May 02 2017
I think maternity photography is my new “thing”. I’m so accustomed to using jedi mind tricks and bribes to get little ones to cooperate… photographing people who actually WANT their pictures taken is just so… well… easy! I do a few maternity sessions each year, but this one blew my mind. The scenery at Beluga Point (off the Seward Highway on the way to Girdwood), is always beautiful – and was perfect for an evening sunset maternity photo session.
Alaska has some pros and cons for photographers for sure. The light can be a real challenge here. These gorgeous parents to be really wanted a scenic location – but in April (when we shot) its hard to find accessible areas that aren’t muddy because of break up season. So Beluga was the perfect spot! And on the plus side, we have some epic sunsets in April, at a decent hour. It’s definitely a great time to shoot for that reason. So even though it’s still rather frigid in April, we have that golden light hour… As you can see, SOOOO amazing!
It also helps when a couple is totally in love and super excited to meet their little one. I’m so looking forward to meeting their babe this summer. We will be creating some equally epic (although probably less scenic) newborn images!
Check out the last shot – our epic sunset finale image!! And go follow me on Instagram! You can check out a quick video clip of the editing process to get that gorgeous flowing fabric in post. These guys were so trusting – just following my instructions to create the image I had in my head – even though it was hard to describe exactly what I was planning. As soon as they saw the final image it clicked!
Worth freezing for!
Sep 09 2016
Maternity photography in Alaska is such a beautiful thing. We have the most amazing scenery, and even if you don’t want to compete with a baby bump, you can definitely showcase it with some gorgeous views.
This lovely couple have been friends of ours for quite some time – and they have always been dog people – which I can get behind, because I love dogs! When they called to tell me they were finally expecting a human baby this fall I was over the moon excited for them!
They are avid hikers/campers so obviously we HAD to incorporate that into their maternity photos. And we had a beautiful Anchorage evening to hike up a short ways to grab some gorgeous mountain scenery – with the puppies of course!
Sidenote: Alaskans come prepared – dad definitely had his bear gun loaded and ready, JUST in case! No wildlife risks for this family! Even with the dogs along, we definitely had other hikers warn us of some recent bear sightings.
But this is why we live in Alaska – because this is the view, basically from our back door. Can you beat this? I can’t wait to meet their little lady in October – and I know these images will be a beautiful reminder of their patience in awaiting her arrival!
Jan 15 2015
What a seriously crazy fall in Alaska… where is the snow?! No one knows. But i’ll take the opportunity to capture some cold and clear images of beauty!
I adore Angie and her hubs Michael. These two – could they be any more adorable? They are SOOO excited for their little bundle of babieness to arrive – and I’ll admit, I’m pretty stoked to meet her too!
I also think that these might be the most gorgeous maternity images I’ve ever had the pleasure of creating – so there’s also that.
Here is your eye candy for the day!