Tag Archives: Family

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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02.16.2017

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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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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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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08.19.2016

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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04.29.2016

Welcome Emma

Little Miss Emma is such a doll! We scheduled a combination newborn and family session to celebrate her arrival so we could include her big sister in the fun. Although she fought going to sleep, she eventually gave in and …

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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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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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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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10.24.2015

Joy’s Family

Joy schedules portraits with her son every year and she asked me to be her photographer this year after seeing photos I’d done for a friend of hers.  Her sister joined in too and we had plenty of fun catching …

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10.13.2015

Sew Simple Family Photos

As a small business I have the opportunity to occasionally barter photography for services or products I need, which is exactly how I came to work with Tiffany and her fiance. Although I’m a creative at heart, I am not …

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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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07.31.2015

Schooler Gender Reveal

Now that the Schoolers’ friends and family have heard the news I can share the images from their gender reveal session! They chose to share the news in two ways – balloons and hand prints done by their first child, …

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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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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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09.03.2014

The Benders

When my co-worker purchased a gift certificate from me as a Father’s Day gift I knew it would be a few months before they were ready to schedule their session. Her family had been through some big changes in recent …

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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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03.03.2014

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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01.26.2014

The Mills Family

Although the patriarch of the Mills family had avoided family portraits for most of his life, a recent health scare made him see the value of having his family’s history captured in photos.  His daughter found me through a friend, …

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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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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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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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09.11.2012

The Smith Family

Getting the Smith’s five very busy schedules to fit in an hour for photos was tough, and it got even more difficult when they had to postpone their shoot due to unfavorable weather. But in the end it paid off …

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