Alaska Dog Photographer – PAWternity Session
When I learned that Rue and Ruger were going to have puppies, I knew this session had to be special. Not only because this is Rue and Ruger’s first litter, but because these puppies are born into a service dog program through Pinnacle Canine Services. They have a big journey ahead of them with the goal of giving back quality of life to a human who faces challenges due to a disability.
Ashlee, the owner/trainer of the service dog program and I wanted to document this special moment, as well as milestones along the way. So, we decided a PAWternity session was in order. We took items from around the house and created props for the session, including a human nightgown that we altered to become a “PAWternity gown. Rue and Ruger absolutely ROCKED their PAWternity session. A “newborn session” and a “name reveal” session are just a few of the sessions as we document the journey of these special little pups.
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Welcome to the Journey Photography. My name is Cris and I am a dog photographer based in Alaska. My goal as a photographer is to capture the very essence of the dog’s spirit and personality, as well as the special bond between them and their family. I specialize in actions shots, portraits, lifestyle and themed sessions (PAWternity, birthday, announcements and more).
I have had a lifelong journey surrounded by dogs and my love for them runs deep. If you’ve found your way here then I already know we share a love for dogs. So get comfy, kick up your feet, snuggle with your furry friend and take a look around. Check out my photo galleries featuring some of the amazing dogs I have photographed and see my photography style. Scroll down to see recent blogs and read a few stories of some super awesome dogs. You are sure to smile along the way.
From paws up action shots to sentimental portraits, as well as fun and creative themed session, the on location basic package offers it all and is sure to capture the unique spirit of your dog. I also offer a special package for the faithful senior dogs in your life, “Golden Heart, Grey Muzzle” and a special puppy package with the “Grow With Me” sessions. Check out my pricing and services section for details.
If you are interested in professional portraits or wall art of your beloved fur family, let’s talk about the amazing images we can create together of the four paw love in your life. Photographs that you will treasure for a life time. Contact me for details or for special requests.
Paw prints upon your heart…embrace the journey! Thank you for stopping by! ~ Cris
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Serving Alaska areas of Wasilla, Palmer, Eagle River and Anchorage.
Well here it is, my first blog, introducing my photography website. If you had asked me 15 years ago, “do you think you will every write a blog”, I probably would have said, “what’s a blog”? As for photography, it has been a creative desire of mine since I can remember. However, I found my path in life led me in a different direction…I proudly served my country as a United States Marine, I got married, became a mom and joined the “working world”. My creative outlet was always writing poetry…along with being a mom, which of course takes a lot of creativity.
Then, a life altering experience stopped me in my tracks. I remember the day I decided to purchase a camera and begin my journey with photography. I woke one morning, bones creaking more than usual, the house was quiet, kids grown and gone and it hit me…WHOA, I’m getting old! And for a moment, the world stopped and memories flooded my mind. So many wonderful memories, but I was longing to see the emotion that went with them. I wished for a photograph to hold in my hand, to stare at as it took me back to another place in time and to just breathe in the emotion it portrayed. This was the turning point and I began photography as a hobby, to be in touch with my creative side while capturing the beauty around me. The passion to learn more, to capture more, became overwhelming and seemed to breathe new life into me. It was then I knew photography is my passion!
My goal as a photographer is not to just take “pretty pictures”, it’s to create amazing images that capture emotion and tell beautiful stories. I don’t want to show what you look like…I want to show who you are, who your loved ones are…whether they are in the human form or the furry four paws form. I strive to make a connection with each of my subjects, to capture natural expressions, whether it be a hearty laugh or a soulful glance. My goal in each session to create timeless portraits showing a glimpse of each subject’s personality, individuality and heartfelt emotions. You will take away keepsake photographs to hold in your hand and breathe in the emotion it portrays. I truly do see beauty in those I photograph…everyone has a story. Everyone has someone who would cherish the keepsake of a photo.
This journey called “life” changes so quickly…children grow up so incredibly fast…loved ones leave our world too soon and moments fade into memories. It is my hope to help you capture heartfelt, soulful pieces of your journey and I invite you to follow me in this new chapter of my journey.
Last but not least, I would like to thank my amazing husband, my beautiful daughter and the wonderful friends and family who have offered support and encouragement as I start this new chapter in my life.
Embrace the journey!