I had so much fun with Nick and Akua adventuring around Hatcher Pass near Anchorage, Alaska! It was a fun day-trip hiking, exploring and seeing those jaw dropping epic mountain view tops! I am just as obsessed with Nick and Akua as I am with Alaska! Keep scrolling down to see why!

man and women holding eachother

The Couple

Nick and Akua recently eloped in Washington State! Akua is a traveling nurse and when she got based out of Seattle, Washington, she fell so hard in love with the west coast, she took her next assignment in Anchorage, Alaska with no hesitation. These two were so fun to capture and in the middle of our session, the real Alaskan weather graced us with rain, thunderstorms and hail! To say the least, I got to experience the real, Alaskan frontier!

Hatcher Pass near Anchorage

There are no words with how beautiful Hatcher Pass really is! It is located an hour drive north from Anchorage. There are so many great places to shoot at in the Pass. There are a ton of hikes, view tops, and lakes you can explore by driving through. When we started the drive up, we couldn’t help but make stops all along the way! THE WHOLE PASS HAS EPIC VIEWS!

Epic Places to stay in Hatcher Pass

Right at the bottom of the pass are some epic lodging accommodations to stay at! There is even a cute little lodge you can eat lunch at overlooking the valley! TIP: The little red cabins sell out MONTHS in advanced, even a year in advanced and you can see why. Check these links below to see if they have availability when you are planning your trip!

Exploring Alaska

Alaska during the summer is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited! Spring wild flowers are blooming and the snow is melting showing off all the lush green grass everywhere. You can see why Nick and Akua fell in love with Alaska and why they extended her nursing assignment to stay for a full Alaskan summer!

Looking for other photo ideas with mountainous views? Check out these other links below!

Mount Rainier, Washington

Mount Hood, Oregon

Yosemite, California 


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