Tag Archives: winter

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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06.09.2016

The Funniest Wedding Party

As promised today I’m sharing the funniest shots from Noah & Stephanie’s wedding!  Now you’ll see why I enjoyed every moment I was working with this wedding party.  I knew I was in for a fun day when I told …

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06.08.2016

Noah & Stephanie – March 19, 2016

Large wedding parties can get unruly quickly, but Noah & Stephanie’s wedding party was made up of dear friends and siblings who were 100% there for the bride and groom.  They were seriously one of the best wedding parties I’ve worked with to-date and they kept …

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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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12.27.2015

The Crawfords

The Crawfords wanted some family photos to celebrate the beginning of the new year and chose a trail they walk together often as a perfect rustic backdrop.  The weather was cold and cloudy on the day of their session and …

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12.22.2015

The Hutchisons

It had been several years since the Hutchisons had done family portraits but now that their daughters are getting older they wanted to make it a priority this year.  Momma Hutchison knew she wanted a mountain backdrop so we chose …

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12.21.2015

The Olsons

The Olsons braved temps in the teens to get a few quick portraits done with the mountains in the background and even made sweet DIY Christmas signs!  Although their session went quickly, they were all smiles and had fun in …

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12.21.2015

The Jansons

The Jansons saw photos I created for their friends the Zins and booked a holiday portrait session with their young twin sons.  Full of energy, they were in constant motion but such fun to photograph.  I truly enjoyed discovering both …

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12.21.2015

The Alversados

The Alversados bought a mini session I donated to a charity auction at work and wanted to do a cake smash session for their daughter who will be turning 1 soon.  They also wanted some family portraits at the same …

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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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01.30.2015

Luke Turns 1!

I’ve had such fun watching the McMillian family grow.  I first photographed them when Luke was still growing in his momma’s tummy and then again when he was about 6 months old.  Now he’s a year old!  Although we originally …

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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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12.01.2014

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

Rick & Caroline – November 13, 2014

Rick and Caroline planned a simple and intimate wedding in Girdwood between their alternating shifts on the slope and wanted a few photos to remember the occasion.  Although there wasn’t any snow yet it was quite chilly out, but that …

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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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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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01.27.2014

Sally & Dane – January 19, 2014

After my session with the Mills Family, my husband and I hung around the park to let our dogs play in the snow before driving back home.  We ended up chatting with some folks who pulled in and discovered that …

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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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