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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Anchorage Newborn Photographer | "G" Newborn Session

Oh my gosh this family is so cute, and this newborn session is one of my favorites. Mom came in with lots of ideas for fishing themes (dad is a big fisherman!), and we just played. So much fun!

An idea that we came up with on the spot actually ended up being my very favorite shot out of the session. I have loooooots of props in my studio. So sometimes when clients come in and look around, they'll find things that they would like to use in their session, and I love that! I had done an outdoor themed cake smash session a few days before their newborn session, so I had a felt axe and a pile of logs in my studio, and we tried to come up with ways to use it. So we came up with this shot: 

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SQUEEEEE is he not the cutest little log you've ever seen?! 

Mom and Dad were so proud of their newest little one, and I'm in love with all of their ideas from this session. And, isn't mom just gorgeous? I'm pretty sure I looked like I was hit by a bus after having kids, and I get all these stunning moms in my studio. 

Baby "G" Newborn Session!

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This big brother is SO proud of his little brother. My heart melted at these two!

This big brother is SO proud of his little brother. My heart melted at these two!

Anchorage Cake Smash Photographer | "Q" Cake Smash!

I love Alaska. I was born and raised here, so that's probably not a secret. Because we live in such a unique state, I get a lot of requests for Alaskan themed shoots. This one, while not specifically Alaskan, can certainly pass as an Alaska theme. This is a lumberjack themed cake smash!

I got to do little man's newborn photos, so I'm always so happy when parents bring their newborns to me 12 months later to do their 1 year milestone photos, whether its a cake smash session or not. I love seeing how they've grown and getting to see their little personalities. This little lumberjack was so smiley and so happy to share his cake with their family dog. So sweet!

Mom requested this awesome pancake smash cake and I am in love with this cake. If you're looking for a baker in the area, check out Sweet Cups Catering AK, she's my go to for everything!

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Baby "Q" Cake Smash!

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Eagle River Child Photographer | "F" Cousin Session

I'm in love with this session. I was contacted by this client to do a cousin's session while her sister was in town with her two little girls from Texas. Such an awesome idea. As a person who grew up very close to her cousins, I would love to have something like this to look back on as an adult.

How cute are all these kids? And their outfits were so well coordinated, and they were all AMAZINGLY well behaved. One of the moms was a fellow photographer, so I barely had to direct anyone, she knew how to get their attention, helped me with posing, etc, this session was a breeze. I have to admit, I'm always a little nervous shooting in front of other photographers, but I loved this. The first mom is a previous client from a newborn shoot, and little man in blue in these pictures was one of my newborns almost a year ago. What a doll!

Before the session, I was asked if I had a bench that all 5 kids could sit on for the session, and I realized that even though I feel like I have every prop under the sun, I did not have a bench big enough to fit 5 kiddos. So I looked around and realized the perfect bench sits right in my studio. So with the help of my awesome clients, we dragged the bench out to the middle of the park, and we may have gotten a few funny looks, but the photos turned out awesome! So now my studio bench will for sure be a prop I'll be using outside more often. 

"F" Cousin Session!

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This sweet big cousin asked for this picture with his gorgeous little cousin. I melted at the request!

This sweet big cousin asked for this picture with his gorgeous little cousin. I melted at the request!

Let's talk about this picture real quick. This was a request by the big kid cousins right at the end, and they really wanted a jumping picture. However, after many attempts (and a lot of laughing), we realized what we were just not going to be able to get everyone off the ground at the same time. So with the help of a little Photoshop magic, we were able to get the picture that the cousins really wanted. :)

Let's talk about this picture real quick. This was a request by the big kid cousins right at the end, and they really wanted a jumping picture. However, after many attempts (and a lot of laughing), we realized what we were just not going to be able to get everyone off the ground at the same time. So with the help of a little Photoshop magic, we were able to get the picture that the cousins really wanted. :)