Palmer Alaska | Best Wedding (un)Venues in Alaska

Palmer Alaska truly has some of the best wedding venues Alaska has to offer.  Rather you might want to think of these as unvenues.  Places that offer the most amazing backdrop without any decorations needed.  Here are a my top 2 Palmer “unvenues”:

Bloomsbury Gardens near Sutton.  Truly a private getaway you can access via car!  Overlooking the Matanuska river with mountains in the background, you will fall in love with the gardens.  Take the winding driveway through the forest before coming to the opening where beautiful flowers surround the ground.  Have a bonfire while gazing across the valley or enjoy the tranquility of the space. 


Hatcher Pass offers 300,000 acres of unvenues situated between Palmer and Wasilla.  Enjoy the Independence Mine State Historical Park or venture further away from the trail to exchange your promise.  There are unlimited views into the Talkeetna Mountain range as well as streams and ponds.  Stay at the cabins or pitch a tent.  In the winter time you can travel via ski, snowshoe or snowmobile to remote places while in the summer traveling to the end of Archangel Road will get you deep into the recreation area.


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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