Anchorage Maternity Photography | "D" Maternity Session

I looooove maternity sessions. But I especially love when every element comes together like this one. The location, the light, the family, the dress, etc. So gorgeous! We ran out of time to get together to try dresses on, so I brought this beautiful sage green dress from Sew Trendy Accessories and hoped it would work. As soon as I saw this beautiful momma, I knew it would be perfect. She was totally made for this color green.

This amazing family was so excited to meet their sweet baby girl, and because I’m always so behind on blogging, I’ve already met and done their newborn session, and she’s perfect!

Thank you again to the “D” family for choosing me to photograph such a sweet (and short!) time in your life. I’m in love with your session!

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Anchorage Family Photographer | "J" Fall Family Session

Our weather has been SO weird to start this winter off. Instead of our slow slide into winter like we normally get, we went from the longest fall ever, without even a frost in sight, to WINTER. Last week, we were outside and it was 55 degrees, today I woke up to 8 degrees. 8. I’m definitely not complaining about the long fall, but I feel like our Alaska normal is a 3 minute fall followed by a 7 year long winter. I can get used to the long fall, I managed to get in so many beautiful fall sessions while it lasted.

This is one of those fall sessions. This family is new to Alaska, so I took them to one of my favorite spots, because you really can’t beat the backdrop of the water with the mountains. So beautiful!

If anyone comes to me and asks me for outfit coordinating recommendations, I will forever be recommending these colors from now on. Gorgeous muted blue green (what would you call that color? I just spent 2 minutes trying to name it and failed.) with gray was beautiful. Not overpowering, and the colors are complimentary toward each other. The next time we do a family session, I’m putting my own family in these colors.

“J” Fall family session!

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Anchorage Cake Smash Photography | "M" Winter One-Derland Smash

I kind of hate to admit this. But every once in a while I terrify a kid. I don’t want to scare kids, I love kids, so this is always semi heartbreaking to me. But it happens.

This session was one of those sessions where I TERRIFIED a kid. There is a “stranger danger” phase some kids go through (my daughter went through it and it lasted a solid year and a half) and this sweet girl wanted NOTHING to do with me. I had to stay pretty far back for this session because every time I moved in for some closer pictures, I would make this poor girl cry.

I loved the set up for this session. Mom wanted light blue, white, and silver, and I ran with it. I used my very favorite baker in Eagle River, Lesley’s Cakes, LLC, and her cakes are not only beautiful, but taste AMAZING. I can happily admit that sometimes when a kid doesn’t completely smash their cake, I will eat some of the untouched parts after they leave. It’s that amazing. If you do a cake smash with me, and want to leave me your cake, I will happily take it. If you want to take it with you, I will box it up for you and probably head down to Lesley’s and get myself a cake pop to make up for it. I love cake.

“M” Winter One-derland!

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Anchorage Family Photographer | Fall Family Session

Whew! This fall has been super busy, and I’m starting to see more leaves on the ground than on the trees, so I’m fully aware that we’re coming to the end of this beautiful season. It’s also been strangely warm, so we got to do this fall family session in mid September in t-shirts, and as a born and raised Alaskan, I can tell you it isn’t something I’m used to. Definitely not complaining though!

This session is the reason that I’m always so insistent on golden hour sessions. The light and location was perfect for this fun family! We got the perfect warm, golden light, and the location is one of my favorites.

For family sessions, I always encourage you to bring any pets with you that you want to include in your sessions. Sometimes it can make sessions slightly more chaotic, but this super cute puppy was easy and well behaved, and was a complete natural in front of the camera. I spent a lot of this session laughing at how cute and easy it was to get this pup to look right at the camera.

“L” Family Session!

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Anchorage Child Photography | Halloween Mini Sessions!

It’s almost that time of year! I’ve had my pumpkin spice candles going for a couple weeks now, so to say I’m ready for fall would definitely be an understatement. Leaves are changing and it’s starting to become colder and colder so let’s get ready for Halloween!

I haven’t done this before, so I’m just trying it out, but this year I’m offering Halloween mini sessions! I want to see some adorable kids in my studio proudly dressed in their costume for the year. I will provide props and this awesome backdrop from Roses and Ruffles pictured below.

If you haven’t already seen me doing pictures of her, this is my awesome daughter who at this point, is pretty comfortable in front of the camera and always willing to model for me.

Halloween Mini Sessions are only $60! They will include 3 digital images and I can fit up to 3 kiddos on my backdrop. Follow the link below to book!

Halloween Mini Sessions

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