Work Hard•Play Hard


We’ve been busy around here! Our son Shea was accepted to be a part of an Ecology based trip to the Galápagos Islands! A team of 12 students  and 2 science teachers from Goldenview  will leave over spring break in March.

Since Shea’s dad is super handy and I can manage a paint brush, we came up with an idea of making and selling Growler/Beer caddies…a little unconventional for a middle schooler, but hey, they’re selling!!img_4701

This is a Growler Caddy in the dark stain, it holds 2 growlers, 4 750ml bottles, (wine bottles) or 8 12oz beer bottles.img_4539

This is the Beer/Wine Caddy in the Chestnut stain, it holds 8 12 oz. beer bottles, 6 22oz bottles, or 6 750ml wine bottles.img_4540Here is a peek at the Red stain color, we will post a final product tomorrow.img_4713

You can purchase these by clicking the link below, it will direct you to my website and the paypal link! Thank you! Pay HERE


Twins and fall leaves make for a great photo session!

4 year old twins, 30 minutes, and I was exhausted…GO MOM! I have mad respect for mom’s, especially single moms (and dads) that are doing it day in and day out…I have teenagers myself and vaguely remember the baby/toddler/grade school age – maybe it was the sleep deprivation?? Lol! I’m quickly reminded when I have kiddos running circles around me at sessions, how much patience and love it takes to raise beautiful little humans. Enjoy!brownblog-10



Alaska never ceases to amaze.

Sunday was one of those days that blew me away…the beauty was inspiring. I had never been to this part of Hatcher Pass. The Mystrom family followed me down a road we had never been and we were so glad we kept going! Enjoy!


“Life’s just one great journey. It’s a road we travel as we go from point A to point B. What makes that journey worthwhile is the people we choose to travel with, the people we hold close as we take steps into the darkness and blindly make our way through life. They’re the people who matter.” – Dr. Suess

Fall.Family.Forever Images.

I’m always so happy for families that ‘do the work’ it takes to schedule a family session, find outfits that look great together and make it to their session in one piece! HA! Or at least it may seem that way. But I’m happy because, like most things in this life, if they’re good and worth it, they take effort and heart. This precious family arrived at 5:58pm and left at 6:44 pm. 46 minutes later they now have images they can treasure forever. 46 minutes. Enjoy the beautiful Sternicki Family!1345678910111213


A gorgeous vintage wedding in Girdwood, Alaska.

It rained most of the day on July 25, 2016 at Raven Glacier Lodge. But it was a perfect day for Megan and Jared and all the friends and family who came out to witness their beautiful and intimate ceremony. Kinney SubmissionsKinney Submissions-13

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There were so many personal touches and hand made items in this wedding. Megan’s dad, Craig hand carved the chilly pepper ring holder “7-25-16 J & M”. And keep scrolling for the jaw dropping hand crafted arbor. Craig  and his beautiful wife Conita designed and decorated the work of art!

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Kinney Submissions-145Kinney Submissions-28Jared reads a journal entry Megan wrote to him…there may have been tears.Kinney Submissions-40Kinney Submissions-60Kinney Submissions-61


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Kinney Submissions-53Kinney Submissions-54If Megan wants to quit her day job, she should most definitely look into becoming a floral designer…she purchased the peonies from P&M Gardens in Eagle River, and assembled this stunning bouquet herself.Kinney Submissions-55Kinney Submissions-52Kinney Submissions-56Megan patiently waits for her guy…Kinney Submissions-59

Yes, that’s right, Jared’s eyes are closed and Megan snuck a peek! Kinney Submissions-65Kinney Submissions-66Kinney Submissions-67KinneyPRINT-154He just couldn’t keep his eyes of his beautiful bride.KinneyPRINT-168Kinney Submissions-74Ok, what do you say we go say “I do”?

Kinney Submissions-116Kinney Submissions-111Kinney Submissions-113Kinney Submissions-118It’s so wonderful having my hubby, Tommy with me on wedding days…the behind the scenes shots are always my favorites.Kinney Submissions-125Kinney Submissions-122Kinney Submissions-120Kinney Submissions-121I had to…Kinney Submissions-127Kinney Submissions-128Kinney Submissions-131


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John from Ondago DJ Entertainment is fun & energetic, and his songs are perfectly timed, and his choice of music is perfection! Kinney Submissions-148

The father/daughter and mother/son dances had all of us tearing up…it was so special.





Just a taste of Mobile, AL

Today I needed to get lost in personal work… I remembered images I had taken in Alabama recently and decided to pick a few to share with you.

Mobile is warm, and inviting, but it’s also heavy and stubborn. The humidity wraps around you without asking permission, but it’s also very comforting. The colors hide out until certain times of the day, then they pop out at you when least expected. Enjoy!124122926820142567101128253232716219221541817