May 17 2016
I always love getting the opportunity to catch up with clients that have left Alaska. I am so often in Seattle, I mean, Anchorage is basically a suburb of Seattle… so I love that I can pop down for a quick session to take advantage of the gorgeous spring!
The weather could not have worked out better for this session. Obviously the Seattle rains can be unpredictable, and a bit of a gamble for an outdoor cake smash – but all worked out perfectly and we had a gorgeous spring day – full of sun!
I loved how sweet the girls were with the cake – sharing and just happy to be having cake! Who doesn’t love cake?
It was an absolutely perfect shoot from start to finish! I’m ready to head back!
Jun 28 2015
Little miss June is 1!! I adore this sweet family – they are absolutely the nicest people ever – but could they be any more gorgeous? I got to photograph baby June when she was just 3 months old, and we did the most beautiful fall outdoor session. So to celebrate her first birthday – we returned to the same park to let her play in the woods, eat some of her favorite snacks (blue berries) and smash a cake!
I would also like to point out that it was almost 80 degrees this particular evening – which is pretty impressive for Anchorage – and I was sweating my bum off – I am not used to shooting in such temperatures!!
On the plus side – mom and June got to wear super cute dresses with no worries about getting cold! Cause really – in Anchorage – that’s normally more of the issue…
But really – I die for these images. I love that we captured June just being herself. Obviously kids don’t normally find a cake sitting in the middle of the woods (and really kids – if you do, I would advise against just digging in… i mean – have you read Hansel and Gretel?!) – but every thing else truly was just June doing what she wanted to do! She is so easy going – happy and up for adventure! And her eyes! Oh my gosh – she has the most incredible eyes…
These are my favorite kinds of sessions. I adore this age – it’s pure magic. You can’t bring your own expectations to a 1 year old. They’re gonna do what they’re gonna do! And we are just along for the ride. But it’s always a beautiful reminder to slow down and see the world through the (adorable) eyes of a little one – to find the beauty and amazement in the smallest of things.