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way up north photography - wasilla alaska lifestyle photographer

Hi there! I'm so excited you're here! I'm Jannicka, the gal behind the camera here at Way Up North.

As you may have guessed by now, I live in Alaska! I'm originally from the Pacific Northwest, but I've lived all over the country with my husband and two kids over the past few years. My daily life consists of homeschooling my children, attempting to grow a garden, taking walks in our wild back yard, and watching moose stroll through the neighborhood. We have one fat cat, a couple of bunnies, an adorable Goldendoodle, and way too many houseplants. I love coffee, tacos, plants, the mountains, pine trees, good books, all things vintage, going on adventures, and spending time with my family.

I absolutely love photographing lifestyle family sessions, intimate weddings, and elopements! My goal is to capture your Alaskan adventures in the most authentic way possible. My approach is less pose-y and more candid--it's not your typical "everyone stand there and look at the camera and smile" (not that there's anything wrong with that). I prefer to capture the genuine emotions and connections between you and your family while you're interacting together--laughing, playing, tickling, snuggling, hugging, kissing, talking, running. I strive to capture the subtle things, the every day things, the big things, the little things, the looks, the moments, the feelings, the closeness. I want to capture you being you. My hope is that you feel something when you look back on your photos. I hope your photos tell the world about your life, your love, your family, your story.

Please drop me a line if you're interested in chatting about a family session or wedding photography! I've got my snow boots and my camera ready to go. I can't wait!

Lifestyle Family Sessions

Welcome Packet
Style Guide
1 hour session (on-location or in-home)
All edited digital images
Online gallery to download & share images
Print release

I offer a 10% military discount to all active duty families!


Intimate Weddings & Elopements
$300 per hour

Welcome Packet
1-6 hours wedding/elopement coverage
All edited digital images
Online gallery to download & share images
USB drive
Print release
(1-hour engagement session can be added to any wedding package for $200)

I offer a 10% military discount to all active duty couples!

Contact Me

Please get in touch if you're interested in booking a family session or chatting about your intimate wedding or elopement!



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