Dake Schmidt Photography

Nature & Wildlife Photography | Kodiak Island, Alaska


                                                                                                                                                                     Photo courtesy of Heidi Stutes Photography

                                                                                                                                                                     Photo courtesy of Heidi Stutes Photography

In 2002 I left Colorado after 31 years. My life went on the road with an old refurbished camper and a good reliable fly rod. Two months, four thousand miles and many fish later, I ended up in Homer, where the beauty of Alaska was overwhelming. With a cheap point-and-shoot camera I decided that snap shots would cement those moments in time for friends and family back home.

I've been living in Kodiak for 10 years now and have made many significant upgrades.  Since planting my roots here, I have met and married the love of my life, Kadie, bought a house, and started a thriving business; MemoryMakers Tour & Guide Service. Little by little, I began printing some of my photos and was surprised an flattered by the response of the community. 

So, it is with pride and gratitude that I present my collection.