The slower rhythms of life COVID ushered in earlier this spring carried over to summer for me. Being lucky enough to remain employed in an industry that, though evolved, carried on – I continued to work. It was a notably slower pace than past wedding seasons but it was enjoyable in a way as it provided me the chance to enjoy those fleeting Alaskan weekends.
I have a nephew!
My sister had her first baby this summer and I am a very thrilled auntie. He is getting cuter by the day and I’ve taken it upon myself to compile an ever-growing album of his bizarre faces. See exhibit A pictured on the right below..
As the summer rolled on, things started to pick up and return to a pace that I was more akin to for the summer (I admit I was a bit out of practice!). I got to shoot two weddings in August, one a beautiful backyard celebration and the other a surreal and joyful elopement in my favorite place- Seward. All in all, August was a great month and a banger end to another beautiful summer in Alaska!
What’s the Haps in September?!
Painted Ladies / October 3rd & 4th
Just last week I launched a new novelty boudoir event called “Painted Ladies.” Featuring boudoir photography by me and nude body paintings by artist Jade Ariah, Painted Ladies is a celebration of the female body through a uniquely colorful fusion of fine art and photography.
I believe boudoir helps us see ourselves in a new light. Moreover, I think there is a special power in nudity that comes when we allow ourselves to be seen – especially by the eyes of artist. Painted Ladies offers a unique opportunity to connect with the skin you live in. This isn’t regular boudoir. It’s something special. Like a Renaissance painting of your supple lounging body eating peeled grapes, I envision these photos hanging life size on the walls of your house – a daily reminder that you, yourself, are the work of art.
We have 8 spots available on October 3rd & 4th and Painted Ladies packages are $450. This includes:
• body painting session with Jade (~1.5 hours)
• 30 minute shoot at Lauren’s studio in downtown Anchorage
• 15-20 high resolution edited images
• online gallery + print shop
• print release
You can read more about the event here. A 50% non-refundable deposit of $225 is required to reserve your spot along with a signed contract. The remainder of your payment is due by the day of your session. Click below to schedule your spot and I will follow up with an online invoice and contract!
Last month I launched a brand new offering called Home Movies. Home Movies are short films that honor the wonderfully ordinary days you spend together as a family. Whether it’s making dinner together, nap time rituals, playing board games, or a day at the park, these filming sessions are all about documenting the wonder of everyday life. In addition to the footage I capture during your filming session, I also work with you to collect videos from your family archives. Your final film is 3-4 minutes long and delivered in 4-6 weeks.
I have a special *extended offer* in place for the first 6 families who book a home movie session (wahoo!). This includes a special introductory rate of $750 for your Home Movie session. 4 of those spots have been taken so there are only 2 left! After that, the rates go up to full price ($950) so get while the gettin’s good my friends.
Here are my available dates for Home Movie sessions:
– October 31
– November 2, 7, 9, 14
Fall is upon us my friends. The air is crisp and the leaves are a’changin. I have a few different offerings if you’re interested in booking fall photos this year. Starting at $300, I offer fall shoots in my downtown Anchorage neighborhood. This includes a 30 minute photoshoot at a location of my choosing. You get 15-20 high res edited images from the shoot delivered in an online gallery with a print release.
I also have one and two hour sessions available that start at $595. This includes a photoshoot anywhere in Anchorage, as far south as Girdwood, or as far north as The Valley. If you’re looking for a location that is more nature based, this session would be a great fit for you. Returning clients always get 15% off one and two hour portrait session packages. So, if you’re old, new, borrowed, or blue – let’s make some photos together!
I only have a few dates left for the fall:
– September 28
– October 6, 9 10
Thanks for stopping by for your monthly dose of LR updates! Looking forward to creating more goodness with you all this fall!