Sep 02 2016
Lifestyle family photography is my jam. I was so excited after meeting with these boys, to create some family photographs with them! I especially loved how honest they were with me. Our conversation went something like this:
dad: “We love your work. It’s beautiful. But… we’re just not the sort of people who are traipsing around in a field somewhere with scenic vistas of Alaska in the background…”
me: (laughing) “yeah. I get that. So let’s talk about what kind of family you ARE.”
We planned out a super fun session that was perfect for them. They wanted to try a few things they had never done before together (go karting and mini golf at Roadrunner!) and end with something they do every week together (hang out time at our local Anchorage Barnes and Noble.) After all that I did make them stand in an alley so that I could capture a couple of scenic urban Anchorage vistas… or whatever. But they still brought their own personality to those – ‘let’s do action shots!’ and I LOVED it!
What made their session so special to me was that they WERE so honest! Every family wants to be seen in their best light – i get it! I do the same! But there is something so refreshing about just being yourself – and allowing your family photography to reflect that.
I got to do my job in the way I love to do it most. Allow a family to follow their joy – while I just hang out and capture it.
And also – the photographs are great!
Aug 01 2016
When I was growing up we always hated having to go out in the yard and letting my mom take our pictures. And to be fair – the pictures were always terrible.
BUT – they are a fantastic memories – even if they are blurry, underexposed, and half of us are rolling our eyes. The images definitely captured the reality of the moment – and I love them for that!
Fast forward to 2016. I have met with so many families who don’t have any lasting photographs together! So whenever a family contacts me about photographing them, I’m so excited!
This absolutely beautiful family incorporated 4 generations into their family photography session!
With little ones, it can be so much easier to photograph close to home. Anchorage is such a lovely city – its easy to find a place that is not only scenic, but also where kids a comfortable to play and be themselves.