Anna and Joe love this city just about as much as I do. It was so special to see how they wanted to make it this living breathing part of their day. They’d get ready overlooking it, see each other for the first time on the corner of it, and say their vows hemmed in by it.
In the weeks before wedding day, I received a list from Anna of what wedding day shots were important to her. One of the first things on her list was: the weather
She wanted to remember what the sky was doing on the day she got married.
The things that followed were something along the lines of, “kids cutting a rug, the movement of my wedding dress, the cityscape of Anchorage..” Truth be told, I’m a bit too freeform to ever befriend a shot list. But I couldn’t help but fall in love with this one because in it was everything I love about retelling the story of a wedding day through imagery. This girl was speaking every syllable of my language and she had been since the first day I sat on her and Joe’s couch drinking tea listening to their story of long time love and their plans for the day they would get married.
On the day of their wedding, their guests began applauding for every member of the bridal party as they walked down the aisle. Their applause grew and grew until finally Anna made her way down to Joe, and everyone was on their feet in a full standing ovation. It was the perfect tribute to Joe Dugan & Anna B, the most kind and sincere pair of lovers you ever did meet.
In case you’re definitely wondering, “Who the holy heck was the team who produced, floralled, and caked this wedding?!” Well let me just tell you:
This was just about the best way to start off a wedding season if you ask me. Also a very special thank you to Kristian Irey for taking photos with me on this amazing day.