Someone emailed me last night to ask if I do maternity+newborn+family photography. I get this question fairly often so I thought I should answer publicly in case anyone else is wondering. The short answer: YES! I love doing all types of family life portrait sessions, with my favorites probably being shoots that take place at home, or out in the mountains. I especially love continuing to work with couples whose weddings I shot as their families grow. If you’re looking for some examples of my work, there’s a whole gallery of family work on my website! A couple of caveats: I don’t do portraits on the weekends from May-September and I don’t do births (well, I’ve been talked in to it by some favorites a few times but it’s not my specialty by any means!) I don’t do studios or props...just real life. . . . #alaskaweddingphotographer #alaskafamilyphotographer #familyphotographer #anchoragealaska #alaskaphotography #maternityphotography #ericarosephotography
I’m looking through old pictures...gathering up some photos to make our 2017 Family Yearbook (I do this every year through @artifactuprising and it is one of my favorite traditions) This shot of my little blonde babe from 2016 stopped me in my tracks. She is turning THREE on Monday. For real though...how is it that time passes so incredibly fast as soon as you have kids? I’m actually not sad about this the way I hear so many moms lamenting as their kids grow up. I love the stage that she is in now, she is hilarious and emotional and self-sufficient in so many ways. But...this shot still brings tears to my eyes! It’s so sweet! I just love this little lady so much, and I’m so thankful to be her mama. 😭❤️✨
I’m going to say something that might sound a little judge-y...Alaskans have a different definition of Hiking than most other people. When people say ‘I want to hike’ for my engagement session (or for my wedding portraits), I have learned that this can mean so. many. different. thingsssssss! For Tom and Kelsey it meant crossing rivers and scaling steep+rocky terrain and breaking some new-ish trails without a second thought. It meant that they packed different shoes and were ok with getting a little windblown...actually they probably preferred it? It meant that they are physically fit and do stuff way more adventurous than this on a regular basis. I love shoots like this! I also love the other kind of hiking. I’ve learned that it’s all about asking the right questions to get a clear understanding of people before we head out to shoot. Alaskans just tend to be a little more hardcore than your average person 😂
I mean...😍 You just simply have to experience some of this for yourselves. The thing is, it’s not that far out of reach! #callme
We met in Cooper Landing but had nothing planned beyond that. I know it’s a beautiful area and had always wanted to do an engagement session there, and thankfully these two were willing to trust me. I’m convinced that the best shoots leave room for unexpected stops, exploration and chasing the most beautiful light. • • • • • #engaged #bridetobe #alaskaweddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #seakbride #engagementphotos #weddingphotography
Southeast Alaska is magical to me. It feels like the Home from my best memories of childhood. Giant evergreen trees and lakes and oceans, camping and berry picking and beaches with family. I grew up in BC (dual citizen 🙋🏻♀️🇨🇦) and when I moved to Anchorage I couldn’t get over the lack of big beautiful evergreens. They change the smell of the air in a way you can’t really describe, and when I visit my parents I find myself taking deep breaths and trying to soak up that smell. The big mossy trees are in Southeast though, and I *love* that my work has been taking me there. So far I’ve photographed weddings in Juneau, Sitka and Haines and 2018 will take me to a tiny island wedding in Southeast. I’m already dreaming about it.
Corey told about a time they were walking around town and a little girl saw Amanda, grabbed her mom’s hand exclaimed ‘look mama, it’s Elsa!’ 😍 I can totally see it. Happy wedding day to these two! I loved getting a little glimpse in to a side of Alaska I’ve never gotten to explore. JBER sure has some hidden gems.
From planners, food & flowers to the hair, nails & music - and everything in between - there are local wedding vendors who are incredibly creative and dedicated to making beautiful work for their clients. Working alongside people like that (artists who truly care about their clients) is one of the most inspiring things about my job. ❤️ Bouts and Venue: @chillyroot
I’m pretty sure Brooks would have carried Tiare around all the live-long day! Which worked out pretty well since heels on a mountain top can be a little tricky...
Heading back in to the dark for a few more weeks before real sunlight gets back to AK. Thoughts as we board the plane: The Kona airport could really use a shave ice place and a good Kona coffee shop. *business opportunity* Does vitamin D store in your body? If so, will it carry me through until March? How can we make the dark feel more fun? #hygge all day. Time to hit the 2018 goals, ✌🏼vacation, it’s been a real treat.