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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I adore this family so much and we lucked into the *perfect* evening out at Reflection Lake for their outdoor family photography session. The sky was blue with just the right amount of cotton candy clouds, the sun was warm, the grass was green and lush, the water was still and living up to its name, the mountains were majestic, and there was even a slight breeze to keep the skeeters at bay. 

Little miss started the evening not at all impressed with the beautiful evening we orchestrated for her, but that soon changed when mom and dad revealed the secret to making her laugh- sneezes! So this gal was (fake) sneezing her head off all evening long. *achoo!* *achoo!*

Now, usually, a fake sneeze is a surefire way to get a smile or a two, but let me tell you, holding the camera still during a sneeze is not very easy. Try it a couple of hundred times, though, and you get pretty good at it!

We were starting our last couple of pictures when dad asked if we could walk around the point to take pictures of the mountains from the other angle. Um.. yes! When you have to hike to the photo spot, you KNOW it’s going to be good.

It took about 10-15min to walk around the lake but we just chatted along the way and once we got here, it was 100% worth the “hike”. (And I was only slightly winded. The wheezing was from.. um.. all the fresh air. yeah. that.)

Never think that it’s a crazy idea. We photographers love crazy ideas. It means you are excited and invested in your photos and envisioning how to make this art even more special for your family. I promise, we are SO on board for that.

Family Session at Reflection Lake | Anchorage & Palmer Outdoor Family Photographer

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. Lindsey says:

    What beautiful family photos! That background is just breathtaking!

  2. Oh my goodness, what a cutie! And what a gorgeous location, too!

  3. What a beautiful family and location! SO worth the hike!

  4. Rya Duncklee says:

    Wow, Megan!!! Your locations are always so on point! Clean and consistent as always!

  5. Renee says:

    Such a beautiful background for this gorgeous family!

  6. Rya Duncklee says:

    Wow! Gorgeous location! I love the timeless feel of this session. Great job!

  7. Kathryne says:

    What a beautiful family!

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