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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When planning a one year milestone, parents often choose to incorporate a Cake Smash session in addition to the classic baby photos. When doing both, we start with the classic photos while baby is clean and fresh, and then we save the cake smash photos (i.e. the mess) for the end! This allows us to give lots of variety in the gallery and present something that is reflective of the child’s personality and a true celebration of the much-anticipated first birthday milestone.

For Liv’s one milestone, we went with a light & airy look, from the tulle skirt her mommy picked out, to the delicate how and halo. And for her cake smash, mom picked out a daisy theme and we paired the softs whites and creamy yellows with muted greens and a splash of mint from my beloved vintage high chair. The effect was completely charming and oh-so-pretty, just like Liv.

Sweet daisy-themed Cake Smash session | Anchorage one year milestone photographer

Current availability is for Summer & Fall 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. mary says:

    These are just so precious! So very well done!

  2. Kathryne says:

    What a sweet little girl!

  3. Kami Vanous says:

    These are SO perfect and precious!!!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Love the tones and the kids are beautiful too

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