Thursday, June 23, 2011

Luanna & Chad's Wedding | Big Lake, Alaska

What a beautiful day for a wedding of two amazing people. It was such an honor to be a part of Luanna and Chad's wedding day. I loved the location that they chose and all the sweet details that went along with their day. But by far the best part of being around them that day was to see how they looked at each other. It was so obvious to see the love and respect that they have for each other. It was breath-taking. Almost as breath-taking as Luanna in her gown walking down the isle on a sunny Alaskan summer day.

Thank you, Luanna and Chad, for the honor of being a part of your day.

Here are a few favorites and a sweet slideshow.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Cyphers | Palmer, Alaska

It was so fun to get to be with these siblings. They aren't all together very much anymore, so it was great to get a chance to spend a couple of hours with them. Oh the laughter!

Here are a few favorites. And you can check out more in the slideshow at the bottom.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

2012 Senior Models Vintage Style | Wasilla, Alaska

Last week was one of the best shoots to date! Eight awesome 2012 High School Seniors spent the afternoon with me. We took a little time for some more traditional Senior Photos. But the real fun started when we went vintage. Check out a few shots. I would say favorites, but I really can't choose favorites because they were all so awesome!

Watch the slideshow below to see all of the vintage shots. Or visit Carrie Lambing Photographic Seniors on facebook.


Memorial Day | Ft Richardson, Alaska

Memorial Day has never been sad to me. It was a long weekend that meant school was over and camping season had begun. It was a time to get the first sunburn of the year and celebrate long summer days to come. In college I remember going out with my grandparents to put flowers on the graves of relatives I had never met or who were just faint childhood memories. It wasn't sad to me. Cemeteries have never been a sad or scary place. I have always found them somehow fascinating. Each headstone had a mystery, a story that someone once told. It was tangible history that piqued my imagination.

This year was different. Memorial day was the perfect hot day that brought my first sunburn of the year. But that sunburn came while in a cemetery with several hundred other people. Some of them important, some of them sad, some were soldiers once, and some, like us, who were new to this tradition of honor and grief, but all of them to honor the brave men and women that served our country. I kept thinking how much Dad would have loved all of it. Even the somewhat humorous and anti-climactic fly-over by a lone DeHavilland Beaver. It made me miss him.

The flags and the bugles were some of my favorite memories of the day. Here are a few photos.