Sep 19 2016
What a sweet, sweet little baby girl! Baby Tirzah was one of the best sleepers I’ve had in my studio to photograph – and considering she was already over a month old when she came to me – it was an absolute dream!
I had the pleasure of being the second shooter photographing her parents wedding here in Anchorage, several years ago – and it was SUCH a pleasure to reconnect with them and have the opportunity to photograph their family again – now with all 3 of their little ones!
They are absolutely the sweetest family – and the boys are just adorable with their little sis!
I hope you enjoy how delicious this little baby girl is!
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.
Aug 22 2016
I have been loving doing so much newborn photography lately! I’ve been super fortunate to find some willing mama’s to bring their babes in to let me practice a few new wrap techniques and poses – and also – just find my groove.
Photographing babies in the studio is definitely a longer session – but it also duals as leg day, because i basically am squatting for 2 hours! So that’s a bonus!
This little lady was so, so, so adorable! She was also a fantastic model. She was not in love with my posing her – which made it such a great shoot for me to really dial in my inner baby whisperer.
I photographed baby Malia at The Studio, in downtown Anchorage, Ak – where I do some of my shoots (I also have a home studio in South Anchorage – which is great for all my clients on that side of town) – and mom and dad brought her all the way in from Wasilla! I was so grateful they were willing to drive in with a brand new babe – but I think we got some lovely images that they will cherish for a lifetime!
I especially love that I caught her sweet little yawn! Those little moment, yawns, smiles, even cries – are always just a cherry on top of a great baby session!
Jul 06 2016
I was recently able to attend a phenomenal workshop on newborn photography with the lovely Bianca Hubble, from Atlanta, Georgia. She is such a master photographer! I learned some wonderful tips and tricks for polishing up my posing and workflow and was SO excited to practice that I did a little model call for some fresh little babes to practice with!
Little miss Darby Su was such a delight! I got to practice moving through several poses and props, and also, get a squishy baby fix!
Also – she didn’t pee on me. So there is that! I mean, don’t get me wrong – it happens. Almost every time… so honestly, I think I notice it more now when I DON’T get peed on!
My kids think I’m totally crazy – “mom – why would you choose a job where people are actually peeing on you!?” I know – it does seem to defy logic. I mean – when you put it that way – it does sound a little crazy… but then I just remind them that they peed on me too when they were babies, and I still love them – so – it’s ok. For babies. Only for babies. And now I’m off to add a clause to my session contract that includes immediate termination of any sessions where someone who is not a baby pees on me… oye ve… never thought of that one before!
Isn’t her little outfit adorable!? She showed up in that and I couldn’t resist getting a few pictures! SO cute!
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!