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Newborn & Sibling Poses: What To Expect From Your Toddler

Sibling poses are always important to the parents who work with me for newborn photos of their younger children. It’s important to keep an open mind and understand that certain factors can make this part of the session look a little different for each family. I will always do my best to capture these shots…

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Dornzedla | Elf Cake Smash Session

Dornzelda is already 6-years-old this December, but I thought that this cake smash session was due for a repost just in time to spread Christmas cheer. Her mother, Della, came to me with the idea to celebrate her first birthday with an Elf themed spaghetti smash. Dornzelda is a December baby. Her newborn photos were Christmas…

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Family Heirlooms as Newborn Photography Props

When clients ask me what props to bring to their newborn session, I typically tell them that they do not need to bring anything except what they need to care for their infant. Every prop, outfit, headband, or other styling piece is provided. I have a particular esthetic to my newborn photography, and have all…

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Movement Friendly Family Photography | My Approach to Photographing Families

Every photographer has a their own approach to family photography, but my regular clients will agree that mine is very relaxed and friendly. I don’t want parents to stress and I want kids to feel comfortable, so most of the time we will head outdoors for your family photoshoot. Outside, young children have room to…

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Jayden | Gold Hope Session

Jayden’s mother, Nicole, requested a session with me a few months ago through The Gold Hope Project. Jayden was diagnosed last September with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, after a trip to the pediatrician and ultimately the emergency room with some bruising andĀ petechiae. Nicole thought she was getting Jayden checked out for anemia, which runs in…

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Cameron & Family | Down Syndrome Awareness Month Feature

I had the pleasure of photographing Ashley, Scott, and their four children toward the end of summer. Their son, Cameron, has Down Syndrome. He is such a little light, and Ashley says he’s changed their life for the better. Cameron has taught them all what true, unconditional love is. With Cameron in her life, Ashley…

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Newborn Photography Workshop with Photography by Axsys Design

My biggest professional goal of 2016 was to mentor with an accomplished newborn photographer and further expand my newborn photography skills. I didn’t take choosing the mentor lightly. Just as Eagle River and Anchorage photographers each have their own unique styles; photography mentors have their own well developed styles and unique process to creating art. My…