Jan 27 2017
It is so important as an artist to always be learning, growing and practicing. Baby photography is no different from any other art form – and the more we practice, the better we get! So whenever I have a new technique, pose, wrap or in this case, some new props and colors, I love to put out a model call to get into my groove.
Sweet baby Sarah came into the studio at 1 week old to let me dust off my holiday vacation rust, and photograph my new plum backdrop.
I fell in love with this color combo – the deep rich purples and bright spring greens – I’m a little bit obsessed with it.
Getting settled into the studio, like settling into any new space has its challenges – so having a few babes come in to let me practice the lighting and flow is a dream! But I’m loving having so much more space, and being in downtown Anchorage is so fantastic!
Now all I need is more storage for my bazillion props and blankets, headbands and hats.
(see what I did there…)
The toes! Oh those baby toes! I don’t know what it is about newborn feet but i always catch the cutest little detail shots of their tiny features.
And speaking of baby details – those squishy lips and squishy cheeks! Her little face is just so precious!
Aug 25 2016
My adorable friend Sharon, from Elegante Light Photography was chatting with me months ago, at one of our Alaska Portrait Professional meetings about a favorite client of hers that was pregnant with twins! Sharon is an amazing wedding photographer, but asked if I would be willing to help her out with the newborn photography.
I was SO stoked! I don’t get to photograph many multiples, so the opportunity to do so is always exciting!
I hauled a car load of props to Sharon’s studio in downtown Anchorage, Ak – and I may have gone a little overboard – but I had so many ideas!
And she had cranked up the heat to inferno levels (ideal for sleepy babies! Less ideal for those of us used to normal Alaska temperatures) and we setup for the tiny little girls
Baby Charlotte and Baby Josephine were absolutely perfect. At only 4 days old they were so tiny, so sleepy and… well, perfect!
It always warms my heart to see how twins want to be near each other. They have such connection from being together from day one in the womb – it’s a beautiful thing.
Jun 19 2016
Max, my newest nephew, was an April 1st baby. I am curious to see how that plays out in his life. I mean, he’s going to have to have a sense of humor I think.
He is one of the chillest babies I’ve ever met. I’m not quite sure how my sister got such awesome and easy babes (totally not fair!) I don’t think I heard him cry the entire week that I was visiting them in Seattle. That’s not even an exaggeration. He maybe whimpered or made a few squawks when he was hungry – but that’s it. He’s one of those babies that tricks you into having more babies because you think they are so great and easy! Then you get a “spirited” child, like my youngest and think – oh wow – how are we going to survive the next 18 years?
But I digress… My fingers are crossed that Max stays this sweet and mellow his whole life!
Jun 08 2016
I always have massive love and respect for mom that have giant babes. Little Lucas was a 10 pounder. Yeah – think about that moms…
But, big babes are super duper squishy babes, and this little cutie has rolls for days. His big brother was also in the 10 pound range, so you gotta give his mom some major credit! I was so honored to photograph this sweet family again – I always love capturing siblings that I have photographed as babies! It’s so much fun to see them grow!
Big brother was pretty in love with his (not so little) bro – super sweet and gentle with him – for a 3 year old, I was more than impressed with how great he did.
And once he got settled in baby Lucas also was amazing! He slept like a chunky happy little babe. Hopefully, for mom and dad’s sake, he sleeps during the night too…
May 18 2016
Oh sweet babe! Little Gabe came to me in his first week of life and he was a dream! He was so calm and sleepy – and even when he was awake he was happy to just be wrapped and snuggled in the furs that his dad brought.
There is something about fur and babies – I swear – it’s the perfect combination of softness… I love photographing little ones against fur! And this fur was extra special. Dad is a hunter and these are gorgeous wolf pelts that he was so proud of. I have a feeling little Gabe will be following in dad’s hunting footsteps!
I shot this session a few months ago, right before my rebrand – and completely forgot how much i wanted to blog these images. So don’t mind the old watermark – they were already prepped to go online!
But he is just the squishiest, perfect little babe!
It just wouldn’t be a session of mine if there weren’t some baby feet. My obsession…
I LOVE that we caught a tandem smile. These are always just pure luck – but oh so beautiful!