Welcome to Christal Houghtelling Photography.

Beautiful lifestyle portraits and documentary sessions that capture the beauty of you, and the beautiful landscape of Alaska.  


Palmer and Anchorage Family Photography


Portrait sessions are your family at your best. This is an opportunity to capture emotions you feel for your family on camera. Such as joy, affection, and connection. This is a chance to show off your family, and feel beautiful. These sessions generally last about 1 hour. In Alaska we have the best locations, and stunning mountain backdrops perfect for your family photos. Click to see full gallery…

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Home Sweet Chaos Sessions


I’m not thinking about what you’re afraid to have photographed. I’m thinking of what you’re afraid of losing.

These sessions are all about the little moments of tenderness, frustration, conflict, and humor that take place in our lives. These are the unique moments that make your family so special.

Home Sweet Chaos Sessions are documented rather than directed. As a family you choose some of your favorite activities such as making breakfast, taking care of the baby, playing outside in the sprinkler, going on a walk, playing at the lake, washing the baby. Then I create the art, and capture the way you brush away your teenagers hair off his face at bed time. The happy smile on your daughters face when she wins the game, the way you play with your babies toes when you feed her, the way your husband holds your hand when you go on a stroll.

Your children need photos of you, capturing how you love them, and capturing how they love you. Your job is to live in the moment. My job is to make sure you remember every breath. Click to see full Gallery.

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These portraits are perfect for senior portraits, child, personal branding, children and their parents. Click to see full gallery…

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Palmer and Anchorage Birth + Fresh 48


Unposed birth and fresh 48 sessions. As far as birth sessions go, I do not pose or direct at all. I am just there to document your new adventure. When it comes to 48 sessions I come into your home or hospital space and get some beautiful images of you loving on and caring for your newborn. I will offer some guidance to get the best images possible. Click to see full Gallery.

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For Couples Who Are In Love With Each Other…..And In Love With Alaska.


For couples who want to show off their love in the great outdoors of Alaska. I offer engagement sessions, elopements or intimate weddings, and bridal sessions.  

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