alaskan newborn photographer

Newborn Adoption | Anchorage Newborn Photographer | Moss and Myrrh Photography

Oh my goodness, I cannot believe it’s been since November that I last blogged a session. Agh! Like many, winter sucks me in and I lose a lot of motivation to do much of what I normally do. I’m back though (mentally) and it’s time to start sharing again! I have so many sessions from last year that never got to be fully seen here, so I figured I’d start with those and work my way up..slow and steady.

The Anliker Family asked me if I’d be willing to be shoot a newborn session for them under the condition that they had NO clue when this baby would be coming home and when I would be needed to come to their home. You see, they were adopting a sweet babe out of state and wanted this season documented, but a lot of was up in the air. Of course, I said yes. This was my first adoption session and well, it got me right in the feels. I got to hear their story, their struggles, and now see their joy that they’ve finally got their baby in their arms. It was an honor to document this shortest of chapters and I hope, hope, hope, I get more adoptions in the future. <3

I hope you’re doing well, Anliker Family. <3

Anchorage Lifestyle Newborn Session | Anchorage, Alaska Newborn Photographer | Moss and Myrrh Photography

Anchorage Home Newborn Session | Anchorage, Alaska | Moss and Myrrh Photography


Ah, newborns. I'm loving the direction these sessions keep going. If you're wanting to completely hole away after having your baby, this is the session for you. You never have to leave your home. In fact, you don't even have to leave your couch if you don't want to (though I suggest we migrate at least to the bed to get more options, haha!). You literally just hang out in your house connecting with your family and loving on your brand new baby. What's better than that?! Nothing, absolutely nothing. 

For this family I wanted to make sure that I really included the big brothers, even though one of them really didn't show much interest in being involved at first. The beauty of documentary sessions is that NO ONE is forced to participate if they don't want to. No one is forcing you to fake smile at a camera. When older siblings randomly decide to connect with parents or baby, that's when I get the shots I want, but I also really want to document each individual personality. If that personality is NOT wanting to be cuddled up to mom + baby, that's totally okay with me. I think in most sessions, siblings get lost in the waves of newborn attention. I used to think that was totally okay, but now not so much. For my work, I think it's really important to document siblings..A LOT. Children need to see themselves in photographs and this is a very emotional time for them (not all) with now having to share the attention with one more person. I want them to feel important too. 

Interested in your own newborn session? Fill out the form below and I'll be in touch! <3

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