Angela answered a maternity model call that I put out to model some maternity gowns that I got for my client closet. I've been working on adding unique and beautiful items to my studio client closet that can't be found anywhere else in Juneau. The red and rust-colored dresses you see here are from Leah Maria Couture, one of my favorite designers. You can see another of her maternity dresses on my other post October Alaskan Maternity Session.
The weather in Juneau Alaska had been dreadful all week: raining, dreary, windy. That morning was no different. But, Juneau must have heard our prayers, because as I drove out to the boat launch, the weather settled down. There wasn't even a drizzle the entire time we were shooting. We shot these images in the morning on Douglas Island, a small Island off the coast of Juneau, one of my favorite places to take photographs. We started at a nearby waterfall. The waterfall has become a little famous in our small town as it's very easy to get to, which usually isn't the case.
We started with my favorite dress, the rust colored Farrah Sweater Dress. It fit her absolutely perfectly and looked gorgeous on her, don't you think?
I still have a hard time believing myself that these were taken in December. In Alaska. Where is the snow? The ice?
If I didn't know any better, I would think these were taken somewhere tropical, or perhaps along the Pacific Northwest in the summertime.
Then we moved to the boat launch. Juneau is a fishing town, so many of my photos take place around the water. Some actually take place on the boat harbor. In this case, this is just a small single boat launch, and one of my favorite places in the entire town. the little rocky beach next to the launch has been a favorite bonfire spot for me, my friend and my family for many years. You really can't beat the view.
Next, Angela changed into another gown from my maternity client closet, a beautiful red off-the-shoulder gown, another from Leah Maria Couture. The perfect gown to compliment the winter snow.
Next, we headed up the mountain to a little hidden gem of a spot. I brought this faux fur shawl with me (another item from my closet) because I knew how well it would compliment the red dress and the snow. Just call her the Lady of Winterfell.
Fun fact: I fell on my butt into the snow while I was taking these, but the angle from below captured the mountains so well, I decided to stay a while.
We were all getting a little cold at this point, so we decided to take a couple quick photos in one more dress. This gorgeous green dress is from Pink Blush Maternity.
I absolutely loved photographing Angela, she is such a fun person and has such a kind heart. I just know that she's going to be a great mom to her little girl.