Anchorage, Alaska Documentary Day in the Life Photo Session by Bright Poppies Photography – Kilheffer Family February 2015

A few weeks ago I had the honor and privilege of documenting the Kilheffer Family in Anchorage, Alaska.  Not only is Kelly one of the most awesome fitness trainers and the co-owner of Anchorage Fit4Mom, she is also a really amazing mom!  Kelly and her firefighter husband Fred have three children under the age of three- which means that they never get to sit down!  EVER!

I arrived just as afternoon nap time was coming to a close and spent the next six hours capturing their afternoon and evening!  Play dough, playing outside and playing doctor were just a few of the highlights.

After presenting a slideshow of the final pictures to the Kilheffers, Kelly sent me a text later that evening that said:

“We were literally fighting tears the entire slideshow because it is so special to see everyday moments.  I told Fred it feels like I am constantly trying to describe my day or tell people what it’s like with three small kiddos at home.  With your photos it not only validated everything I do as a mom, but captured those perfect moments that will now be a memory I can see forever.  I just love it!”

Here are just some of the photos of the day…

I am currently in a portfolio building stage for these types of sessions.  If you are interested in having your family documented you can contact me here!

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  • Kelly Lee Kilheffer

    Love it love it love it! Perfectly captures our everyday moments and we will definitely be doing this again. Thanks Karen!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Moran Hayden

    All of them are brilliant, but those BATH photos. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Love love love these photos! Experiencing a day with these kiddos is hectic and crazy and fun, but then to see the pictures, it captures all of that and more and it’s just incredible.ReplyCancel

  • Kirk Ament

    What amazing pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Krystle Gard

    I love, love, love these pictures. The camera angles are so cool and different. The candid pictures are awesome!ReplyCancel

    • Shauna Hadaller

      The bath ones are my favorite! But I really love them all!!! Great pictures!ReplyCancel

  • ryan

    :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Leah Haines

    These pictures are a great reminder of the magic and beauty in being a parent. Well done! Love!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Copenhaver

    Absolutely stunning photos!ReplyCancel

  • Deb Rupard Ament

    A beautiful glimpse of a beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • Andi Ingerson

    I love everything about this! To be able to capture a normal day in such a beautiful way will be treasured foreverReplyCancel

  • Ashley Weamire

    Love them all! I like the ones when your husband is throwing the kiddos in the air, awesome shots!ReplyCancel

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  • Rachel Bilderback

    Beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina Richard

    So amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Bush

    love this idea!!! We all have photos of our “pretty and fun” moments but to capture our everyday lives really captures our true character and who we are as mothers, families, children. These photos are so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Pepiton

    Beautiful job! So elegantly and thoughtfully brought value to what we do as family daily. It’s been a few years since mine were this size but I remember it well! Thank you for valuing the ordinary life this way.ReplyCancel

  • Sunny Medina

    Really enjoys looking at these pics! It’s truly nice to have photos of the entire family, not just kiddos with the iPhone. 😉
    I also really like how the kids don’t seem distracted by the photographer at all – how real that made the photos. Very cool!ReplyCancel