Welcome to my studio!
I was raised in a homestead log cabin just five blocks away from the studio's location on Abbott Road. My family moved into the neighborhbood in 1963. It never occured to me as a child that I might one day be able to reclaim and preserve a part of the neighborhood's charm. I remember playing checkers with friends in this very house as a young boy.
I purchased the property nearly ten years ago. The exterior and interior have been completed rennovated. The building and property are devoted entirely to portrait work. I've strived to rejuvenate the property and to create a comfortable place for all who visit. Stop by! Smell the roses, Peonies, Lipstick flowers or Columbine blossoms and be ready to have a fantastic experience in our 15,000'+ park settings.
The Classic Studio Park.
Nestled behind the studio is the original studio park. Dozens of indigenous and non-indigenous trees bloom throughout the summer. Colors flourish around a one-of-a-kind wagon wheel bench that has been in my family for decades. Children always run to play on the cedar bridge which is landscaped into a bed of red bark.
Speaking of children, they'll love running around on the huge grassy yard. (Your dogs will also have a blast exploring every corner of this park.) This park is completely enclosed with multi colored cedar fencing - providing perfect opportunities for candid portraits throughout this oasis.
Loving to use vibrant color in my images, The Classic Studio Park includes four additional creative sets that burst with portrait opportunities. Shown below are the four newest Color Splash themes.
Take a trip through the studio's newest park. Memory Lane is packed full of vintage Americana - especially focusing on 1940s-1950s Alaska. Look around and you'll see memorabilia that will take you back to a simpler time. Drive your car into Memory Lane. Bring your motorcycle, four-wheeler or bike. Or ... saddle into the studio's classic 1958 Ford Thunderbird for your portraits. This huge park features license plates from all 50 states - with a special focus on Alaska signs and plates that date back to the 1940s.
This park includes several park benches for family and individual portraits. That's assuming I can pull you away from all of the cool things you'll enjoy looking at including Burma Shave signs, an antique telephone booth and parking meter. It's a walking museum reflecting my family's three generations in Alaska. Memory Lane's charm lends itself beautifully to your portrait experience.
Here's a peek at a few of the highlights:
There is nothing like Memory Lane anywhere else in Anchorage. It represents an eclectic collection of rustic antiques that have been in my family for three generations.
A vintage gas pump, original Chicago park lamp, pebble driveway, old-time road signs (remember Burma Shave?) and brand new grass throughout.
This park definitely lives up to its name.
New interior renovations include the Gallery and Showroom and the studio. Both were completely remodeled this spring including faux painting throughout by master painter Joe Paul Pierre. New faux wood flooring has been installed to created to complement the stage colors and textures.
My goal is to provide a portrait experience that will leave smiles on the faces of my clients. Inside the studio or out in the studio parks, you'll definitely have a great time. Call for a consultation and tour of the studio.