Hi, I’m Anna!
Artist . Photographer . Creator
I’ve been taking pictures since high school and adoring smiles since birth. I am an active and busy mom, and I know how quickly beautiful moments can pass and change. My goal for every session is to identify the beauty in your life, family, brand or adventure and capture that through still photography and films. My life is full and blessed with four awesomely exhausting kids, a teeth-fixing Navy husband and the sweetest giant Goldendoodle to ever walk on four legs. It’s a busy life; yet every time I think photography may have to take a back seat, I can’t let it. Taking pictures drives an important part of who I am. Photography has a magical ability to calm and excite me at the same time. My favorite way to view this incredible world is through one of my 17 lenses. Thank you for considering being the art on the other side!
I have been honored to photograph weddings, reunions and commercial events for more than a decade. I love making films. I have found film has expanded my ability to capture all the things I love about this beautiful world. A branding film for your small business will get more clients through the door so you can share what you love. A family film will capture fleeting moments and connections as your family grows and changes. An adventure or travel film will record forever you and your love ones as you seize the moments of your life. My family inspires me, and I would love to be inspired by yours! My goal is to encapsulate the joy, laughter and love in your life so it can be remembered forever. Sometimes that comes in a perfectly posed shot. More often, it naturally rises in a candid moment. Some of my favorite photographs and film footage are made when everyone forgets I’m there.
Our military service has taken us across the country, giving my family a chance to stretch and grow as we learn about ourselves in new homes. I’ve learned I love the beach. I’ve also learned I love Mexican food, and all tacos, coast to coast, are not created equal. Moving is a wonderful way to explore new areas, meet unique people and discover the beauty, both obvious and hidden, in every place and face. I’m excited to currently be making a home in the greater Chicago area of Illinois. I LOVE to travel and am available to capture your brand, family or adventure anywhere I can catch a flight to!
Family Portrait Sessions
Timeless pictures of loved ones and favorite experiences are a treasure everyone should enjoy without breaking the bank. While I believe photos can be priceless, I want my clients to have the opportunity to not only be happy with my work, but be able to hire me again and again. One of the perks of being your photographer is getting to know your family and watching your children grow by taking your pictures every year. I’ve carefully set my prices at a place that can provide you with high quality, professional photographs at a cost you can smile about.