Marvin and Jillian. These two are electric.
This was such a beautiful day filled with beautiful people. True love means you are made better by loving and by being loved. Jillian and Marvin love each other this way. They are champions of one another, each driving the other to become the very best version of themselves. To us, their love looked dramatic, deeply rooted and inspirational. It was such an honor to be able to create photos that capture the soul of their love.
Jillian and Marvin, thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of your most special day. You two are beautiful and we wish you a love full of strength, beauty and adventure.
Relic Photographer: Heidi // Venue: O’Malleys On the Green // Florals : That Feeling
Michael contacted us in the spring with his idea: propose to the love of his life at the exact day and time on the one-year anniversary of their first date. Would we be down for that? Is that something we would like to photograph? Um, yes, please! A few months later we crouched behind a rock and tried to look inconspicuous as Michael followed through with his plan and put a ring on Katy’s finger. These are the moments that we treasure as photographers of love. There is just nothing better.
We take a lot of photos. We see a lot of things. And we think that these two are special. They have something rare and beautiful. A picture is worth a thousand words right? The images tell the story, every single frame is the look of love: the way Grace looks up at Justin, the smile pulling at his lips, the way they fold into one another. Their love is art.
Allie and Josh wanted an adventure. So with a baby on their hip and a little wild in their hearts: they boarded a plane in Australia, travelled halfway around the globe and got married on a glacier in Alaska. It was one of those days that we just kept pinching ourselves. Can this be real? Is this really our job? Because we just hopped in a helicopter, flew over some of the most epic scenery on earth, and got to witness two amazing people offer their hearts and lives and souls to one another. Really, it just doesn’t get better.
Relic Photographer: Hanna // Florals: Bloomsbury Blooms // Officiant-planner: Alaska Destination Weddings // Helicopter: Alpine Air
Justin and Lauren’s wedding was an absolute dream for us. As photographers from Alaska, we are used to rugged mountains and outrageous views as our backdrops for weddings- but there is something about this cityscape wedding that has us swooning. Albany, New York- Justin and Lauren’s meeting place, and a city rich with history. We had so much fun capturing the details and amazing architecture surrounding us.
The day was spent in Sixty State Place- an 1800’s bank turned wedding venue- and it could not have been any cooler. Ceremony in the lobby, cocktail hour in the bank vault. It was AMAZING.
Aside from everything awesome that we don’t have in Alaska- Justin and Lauren were an absolute joy to work with. There was not even a hint of stress- there was a lot of laughter, a lot of love, and a lot of old friends and family.
Justin and Lauren- thank you so much for inviting us on a New York adventure- it was an honor.
Relic Photographer: Heidi // Venue: Sixty State Place, Albany, New York // Florist: Lark Street Flowers // Dress: Morilee
The first sound we heard was the thump of deep bass and laughter coming from the cottage where the girls were getting ready. Music was blasting and when we opened the door we were greeted with hoots and hollers. Everyone was buzzing. The whole morning you could just feel the energy build. The bridesmaids merrily worked on creating the florals. The groomsmen delivered the booze. Everyone was happy and chill and just so ready for Will and Karli to say ‘I Do.’ It was pouring rain. But you know, weather in Alaska, and last-minute, prayers were answered and we were given a beautiful day for a dream wedding.
When we pulled up to the first look location Karli gasped out loud. This is really happening. I am marrying the love of my life.
High-school sweethearts. And just perfect together. Their love for each other is obvious. They are comfortable. Nothing is better than marrying your best friend.
We attend a lot of weddings and can’t tell you how many couples can’t seem to cut loose and ENJOY their day. Weddings are stressful, there is a lot of pressure for everything to be perfect. The thing is, weddings aren’t meant to be perfect. They are meant to be crazy, amazing, whole-hearted celebration of love. Will and Karli had fun. They soaked up the details. They LAUGHED. A lot. They partied like rockstars. And it made us so stinking happy behind our lenses.
Relic Photographers: Hanna and Emily // Venue: Gloryview Farms // DJ: Ondago DJ Entertainment // Dress: Bateau Bridal Boutique
Ben and Shannon said yes to each other on the beach in Homer, salt air blowing across cheeks wet with tears. The entire day was sweet and intimate, with only a handful of their closest friends and family. We were altogether honored to be a part of it. Congratulations, Ben and Shannon!
Relic Photographer : Heidi // Location: Homer, Ak // Florals : Bloomsbury Blooms
They planned for rain but got lucky with what had to have been the most epic summer day in Alaska. We arrived and there were smiling faces all around. Everyone was happy, stress free, at peace. The entire day was painted golden, the glow of sun just filling everyone with joy. When Miriah and Jonathan danced, they sang along with the music, to each other, lost in their new world. Every one watched and fell in love with their love.
Relic Photographer: Hanna // Floral: Oopsie Daisy // Planner: Alaska Rustic Rentals and Design // Gown: Arctic Rose // Caterer: Bear Naked BBQ // Hair: Sierra Tillman // Make-up: Adera // DJ: Five Star Entertainment
We first met Buck and Tabitha last summer for a family session. The sun was hot on our shoulders as we played lakeside- picking wildflowers, skipping rocks, and chasing after their toddler son. We made it through almost the entire session before he ran headlong into the lake, soaked from toes to top. We climbed into our cars with dusty feet and 500 mosquito bites, cheeks tight from laughing. This kind of family is the reason we love our jobs. They are easy-going and fun, they love each other fiercely and aren’t afraid to show it.
Their wedding day felt exactly the same to us. We showed up to the Anchorage Zoo greenhouse, sunlight spilling into every corner, lush green climbing every wall. They said their vows in front of only a few friends and family, their children watching steady at their feet. Their words reaffirmed and assured, the promise of a life spent loving each other winding around them. It was beautiful in every way.
Relic Photographer: Heidi and Emily // Venue: Anchorage Zoo // Dress: Bateau Bridal Boutique // Cake: Aurora’s Babycakes // Flowers: Alaska Wholesale Flower Market
Sometimes you travel halfway across the world to one of the most beautiful places on earth to get married, you make plans, you have this perfect vision in your mind of what you want to remember, and then it pours rivers of rain. Unrelenting. Torrential. Costa Rican Downpour.
But when your bride is Mikki, she gives a shrug and says, “They say rain on your wedding is good luck. I guess we will have lots of it.” And then a smile that could knock your knees out.
We didn’t get all the outside shots we wanted. Well, hardly any. It was different than planned. But you know what? Love reigned. This weekend we had the honor of photographing a couple deeply rooted in adventure, faithfulness and love. It was such an imperfectly perfect day. And isn’t that how love really is?