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Best Wedding Photographers in Anchorage, AK

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Anchorage Wedding Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Anchorage, AK 99517

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Yelp
5.0 (8)
Facebook
5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Lauren Roberts is an Anchorage-based photographer who has over ten years of photography experience. She provides wedding photography and film services for her clients as well as lifestyle, portrait, and boudoir photography services. Lauren provides her services throughout Alaska and is also available worldwide. Clients speak warmly of her comforting and calm nature as well as her professionalism, upbeat personality, and extreme investment in each of her clients.

Anchorage, AK 99502

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5.0 (19)
Yelp
5.0 (2)

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Elegant Light Studio is an Anchorage that specializes in wedding and family photography. The studio offers wedding, family, and event package options for their clients with each package including pre-event creative planning, post-event photo slideshow viewing, edited digital images, and customizable prints, albums, and wall art options. Clients speak highly of the studio photographers’ patient, comforting, and accommodating natures as well as their punctuality, organization, and excellent photography skills.

Eagle River, AK 99577

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5.0 (2)

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Sugar Six Photography is an Eagle River photography studio founded by Samantha Gawrys. Samantha has over five years of experience and provides wedding photography services as well as professional portraiture sessions for her clients. She offers flat rate, all-inclusive wedding photography, portrait packages, and boudoir packages to her clients. Samantha offers her services in her photography studio or on location throughout the Anchorage, Eagle River, and Mat-Su areas.

Anchorage, AK 99508

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4.6 (15)
Google
4.4 (7)
Yelp
1.0 (1)

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Pal Photography is an Anchorage photography studio founded by Peter Luchsinger in 2006. Peter earned a BA in photography from Montana State University in Bozeman and is a member of Wedding Portrait Photography International (WPPI) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He specializes in wedding and engagement photography as well as professional portraiture. Peters offers his wedding clients free portrait sittings for life with payment only required for prints.

Anchorage, AK 99501

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5.0 (43)
Google
4.7 (14)
Yelp
4.5 (12)

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Erica Rose is an Anchorage-based photographer who specializes in wedding photography. Erica’s services are available throughout the state of Alaska and for select destination weddings. Her clients speak warmly of her sweet personality, humbleness and graciousness towards her work, low-key nature, and patience.

Anchorage, AK 99502

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5.0 (2)

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Renee Vanni is an Anchorage-based photographer who is also available for private commissions worldwide. Renee specializes in wedding photography and children’s portraits throughout the Anchorage area. She also specializes in boudoir photography for her clients. Clients speak highly of her enthusiasm for her work, genuine nature, and photography talents.

Anchorage, AK 99517

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5.0 (1)

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Outland Creative is a photography agency in the Anchorage area with over eight years of experience photographing weddings. The owner and operator is a native of Southeast Alaska that provides a photo style that is a mix of fine arts and photojournalism that focuses on freezing natural moments in time for couples on their special day. The agency handles nuptials of all sizes, from large venues with 100s of guests to small, intimate affairs.

Palmer, AK 99645

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4.6 (20)
Google
5.0 (10)

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Christal Houghtelling is a Palmer-based photographer. She provides photography services for weddings and family portrait photography in Palmer and the Anchorage area. In addition to digital collections, Christal also offers custom art prints and collections as well as albums. Her clients speak highly of her patient, understanding, and kind nature, as well as her humble yet assertive personality.

Wasilla, AK 99654

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Yelp
5.0 (2)

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Ambience Photography is a Wasilla-based photography studio that is operated by Heather Dunn. Heather has over fifteen years of photography experience and provides a wide range of photography services including wedding and engagement photography, corporate headshots, model photography, professional portraiture, and babies and maternity photography.

Eagle River, AK 99577

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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (2)

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Brendan Smith Photography is located in Eagle River, Alaska, and serves clients throughout the Anchorage area. Photographer Brendan Smith has been helping couples capture their wedding day on film for more than a decade. He offers several wedding packages ranging from five hours to all-day coverage with an extra photographer. In addition to wedding photography, he offers engagement, portrait, pregnancy, new baby, and special event sessions, as well as nature photography prints.

Anchorage, AK 99511

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5.0 (222)
Google
4.9 (41)

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Chugach Peaks Photography is an Anchorage photography studio that was founded in 2006. The studio has a small team of photographers on staff who specialize in wedding and engagement photography. Chugach Peaks Photography provides photography services in the Anchorage area as well as for destination weddings. Clients speak highly of the studio photographers’ professionalism, pleasant demeanors, and passion for their work.

Compare our Top Wedding Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Lauren Roberts
Elegant Light Studio
Sugar Six Photography
Pal Photography
Erica Rose
Renee Vanni Images
Outland Creative
Windswept Studio
Ambience Photography
Brendan Smith Photography
Chugach Peaks Photography

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

    Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.
  • What does a wedding photographer do?

    Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

  • What makes a good wedding photographer?

    A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

  • How do I pick a wedding photographer?

    Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

  • What should I ask a wedding photographer?

    Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

    • Can we see your portfolio?
    • How many weddings have you shot?
    • How much do require for a deposit?
    • What packages are available in our price range?
    • What is your editing style?

  • How much does a wedding photographer cost?

    The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

  • Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

    A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.