A girl and a boy. Some say that’s the perfect family. I say it’s also the perfect recipe for fun, laughter, giggles and a great family vibe. Togetherness: family photography at (or near) home. The four of them: mom + dad + one heartfelt ballerina and one skate board enthusiast with a spoonful of nutella on the side
I couldn’t ask for a better family to grow with over the years. We’ve photographed them out and about in our beautiful, natural world and also at home. That’s what I love about what I can bring to your family portraits. We don’t have to go away from what you love … I photograph what you love (that beautiful family of yours) where you love them (in the great outdoors, in the changing seasons, at home).
Love watching these kids grow up. Hard for me to believe we are only a handful of years away from Senior Portraits. It’s amazing how fast this time goes.
Family photography at home. It’s where the heart is.
I’m sure Janelle would say God made some plans even she didn’t know about all those years ago. This is the story of how two families met, connected & re-connected. And how one mama got the chance to photograph the other and show them what she saw, through her eyes.
Somewhere around 3-4+ years ago Janelle and I crossed paths in the most happenstance of ways. Josh & Janelle were looking to add to their family and grow through adoption and so was the couple sitting across the table from them. During that time we took classes together, played together, had a dinner or two and confided in this new world we found ourselves in. Our paths diverged in some ways, but in the biggest way we shared in the unspeakable joy of having another baby.
Family Photography in Fairbanks.
Our boys were born just a small 4 months apart and by 2011, our kid power had almost doubled! I think that’s why it’s even more incredible to me that Janelle approached me for their first “official” family photograph – one that had been a long time in the making. I feel honored and blessed that she chose me, knowing how important this session would be put a smile on my face and made me even more excited to spend the afternoon with them that cold, fall day. I love the memories and stories we were able to capture – knowing that these would be the images that would grace their walls. The images that would say we are a family – here we are. Here is our love. This is what we want to remember.
a few pages from their family album ~
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Now scheduling for 2014.
Anyone who has ever stepped foot inside Karla & Andy’s home can probably tell you one thing that is universal: their walls are filled with love.
From heirloom prints of loved ones who’ve long since left to snapshots of family vacations where stories are told of “and right after we took that shot, then this happened!” I feel so blessed that they call me their family (& Senior ) photographer. I’ve been photographing their crew of six for so long now that I feel like I’ve literally watched these boys grow up before my very eyes. And I say “boys” probably because they will always be just that to me, but they are actuallly growing up into young men, graduating from high school, going off into this world, starting adventures of their own. I hope they know how lucky they are to have parents that display their love for them right there on the walls of their home. That’s pretty amazing stuff.
I photographed them at their home this year and of course top priority on the list: to capture the kids’ personalities. At 20, 17 and 14 and 14 … I’d say we did just that
LOVE their footwear! Always have, pretty sure I always will!
Here is everything that went up on their walls as metal prints this year – love these! Some of my favorites for sure!
Modern and fun family and Senior Photography in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Their love is what it’s all about!