What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
In our business, we believe no job is too large or too small.
We are very versatile in our hours of operation and can fit our sessions into your schedule.
We pay close attention to detail and believe in doing what is necessary to make your "special" moment a "keepsake" to remember.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I have been doing photography and videos off and on for the past 15 years.
Most of my focus has been on video shooting the past 5 years but I have come to realize that I have a good eye for
photography and I really love enhancing and taking photos.
I have added photo service to my video jobs now.
What do you love most about your job?
The best thing about my job is the fact that I set my own hours, we are open by appointment only, but the fact that I can get out to different events, is a plus as well.
I can also meet and provide a great service to my community too.
Everyday my job is new because of it and that is what is good.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The best feedback I have received from a customer is the fact that they thought my work was excellent after I enhanced their photo order.
It feels good when you know your customer is satisfied and it was a job well done.
Ron Niebrugge was 12 years old when his family relocated from San Diego to Alaska, where they settled in what is now Wrangell–St. Elias National Park. The move had a profound effect on the young boy. He fell in love with the scenery and the wildlife around him, and he soon took an interest in photographing it. In the subsequent decades, Niebrugge has become an accomplished nature photographer with a glowing client list. National Geographic's glossy pages have showcased his shots, the National Park Service assigned him to shoot Kenai Fjords National Park, and Runner's World once sent him scuttling up a 3,000-foot mountain. Even Walt Disney World® Theme Parks have commissioned his work, as have the Smithsonian, airlines, and luxury resorts.
Like a kid who just found out he's going to space camp, Niebrugge likes to share his knowledge with others. During his one-day and multiday photo trips, which he sometimes supplements with seminars, he leads photographers into close proximity of whales and grizzly bears. One trip even went all the way to the Antarctic peninsula.
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.
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, the Ptarmigan Arts Cooperative Art Gallery, 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.
Chance and Roxie Mayberry take any opportunity to get out of the studio and into vibrant real-world scenes. As the duo behind Anchorage's Mayberry Studio, they shoot families as they slice down the slopes or bond with animals, and as instructors at Alaska Photography Academy, they take students deep into wild local landscapes. Photo safaris adventure to such destinations as Matanuska Glacier and Hatcher Pass, with some shots even accomplished from the backs of sturdy ATVs. Although these intensive excursions are open to all, more experienced clickers can pursue more in-depth classes or private lessons. No matter the level, courses emphasize practical, professional-grade tips and avoid technical jargon and risqué language such as "flash."
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