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 specialize in actions shots, portraits, lifestyle and themed sessions (PAWternity, birthday, announcements and more). 

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.

From paws up action shots to sentimental portraits, as well as fun and creative themed session, the on location basic package offers it all and is sure to capture the unique spirit of your dog. I also offer a special package for the faithful senior dogs in your life, “Golden Heart, Grey Muzzle” and a special puppy package with the “Grow With Me” sessions.  Check out my pricing and services section for details.

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.  Contact me for details or for special requests.

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

Be sure to follow me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheJourneyPhotographybyCris

Serving Alaska areas of Wasilla, Palmer, Eagle River and Anchorage.

 

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Alaska Dog Photographer – PAWternity Session

Alaska Dog Photographer – PAWternity Session

When I learned that Rue and Ruger were going to have puppies, I knew this session had to be special. Not only because this is Rue and Ruger’s first litter, but because these puppies are born into a service dog program through Pinnacle Canine Services. They have a big journey ahead of them with the goal of giving back quality of life to a human who faces challenges due to a disability.

Ashlee, the owner/trainer of the service dog program and I wanted to document this special moment, as well as milestones along the way. So,…

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Tribute to MacKenzie – by Alaska Pet Photographer

A tribute to MacKenzie: These posts are always the most difficult and I write this with tears in my eyes and an overwhelming heaviness in my heart. The world has lost another beautiful soul…MacKenzie, a stunning 12 year old Shepard. I received a call on Tuesday afternoon. The voice on the other end of the phone carried a sense of sadness. Jennifer, who is a veterinarian, told me she had recently diagnosed her beloved dog, MacKenzie with cancer and wanted to schedule… a photo session as MacKenzie didn’t have much time left. I made a few calls, re-arranged my schedule a…

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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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All images ©2015 - 2017 Cris Skinner, The Journey Photography by Cris

907.315.1791 contact@thejourneyphotos.com