Vatnajökull Glacier

Vatnajökull Glacier - Europe's largest glacier. I stopped here two days ago on a beautiful afternoon along the east coast of Iceland. Had the forecasts for aurora and weather looked more promising, I would have stayed in hopes of capturing the lights over the ice lagoon. Turned out I made the right decision by continuing northward but I will always keep this location in mind for future tours

More to come soon from the Eastern Highlands including massive waterfalls and naturally, Icelandic horses. As always, thank you for following along!




Glacier Wedding Shoot, Behind the Scenes

A few days ago I posted 3 photos from the glacier wedding portrait session I did last Saturday with Kristian Burchat and Brittni Marquezat Matanuska Glacier. The positive feedback on my Facebook Page has been overwhelming and I can't express how much I enjoyed working with this lovely couple (and their dog, Ginger) or how truly inspiring the session was. I channeled some beautiful energy that day and set out to create unique, breathtaking images.

Here are a few more photos from that day, including some behind the scenes shots to tell the story. One aspect I truly enjoy about this work is having to improvise when you're in the field. As it turns out, a large reflector serves many purposes, including a makeshift changing room.

Thanks again for following along and if you or anyone you know is considering glacier-themed portraits, please contact me!




Glacier Wedding

He hails from Australia and she, from California. Fate brought them together and love took them to Alaska. Later this year they will make their way south, eventually traveling the entire Pan-American Highway to Patagonia, the southernmost portion of South America. Yesterday I had the honor of capturing their special day in a very special location – Matanuska Glacier. This was my first opportunity to shoot wedding portraits on a glacier. While the lighting was challenging – a white dress against white ice on a sunny day – it certainly was a unique and very inspiring session. Normally, my largest lens is reserved for wildlife photography but yesterday it proved worthy as a portrait lens. I wanted the compressed look of the telephoto for a dramatic effect. Congratulations, Kristian Burchat and Brittni Marquez, and thank you for including me in this beautiful adventure called life.

On a side note, if anyone is planning a glacier wedding please contact me!



4th of July, 2017

Happy (belated) 4th of July! I spent the day hiking up around Exit Glacier to the Harding Icefield in Kenai Fjords National Park with a good friend who is visiting from Minnesota. It was a spectacular day, albeit grueling at times (ten miles round trip with a 3,000 foot elevation gain & descent). I carried my biggest telephoto lens and tripod, which drew numerous comments from passersby but seeing a trio of mountain goats in great light against the glacial backdrop made it all worthwhile.