Samantha and Joseph Whipple

What an honor to be a part of this wedding!  This gorgeous wedding took place as a private residence in Palmer,AK and was beautifully decorated to celebrate the union of two exceptional young adults!  It's hard enough to make it through a wedding without crying, but its even harder when you photograph a wedding filled with people you know.  I think I made it two minutes on location before I cried.  I simply love what I do and love to celebrate marriage for so  many reasons.  This wedding in particular was a beautiful representation of family coming together and a community supporting Sam and Joe as they make a commitment to each other. Sam and Joe 1

One of my favorite parts of the day was when Joe asked Sam to spin around during the first look!  He said "Let me look at you!  Wow Sam! Wow!'

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Sam and Joe planned lots of time to play and get portraits before the wedding!

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So many beautiful details at this Alaskan wedding!  And a super goofy family makes for fun family formals!

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The guests arrived on a tractor pulled hay wagon.  The bride walked down the isle, over a bridge her pop built for her!

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Time for lots of hot dog roasting and campfire chats!  The couple had slabs of wood for you to set next to the fire and place your drink on, genius!

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More details, games, wood splitting.....and off to happily ever after!

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