Alaska is made up of rugged terrain, and it shifts year-round from light to complete darkness. Its features are expansive and beautiful, with its snow-capped mountains and lush forests… The seasons come and go, freezing the land over, but then making it fertile and letting it grow abundantly. For Kelly + Ben, Alaska represents all the parts of a relationship – the good and the not so good, and the beauty that comes with it.
The couple shares When you get engaged, your life doesn’t change, necessarily. Bills get paid. Groceries get bought. It’s not suddenly better or more beautiful. However, what does happen is that you uncover a new set of circumstances. Your world grows with your partner; and a smile filled with unwavering pride is present more frequently than ever before. You balance each other and even when there is bad stuff – the losses and the stumbles seem to lose their edge faster. Believe in the energy of you two, and the world around you, and all those hardships that shape you end up becoming beautiful. And for us, Alaska seems to capture all of that.
Playing off of that idea, the couple had a gown custom made by Leanne Marshall to celebrate their wedding anniversary in the colorful mountains of Hatcher Pass, Alaska. Photographer Cassie Rosch joined them as they climbed high above Anchorage, through an old mining village and up on top of the mossy ridges.
Ready to see their journey? Let’s go!
Kelly shares I felt one with the mountains – like a goddess reigning down on the ridges and valleys she oversees… My dress flowed with the wind and when the sun hit it just right, it looked like fire.
We love the florals that Lindsay Helzer created; they truly complement the surroundings and mesh with the mountain!
How perfectly does the orange dress pick up the subtle hints or the orange + rust color in the moss? Way to pick a perfect setting.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! How good is this photo?!
Well done, Cassie Rosch, well done.
Okay, seriously. No words. None. This anniversary session is just TOO GOOD.
…So who’s up for a trip to Alaska?