I'm Megan, a natural-light photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska. My heart adores authentic moments, soft tones, and all things baby & motherhood. 


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Have you ever visited a place where you think, “This can’t possibly be real?” That’s the feeling I get whenever we visit Eklutna Lake. This glacier-fed lake is massive, featuring 15mi of shoreline and some of the most beautiful views in the Greater Anchorage area. About a 45min drive from Anchorage and a 30min drive from Palmer & Wasilla, the road back is super winding, but well-worth every mile and bend and makes the perfect backdrop for this Eklutna Lake family photography session.

We usually stick to the farther back shoreline, closer to the trees, as it helps filter the strong sunlight from our long summer days. This also means that visitors can enjoy the lake without accidentally photobombing our pictures! With so many beautiful scenic locations in Alaska, often the most photogenic spots are shared with visitors and tourists so we’re careful to schedule on non-peak days and find those quiet corners for our family photo sessions.

For this one year milestone & family session, we planned for 7pm in late May, just as the sun was starting its descent into the golden hours. Sometimes mamas can be concerned about getting too close to bedtime, but 9.5/10 little ones take a nap on the drive out and wake up excited to play outside in the sunshine and fresh air! The shoreline is filled with the coolest driftwood to climb on, teepees made by past visitors (it’s a local tradition!), and so many rocks to find and collect. It’s the perfect place to make some fun memories together.

And if you want to see another session from the beautiful Eklutna Lake, check out Reed’s session.

Epic Lakeside Family Session | Photography at Eklutna Lake in Alaska

Current availability is for Spring & Summer 2024 sessions and I am reserving due dates through the end of 2024. Please get in touch to get all the details and begin planning your family's session. 

If you’re expecting a little one in the greater Anchorage or Matsu Valley area or desperately need updated pictures of your own growing family, then I would love to chat and help plan something wonderful for you. 

Megan Marlene Photography offers Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Milestone, and Family Sessions for the Greater Anchorage Area, including Kenai, Girdwood, Eagle River, Chugiak, Palmer, Wasilla, Big Lake, Sutton, and welcomes families from across Alaska. 

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  1. Rya says:

    What a beautiful location, and images! Very natural and relaxed looking session. <3

  2. Renee says:

    Wow, these are so beautiful!

  3. Kami Vanous says:

    These are so stunning! I’m obsessed!!!

  4. Lindsey says:

    Wow! What a beautiful location! Lovely family portraits!

  5. Kathryne says:

    Such a stunning location! What a beautiful family!

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