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From Two to Three

I “met” Brooke on Instagram a couple of years ago. They lived a beautiful life in Juneau and I drooled over how ridiculous all of her pictures were. They eventually ended up moving this way though and I was so excited when she booked me for their newborn session. I’m sucker for neutral tones and minimal decor. I love chaos but I also love balance and sessions like this give me that. I can’t stress this enough, when you book a session with me you will NOT get what you see in other sessions I post. Every session is unique and it’s own. The tones you use, your decor, your personalities, all of those things inspire me when editing your session and the end result is something that is completely yours. << THAT is what sets lifestyle newborn sessions apart from posed newborn.

Your home. Your clothes. Your personalities. Your session.

If you’d like to chat about booking your own in home newborn session, go HERE.

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!

Baby M | In Home Newborn Photographer | Anchorage, Alaska

Ahh, this session..my heart. This was originally supposed to be a Fresh 48 but the weather prevented me from getting there on time and in the end, we opted to do an in home newborn session. I'm not going to lie, I'm SO glad we went this route. Their home was a neutral heaven and as you've heard me say about 10,000x, shooting in home makes my heart explode every single time. This doesn't even begin to show how many pictures were in this gallery, but I HAD to narrow it down. Ha!

This session is all neutrals, sweet cuddles, a cute dog, and an adorable big brother..a few of my favorite things. <3 

Have your own little due and want to book a session? I've got room for a few more summer sessions!

First 72 | In Home Newborn Session | Anchorage Newborn Photographer

Here's a little something new I'm starting, First 72's! Instead of Fresh 48's, where I come to you (usually the hospital) within 48 hours of baby's arrival, I'm now pushing that to 72 hours. I've had a lot of Fresh 48's booked in the last few months and almost all of them got changed to 72 hours. Going into their homes and working with them in that time frame vs. 48 hours, I realized things were MUCH smoother and less stressful for parents. We also get to shoot in home, which is what I love most. Hospitals have their purpose, but they can be so limiting with what I can do since we're stuck with one window (that's usually throwing harsh light) + a whole lot of equipment shoved in a small room. First 72's IN home? That's where it's at, guys! By going this route I'm also able to give a lot more in galleries (see below) because everyone just seems more comfortable. I can't explain it, but being in your home is such an awesome option when photographing your fresh baby.

These sessions are simple. Once baby arrives you contact me asap so we can get a date + time scheduled. These are not like newborn sessions where we can wait for weeks, these are shot within 72 hours of birth, so it's crucial we schedule immediately. Unlike newborn sessions, we won't be changing outfits or going room to room. This session is a little more raw and we basically just hang out in bed the whole time. If there are siblings, they're more than welcome to jump in too! 

We'll hang out for a little over an hour just soaking in your fresh babe and all their newness. Those first few days are nothing but pure bliss + exhaustion. It's beautiful and I think it's because society + reality haven't made their way in yet. It's like a little bubble that can never be brought back. Baby is so tired, so hungry, and still hasn't changed ENOUGH to make you want to bawl your eyes out.

I would love to work with you if you're due this summer! Please check out the details on investment OR drive right in and contact me! But first, check out this sweet baby, please. I'm so, so, in love with this session and all the simplicity. 

Baby T | In Home Newborn Session | Anchorage Newborn Photographer

It seems like so long ago that I did a Newborn Session Giveaway, but in reality I think it was only a few short months ago! This sweet family was the winner of that session and I have to say, their little man did not disappoint. With a head full of dark hair, beautiful nursery, and his need to see what was going on at all times, this session turned out beautiful. 

Thank you for letting me tell a little piece of your story, Smith Family. ♥