Fairbanks Family & Child Photographer

The Beautiful M Family - Fairbanks Photographer

Spending time with Jared, Dylan & their parents was at least a year in the making: planning, consulting, emails, in-person hellos, scheduling & lots of patience and understanding. None of us knew when we planned for a June 5th session date that life would give us a wink & a whisper, convincing us that maybe about 6 weeks later would be better, due to circumstances outside everyone's control. And the beautiful thing is their session turned out even more incredible with their extra time to focus on family & summer fun. I mean really, this kind of brotherly love can only be captured after a fun-filled summer of togetherness ;)

Janis told me about her desire to have memories of a fun family & their life in Fairbanks, Alaska - remembering living here & loving here so if they ever do move away, this time of their lives is etched in stone. "I love how we are all kind of 'quirky' but full of love & laughter." And with that, we set out to photograph the M-family & celebrate their life as it is today. How lucky to have a home so full of love!

PS - would you believe our original location had a RACE happening that day?!?! LOL! What are the chances! But we improvised & came up with an even better location ... I mean really, how can you argue with this? Daddy & his boys. That's life. That's happiness. That's a happy life.


Crack that Whisk


In case no one told you this little trick ... if you are doing any bottle feeding, the whisk & a measuring bowl (cup) work wonders. (Much better than shaking, stirring or just trying to reduce clumps on your own.) So my advice? Whisk it good! Crack that whisk ;)

And if you talk to Mr. MachC, apparently there is a technique to whisking that he's learned from Master Chef.

Pffft. We'll see about that.



Coloring the World with Imagination

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.  A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb.  And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one.  It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air.  Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas.  And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight.  Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in.  With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest.  And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.

~Robert Fulghum

It's official: the world has been covered with imagination.

I'm pretty sure I saw happiness explode.

(Pssst - & we loved every minute of it!)