Trent Grasse understands that in his photo shoots, he is the constant and his subjects are the variable. Because of this, he lets his subjects guide each shoot. Clients not only determine the location of their shoot, but they regulate the pace and mood of the day's adventure. Two weeks after most sessions, subjects come to Trent's studio to view the pictures and create a custom package of their favorite images to share with family or to win favor with stubborn parking meters.
A professional nature photographer for more than 25 years, Ray Bulson captures images of Alaska’s pristine country. As a fine artist, Bulson has exhibited with the North American Nature Photography Association and the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers. As a stock photographer, he has contributed images to print magazines and electronic media, including panoramic shots of peaceful Alaskan landscapes and paparazzi shots of Mother Earth’s fashion don’ts for celebrity rags. Bulson passes on his knowledge in photography workshops and presentations.
Serine Halverson, the photographer behind Aspect Alaska Photography, takes a journalistic approach when photographing weddings or snapping portraits. The former associate editor of Alaska magazine uses the story-telling principles she learned on the job to capture candid portraits of her clients. Away from the office, Serine has always channeled her Alaskan roots into her work as boat washer, sand blaster, dog handler, and remote guide. Her quest for endless adventure has led her to on-location photo shoots that are as unique as her client base. Upon completing each session, Serine translates moments into traditional photographic prints or onto canvases, postcards, or albums.
From a baby girl digging into her first birthday cake to a bride preparing for her wedding, photographer Brandi Alexander captures the joyous moments in life's myriad milestones. With the eye of a photojournalist, Brandi mixes up formal portraits with candid shots and dramatic close-ups, bringing out the subtle human nature hidden in her subjects' software. Though she specializes in photographing babies and children whether on location or in her Anchorage studio, Brandi also tackles everything from maternity photos and family portraits to intimate boudoir sessions.
With Blue Iris Photography, husband and wife team Brent and Megan get to do what they love each day with candid, outdoor portrait sessions for families, kids, and newborns. Shooting outdoors allows Alaska’s myriad majestic backdrops to get into each shot while they create a relaxed session so clients can be themselves and forget the camera is even there. The shutterbug duo also covers large special events such as weddings.
The shutterbug duo of Sweet Action Photography likes to keep all photo sessions light and fun. That way, clients loosen up and let their personalities shine through during portrait shoots for families, couples, kids, and newborns. While the mood is laid-back, the photographers come to each session with a photojournalistic approach, professionally capturing those personalities, emotions, and moments in crisply composed images. Weddings and special events such as military balls are also within their vast scope of skills.