Best Alaska Bed and Breakfast | The Garden

and the winner is for the Best Alaska Bed and Breakfast……  (believe me you don’t want to miss this stay on your honeymoon or next vacation!)

While on our three week elopement Wayne and I stayed at some pretty amazing places in Alaska.  Our favorite is by far “The Garden Bed and Breakfast.”   The Garden is located near Delta Junction and not that far from Fairbanks.  While we visited at the end of the Alaskan summer, when the gardens were not as vibrant as they were earlier in the year, the grounds were still glorious.  At The Gardens you can stay in a room in Rick and Bonnie’s beautiful house.  Or you can be like us and and stay in one of their amazing cabins.  The cabins are spacious and feel very private.  The best part is they have everything you need while vacationing in Alaska.  Rick’s wood artwork decorates the walls while Bonnie’s beautifully stitched curtains and quilts add personal touches to the cabin.

Rick and Bonnie were wonderful hosts.  Bonnie was at the door, greeting us while we arrived late in the evening.  In the morning Rick and Bonnie were very accomodating, serving us the most wonderful breakfast.  We were truly lucky to have been able to stay there, as we didn’t have any reservations.  In fact, we would have stayed longer but the cabin was rented the next night.

Having a vacation cabin ourselves (Crowe’s Cabin in the beautiful driftless area of Wisconsin) I can tell you how much I appreciate the labor of love Rick and Bonnie invest in their home, cabins, and guests.  It was such a joy to stay there, we can’t wait to go back!


Adventure. Photography. Love.

Amanda is a highly sought travel wedding photographer, where no destination is to remote.  Based in Palmer, Alaska with a satellite location in the beautiful Kickapoo Valley in Southwest Wisconsin.  Amanda is available to travel to your destination wedding, elopement, or engagement. Recent wedding and engagement travels to New York, Virginia, Jamaica, Mexico, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin showcase her adventurous spirit to capture love in remote and unique locations.  

Playing with toy cameras before she could walk, Amanda was soon using a fisher price 110 mm film camera.  She found herself spending her teenage and college years with her 35 mm film camera, rarely leaving her side, Amanda spent six weeks in Iceland and Europe capturing environmental justice with her film cameras before entering graduate school and the digital age.  While still enjoying 35mm and medium format film for personal projects, today Amanda uses digital technology for documenting her clients biggest day.  

 Photography the Feels Natural

Ensuring her clients enjoy their wedding day is the most important element for Amanda. Thus Amanda is unobtrusive, capturing the day as it happens. Amanda does not work from a shot list, but instead reacts to events as they unfold.  This form of photography creates a visual story organic in nature.  Amanda has an eye for capturing real moments.  Her style of photography sets her apart from other wedding photographers.  

Throughout the day Amanda uses nature to help enhance her beautiful subjects.  Using natural light, shadows, and reflections Amanda ensures the bride and groom stand out.  Amanda is drawn to the magical light occurring at sunrise and sunset where she lets her creativity run free.  While Amanda prefers to work at venues that accompany her free spirit including backyards, farms, ranches, barns, wineries and secluded getaway, her talents allow her to work in most any setting.

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