Category Archives: Children

12.13.2014

Audra Turns 1!

Just over a year ago I did maternity pictures for my co-worker as a gift, so when I donated a session to a charity auction at work she was determined to be the winning bidder and have me photograph her …

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11.23.2014

The Grindrods

I was excited when the Grindrods contacted me to do another family session because I remembered how easy going they were last year when I worked with them.  This time around we used the Chugach State Park Headquarters as a …

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11.02.2014

Welcome Scout

Scout’s momma contacted me about doing a combination session for newborn and family portraits, which thought was a wonderful idea. On the day of their session, Scout’s big brother, Brodie was a great helper as we set up for Scout’s …

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10.11.2014

Hudson Turns 1

Hudson’s mommy purchased a gift certificate I donated to a charity auction last year and gave it to her sister who was in town for Hudson’s birth so she could have 6 month photos of Hudson’s cousin.  Now that Hudson …

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09.28.2014

The Fetterlys

The Fetterlys have never had family pictures before their session with me, so their almost 2 year-old son wasn’t too keen on the idea of sitting still and smiling for the camera.  Having worked with several young families, I’m used …

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09.27.2014

Garrett @ 6 Months

I’m so enjoying watching little Garrett grow, after photographing him as a newborn and 3 month old.  This time around we got a few giggles and some grins out of him, but he still showed his personality with a few …

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08.19.2014

The Schoolers, Again

The Schoolers contacted me about scheduling a second family session after seeing some of my recent sessions in scenic areas around Anchorage.  I’d created portraits for them over the winter, but they wanted another round in the beauty of Alaska’s …

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07.24.2014

The Loges

This young family purchased their session as part of a charity auction I donated to at my day-job last fall, but held out for nicer summer weather.  At first their little boy was very shy and just wanted to hold …

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07.20.2014

The Parkers

After I did newborn pictures of little Garrett, his parents wanted to do another session at 3 months to document his growth and remember their wedding anniversary.  We picked a pretty spot along a local road with wildflowers and mountains …

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07.20.2014

The McMillians

I did maternity photos for this adorable young family over the winter and now that little Luke has arrived they wanted pictures to mark his addition to the family as well as celebrate their wedding anniversary.  As a military family …

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05.29.2014

The Diggs

The Diggs family asked me to create family portraits for them after seeing a friend’s recent maternity session.  Their son is growing up fast and starting to show his personality.  So we picked a location and a date a few …

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03.10.2014

The Riojas

When an impending deployment was moved up by several weeks, getting family pictures done moved up a few spots on the “getting ready” priority list.  Luckily, I had availability that weekend and the weather cooperated perfectly.  A layer of fresh …

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03.03.2014

The Schoolers

The Schoolers are no strangers to portrait sessions.  As soon as I entered their home I spotted numerous family portraits on the walls and once we started shooting I could tell they were used to posing in front of the …

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01.02.2014

The Tigners

The Tigners came to me as a referral of a referral client, which is the best compliment I could ask for!  We selected a location I’ve been itching to use for a session since moving to the mainland, and with …

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12.20.2013

The Nevins

Expecting their third child early next year, the Nevins wanted to capture some family and maternity photos in time for the holidays.  They had never done outdoor photos before and weren’t sure what to anticipate.  The morning of their session …

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11.29.2013

The Paraoans

I love working with other creatives, and Bessie is certainly creative with yarn and a crochet hook!  She makes the most adorable Minion beanie hats and I just had to have one.  Of course, if I had one my hubby …

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11.28.2013

The Bianchis

I recently donated two photography sessions for my company’s employee charity auction.  Both had numerous bids and sold for a great price.  The first of these sessions to be redeemed was donated by the winning bidder to her sister, who …

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11.24.2013

The Hosiers

Although Teri has her hands full with 5 children ranging from a 2-year old to a teenager and a hard working husband, she still managed to style her entire brood for their mini-session.  And she even brought her own props!  …

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11.23.2013

McMillian Family

As a military family with a change of station requiring a move in a few years, Ambra knew she wanted to capture Alaska’s winter scenery while she could.  We scheduled a date we thought would leave plenty of time for …

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10.24.2013

The Willards

Although we initially planned for their session to have a backdrop of pretty fall colors, weather required a reschedule and then a windstorm carried away those colors.  In the end I think it worked out better because their adorable color-coordinated …

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10.16.2013

The Grindrods

This little family is the definition of easy-going.  Although they wanted fall photos, rain forced us to reschedule and by the time we were able to get together the majority of the fall colors had been eliminated by a massive …

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10.11.2013

A Blended Family

Crystal and Zach initially contacted me about photographing their wedding next May, but decided to do a family session before that after seeing their “Meet Me” session images.  So we set off to Little Campbell Lake at Kincaid Park, with …

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10.11.2013

The Varvils

The Varvil family was referred to me by a new client, which is the greatest compliment you can pay a photographer!  And the fact that they were a dream to work with was a cherry on top! They wanted to …

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10.01.2013

The Clarks

We decided to shave a day off our time in Portland at the end of our trip so that we could make a detour after visiting friends and family in Denver to see my husband’s aunt’s ranch in Durango.  The …

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10.01.2013

The Beattys

When my husband’s cousin found out we’d be making a stop in Denver during our trip she immediately asked if I could do a session for them to use for Christmas cards.  We decided to meet for dinner near where …

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03.24.2013

The Buccieros

Leaving Kodiak was bittersweet. While I was excited to begin the next chapter in our lives I was sad to leave the friends I’d met, including our next door neighbors, the Buccieros. We’ve watched their two boys grow up, shared …

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02.19.2013

Project 12: February

This month’s theme is “Sweet” which gave me several ideas for photos revolving around Valentines Day, but most of them just didn’t pan out after I accepted a job that required a geographical move, leaving precious little time to plan …

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07.25.2012

Ivy

Ivy’s grandma purchased the mini-session gift certificate I donated to the Project Rescue silent auction and knew she wanted to save it for when Ivy turned 1. Although Ivy wasn’t too excited about having her pictures taken in the chilly …

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06.28.2012

The Godwin Family

Winona contacted me about doing family photos during the short time frame that her husband would be home between deployments and being a fellow military wife, I knew I just had to make it work.  So when their session date …

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05.12.2012

The Deason Family

My husband and I stopped in Vancouver, WA to visit with his mom on the way back from Tracy’s wedding, however what she didn’t know is that we had cooked up a plan to surprise her by having my husband’s …

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