Lifestyle Newborn Photographer in Anchorage, Alaska | Moss and Myrrh Photography
This newborn session was unlike any other I've ever photographed before. Sweet Rosalie and her mama had a lot of complications during pregnancy. For that very reason, they had to come down from Fairbanks to get care in Anchorage while staying at the Alaska Fisher House. Rosalie decided to make her appearance early at 32 weeks, so this family had spent months living at the Fisher House! On top of having a premie baby, they were also due to move across the country right after baby was cleared to leave! This made for last minute scheduling (because we had no clue when baby would leave the NICU) and a lot of improvising since they didn't have their own home at the moment. The Fisher House turned out to be the perfect location for a newborn session and I was in heaven after going through and editing these. Seriously, so in love.
Thank you to the Jackson Family for allowing me to document this stressful, chaotic, but absolutely sweet story for you. I'm so, so, glad we were able to still get you these pictures despite all the obstacles. <3
I never realized just how many families this happens to every year. I can't imagine the worry of carrying your high risk baby on top of not being near your own belongings. Because of this, I'm currently working on a discounted option for expecting families living in the Fisher House in 2017. Just because you're far from home and in an extremely stressful situation, doesn't mean you should have to miss out on newborn portraits. They're so, so, important. <3
Also, if you're ever looking for an amazing program to donate to, the Fisher House of Alaska always needs donations as well as volunteers. Go HERE for more information.