Two of my really good friends are having their first baby! =) Congratulations to Russ & Rachel on your first born. Parenthood is such an adventure with ups, downs, growth, need for prayer, and maturing us in ways we otherwise cannot. We had such a fun and relaxed time taking maternity photos last Tuesday at the Campbell Airstrip Creek trailhead, one of my favorite places in Anchorage! =) I love the variety of photos. My favorites show Russ’ true love for his wife and little girl to be: Livya. I’m looking forward to newborn photos with Livya in the near future. =)
I have the wonderful blessing of knowing a great family: Nelson, Michelle, Grace, & soon to be Nelson III. Today I had the privilege of taking their beautiful daughter, Grace’s one year old photos. She got nice & bundled up, looking as cute as a button! =) This was actually her first taste (literally) of playing in the snow. Thank You Jesus for such a beautiful day! =)
Sweet Action Photography
Anchorage Alaska Family & Kid’s / Children’s Portrait Photographer – Grace’s photos. Beautiful One year old girl. Snowy child photography.
We had a fun family portrait session with David & Holly’s Family. I have known David from my work as a teacher for about 3 years now, and have now become friends with his family over that time. When we took photos, the wind was blowing pretty good that day, but they were such sports about the wind and cold. They did their best to smile, pretend it was warm, and still have a fun portrait session. We had lots of fun taking photos on the east side of anchorage, Alaska.
Had a fun time at museum with a wonderful portrait session of mother & her baby. I just loved his so serious expressions: “Why so serious?” He had such serious expressions it made me smile! He definitely seemed tired during this child portrait session, which is common with young ones. But from an artistic perspective, it made the photos such a nice contrast with each other & so many smiling baby photos I’ve taken. Don’t get me wrong – I love smiling babies! But this guys’ serious expressions make his smiles all the bigger! Which of course, he had some great smiles in his children’s portraits session too! =)
In addition to their wedding photography, Kamaria & Wilmoth said they wanted to add a post- wedding photography session in which we would photograph them in their wedding attire & then go to Beluga Point for some photos in the style of engagement photography.
We had an interesting & fun photography session. During our post- wedding photography session, we encountered one of the park’s regular inhabitants. At first Nolan was really nice & very interested in what we were doing, but kept his distance. We noticed that he’d had some alcohol, but he remained calm. As the photography continued, he became a little more friendly, then a little more friendly. It eventually got to the point that he wanted to either be in the photo or direct me how to take the best photos. All remained peaceful until the very last moment when we were leaving. Nolan suddenly took offense to us & became very very confrontational. Having clients with me & the fragile photo gear that I had on me, my goal was to avoid any physical altercation. We tried staying calm, but he kept getting closer & closer no matter how quickly we walked. At one point, I grabbed my keys in my fist just in case. It seemed he was ready to swing any moment.
Thankfully nothing happened, but man that was an experience! It did help that we were in a group & I found out later they all would’ve help protect each other, but man I do not wish for another one of those experiences!
The other good news: We got some great Post- Wedding & Engagement Photography! Enjoy:
Our “friend” Nolan