Welcome to The Journey Photography – Alaska Dog Photographer

Welcome to the Journey Photography. My name is Cris and I am a dog photographer based in Alaska.  My goal as a photographer is to capture the very essence of the dog’s spirit and personality, as well as the special bond between them and their family.  I have had a lifelong journey surrounded by dogs and my love for them runs deep. If you’ve found your way here then I already know we share a love for dogs. So get comfy, kick up your feet, snuggle with your furry friend and take a look around. Check out my photo galleries featuring some of the amazing dogs I have photographed and see my photography style. Scroll down to see recent blogs and read a few stories of some super awesome dogs. You are sure to smile along the way.

If you are interested in professional portraits or wall art of your beloved fur family, let’s talk about the amazing images we can create together of the  four paw  love in your life.  Photographs that you will treasure for a life time.  I also offer family portraits, seniors, maternity and children photo sessions on a limited basis.  Contact me for details.

Paw prints upon your heart…embrace the journey! Thank you for stopping by! ~ Cris

 

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MSGDA NAHRA Test – by Alaska Dog Photographer

These dogs are absolutely UH-MAZING!! And WATER SHOTS, my absolute FAVORITE!! I was the photographer for the Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association- NAHRA test here in Alaska.  As a dog photographer, I love capturing the drive, focus and spirit of the hunting dogs. I, of course, made certain to capture the water test portion. And wow, these dogs do it with style! The dogs all did wonderful and I was surrounded by so many great dogs with enormous drive, dedication and love for what they do. I had a blast!!

Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association is truly an amazing organization. Their…

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Alaska Hunting Dogs

I had the pleasure of spending another day with some amazing dogs and handlers. It is so exciting and heartwarming to see these dogs doing what they love. Their spirit, determination and passion is truly incredible! I look forward in being part of their incredible journey throughout the season. I love being a dog photographer in Alaska! The hunting dog spirit is truly alive in Alaska!

A huge shout out to Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association and Baron, at Team Wetland Retrievers for the wonderful work you do for the dogs, handlers and the gun dog sport. Despite the clouds and…

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Happy 4th Birthday, Cooper!

“HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY, COOPER! Vibrant and beautiful is your heart, your soul….as is our love, friendship, bond, and our journey. Thank you for the smiles, the unconditional love and for being my guardian angel. I look forward to many more sunsets with you. Now let’s go get you a big birthday doggy bone!”

Cooper is a very special dog and is a huge part of my heart and soul for so many reasons. And it was through him that The Journey Photography and logo concept was born. I wanted to convey much about, my bond with Cooper and my personal life,…

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Gun Dogs in Alaska

WOW,  these dogs are so AMAZING!!  Just another reason I love being a dog photographer in Alaska!!  To watch these dogs, see their spirit, their drive and how they absolutely love what they do…it just fills my heart happiness! The hunting dog spirit is truly alive in Alaska! They are all absolutely incredible and the bond with their handlers is heartwarming! I look forward to seeing them throughout the season.

A huge shout out to Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association for all the training and opportunities they offer the bird dogs and handlers, as well as allowing me to be part…

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Zoe, Miss Buttons, Jasmine – S.C.A.R.F. Project

3 x beauty…3 x energy…3 x fun = Amazing! Meet the stunning Boxer trio:
Zoe’, Miss Buttons, and Jasmine.  These 3 ladies each have very unique personalities, but one thing is for sure…they are all 3 high energy, fun loving and will steal your heart!! And their FurMom is  an awesome lady! This family is the definition of amazing!

Thank you, Diana for spending the afternoon with me and sharing your 3 beautiful boxers! It was a perfect day!! And thank you for taking part in the S.C.A.R.F. Project! A donation will be made to Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue…

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S.C.A.R.F. Project – Sir Lancelot

WOW, this guy!!! Help me welcome Sir Lancelot, also known as Lance, to the S.C.A.R.F Project club. What a great personality…and.so.many.faces…a few of these need captions! He loves to ride in the truck and gets much attention. He LOVES to run and chase his toys…and of course, a plop in the stream after playtime. This 168lb gentle giant and his mom were a blast to photograph and spend the day with.

Cortney and Lance, thank you both for supporting the S.C.A.R.F Project and making it a wonderful day! A donation will be made to Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue on your…

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S.C.A.R.F. Project – Ruby

Beautiful Miss Ruby…our newest S.C.A.R.F. Project superstar. From the instant I met Ruby, I could see the energetic sparkle in her eyes, her big heart and gentle soul. I had a blast photographing the amazing Miss Ruby and her beautiful mom, Shannon. These two are the perfect duo; fun loving, with a special kindness and heartfelt beauty. We not only did posed photos, but candid of running and playing in the leaves. They are a dream…they seriously should be models!! Such a perfect day!

Thank you, Shannon for participating in the S.C.A.R.F. Project. A donation will be made on your behalf…

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S.C.A.R.F. Project – Henry

Oh, Henry…what an amazing guy you are! Henry has such a sparkle in his eyes, just beaming with love and devotion. And you could see the puppy return when he played in the water. I was drawn to Henry from the time I heard his story and knew he was a special dog. I had such a great time meeting and photographing Henry and his owner. These two have such a heartwarming bond. A donation will be made to Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue in honor of Henry. And a huge thank you to Tamara for the additional donation to…

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S.C.A.R.F. – Bud & Corby

I had the pleasure of spending an evening with these two amazing dogs, and their equally amazing human mom!  Meet Bud and Corby.  They are now Safe & Cozy Animal Rescue Friends, through the S.C.A.R.F. Project to raise money for Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue.  They made an additional donation by matching the S.C.A.R.F. Project donation.  Thank you to Bud and Corby for a heartwarming evening.  Thank you to Liz for sharing your amazing dogs with me, for booking a session for a good cause, and for your additional donation.  Your family stole my heart!!

Here is their story as written by their…

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All images ©2015 - 2016 Cris Skinner, The Journey Photography by Cris

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