This trip was the coolest thing I have done in a while. This past summer, Andrew and I went on an Alaskan cruise with his family. I have never been on a cruise before, and neither had Andrew, so I felt like we had no idea what to expect. Andrew’s parents planned this trip about a year before it took place, so to be completely honest, it snuck up on us. We had no expectations, so we packed our bags, hopped on a plane, and landed in Vancouver to start the journey.
Now, as a photographer ( this is embarrassing to admit ) but I am not the best at taking pictures of my life. When I go to an event, on vacation, or just hanging around the house, my camera isn’t usually attached to my hip. But this trip I was determined to take my big girl camera and capture the beauty that Alaska had to offer. Also, we were out at sea for a couple days at a time, so being the nerd I am, I challenged myself to try a couple settings on my camera I wasn’t super familiar with — I actually learn something new, so that was a bonus.
Below are a couple highlights of my AMAZING, AWESOME, INCREDIBLE trip to Alaska. You guys…who knew Alaska was so freakin stunning. To say it took me by surprise is an understatement. Everywhere you turn - there were mountains for days, glaciers are a normal thing, and salmon are everywhere. Again, this isn’t everything from my trip since I tried to enjoy my vacation, but hopefully its enough to convince you to hire me when you want to get married in Alaska…mmmkay. Enjoy!
Just for some cruise background, we started in Vancouver, and were in port in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, saw Glacier Bay completely by boat, before landing in Seward and taking a train to Anchorage. The cruise was super fun and an awesome experience, but I am not 100% sure I am going to become a cruise traveler ( Introverts unite! ). I do think it is a pretty sweet way to see Alaska though because most of these places you couldn’t get to by car, so just waking up and being in a different port was very convenient. We traveled with Holland America, on the Noordam ship in case you want to look into a vacation of your own.