kodiak family photographer

Eric & Ari

Welcome, John

Watching a family grow through photographs is something special. This is the third newborn session I've done for Kaitlin and Luke, each one a little fuller. Full of laughter and noise and family and most importantly, love. The walls of the home radiate the love and share it with whoever enters, especially with their new baby.

Welcome to the world, John. 

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The Butler's

Caleb & Alicia

We took advantage of fresh-fallen snow and we caught the last light of the day, in the last days of the year, in their last days of two.

Caleb & Alicia, a maternity session.

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2017: Documentary Family Favorites

In-home sessions blend documentary and environmental portraiture, with the aim of capturing your life, right now. The fleeting moments, the real emotions, your every day. Much like a wedding or a birth, they are personal. They allow me to enter your space, documenting your genuine emotions and letting things unfold naturally. Here are some favorites from 2017!

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Jason & Sarah's Family

It's a fine-balance with social media these days. It engulfs in so many ways, as long as a phone or computer are part of our daily routine. Just as it feels all-encompassing, it also serves its purpose. A few years ago, I met Sarah through Instagram. She's a talented birth & family photographer in Fairbanks. A few weeks ago, I got to meet her in-person. It was wonderful spending the afternoon with her and her family, in-between hockey tournament games. Their warm, cozy home opened its arms to me, filled to the brim with childhood- the curiosity, the creative, the chaos, the calm. I left content, knowing that social media made this real-life connection happen. I also left with a pan of delicious chocolate brownies, allergy-friendly, something else we share and also discovered from social media.

Sarah and family.

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Thank You

Sunday Afternoon

We're settling back into school routines, with early alarm clocks reminding us summer has ended. In case we weren't certain, the leaves are falling rapidly, hitting the ground with a golden hue. Back-to-school colds are already making their presence, our annual gift we'd be happy to let go. It's my last year before all three are in school full-time; it's bittersweet, making me pause and wonder how that much time has slipped through my grasp, while making me relearn time management. Life's funny like that. We sit there holding our newborns, swearing to ourselves we'll soak up all these moments because it'll pass so quickly. But yearning for a little more- like getting out the door in a timely manner, and in one-piece. Then finding ourselves with older children, yearning for more control, like we had when they were babies, when we could bundle them up and load them up in the car. Life's funny like that. An ever-evolving circle that we're at the helm of, navigating through all the ups and downs.

Rodeo

On his first birthday, he received a red cowboy hat. Much like the magic contained in Frosty's cap that winter day, this one quickly & quietly transformed him into a cowboy. Flash forward twenty-five years, and his children now share the passion, guided along by both their parents who've been riding their entire lives. The hard-work, the determination, the passion, all blended together, to create a family fierce with skills. At our annual Labor Day Rodeo, these skills were on demonstration for all, & resulted in both All-Around Cowboy & All-Around Cowgirl honors. I imagine someday, probably quite soon, their children will be garnering those honors.

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