Hollyn // Driftwood Beach theme // Alaska baby

Could this setup say Alaska baby any louder?

We’ve been spending the summer weekends in Whittier, Ak this year – and I am SO obsessed with beach combing! Alaska doesn’t have a lot of sweet sandy beaches – we have more of the rocky beaches, but there are some fantastic places to find driftwood – and really beautiful driftwood at that! So obviously – I thought – I MUST use this for some sessions! I love the texture an the lines – and thought it would compliment a sweet little babe perfectly.

The shells were collected in Seldovia, off MacDonald Spit, where there is a rare and lovely sand beach (because shells just get ground to dust on rocky beaches) and I went with lovely gray and white neutral nautical colors. I really didn’t want it to look busy – just textured and interesting. And so easy to compliment bean bag shots – with those same neutral colors.

Also – we’ve had such a rainy/wet summer here in Southcentral Alaska – those neutral, subtle colors just seemed to fit the mood.

And sweet baby Hollyn was a dream to photograph. She was sleepy and squishy and all things a baby girl should be. And mom looked freaking amazing – no one would know she had a baby a week ago!

Anchorage baby newborn girl driftwood in a bowl

alaska baby fingers hand

Alaska baby newborn girl driftwood in a bowl

anchorage photographer newborn baby girl on gray beanbag

anchorage photographer newborn baby toes and fingers

alaska photographer newborn baby squishy face

anchorage portrait studio baby with mom newborn