Seward Seaside Elopement

Nick and Stephanie started planning their Seward seaside elopement about one month in advance. Originally wanting to do a helicopter tour out of Seward, it was unfortunately canceled due to the weather, we went to a local beach for them to exchange vows. This is why it is so important to have at least one backup plan on your elopement day (especially somewhere like Alaska where the weather can change so quickly). I met up with them at their hotel to do some quick detail photos of their shoes, vow books, and rings. They were so excited for the day and week ahead. It had been pouring rain all day, but as soon as we arrived to the black pebble beach, it turned into a sprinkle. They read their sweet vows to each other. This is one of my most favorite parts of elopement days. We took some more photos on the beach before driving to Kenai Fjords National Park for a quick, little hike and more photos. When the weather isn’t the most ideal on your elopement day, mindset makes such a big difference. Stephanie and Nick really enjoyed their Seward seaside elopement regardless of the weather 🙂 We ended up having so much fun hiking in the rain and taking photos.

A few days later, Stephanie and Nick wanted to do additional photos in Hatcher Pass. We actually had great weather this day and I never need an excuse to drive up to Hatcher to take photos. We frolicked around the mountains taking photos before heading into the lodge to celebrate with beers and hot chocolate. I’m so happy to have been a part of Stephanie and Nick’s special day.

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