Sons & Daughters

Waarvik Family

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Introducing: The Waarvik Family

Alice and I first met on Instagram. As a future adoptive mama, her photos made my heart so happy. And when I found out she lived in Alaska (but not anywhere near us- much further north) I knew that before they made their big trip to move to the states, we HAD to do photos. 

So they came to Anchorage, stayed with our family a few days and our photoshoot was magical. The mountains, the sunset, their sweet smiling faces. All the kids were wonderful and their adorable personalities shined through so beautifully. 

We were all heart broken when they drove away and tears were shed. Levi (my 7yo) put it perfectly, "it's not fair we get to meet new friends and then say goodbye 3 days later." And he was right. But we are so thankful for the time they were here (and to Instagram for connecting us in the first place). And we've made lifelong friends that we will get to see again, someday. <3

Talena's Twins: Round 2

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Meet Talena: She is 36 weeks pregnant. 

With twins


If you've followed me or my photography for any time, you've probably seen Talena. I have been taking photos of her since her oldest was little (and we've known each other forever). 

I photographed her back when she was a single mom. And then I photographed her at her wedding. And then I photographed her when she got pregnant with twins (in 2013) and I was there to photograph big sister meeting them in the hospital and now here we are, a few years later… photographing her with two more babies in her belly. 

Talena doesn't have easy pregnancies. But last year she decided she wanted just ONE MORE (hopefully) EASY BABY…. 

Life is funny, isn't it? 

But she handles motherhood (and pregnancy) with grace and strength and somehow remains calm through it all. It isn't easy. But it is worth it and she cannot wait to hold these sweet babies in her arms. 

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”