Michael Wachel Photography: Blog https://www.wachel.net/blog en-us (C) Michael Wachel Photography (Michael Wachel Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:42:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:42:00 GMT https://www.wachel.net/img/s/v-12/u519637932-o865343175-50.jpg Michael Wachel Photography: Blog https://www.wachel.net/blog 80 120 Ash and Chase Fall Photos https://www.wachel.net/blog/2014/9/ash-and-chase-fall-photos Some photos from a quick "school photo" session today. This is just 3 out of about 50 photos!!!! Gotta get back to editing!

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(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2014/9/ash-and-chase-fall-photos Sun, 28 Sep 2014 04:55:00 GMT
Maegan Sneak Peek https://www.wachel.net/blog/2014/8/maegan-sneak-peek One of the most fun photo sessions ever. The day turned out to be perfect and we captured some amazing shots. Thanks Maegan! Class of 2015.

EDIT: I had to add one more! It was too awesome not to share!


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(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2014/8/maegan-sneak-peek Sun, 10 Aug 2014 17:44:27 GMT
Sarah {senior photos} https://www.wachel.net/blog/2013/11/02 I had the honor of doing a shoot with this beautiful young lady today. Here are a few sneak peaks!

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(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2013/11/02 Sun, 03 Nov 2013 01:19:20 GMT
Beluga Point Wedding https://www.wachel.net/blog/2013/5/beluga-point-wedding A little cold and blustery but that didn't stop this wonderful couple from tying the knot! Congrats Eric and Melissa. (if you don't mind, show a little Facebook love by clicking the "Like" button)

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(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2013/5/beluga-point-wedding Mon, 20 May 2013 03:31:47 GMT
Spring Is Here https://www.wachel.net/blog/2013/4/spring-is-here Kids outside playing...finally the snow is melting.


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(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2013/4/spring-is-here Sun, 28 Apr 2013 02:42:49 GMT
Uno {Anchorage Family Photography} https://www.wachel.net/blog/2013/4/uno-anchorage-family-photography A few photos from this little cutie's first birthday!

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(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2013/4/uno-anchorage-family-photography Fri, 05 Apr 2013 04:12:02 GMT
Winter Wonderland {Family Photography} https://www.wachel.net/blog/2013/2/winter-wonderland-family-photography A sneak peek from today's wonderful session. These guys were great!


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(Michael Wachel Photography) photography https://www.wachel.net/blog/2013/2/winter-wonderland-family-photography Sun, 17 Feb 2013 04:54:06 GMT
Winter in Alaska {Holiday Photography} https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/11/winter-in-alaska-holiday-photography What a great session today! This couple was fantastic and the weather cooperated...well, it was only 9º but that is okay. We had fun! Enjoy a few and hit that "Like" button if you don't mind.

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(Michael Wachel Photography) Christmas Family Holiday Photography https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/11/winter-in-alaska-holiday-photography Sun, 18 Nov 2012 01:51:38 GMT
A Few Pics https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/11/a-few-pics Here are a few photos from some recent sessions. Taken in or around Anchorage, Palmer and Chugiak Alaska.

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(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/11/a-few-pics Fri, 16 Nov 2012 02:35:45 GMT
Sunrise with the Matanuska River https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/10/sunrise-with-the-matanuska-river With the forecast saying sunny and cold I decided to grab my camera and head out to explore a little. Wasn't sure of what I was going to shoot or where I was going to go but I was going somewhere! Ended up at a few different locations along the Matanuska River in Palmer, Alaska. The sun was rising and the temperature was about 18º...welcome to Alaska in October.


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Anchorage family photography at the Matanuska River in Palmer, Alaska.Matanuska River 5 {Super Stuck Stout Stick Sticking in the Stream?}


Matanuska River in Palmer, Alaska with Michael Wachel Photography.Matanuska River 3 {Abstract ice along the river}


Cows in Palmer, Alaska with family photographer, Michael Wachel.Matanuska River 6 {"Moo"}


Michael Wachel Photography in Palmer, Alaska along the Matanuska River.Matanuska River 7 {Taking a morning stroll}


Matanuska river bridge with Anchorage photographer, Michael Wachel.Matanuska River 1 {I never know what I will find}

(Michael Wachel Photography) Family alaska family photography palmer wasilla wasilla photography https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/10/sunrise-with-the-matanuska-river Fri, 19 Oct 2012 22:57:31 GMT
Alaskan Northern Lights https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/10/alaskan-northern-lights Alaska is famous for many things. One of those is the beautiful northern lights. They were out tonight and showing off! Here are a few pics from my driveway (literally). It was 32º and windy! Enjoy the photos.....

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(Michael Wachel Photography) alaska family photography northern lights palmer palmer photography wasilla wasilla photography https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/10/alaskan-northern-lights Sat, 13 Oct 2012 06:38:03 GMT
Changing it up a bit! https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/10/changing-it-up-a-bit Hi everyone. Just wanted to update everyone on a few changes with the website. I have revamped a few things and simplified some stuff as well. The new mobile version of the site is available for those using iPhones and other smart phones.

Also, I have kept the theme simple to let the photos shine and each person's gallery stand out. I hope you enjoy the changes.


(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/10/changing-it-up-a-bit Sat, 13 Oct 2012 02:17:16 GMT
WooHoo! {Alaska Photographer} https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/10/WooHoo-Alaska-Photographer The photo says it all!


(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/10/WooHoo-Alaska-Photographer Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:50:13 GMT
2012 Specials! https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/9/2012-Specials Back to School Picture Special and Christmas/Holiday Cards!


Tired of the same old school picture of your kids? Would you like some affordable custom school portraits where YOU are happy with the photos BEFORE the session is over?

$55 ($40 each additional child): 10-15 minute outdoor session. Three photos (per child) in an online gallery for friends and family to download FREE! Use them however you like and print as many as you like! Don’t forget…YOU get to approve the photos before the session is over. You are not stuck with what the school photographer gives you!


Back by popular demand!!!! Custom Christmas cards! These were wildly popular last year so we had to bring them back this year.

$120 15-30 minute session includes 25 custom designed Christmas/Holiday cards with your holiday message. The cards have 3 photos on them. If you saw them last year you know how cool these are! You can add the personal online gallery for an additional $50. The online gallery allows you to download, print, email or anything you want with your photos. Share the gallery with your friends and family and they can download photos for free. Pets welcome.

BONUS: If you refer a friend and they purchase the Holiday card special then you get your online gallery FREE! $50 value!

Get in on the specials! I only have a certain number of spaces available. FALL COLORS ARE ALMOST HERE!

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(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/9/2012-Specials Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:54:29 GMT
The G’s {family photography} https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/4/The-G-s-family-photography We had a great time with a wonderful family! Here are a few from our session. Oh, on your way out could you click the “Like” at the bottom? Thanks!













(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/4/The-G-s-family-photography Sun, 01 Apr 2012 13:37:58 GMT
I am alive https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/3/I-am-alive Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.

I did take most of the winter off and I have moved my family out to the Mat-Su Valley. I have some projects lined up and I have been keeping busy. I am upgrading some equipment and getting ready for the summer season! Also, I will continue my photography in both the Anchorage and Mat-Su areas. Stay tuned.

(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2012/3/I-am-alive Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:23:18 GMT
keeping busy {Alaska Family Photography} https://www.wachel.net/blog/2011/11/keeping-busy-Alaska-Family-Photography The past couple of months has been crazy busy! That is a good thing except that I haven’t been posting much lately. My apologies. Here is a very small sample of what I have been up to lately.

If you want to click that Facebook “Like” button at the bottom I would be very appreciative!

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(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2011/11/keeping-busy-Alaska-Family-Photography Wed, 09 Nov 2011 23:02:13 GMT
Families are forever {Anchorage Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2011/10/Families-are-forever-Anchorage-Photography Here is a sneak peek of a recent session. What a wonderful family!








(Michael Wachel Photography) Family Kids Photographer https://www.wachel.net/blog/2011/10/Families-are-forever-Anchorage-Photography Wed, 26 Oct 2011 01:22:16 GMT
Alaska Air National Guard Retirement https://www.wachel.net/blog/2011/10/Alaska-Air-National-Guard-Retirement I had the honor of being asked to photograph the retirement of a great guy. Here is a photo of Governor Sean Parnell presenting a medal. This venue was insanely dark but, luckily, I was allowed to bring my flashes.


Below is a photo of how dark it was!


(Michael Wachel Photography) Alaksa Governor Sean Parnell Alaska Air National Guard Anchorage Photographer https://www.wachel.net/blog/2011/10/Alaska-Air-National-Guard-Retirement Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:17:14 GMT
how beautiful fall can be {family photographer} https://www.wachel.net/blog/2011/10/how-beautiful-fall-can-be-family-photographer Here is a revisit of a great family that I had the pleasure of spending some time with a few weeks ago.


(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2011/10/how-beautiful-fall-can-be-family-photographer Thu, 06 Oct 2011 20:02:43 GMT
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(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2011/10/ Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:00:01 GMT
Eklutna Lake, AK {alaska photograher} https://www.wachel.net/blog/2011/10/Eklutna-Lake-AK-alaska-photograher Great couple you may remember from a few weeks ago. Fun little slideshow.

(Michael Wachel Photography) https://www.wachel.net/blog/2011/10/Eklutna-Lake-AK-alaska-photograher Tue, 04 Oct 2011 18:32:58 GMT