Serenity Grows is a remarkable business run by a remarkable woman, Maranda Bowers. Though based in the Palmer area, it sits poised to serve the entire state (and beyond) through pregnancy, postpartum, and women's retreats; an active blog; the published volume Birthing in Alaska and another volume in the works; and an online store full of herbal and self-care goodness. Large-scale, Serenity Grows exists to empower women in pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. There's so much more to say about the scope of her business, but instead of butchering it myself, I strongly encourage you to check out her blog or join her online communities on Facebook or Instagram for a dose of community and long-overdue reminders of affirmation and self-care.
Almost two years ago (!), I was invited to photograph her very first retreat, for pregnancy and birth workers, in Anchorage, and it was a really touching experience I was grateful to be a part of. Over the past few years, we've been fortunate enough to have Maranda bring several Serenity Grows retreats all the way up to Fairbanks, and I've been able to attend and photograph them as well. This post contains a sampling of images from all three retreats I've attended, and you can see more on the Serenity Grows site as well.
Talk about commercial work right up my alley! Being a part of Serenity Grows' growth has been an amazing experience that I'm excited to continue. If you need a photographic relationship for your business, please don't hesitate to contact me - I'd love to work with you.