Tag Archives: Alaska

06.29.2016

4 Generations

After I photographed their daughter Emma as a newborn the Tollerud family scheduled a four generation family session.  We planned to get shots of the three cousins together in their matching dresses, but the little ladies were having none of it …

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06.15.2016

Miles

I was excited to photograph little Miles after we created maternity photos for his family during their baby shower.  I enjoy photographing babies at this age because they have started to develop their own personalities and characteristics and Miles was …

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06.02.2016

Welcome Wesley

Much to her momma’s frustration, little Miss Wesley wasn’t at all interested in sleeping during her newborn portraits, despite plenty of rocking and feeding.  Despite that, we were still able to capture some sweet moments of her with her big sister, …

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05.12.2016

Greg – Class of 2016

We made sure to represent the many aspects of Greg’s life during his session, including his Samoan heritage, his love of athletics, growing up in Alaska and now this major milestone.  I’m so glad the weather worked in our favor and I was …

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04.24.2016

The Fetterlys 2016

I’ve photographed the Fetterly family several times now, creating both family portraits and newborn portraits.  Now that their daughter is approaching turning one they decided to schedule another session to document how much she has grown.  Her big brother was feeling a …

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03.30.2016

Josh & Nicole

Josh and Nicole contacted me to schedule portraits soon after relocating to Alaska from Washington.  They were blessed with a beautiful sunny day for their session and were naturals in front of the camera.  I’m glad I was able to …

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03.29.2016

Tama & Matalena

Tama and Matalena are planning their wedding for later this year, so a friend gifted them photography for both an engagement session and the wedding.  Friends like that are the best kind in my opinion! 🙂  We lucked out with …

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02.29.2016

Jake – Class of 2016

Although Jake is taking a non-traditional route to complete his high school career, his mom still wanted him to celebrate the milestone with senior pictures. We made the most of a cold and blustery winter morning to create images that …

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02.11.2016

The Humphreys

It had been some time since this fun young family had photos taken and they wanted to document how much their children had grown despite the cold temps and wind of Alaska’s winter.  We explored this rustic farm to utilize …

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02.10.2016

Charlie & Mayleen – January 16, 2016

Charlie & Mayleen’s wedding had to be rescheduled several times, but in the end they chose a simple ceremony at the Cook Inlet Overlook behind Kincaid Chalet with their family. Although it was chilly the snow provided a beautiful backdrop …

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02.09.2016

Dan & Kelsey – January 2, 2016

These young sweethearts planned a small intimate celebration filled with love to begin their marriage. A simple Quaker ceremony allowed their close friends and family to share heartfelt well wishes and words of wisdom, some of which brought chuckles and …

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01.18.2016

The Finleys, Again

I’ve photographed the Finley’s several times over the past several years including senior sessions, sessions with extended family and just for fun because it’s frosty and beautiful out.  And each time it’s been such fun to work with them.  This …

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01.18.2016

The Whole Family

Mayleen wanted to create family portraits over the holidays while her entire family was together, so we scheduled a session at her home the day after Christmas.  Luckily there was a beautiful snowy backdrop right across the street so they …

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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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01.15.2016

The Watsons

I photographed the Watson family two years ago and have done sessions for their extended family and friends as well.  This time their mom was in town visiting for the holidays and they wanted to celebrate with some new family …

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12.21.2015

Thanksgiving Family Photos

Terri wanted to get some portraits done over Thanksgiving while her family was visiting, so we scheduled a session for the day after Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t cooperative giving us a rainy, windy cold day.  We made the best …

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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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11.08.2015

Awaiting Miles

Although we scheduled a maternity session for the morning of the Carlsen’s baby shower, a change in work schedules meant dad wouldn’t be able to participate.  Our solution was to do photos at their home during their shower which allowed …

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10.13.2015

Aaron & Laura – September 20, 2015

This adventurous couple first planned to exchange “I Dos” after diving in a tropical locale, but after finding out they were expecting their first child they opted to elope in Alaska instead. Luckily, the weather cooperated with beautiful sunshine for …

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10.13.2015

The Zins

A year ago I photographed Hudson for his 1st birthday but now not only is he turning 2, he’s getting ready to welcome a baby sister to the family! In true little boy fashion, he wasn’t about to sit still …

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10.13.2015

The Mcdonoghs

I really enjoy being able to create families’ first portraits together, which is exactly what the McDonoughs wanted now that their son was several months old.   A last minute location change fit everyone’s schedule better and provided a beautiful fall …

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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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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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09.17.2015

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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09.07.2015

Taylor – Class of 2016

I’ve wanted to do a photo session out on the local off-road trails forever, so when Taylor’s mom contacted me about doing his senior portraits and mentioned he was a true Alaskan kid who loved 4-wheeling and hunting I knew …

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08.27.2015

Welcome Lynnix

Little Lynnix is so adorable and the fact that she and her big sister Kasila had matching outfits made them even cuter.   Kasila is already a phenomenal big sister – not only did she want to hold her baby sister …

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08.24.2015

Jorrin – Class of 2016

I was excited to work with Jorrin after I created senior portraits for his sister, Erika last year.  It was extremely hot the day of his session, but he was as cool as James Dean pose after pose putting his …

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08.19.2015

Joe & Killian – August 2, 2015

I’m so glad to see the latest wedding trend is to depart from lavish affairs to simpler celebrations with special personal touches. That’s exactly what Joe and Killian did. They let the focus be on their union and family rather …

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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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08.14.2015

Daniel & Maekayla – July 25, 2015

Daniel and Maekayla’s wedding was simply lovely.  A family friends’ farm in Butte provided a stunning backdrop of Pioneer Peak which was accentuated by the stunning altar made of birch trees.  They incorporated their families and friends in the ceremony …

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