a great place to get married! There are so many nice places on this island for photos, and the north and south sides offer two distinct environments. Lindsay and Shane travelled from Alaska to Kauai with their families and chose Poipu on the south side, which is generally more dry and sunny than the north. The Beach House Restaurant was the venue for both the wedding ceremony and reception, and being right on the water at sunset was awesome. We had plenty of time to explore the volcanic rocks around  the restaurant, and did a second post-wedding session the next day on the north and east sides of the island. This gave them a lot more variety in their photos which was nice. We were dodging wind and rain the whole time, but made it work in the end. If you’re looking to get married in Hawaii, keep us in mind – we do travel frequently and know the islands well!

  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Lindsay & Shane in Kauai, HI by Joe Connolly

 

Double Rainbow Photo Goes Internationally Viral!

Josh Martinez captured this amazing image of bride Megan at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska – Gone Viral!

What a great once in a lifetime moment for bride Megan and photographer Josh Martinez! We are all so excited that all the variables came together to allow this image to happen, and everyone was in the right place at the right time. Josh was able to convince Megan to hike over to this amazing perch on the side of the mountain, where the rainbow came and went with the sun and clouds moving.. and as she got into position, it became brighter and brighter, until a second rainbow appeared.

According to photographer Josh Martinez, “We saw a rainbow come out on our way up the tram, decided to to hike a little ways down the mountain and get set up in case it came out again. That bet paid off big time and we pulled off a once in a lifetime shot.”

If you are considering Alaska for a destination wedding, give us a call and we’ll help you plan everything – we know this place like no one else and can recommend the best vendors and photo locations. To start with – special thanks to the Alyeska Hotel in Girdwood for having such an awesome place to get married and do photo sessions. Truly one of the nicest hotels anywhere in the world and definitely the nicest hotel in Alaska. Scenery, good food, nice rooms.. it’s all there.

If you are a local bride, you know what Alaska has to offer – and we can help you too 🙂

Be sure to browse our website as we have thousands of photos – our Facebook page is constantly updated and “Like” us to see even more great photos year-round.

Blog Post Vacation! Check Facebook :)

Blog Vacation! There’s a blog on that sailboat, and it’s taking a break.. 🙂


Hello everyone…
We have to admit, the blog has been suffering at the hands of neglectful owners lately. However, our Facebook Page is abuzz with activity and near-daily updates with the latest photos and awesomeness we’re creating. The fact is, each blog post takes 1-2 hours of work, and with summer in full swing, we are spending almost all our time shooting, and any free time left after that is spent editing.. so, in the best interest of getting everyone their photos ASAP, we’ve sent the Blog to the beach for awhile, and will resume blog posts as soon as practical! Facebook posts are so quick and easy we’re getting those up on a regular basis, so be sure to “Like” us if you’re looking to see what we’re up too lately. Rest assured, although the blog looks lonely and empty, we have been shooting almost everyday this summer 🙂

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Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett

On Friday I met up with Paolina and Garrett to do their engagement photos at Glen Alps – Flattop. We had been trying to do this shoot for a few weeks, but kept delaying, waiting for the right combination of fresh snow and sunshine. Fortunately, we had a few inches of snow on Thursday night and into friday morning, and by late afternoon the sky cleared and it got really cold. During the shoot it was only 3-4 degrees above zero, but Paolina and Garrett toughed it out and made it look like a warm spring day. They had to take blanket breaks, where they’d hide under the blanket to warm up, and that worked pretty well. Here are some pics! Enjoy…

  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
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  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly
  • Glen Alps Engagement: Paolina & Garrett by Joe Connolly

Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, Hi

Hawaii 2.0! Another group of Alaskan’s decided the middle of October would be a good time to escape and get married in Hawaii. Technically, Sarah and Seth live in Washington, but they’re both from Alaska originally and there were a lot of Alaskan’s in attendance. Also a lot of Pacific Northwest-folk. Before the ceremony, we had a few hours to go explore and find places to shoot. I did some homework and found some great spots that covered a wide variety of Maui scenes; rocky coast, lava field, flowers, rock wall, etc.. it was good stuff. La Perouse Bay was especially nice and pretty quiet. Their ceremony and reception was held at the Wailea Blue Gold Course, a beautiful place on the south side of the island with great views. Dinner was really yummy – the fish tacos were especially good and I heard a number of people discussing their greatness. The lighting in Hawaii is always so good.. even in the middle of the day you can make it look easy. I tried bottling some of it up and hope to bring some back for the next round of Alaskan winter weddings. Stay tuned for those, we’ve got a few coming up!

  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly
  • Destination Wedding: Sarah & Seth in Maui, HI by Joe Connolly