Make Alaska Great Again: Photographer offers a free senior photo shoot


Alaska’s business community has taken a beating from the COVID economy, but some businesses are stepping up to give back to their communities during a time of economic crisis.

Joshua Veldstra, a Homer photographer who specializes in weddings, senior photos, family and fashion shoots, is one of those “give back” businesses. Must Read Alaska notes he has been voted the top photographer in Alaska in the Anchorage Daily News annual poll.

This year, in partnership with the Kenai Peninsula-based skincare line, Veldstra is offering one free senior photo session to some lucky 2020 graduate from somewhere in Alaska.

To play, the seniors in the Class of 2020 just need to “like” the post on Veldstra’s Facebook page and put in a comment about where they’d like their photo shoot to be if they win. The drawing is May 27 and the value of the offer is $2,000.

Parents and seniors can find the photo shoot opportunity at this link.

This story is part of the Must Read Alaska “Make Alaska Great Again” initiative to help small businesses in Alaska weather the COVID economy.