Planning Portraits with Alaska’s Summer Blooms

Flowers are one of my favorite backgrounds to use for portraits because they create a romantic and timeless look. They also provide opportunities to do shoot-throughs, which add an artistic vibe. Unfortunately, due to Alaska’s extreme weather, these beautiful blooms are only available for a short window. Most make an appearance in June, but there […]


Make the Most of My Client Wardrobe

Client Wardrobe Options

I always want to make sessions easy and stress-free for my clients. One of the most frequent questions I hear is “What should I wear?” While my welcome guide gives tips on choosing outfits, I wanted to offer another benefit when working with me. That is why my clients have complimentary access to a wardrobe […]


Let Them Eat Cake, Or Whatever Sweet Treat You Prefer!

While many think that a cake is traditional for celebrating nuptials, the origins of the wedding cake actually started with loaves of bread in ancient Rome, then evolved into towers of spiced buns, scones, and cookies in medieval times, a precursor to the tiered cakes of today. In the 16th century, the pastry of choice […]


Elope in an environmentally-conscious way on a budget

Alpine styled elopement couple portrait in Anchorage, Alaska

While elopements are naturally more eco-friendly than weddings because they are small and have less impact on the environment, there are several ways to ensure yours is as sustainably conscious as possible, even on a budget. Leave No Trace Practicing the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace is a great starting point. The concept is […]


Five Tips for Including Your Pet in Your Elopement

Dog at elopement couple's feet.

As a pet parent myself, I always encourage couples to include their fur babies in their elopement celebration, whether physically or symbolically. If your pets are traveling with you, and they are well behaved we can certainly plan to have them present during your ceremony and portraits. To accomplish that safely here are five tips […]


5 Steps to Prepare for your Winter Portraits

It’s a winter wonderland in Alaska this time of year, which makes for awesome frosty portraits! But staying stylish in frigid temps takes preparation. Here are five simple ways you can help your family stay warm and enjoy your winter portrait session. Plan in advance.The more time you allow yourself to plan your outfits, the […]