Unique Wedding Photographs Taken Inside an Ice Cave in Alaska


We promise we didn’t plan it, but after sharing Josh Newton’s amazing wildfire wedding photographs last month, we’ve managed to stumble across their antithesis today.

Last month it was wedding photos in front of a raging wildfire. This month we give you another beautifully-shot set of wedding pictures, this time taken inside a bonafide, had-to-kayak-to-get-there ice cave.

The photographs were taken by Juneau-based Chris Beck, who sent them to us earlier today. And while we can’t confirm whether or not these are “the first photos… of a bride and a groom underneath a glacier” they are certainly the first we’ve seen and the best we could find.


The coolest (no pun intended) thing about these photos, however, is that this wasn’t just a “let’s get interesting wedding photos” stunt. The images fit bride Sarah Morin and groom Torsten Ernst, whose relationship “is all about Juneau” according to Chris.

“As avid outdoors people, what could be more symbolic then a photo shoot of a bride in an ice cave?” he writes on his Facebook page. “To get there, we had to kayak out, and climb the side of a mountain. But it was worth every second.”


We have to agree with Chris: the photos, which were taken in the heart of the Mendenhall glacier after the couple’s May 24th nuptials, were worth every second of work he had to do to capture them.

To see more of his work, head over to the Chris Beck Photography website by clicking here.

(via The Knot)

Image credits: Photographs by Chris Beck and used with permission

  • Ray Liu

    I would get rid of the bride and groom in those photos. Then it would be perfect.

  • Paqamaq

    Awful wedding photos. Just awful.

  • Christopher

    Great Photos!

  • Celina Perry

    The scene is beautiful, though the couple kinda look like being photoshoped on it. It’s a bit unnatural.

  • docholliday666

    Horribly done, looks like they were shot inside some Disney under-the-sea themed restaurant. Wedding photos are about the bride and groom. Landscapes are about the environment – pick one and concentrate on it. Fail.

  • Valerie

    Gorgeous and very unique. I’m sure the couple loves their photos done in a place that means a lot to them. Surely these aren’t their only wedding pictures, guys. Don’t mind the haters, Chris!

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    Well, let’s hope so.

  • Burnin Biomass

    I wonder if he used some flash on the little falls one. At first I thought so, but not sure how he avoided freezing any water droplets in the falls. If that’s all incidental light, that’s some great light in there. If its there is some flash, he used it like a surgeon. Well done!

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    Don’t be a tool, man.

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    Shut your face, man. Seriously.

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    Wow, that was creative. Show us your under-the-sea images then.