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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One pose
Eight images

This is one of my favorite poses to do during newborn sessions because it’s so simple and yet offers so much variety in the final gallery. And little Kylie was beyond perfect and slept so beautifully for her session, making poses like this even easier to do. (it’s easy to see why her gallery was almost twice as big as usual!)

We start with baby on her belly, hand tucked under her face, wearing a bonnet, with the wrap tucked around her.

First, we do an overhead shot, then come in closer (this one vertical), a super close one focusing on more of her face, and then a full-face image shot straight on.

For the next set, we take off the bonnet and loosen the wrap so more of the body is exposed, adjusting the hand for a cozy, tucked-in feel.

Again, shoot wide for the first image, next, a vertical one with negative space, and then two shots from above, both tilted downward so we can see all of baby’s adorable face (and smile!) as well as her full body with the cozy wrap.

In addition to these eight, I’ll also do profile shots, backlit, macro shots of the fingers, facial features, curl of her hair, etc. There’s so much goodness to be had in this simple setup, it’s easy to see why it’s a favorite. Especially when you have such a gorgeous baby as your subject.

My Favorite Pose for Newborn Sessions | Anchorage Natural Newborn 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. Katie says:

    These are so beautiful!

  2. Absolutely darling, such a perfect little one@

  3. Anna says:

    That is a beautiful pose.

  4. kami vanous says:

    Oh my goodness – what a doll!!! I just adore your work!!!

  5. Kathryne says:

    One of my favorite poses! So precious!

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