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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!

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.

Kauai, HI – Escaping the Snow and Wind

After blowing snow for over 80 hours this winter just to maintain access to our house (our snowblower has a chronometer), we decided that it was imperative for our sanity to escape Alaska and recharge our souls. We called up our good friends Nick and Madeleine from North Carolina and convinced them to make the 15 hour flight to meet us there. Alaskan’s are spoiled – with airfare in the $400 range and only a 6 hour flight, we’ve got it easy compared to those on the east coast.

Joe and Nick have a long history of photography together. For those of you who don’t know, Joe photographed Nick and Maddy’s wedding 10 years ago in Austria. Since spending 2 weeks together in Austria and Germany for the wedding, Joe and Nick have been best friends. They ended up shooting for the same wedding photography company in Detroit and then, after both moving to Anchorage, Nick shot for Chugach Peaks. Along the way, Nick ended up shooting Brook and Joe’s wedding in Homer.

The four of us love outdoors stuff and decided to tackle the Kalalau Trail in Kauai. It traverses the North Shore (Nepali Coast) of Kauai 12 miles from the end of the nearest road. It’s pretty rough terrain, but totally worth it. Because it’s only accessible by foot and is a long hike, the beach is pretty much your own when you get there. In one of the photos you can see our camp site in the bottom of the photo.

All these photos are either Joe’s or Nick’s. Some of them we’re not sure who’s is who’s… so we’re throwing them all in together and posting them on both our blogs. Hope you enjoy!

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July/August Blogs Sneak Peak

Wow! What an incredible 45 days! We’ve had a ton of weddings, family and engagement sessions.. the busiest we’ve ever been! Unfortunately, that means blogs have suffered. We’re doing pretty good with turning around everyone’s images within just a few weeks, but at the expense of sharing photos on the blog! I felt pretty bad about it, and wanted to put together a little sneak peak of the upcoming blog posts. We’re heading up to the Yukon and Northwest Territories for a little urban escape after the weekend, so there won’t be much activity for a bit, but Josh may add a few of his weddings while I’m gone, so stay tuned for more wedding photos, and photos from the great Canadian North! In the meantime, here are a few select images from some of our shoots that haven’t gone live to the blog yet. Enjoy! -Joe

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Mr. Beck Moves To Anchorage (and joins the Peaks’)

On Saturday night, I caught the late flight into Juneau after a day full of admiring airplanes and airplane gadgets at the Alaska Airmen’s Association annual trade show. Our photographer friend Chris Beck needed some help making the long trip to Anchorage with his car, dog Sampson, and u-haul trailer so I volunteered to help get it done. We spent sunday afternoon whale, bird, and sea lion watching out in Berners Bay on his friend’s boat. After animal photography, we did some people photography with two friend’s of Chris. They wanted to do some trash-the-dress style photos so we played around some of the old Treadwell Mine ruins on Douglas Island. It was a lot of fun! Monday morning we had a 6:30am roll call at the Ferry so we were out the door at 6. A beautiful and calm ferry trip to Haines, lunch, and finally the long drive from Haines to Anchorage. In total, we travelled for 25 hours by boat and on the road non-stop before reaching Anchorage at 7am Tuesday morning. We saw lots of moose, a wolf, multiple porcupines (Joe didn’t, Chris insists he did – but Joe thinks they were grass-balls and bushes), a family of 3 beavers, 1 border patrolman, and a few random cars on the highway. Chris also officially joined the Chugach Peaks Photographers Club, so you might see him around the wedding scene this year and into the future! Welcome Chris! He’s looking forward to shooting weddings in Anchorage as most of the weddings he shot in Juneau included a heavy dose of rain and clouds. We’re hoping that the sun comes out soon so Chris can regain some of his former color that he lost while living in Juneau.

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