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Moody Winter Newborn Session | Anchorage Newborn Photographer | Moss and Myrrh Photography

The biggest compliment I can get is when another local photographer refers clients to me because they aren’t able to take that session on themselves. My sweet friend Lauren, of Lauren Roberts Photography (check her out, especially her wedding work!), sent this sweet family my way and ah, so grateful. Their home was cozy, moody, and they had a Corgi to boot!

I say that my work is a mixture of documentary and lifestyle. A little bit of “posed” (hey, sit here and look at your baby) and a little bit of documenting the rawness that is having a newborn. Newborns are on their own schedule and shooting in a client’s home gives us the freedom to really be flexible. Honestly? Half the session I’m sometimes just sitting on the floor waiting for baby to finish eating, pooping, or having a complete meltdown. Of course I shoot that too, but I’m also 100% okay with going with the flow and sometimes that means sitting on your floor loving on your dog.

Enjoy. <3

2018 PFD Sale | Anchorage, Alaska Family Photographer

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2018 PFD Sale

I’m excited to announce that this year I’ll be doing a PFD Sale to book for summer/fall 2019 family sessions! Every year for the New Year I have a family session sale for the coming summer but after getting some input from you guys, I’ve realized having this during the PFD season made a bit more sense..I mean we’re all broke after the holidays, am I right or am I right? Ha!

This year’s sale will be a bit different than it used to be. Keep following along if you’d like the details!

On October 4th I’ll be opening dates for summer/fall 2019 family sessions at discount. These are the gorgeous lifestyle sessions you see outside with dramatic backdrops and lots of smiles.

At this point I’ll be opening 3 weekend and 6 weekday dates per month (June, July, August, September). If you’re wanting a weekend date, please don’t wait to book it, they’ll fill fast!

Okay, so the sale! It’s pretty basic:

Weekday sessions are discounted at $150 off.

Weekend sessions are discounted at $100 off.

To book you’ll go to the link provided (via email and later on social media) and choose the date that you think will work best for your family. Please don’t think you can’t book because you don’t know your schedule this far out. I AM flexible and can usually move things around if given notice. All that’s required to book your date is a $100 deposit, that’s it. Once you’ve paid your deposit then you’re set for next summer/fall! The remaining balance will be due the day of your session. Easy Peasy.

If you haven’t already, please go sign up for my newsletter here: www.mossandmyrrh.com (scroll to the bottom). By signing up for the newsletter, you’ll be one of the first to get the link to book. If not, you’ll have to wait until I post the link on social media later that morning.

I’m not offering payment plans this go around, sorry guys!

If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email at hello@mossandmyrrh.com.

I’m so excited to see you next summer!

Warmly,

Ashton

Baby Milly | Anchorage Lifestyle Newborn Photographer | Moss and Myrrh Photography

Seriously, fell in loooooove with this family. When I walked into their house I couldn't get over all the sweet detailed wood pieces through out. Everything was unique and clearly handmade. Turns out little Milly has some super talented parents, they're the owners of Moose Be Rustic! If you're in need of a gorgeous custom sign or wood piece, you definitely need to get in touch with them.

In other news, Milly is pretty dang cute herself, eh? This session was booked with the A Piece of You Collection, so a mini newborn session essentially. Turns out I can't even cull down a "mini" session to a logical amount of images because their gallery was HUGE. I really need help..haha! 

Enjoy some sweet pictures of a very hungry/grumpy/adorable tiny Milly. <3 

Mother's Day in the Cabin | Anchorage Family Photographer

I've been meaning to blog these for weeks now, so here we areeeee. Let's just say these sessions set my anxiety through the roof. Not because I didn't WANT to do them, but this was a whole new thing for me. I have never rented a location and had sessions back to back like this. Without seeing the location in person + not knowing all of the clients coming to see me, well that alone had me hyperventilating a bit. Haha! I also imagined everything that could go wrong in my head over and over, that's normal, right? ;) I will openly tell the world, I am a spazz, but I love my job so I hope that makes up for it. In the end, this evening could not have gone more perfectly. Every single mama + the kiddos brought in some magic. The second the walked into the door they were instantly loving on each other and playing. I got insanely emotional after because again, SPAZZ. I am so grateful to each and every one of these beautiful mamas that booked these sessions. They filled up within 24 hours and it blew my mind, I was so scared I'd book a cabin and would be sitting in it alone. I should probably stop doubting myself so much, eh? Putting yourself out there is HARD but the reward is so worth it. 

I know I've mentioned it a few times but I'm considering renting a location for the fall (September) to do family (dad included, though he doesn't have to be) sessions both indoor + outdoor (weather permitting). I've kiiiind of gotten a response but it hasn't been enough for me to jump the gun and put the deposit down. If you're interested in some sweet photographs like below, but a little longer session, please shoot me an email at hello@mossandmyrrh.com so I can get you on a list! Once I've had enough people interested then I'll put myself out there again and do it all over. 

Again, thank you to everyone that showed up for these. You made my heart explode just a bit. ♥

P.S. - These are happening again next year!

Milk Bath Motherhood Session | Eagle River, Alaska In Home Newborn Photographer

Motherhood.

Without a doubt the sweet, chaotic, exhausting, and beautiful moments between a mother and her baby are the least documented of them all. Moms are constantly behind the camera, documenting everything that they see with their own eyes, usually forgetting how important their moments between themselves and their little(s) really are. This is why I mainly focus on documenting mothers + their babies, because one day that baby is going to be an adult rummaging through old pictures in a box somewhere (hint hint, print!) and wondering why there aren't any with their mother?

You're important. 

Your bond with your child is important.

Document it. 

Document it in anyway you're comfortable. The way you look at your baby, how soft their perfect skin is, how you softly stroke their hair, all of that needs to be remembered. <3