Happy Birthday to me! Spent my birthday in Denali National Park with Laurie and Mackie, and Mackie’s brother-in-law Rob. Laurie and Mackie contacted me a few weeks ago and wanted to know if I’d like to join them on their road lottery pass to do some “engagement photos.” -They were married last year. I had a wedding in Moose Pass the day before, so I’d have to make it a long push. Left Moose Pass at 8:00pm, stopped in Anchorage for provisions, and arrived in Denali at 2:00am. Slept in the back of the car for 3.5 hours, then got up and photographed awesomeness all day, drove home with Rob, and got back to Anchorage at 2:00am. Whew! But.. as the photos here demonstrate, totally worth it! We had wolves, bears, sheep, rabbits (not pictured) a bride, a groom, and crystal clear skies. Add to that some warm air with an occasional chilly breeze – and I’d say things were just about perfect.

We drove all the way out to Kantishna, then hung out at Wonder Lake for a bit, having a picnic lunch. We did a nice combination of engagement photos and “bridal portraits/trash the dress” stuff. Dress wasn’t too trashed, but it did get wet, so I’ll say that it was sort of trashed.

  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly
  • Denali Road Lottery Engagement Session: Laurie & Mackie by Joe Connolly