Category Archives: Families

09.29.2015

The McMillians & Baby #3

This is the fourth time I’ve photographed this sweet family and I can honestly say I’m going to miss them when they transfer in the coming months!  I’ve now photographed their baby bumps in both winter and fall, documented their …

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09.29.2015

The Varvils, Again

I was delighted when the Varvils contacted me to do fall family portraits because I’ve enjoyed watching their family grow as I’ve photographed milestones in their history, including fall portraits when their oldest was just 10 months and their youngest …

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09.23.2015

The Washingtons

The Washingtons purchased a session I donated to a local charity auction over the winter and waited until the fall colors made an appearance to schedule their session. It was a perfect backdrop for this adorable family. Their little girl …

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09.23.2015

The Esmailka Family

We had a limited window to get this lovely family’s fall portraits done due to the short season and dad’s travel schedule, so even though it had rained on and off all day of their session we decided to give …

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09.17.2015

The Sheaffers

A referral from a long-time customer prompted the Sheaffers to contact me about creating family portraits. Although they didn’t wait for the fall colors to appear, the trail we used provided a variety of backdrops including a rocky riverbank, tree …

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08.14.2015

The Bonadurers

This sweet young family had never had family portraits done before, so I was very excited to get them out on the trail at the UAF Experimental Farm and create some.  Although the first day we scheduled got rained out, …

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07.17.2015

The Boergers

Although the day started out drizzly and chilly, it eventually gave way to mild temps and partly cloudy skies creating a perfect backdrop for the perfectly coordinated bright colors this energetic family wore!  The kids weren’t sure about having their …

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06.12.2015

Welcome Sylvia

After photographing their family last fall, the Fetterlys asked me to create some newborn portraits of their latest bundle of joy – little Miss Sylvia. Although we had to reschedule due to an emergency and she grew a bit before …

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06.04.2015

Brody Turns 4!

Although I created newborn photos of his little sister, Scout last year, this time around the session was all about Brody turning 4.  And with a personality twice his physical size he sure made it fun.  We did sneak in …

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05.20.2015

The Tarantellas

Occasionally I barter photography for services or products I need, so when I found someone selling a Roomba, I inquired if they might consider a trade for a portrait session. It just so happened that they had been thinking about …

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03.28.2015

The Mothershead Family

When I met this adorable family at a local holiday bazaar they were interested in doing family photos since they had a young son who would soon turn 1 and had never got around to doing newborn photos.  I also later learned they …

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03.07.2015

Welcome Julian

I photographed the Varvil family about a year and a half ago, when their first son, Evan was just a few months old.  Now that they’ve welcomed home a second son they wanted to document the milestone with newborn photos.  …

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02.19.2015

Wesley Turns 1!

I’ve photographed several of the Nevins family’s big milestones over the last year and a half.  First, I created maternity portraits for them before Wesley was born, then newborn portraits once he arrived and recently I did an extended family …

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01.21.2015

The Sutherlin Family

After seeing the maternity and newborn sessions I did for her daughter last year, Momma Sutherlin contacted me to create portraits of the whole family while her other daughter was in town during the holidays. Although the weather had been …

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01.09.2015

Another Finley Photo Shoot

I just love this family.  They are a photographer’s dream, scheduling a session every two or three months and they’re game for anything!  This time they had family visiting from the lower 48 just after Christmas and wanted some group …

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01.04.2015

Holiday Pictures with the Grandpas

Referred by the Marshalls, Jenna contacted me about creating family portraits of her young daughter with both grandfathers while her fiance’s dad was in town over the holidays. Although we originally planned to shoot indoors, I’m glad we decided on …

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01.03.2015

Christmas Portraits and a Special Announcement!

The Howells enjoyed their family pictures this summer so much that they purchased another session with me as a Christmas gift for Ashlee’s mom while she and other family members were in town visiting just before the holidays. They already …

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12.23.2014

Garrett @ 9 Months

I can’t believe it but it’s already time for Garrett’s 9 month photos! It’s so much fun to see how he’s changed looking back at his photos for newborn, 3 months, 6 months and now. We lucked out with a …

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12.13.2014

The Callaway Family

Having always done typical family portraits in a small studio, the Callaways were super excited to do an outdoor family session. Although we chose the same location where I did ‘frosty’ pictures the week prior, there was no frost to …

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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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12.01.2014

The Churbe Family

This energetic family is about to leave Alaska due to a military transfer and wanted to capture some Alaskan scenery with photos before they do. We chose Otter Lake for its wonderful view of the mountains and even though it …

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12.01.2014

Frosty Finleys

An amazing landscape of frost recently developed near the Knik river and I was itching to get someone out into this winter wonderland for portraits.   The Finleys, who I’ve worked with several times now had also noticed the frost and …

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11.23.2014

The Thompson/Mark Family

The Thompson/Mark family wanted some family photos while their daughter was in town from out of state and I was all to happy to make it happen.  They chose the Knik River just outside of Palmer where the frost had …

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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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11.23.2014

Welcome Home

When Rebecca asked me to photograph her husband’s homecoming after a long deployment she didn’t know exactly when that would be.  Eventually, his flight was confirmed and he was set to arrive – quite fittingly – early on the morning …

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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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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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09.15.2014

The Howells

The Howells scheduled a family session with me because although they have done a great job of documenting their son’s major milestones with their own camera, they didn’t have many photos together as a family.  Working with a 2 year-old …

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09.06.2014

Hannah & Eli

Hannah contacted me to create portraits of her brother and herself as a birthday gift for her mom after seeing my work on a friend’s wedding. We chose Potter’s Marsh, which is one of her mom’s favorite places and she …

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