BEN + RACHEL: WINDY + MOUNTAIN FILLED ALASKA ENGAGEMENT
Alaska, mountains, plenty of wind, a fun engagement session with some really cool kids. What more could you ask for?! I am already yearning to travel back to these gorgeous Alaska mountains near Anchorage, Alaska. The drive out to this spot was epic. The scenery made my jaw drop at every turn. I met up with Ben + Rachel shortly before they left for the college school year to start. Rachel is from Alaska, and met Ben in Pennsylvania. I feel so honored to have spent some time with them in this gorgeous state!
It was raining the whole day, but when we started it let up. The wind stayed strong though, which made for some magic with Rachel’s gorgeous hair spinning all around. We explored mountain views, a waterfall, the coast, and even encountered a wild black bear! Yes, no joke! I wanted to do a few in the woods. We walked about 100 feet into the trail and heard a weird munching noise. We all stopped, looked up, and a younger looking black bear popped up and checked us out. We calmly talked to it and backed away slowly. Proof below!
We then went to the coast and played on the rocky beach and ended with my signature side by side face shot. These two were such a pleasure to hang with, even though it was way too short! I would LOVE to go back to Alaska to document anything! Engagement, elopement, wedding, etc. Contact me about it!
Emily Hary is an adventurous outdoor wedding + elopement photographer.
Although based in the Midwest, she is available for worldwide travel.