Showing posts with label anchorage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anchorage. Show all posts

Thursday, January 30, 2014

william's senior photoshoot part i // anchorage, alaska

On an especially cold Alaskan day, my brother and I trekked to one of the many parks in the city to take some quick photos. I can hardly believe he's already a senior, and that I get to be the one to take photos with him. Hopefully when I go back up for spring break we will be able to take a few more, because he and I have some really great ideas for conceptual pieces. One thing I love is getting to make more creative works with seniors, especially if they are willing to do so!

Can't believe my little brother is a senior in high school! *tear*

Hope everyone's week is going good!

Monday, January 27, 2014

family shoot // anchorage, alaska

The same day as this shoot, I was able to take photos of this adorable family. I loved the love that they shared for each other, and they were so open about it, which made my job that much easier! This little boy was especially awesome. Immediately after I met him, he was ready for his close up. Such a photogenic little kid! Being around kids is seriously one of the best things ever, and I'm so glad I got to hang out with this one and his family for a few hours.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

family shoot // anchorage, alaska

On a crisp Saturday morning, this adorable family and I had a little adventure in one of the many parks surrounding the city. I am always so thankful for clients like these, because not only do they show me great locations, but because they are easy, stress free people, and share a beautiful love for one another, which I think is pretty obvious in these photos.

Thank you so much to the family for allowing me to photograph a small portion of your lives, and to potential clients, you can always check out my work and pricing information on my website.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

family portrait session // August 15

Recently I had the privilege of doing a portrait session with these adorable kids. About two years ago I got to take their pictures, and then again last year, and it's so cool to see how much older they're getting (also how much better I've gotten at taking photos). Can't wait to send out prints of these to the family!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

no small feat

navy dress/shoes: thrifted // daisy dress: asos (similar) // tights: mom's closet

As an "I survived my first year of college" gift, I treated myself to some bright red lipstick from the boutique walle marte. I actually have a fairly decent lipstick collection (well, I have about five different bottles) but I usually don't wear them as they fade pretty quickly. I'm trying to wear them more often in an effort to not bite my lips anymore, and thankfully this fun red shade is a balm stain and stays on for a long time.

Man, can I just be really honest here? Sometimes I really question if I want to do photography as a full time profession. Now don't go freaking out on me, ya silly gooses. I've been reading so many articles on optimizing your website and self advertising and social media and quotes and invoices and SEO and HTML and let me just say that owning your own business is certainly not for the faint of heart. One moment I'm so excited for what the future holds and all the opportunities and things I'm going to do, and the next moment I just want to give up and not have to stress about marketing myself and my services and talents. But I am really glad that my passions are all connected to each other--writing, photography, blogging--and I can use each thing to build up an online presence to get my work out there. Unlike a real job, I have to be my own boss, my own market researcher, my own advertising company, you get the picture. It's really hard, stressful work. But I love it. There's nothing else I would rather be doing. Plus, I don't think I would do well at having a "real" job. I could never ever be a waitress or a cashier or a barista, no thank you. You guys who do that are really brave, and I could never do what you do!

It's so cool that everyone has different passions and talents. I'm reminded of my blogging friends Annika and Hannah, who are super gifted when it comes to science and are totally going to change the world. My friend Lauren got a job at Aeropostale and that is just the coolest thing to me. Sara is a creative writing grad student and she'll probably end up on the New York Times bestsellers list. My fellow Alaskan blogger Katie works with horses on a daily basis. My little sister went through a horse phase so I kind of know what caring for a horse entails, and that is certainly no small feat. My real life friend Brady just started his own clothing line, which is already gaining a good following and will continue to do so. My boyfriend Matt is even pursuing his passion for film and he's really talented with anything he sets his mind to. My friend Jacob is the single most talented person I know. He's currently building an app for a coffee company and knows literally everything about computers and cars. (I keep going back and adding more and more people to this list, haha.) And there are so many of my other blogger and photographer and IRL friends that I could mention, because we all have something unique about us. We all have unique gifts that we are pursuing and it's such a beautiful thing. What's something that you're super passionate about? I would love to hear it!