You're probably on the hunt to find the best person to document your wedding day, but we would love to take a minute and let you know how to make your experience better. Generally speaking, wedding photographers are in the business of love. There's something unparalleled and appealing about documenting the union of two amazing people, and it's an honor photographers don't take lightly.
We specialize in rustic and outdoor wedding photography in Alaska. We’re based in Anchorage Alaska, but travel to Seattle, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, Hawaii and beyond to document the weddings of our amazing clients.
Our shooting manifesto is photo-journalistic. We don’t want to interfere or choreograph, we want to capture the feeling and personality of the day. We care more about a shot capturing a moment and evoking an emotion than getting sharp focus or finding the best lighting. I’d much rather see a photo that connects with the viewer than is executed technically well and we hope our clients do too.”
The duo have been shooting together since 2011, and care a lot about the emotion of the moment when it comes to their images. To that end, they see themselves as storytellers. “Having two photographers (as opposed to a photographer and an assistant) allows us to be in two different places at the same time.
No, we do not. We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. For example, because we shoot with low apertures, sometimes we take a few extra shots to make sure we have the perfect focus. We don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so we spend hours doing that on our end. In another example, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day. Unfortunately, they can also yield some unflattering facial expressions. We might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure we have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With our expertise of processing millions of images each year, we may eliminate ones that we feel are duplicates and only deliver the best one.
Yes. To see examples of our Cinema services, click here
We have shot at dozens of venues, so there is a good chance that we have. However, if we have not, we will get to the venue early on the day of and be sure to perform a thorough walk-through to scout out the best photography locations. We also do extensive online research prior to your big day!
While Blue Iris Photography is based out of Anchorage Alaska, we serve clients all around the world. Our destination wedding photography packages include the cost of travel and reasonable accommodations. Because of our frequent trips to Hawaii, Seattle, and Arkansas, special, lower rates may apply depending on the specific circumstances. Contact us by clicking here.
Yes, we have experience in many fields of photography. Feel free to contact us.
Bryan and his team are world-recognized wedding cinematographers and has been producing creative wedding films since 2008. His vast experience with all types of wedding ceremonies, customs, and traditions has led him to film projects both here in the United States and in Mexico.
Inquire about how Bryan can make an amazing film of your wedding and tell the story of your day with beautiful images and crystal clear sound!
You’ve seen the wedding blogs, the bridal magazines, the professional looking shots on Facebook of your engaged friends laughing and kissing each other with the sun setting behind them. It’s officially called engagement photography, but essentially it’s a just a chance for a professional photographer to capture two people in love who wants to share it with the world, or even just between themselves. More than that, it’s an opportunity for you to work with Blue Iris Photography for the first time. It’s an opportunity for you to see how we shoot and for us to get to know you better as a couple. If you haven’t had a photographer move within inches of you to take a photograph, it can be a bit intimidating at first. It’s a good way for us to help you get comfortable in front of the camera so that there are no surprises on your big day.
When it comes to planning for sessions, seniors are some of my favorite people to work with. Don’t get us wrong, we love families, children, engaged couples and wedding ceremonies.. but seniors are close to the top of our list.
Why, you may ask? It’s simple: seniors are excited to model and have a great sense of style, which translates well in their photographs.
When a high school senior books a session with us, we do several things right from the start to help them know we are excited about working with them.We also do our best to get to know them so we can tailor their shoot to fit them perfectly.
Check your school’s guidelines for yearbook headshots. If you are allowed to select your own image to submit from your senior portrait session, then we can photograph any type of image that you would like for your yearbook.
Yes we do. If you book us with a month in advance we can provide hair and makeup for an additional charge. Please contact us for more details.
All images are archived for a period of 1 year.
Our modeling portfolio session is designed around each individual’s needs. Your current portfolio is taken into consideration in order to update it with fresh photos that will expand your client base. For new models, a plan is put in place that will create a number of looks designed to attract an agent in your target marketplace.
Modeling and Fashion shoots are completely custom, therefore we require a consultation in order to discuss pricing.
Hair and makeup is included in each session. It is required for both men and women. We start natural and add makeup as we go, if needed. The makeup artist is there throughout the session in order to give you a range of looks. We ask that everyone come in with their hair clean and dry. For guys who grow decent scruff, you can come in with some growth and then you can shave after the first look, so bring your razor, etc.
Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on this.
Play it safe with solid, dark colors. Or be creative with bright colors. The more you bring to your shoot the better it will be. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing it, don't bring it. If you find yourself questioning whether or not something will work, just bring it! I'll finalize the selections specifically to your needs.
At Blue Iris Photography we believe that a family portrait is one of the most important things you can have in your home.
Something happens to us when we see pictures of our families. We well up with pride and want to show people; we travel back in time and can see and feel details long forgotten; we’re reminded of what matters and how time moves too quickly, and to treasure the moments we have today.
Photos, like memories and stories, are part of our legacy. We hold them close, we pass them down. It’s a gift to be able to share a visual of moments, details, people, places and things to those we love, so that they, too, can feel even a glimmer of the joy we feel when we reflect on those times.
Family photos connect us to those who came before. By letting your kids see your photos from the past and the present, they become connected to their own story. They know the family members and ancestors who came before them and helped shape the world and person they see today.
Because as time moves on, it is the memories of loved ones we will cherish documenting the most. Family photos can manifest emotions that words cannot.
At Blue Iris Photography we want you to have the newborn photography session of your dreams- and that starts with us. We now have a dedicated staff member, Nickie Noll, here to handle all your baby photography needs.
Plan on 90 minutes to 2 hours total for your newborn session. We limit session times to ensure that newborns don’t get overwhelmed or stressed.
Please provide a minimum of 48 hours notice to transfer your deposit onto another date or time. Rescheduling will be a priority, but is subject to availability.
Keep your newborn awake for 2-3 hours before our session time.
Give a nice big feeding immediately prior to leaving your home.
Bring along any sentimental items (heirlooms, wedding rings, etc).
If you are pregnant- it’s time to book! We are the area’s most highly sought after photographer & our availability is limited. Once you know your due date- let’s get it on our schedule too!
Because babies are the boss when it comes to being born, a few blocks of time will be reserved around your due date.
Sometimes clients don’t think about a newborn session until they are holding a smushy bundle of joy in their arms. That’s okay. Contact us anyways. The flexibility needed in scheduling the littlest of models means that there may be a slot for you to snag!
Within 24 hours of birth- contact us. We will solidify the perfect date & time to have you come to our studio.
We are a team of experienced Hair and Makeup professionals that can accommodate all your beauty needs. Our talented artists have been hand selected to provide the best hair, makeup services for your special day. We understand how wonderful and exciting this day is. It is our honor to be apart of such an amazing day. We don’t want you to lift a finger. We are great for Weddings, Special Events, Engagement Shoots, Senior Photoshoots, Quinceneras, Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs, Prom, Entertainment events, or just let us pamper you.
If you have any questions, or want to schedule an appointment or call us at (907) 250 4384. We look forward to making you look and feel like a princess!