Tag Archives: Alaska

09.21.2018

5 Items to Bring When Including Pets in your Photos

As a pet parent to 3 dogs, 2 cats and a flock of chickens myself, I see pets as part of the family and I encourage customers to include pets at any type of session, as long as they are …

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09.12.2018

Hendrixson Vow Renewal

Mark & Jan planned a trip to Alaska to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary.  Mark decided to make the trip extra special and arranged a vow renewal on their anniversary while they were here – without telling Jan.  He did …

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09.05.2018

Class of 2018: Chelsea

This lovely young lady is proof that it’s never too late to get senior portraits done.  When things fell through with another photographer just weeks before graduation, Chelsea’s mom called me hoping I’d be able to fit them in and …

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08.29.2018

Class of 2019: Tarryn

Although she lives in Fairbanks, Tarryn decided to schedule her senior portraits with me while she was in the Anchorage area over the summer for soccer tournaments because she wanted something different from the handful of locations all of her …

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08.28.2018

My Favorite Thing to Photograph: Can You Guess What It Is?

When I introduced myself as a photographer to someone recently they asked me what my favorite thing to photograph is.  It was a simple question, but I didn’t have an answer at the ready so it got me thinking.  While …

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02.24.2017

Kellen – Class of 2017

When Kellen’s mom contacted me about senior photos her first thought was that he should have portraits playing the piano because its a big hobby for him.  Luckily its also much more photogenic than his other big hobby – Cross …

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02.23.2017

David & Katie

David and Katie wanted to create engagement photos while she was visiting him in Alaska where he is stationed with the Army.  We lucked out with perfect fall weather at Flat Top – a big change of scenery from New …

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02.22.2017

The Grindrod Family

I’ve photographed the Grindrod family for the past several years, creating images for their holiday cards.  This year they decided to come up to the valley from Anchorage for a change of scenery and lucked out with perfect fall weather.  …

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02.21.2017

DJ & Alex – October 1, 2016

After I created family portraits for them over the summer, DJ and Alex asked me to photograph their fall wedding.  Little did I know it was going to be one of the most beautiful DIY weddings I had captured yet.  …

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02.17.2017

Michael – Class of 2017

Michael first stood in front of my lens during his girlfriend’s senior session, so when it came time to do his own photos he already knew what to expect.  He’s definitely an Alaskan guy, so we used the rustic backdrops …

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02.16.2017

The Zins Family

I’ve photographed the Zin’s family several times, including a maternity session, Miss Harper’s newborn portraits, Hudson at 1 year, and Harper at 6 months so I’m very comfortable working with them.  This time they wanted family photos for their holiday …

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02.16.2017

Payne Family

After I photographed little Miss Wesley as a newborn, the Payne family wanted photos for holiday cards now that she’s a little older.  The beautiful fall colors and falling leaves at Potters Marsh were the perfect backdrop for their session.  …

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02.15.2017

Abby – Class of 2017

Although the fireweed had already bloomed out for the season, it still made an amazing backdrop for Abby’s senior portraits.  I’m so glad I found this location just in time for her session and she was game to give it …

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02.07.2017

Halie – Class of 2017

When Halie told me that she was bringing a vintage bike to her session I immediately started brainstorming pose ideas.  Not only was it a unique and fun prop, it had history because it had been her mom’s bike when …

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02.05.2017

Amber – Class of 2017

I’ve been wanting to do a senior session in Hatcher Pass for some time now and this year I was blessed to have several, allowing me to use the historical mine, river and mountains as backdrops. Luckily, this was exactly …

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02.03.2017

Mike & Teresa’s Farewell to Alaska

As they were planning their move to sunny California for retirement, Mike and Teresa decided to schedule a portrait session with Alaskan backgrounds as a final farewell to the state where they had lived for many years. In addition to …

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02.02.2017

Oly – Class of 2017

Like most teenage guys, Oly wasn’t too excited about senior photos but we kept things simple with a mini session and incorporated a bit of fun with his younger brother for a few shots.  I’m so glad he was referred …

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01.31.2017

Jake & Emily – August 27, 2016

When the bride’s brother received deployment orders, this adventurous couple ditched their plans to wed in their Midwest home-town in favor of a small elopement in Alaska where her brother was stationed so he could be a part of the …

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01.31.2017

The Nyegaard Family

This young family was gifted a mini session by a friend as a maternity gift, but they chose to hold off and do a family session after the birth of their second child. It paid off because we were blessed …

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09.01.2016

Lauren & Savanna – Class of 2017

Step-sisters Lauren and Savanna wanted to do their senior photos together which I thought was a fantastic idea.  They came all the way from Anchorage for the unique backdrops Hatcher’s Pass provides, so we used as many spots as we …

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08.31.2016

Phillip & Amanda – August 20, 2016

The bride at this lovely wedding is the daughter of a previous client, so when they asked me to come to Kenai to photograph her wedding this summer I quickly said yes.  Although the day was sunny, the wind whipped …

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08.30.2016

Tesa – Class of 2017 (Summer & Softball)

Just like her sister, Tesa wanted to do senior pictures in each season.  We started with her summer session at Hatcher’s Pass.  I’d been hoping to do a session at this location so I could use the amazing old buildings …

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08.26.2016

The Thomas Family

The Thomas family were first time customers and were excited to have family photos done with their young daughter.  Little Miss Tatum wasn’t too sure about this picture-taking business, but we let her explore so I could capture her candid reactions …

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08.24.2016

Katia Turns 2!

Katia’s momma wanted photos to celebrate her turning 2, and although she was technically 2.5 by the time we got our schedules to align for a session it is still a fun moment to celebrate.  This is the second time …

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08.19.2016

Michael & Marissa – July 23, 2016

I adore simple, family-oriented weddings and that’s exactly what Michael and Marissa planned.  The bride’s parents’ home on a small grass airstrip provided a lovely backdrop with two large red birch trees to serve as an alter.  The casual vibe allowed the …

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08.18.2016

Tyler and Molly – July 16, 2016

Tyler and Molly contacted me to photograph their vow renewal and family wedding.  Although they had officially married the year prior in the presence of a handful of family members, they wanted to celebrate their marriage with their extended family by …

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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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07.27.2016

Maria’s Family Portraits

While visiting family in Anchorage for their destination wedding, Maria and Jeffrey wanted to create some family portraits with the bride’s family.  They had fallen in love with the waterfall and riverside trail at McHugh Creek so they requested that be …

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07.06.2016

Sandy & Carolyn – June 9, 2016

Sandy and Carolyn came all the way from Australia to elope in Alaska – the second couple I’ve worked with to do that!  They planned this simple ceremony to make their union official as part of a grand vacation including …

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07.06.2016

The Zins

I’ve photographed the Zins family several times, including their son’s first birthday, maternity photos when they were pregnant with their second child, and their daughter’s newborn portraits along with photos for others in their family.  Now little Miss Harper is …

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