Aunie Hope {adoption}

This was the third adoption that I have had the privilege of photographing. Each time I get more comfortable shooting inside a courtroom. Sue has to be one of the most welcoming courthouse staff ever! Who knew going to court could be so much fun? This was a very special adoption. The emotion in the courtroom speaks for itself in these images. Ruthann’s life changed for the better it seemed in a matter of a blink of an eye. This little angel, Aunie Hope fell into Ruthann’s life and was welcomed with so much love and support. For not having any immediate family in Nome, Ruthann’s support system is unbelievable. All of the people in her life care this baby with such an unconditional love, it gives me goose bumps writing about it. And, only in Nome does the adoption court documents get hand delivered in a blizzard!!! Congratulations Ruthann, you make a wonderful mother and such an asset to our community. May your years be filled with lovely motherhood memories and plenty of little finger prints all around your house!

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Kalynna Booshu

I was hired to snap a few photos of this beauty a few weeks ago. We decided to take a few in her parky that her grandma made her years ago. She looks absolutely stunning in these pictures. Thanks for modeling for me!

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Photos by Taylor Renee Photography

Taylor and I finally made time to exchange photos from our family sessions (Taylor Renee Photography) earlier this fall. For the past ten years or so, I have been photographing other people and their loved ones. I literally feed off of their excitement and joy that these pictures bring them. Their positive praise always keeps me going, despite those few frustrating clients who have no idea what goes into capturing these precious moments.

This was the first time that I had ever had a professional photograph me and my family. It was exciting yet different. Took some adjusting to be in front of the lens rather than behind it.

When I first looked at these, I finally knew what it was like to feel like this while clicking through them. The smile I had on my face seemed almost permanent. I absolutely love them and now I know that every penny we charge for our packages… is totally worth it. Taylor, thank you so much for swapping family photos. I am so proud of you and how your talent has grown. I hope to get to do more swaps with you in the future! Note: These photos were taken by Taylor Renee Photography.

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Taeler Brunette {Senior}

I can not believe how Taeler has grown into such a beautiful young lady. Her sister, Niaomi and I were in the 8th grade when she was born. As I was editing these photos, I swear I was looking at her sister Raenelle. Taeler Resembles her so much in a few of these photos. It’s hard to believe that you are finally a senior in high school. I am so pleased with how our session went and the final product. I can’t wait to see where life takes you after high school. Enjoy the pictures!

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Simara {Newborn}

I had to go meet Ian and Nina’s newest little one, Simara. This wasn’t an official session, but how could I leave my camera at home? Baby Simara (Mara) reminds me so much of her big sister when she was born. Watching Svea with her new little sister was so special. She was so kind and careful and totally in love with her. Something tells me that Svea thinks she has a new little live doll to play with… she even had to put her baby doll in the baby swing. Nina, with two kids now, life gets put into fast forward. It flies by and you don’t think about it until years down the road and you look back at pictures. Keep them little for as long as you possibly can. Let those finger prints stay on your windows and the marker on the bath tub for just a little longer before you clean them off…. because when they are grown, they don’t seem to leave those cute little reminders around the house anymore. Congratulations on your newest addition to your family, she is beautiful.

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Quiet Weekend

Just when I thought the forest floor was all rotten and asleep, I find a few subjects worthy of a photo. Also, I didn’t realize how cute my son is when he throws mini fits. During a quiet game of Yahtzee, Jase didn’t agree with his sister’s rules. He literally just melted in his seat without giving up the peanuts. His tantrum was short-lived 🙂

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#SoBlessed

I haven’t posted any personal photos in a while. I decided to put together a few for the world to see. People don’t realize how blessed we are to live in a place like Nome. Everywhere I look there are secret little gems just waiting to get captured by my camera. Also, going through my Spring to Fall photos… I realized how much I love my life and the people in it. My kids get the opportunity to do so many things and it is all thanks to my baby daddy, Joe 🙂 I hope you get a little taste of adventure through my pictures!

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Taylor

Taylor recently moved back home with her two little ones. I have been following Taylor’s photography for several years now, watching her grow and progress as a professional photographer. We decided to swap pics for pics. As a photographer, it isn’t often that either one of us is in front of the camera, so it was fun to get to photograph each other and our families 🙂 I was able to get a few “behind the scene” pictures of her and my kids in action. She is so natural with her clients, it was really fun to watch. Also, her family being so photogenic, made my job easy. She is such a beautiful mother, these moments that I captured really tell her story. Thanks for taking the day to have a fun session with us and I hope you enjoy these!

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Ian & Nina

Gah, we got this photo shoot done just in time. I was under the impression that I had a few months before her due date, but that wasn’t the case. She has only about three more weeks to go. The weather was a bit of a challenge, but we were able to run from the rain. We found sweet little oasis’s fit perfect for some maternity photos. Also, I didn’t mind a bit of rain because I passed the time picking berries! Anyway, these photos turned out so amazing. You are so beautiful nina, even full term pregnant 🙂 I can’t wait to meet the little miss!

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