I’m going to get to this Girdwood Elopement at Alyeska Resort, I promise. But first, a little business because it’s been a while!! I have been a wedding photographer for more than TEN Years now, and I’m going to be honest: This is the longest that I have gone without blogging a wedding or a shoot. Ever! I used to blog every single time I had a shoot. no. matter. what. There are a few reasons why I’ve taken a major break from blogging that span from burnout to having a third child to having conflicted and changing feelings on what/how/when to blog my work. Also, the world has changed a bit in the last few years and I have been spending a lot more of my effort sharing my work on Instagram. The thing that I think blogs have that instagram can’t quite match is the ability to share enough images to tell a really full story. I don’t know if anyone else has this experience but things start to feel like a lot more WORK when they aren’t built in to my usual workflow – that’s why I really thrive on routines and I seem to get the most sh!t done when I’m operating off of a schedule (which can be hard when you’re self employed…but I digress!)
Today I decided to just go ahead and force myself back on the wagon with then intention of blogging some of my past work. I have shot so many weddings and elopements in the past two years that have never been properly shared, and I want to remedy that. I do want to say though, that if I don’t blog a shoot it is not because I didn’t love my client or because I didn’t think that their wedding was ‘good enough’. This way of sharing my work is largely about reaching new clients who are in the process of searching for a wedding photographer…so if you are reading this and I have worked with you in the past, please keep that in mind!
I decided to start by sharing this really beautiful Girdwood Elopement at Alyeska Resort from last Summer. Looking back at these photos just makes me feel GOOD, and I think its because their joy was palpable. Elijah & Mary Beth were having so much fun together, they were in such a celebratory mood that it was contagious. I think that a side benefit of my job is that I can learn something about relationships from almost every couple I work with. In this case I was reminded about the importance of laughter in a marriage. I think it will serve these two well for many years to come.
Girdwood Elopement | Marybeth + Elijah
February 20, 2020
thanks for the love, Lauren! It is good to be back! It really does tell the more full story, doesn’t it.
Welcome back to blog world! Good to see your work again in full form ☺️