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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Anchorage Family Photographer | "D" Family Session

This was one of my first summer sessions this year, and I'm in love. This family is so sweet with their boys, and their gorgeous parents. We got lucky with the sunshine, the day had been overcast right up until their session!

Summer in Alaska is so short, and I swear this year was even shorter. It rained so often that by the time we actually had some sunshine, summer was over. I love when we get a break like this and can run out and get some photos to remember what it looks like when it's green and sunny and warm because before we know it, it's January and dark and cold, and having these photos on our wall helps us remember why we live up here.

"D" Family Session!

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