Matsu Valley Home Wedding: Yvonne + Caleb


I photographed Yvonne and Caleb’s adorable intimate wedding in May at an AirBnB overlooking the Knik River near Palmer, Alaska. I love the fact that more and more couples are doing exactly what they want for their weddings, without feeling like they have to subscribe to some traditional ideas that don’t fit their personalities. Instead, you can get married with just your closest friends, family, and neighbors watching— all while overlooking a glacier. The day came together with a couple bumps in the road, but when you’ve found your person (and are as chill and lovely as Yvonne and Caleb) things just have a way of working themselves out.

One of my favorite moments of the day was something really small— and I don’t even know if it was intentional, but it was just perfect. Caleb’s friend held a little tiny speaker up while Yvonne walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of “Here, There, and Everywhere” by the Beatles. The first line of that song is, “To lead a better life, I need my love to be here” and this could not be more perfect for them. Yvonne and Caleb did long-distance for much of their relationship. She was in Germany, he was in Alaska. So, when that music played as she walked towards Caleb, it felt like the gap was truly closing and they could lead their best lives now that they were in the same space, together.

Flowers by: Paper Peony
Desserts by: Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop