Amazing weekend with Layla and friends

Layla posed at about 10 p.m. with Flat Top in the background as we began our wait for the Aurora Borealis.  The lights started their dance at about 1 a.m.

Sunday, in particular, was outstanding.
Layla and I asked Carolyn Franks (studio assistant/photographer) to join us on our first shoot of the day - beginning at 9:30 a.m.  We traveled to Glen Alps and then Turnagain Arm with Cindi and her two Belgian Tervurens.  Included in the mini slide show below is a portrait featuring Carly (15) and Beamer (11.)

Next, Layla and I paired up for a sunset and aurora photography adventure above Glen Alps.  This required hauling 30+ lbs of gear up the hill on a trail to Flat Top Mountain in South Anchorage.  Gear included strobe lighting, LED flashlights and a large assortment of camera equipment.  We were on the side of the mountain for almost five hours.  It was worth it as the Northern Lights danced wildly for a time.  Skyler, a very photogenic and talented Australian Shepherd posed with Layla for one of the images shown below.  Awesome dogs!