Anchorage Maternity Photographer | "L" Maternity

I've lived in Alaska for a long time now. I was born in Fairbanks, and although during high school I left for a while, and have finally come home as of 2.5 years ago, Alaska is home for me. So I like to think I know where things are located. (I don't.) When this awesome mom-and-dad-to-be asked for their session at Eklutna Tailrace, I thought I knew where it was. I've even had previous clients ask about that spot, and I've directed them somewhere completely different. (I'm sorry!) 

This time I somehow managed to get it right, and I'm so glad I did. We got to do this session on one of our last semi warm nights of fall, and I'm in love. The only problem (or not problem) with this spot, is it is a hot spot for fishing, so we had to maneuver our way around everyone fishing without disturbing them, and somehow we managed. And if we had some strangers who managed to get in the background of photos, thank you Photoshop, you magical thing you.

This couple is so so much fun. I don't think we stopped laughing this entire time, and when I found out Dad had brought his fly fishing pole "just in case", I knew we needed to work that in. One of my very favorite maternity photos came from this session!

Since this session was at least 3 months ago, they have since had their gorgeous baby boy, and I got to meet him at his newborn session with me in December. 

As always, a big huge thank you to Sew Trendy Accessories for your amazing maternity dress. I'm starting to get quite a collection of exclusively Sew Trendy dresses, and every one is impeccable.

"L" Maternity!

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Anchorage Senior Photographer | "H" Senior

You guys, I love senior sessions. All my seniors are good looking, relaxed kids that are NOT AT ALL awkward. Seriously, was I the only one?

I'm a firm believer that you can find beauty in the simplest places. So when we decided to do this senior session at one of my most loved spots, I realized that as much as I love this place, we needed some fresh new spots and backgrounds. We managed to find it in this simple tall field of weeds. 

So let's talk about this first picture. This was taken in one of those spots that if you looked at it, it didn't look like much, but when you put this gorgeous girl into it, it came to life. I pulled this photo up on my computer to edit it, and my husband, who never gives me much more than a "Good job!", was looking over my shoulder, gasped and said "Whoa, thats a really good picture". So I knew I had a special one. After posting it on my instagram and Facebook pages, this photo was featured as one of The Snap Society's Daily Faves, and let me tell you, I've been trying to get on there since I found that hashtag. So exciting!

"H" Senior, Class of 2018!

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Anchorage Family Photographer | "G" Family

Another gorgeous fall session! Sometimes the light, the family, the location all come together perfectly and this was one of those sessions. We came armed with ideas for this little man's 1 year old pictures, and the ideas did not fall short. We incorporated some props, and little man was AMAZING.

Little secret: kids hate pictures. When you see pictures of smiling kids, 99% of the time, you have no idea how much work, silly faces, noises, etc. went into that one smiling shot. This little man was the exception. You didn't need to do much to get him to smile, and you can tell immediately what a happy, sweet family this is. 

"G" Fall family session!

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Anchorage Maternity Photographer | "K" Maternity

This session. THIS session. I'm fairly spoiled by this location that we had our session, my first time taking pictures in Hatcher's Pass. I've been up there before in the winter for sledding, but for maternity photos in the fall, I'm pretty sure sledding can't top that experience.

Quick confession about this session: I was sick. A couple of my other favorite maternity sessions were done while I was sick, so maybe germs = creativity for me. Here's the thing about being a photographer in the fall in Alaska though; you can't stop, you can't blink, or the fall will be gone and you'll have missed the colors. Last year I think I got 2 fall sessions in with the colors before a wind storm came through and I think our fall lasted less than a week. So germs aren't going to be able to stop me from going out and being able to capture this gorgeous time of year.

This couple was SO much fun. They took me to all their favorite spots up the Hatcher's pass road, and everything was breathtaking. Add in a couple of beautiful red dresses from Sew Trendy Accessories, and every image came out gorgeous.

"K" Maternity!

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Anchorage Maternity Photographer | "T" Maternity

It has been a busy BUSY fall! Along with my oldest kiddo starting kindergarten, my 3 year old has started preschool this year! Needless to say, adjusting to 2 different school schedules has been much different from our relaxed summer where we had little to no schedule. 

But let's talk about this summer. If you live in Alaska, I bet right now you're wondering if we had a summer, and I'm right there with you. It seemed like it rained. so. much. Which means that sessions had to be rescheduled, but where do you reschedule to when there is nothing but rain into the end of forever? So this session fell on one of those days that was questionable. It miiiiight rain, but it might just stay cloudy, in which case I'm totally fine to come out and do a session, but a wet session is fun for nobody. So we head out to do our session, and I'm feeling iffy about the weather. We get there, and the SUN COMES OUT. Right at the perfect time to give us a little hint of warmth and sunlight, and I kid you not, as soon as I got back in my car after we were finished and got on the highway, it started pouring. 

I'm in love with this session, the light, the dress (thank you Sew Trendy Accessories for these gorgeous dresses that make my maternity clients feel so beautiful!), the gorgeous client, and her handsome husband.

"T" Maternity

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