Category Archives: Military

08.02.2016

Jeffrey & Amanda – July 13, 2016

Jeffrey and Amanda came from Florida to elope in Alaska before Jeffrey begins his military career.  Neither had been to the 49th state before, so getting married here was a fun adventure for them both.  I suggested several locations that …

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01.15.2016

The McCaffertys

The McCaffertys wanted some family photos together before their son heads off for a military deployment and their daughter returns to college for another semester after winter break.  Although it was pretty chilly, we moved fast and created a variety …

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11.13.2015

Welcome Olivia

Little Miss Olivia is the newest addition to one of my favorite client’s family and I was so excited to meet her.  Her momma requested a special shot using her wedding dress and I’m so glad she did because it’s …

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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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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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02.26.2015

Welcome Ansley

Thanks to a referral from Drew’s momma I had the pleasure of creating newborn portraits of Miss Ansley, and because I photographed them both in the same day it was a day of babies!  Ansley’s session was also special because …

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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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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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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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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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07.20.2014

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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04.06.2014

John & Nicole – March 15, 2014

Due to deployments and odd schedules, it’s fairly common for military couples to tie the knot in the presence of a few friends where they are stationed, then celebrate with a full ceremony and reception at a later date ‘back …

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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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02.03.2014

The Vroomans

Although they PCS in just a few weeks, Ashely wanted to have some Valentines photos done with her husband Andrew, so she contacted me about doing a mini-session.  I soon learned that they get photos done often, which I applaud …

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01.05.2014

The Moranski Family

Knowing that they are due to PCS this summer, the Moranski’s wanted to create some family portraits with Alaska’s snowy backdrops before it was too late.  Not only were they lucky enough to have a beautiful wooded area just behind …

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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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09.07.2013

Chris & Kristen – Alaska Botanical Garden

Chris and Kristen are just an adorable couple, despite their claims of being unphotogenic!  Military duty stations across the globe from each other and deployments delayed their wedding for almost a year, but now that Kristen has retired from active …

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12.19.2012

Welcome Home Soldier!

When a previous client asked me if I’d be willing to do photos of her husband’s R&R homecoming I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I then immediately told her it would be my Christmas gift to them to do so …

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