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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What does a baby see?

At birth, a baby sees mostly in black & white and shades of gray. Her eyes are very sensitive to bright light, so dim lighting will be her favorite, and she can only see a few inches, so everything and everyone is sort of blurry and blobby.

Within a week, baby’s color vision will start to develop, but bright contrast will still be her favorite. She’ll be able to see 8-10 inches away, the perfect distance to see faces when being held. Baby will start responding to people up close as sound and vision start to come together.

By six weeks, baby can see a full 12 inches away. She’ll start noticing smiles and expressions and respond in kind with gummy smiles of her own. Best of all, she’ll recognize faces and know when Mama is near.

Whether one week old or six weeks old, we’ll document the bond and love shared between mother and baby, even if all she sees is a blurry blob. She knows it’s her Mama. ❤️

She sees Mama | Anchorage 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. Kathryne says:

    Such an important reminder of how delveop their sight!

  2. mary says:

    I always wish they made a baby goggle so we can see how a baby see’s! Love that image!

  3. Lindsey says:

    Mama is and will always be their number one! I just love this image of baby looking up at Mama, so sweet!

  4. Rya Duncklee says:

    Lovely image of Mama and her sweet girl. Beautiful!

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