About Me

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!

My Philosophy

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!

Films

Family, Birth, Adventure, Travel Films
$500
I want to make you a personal and heart felt film capturing whatever you are passionate about. Whether it is your family, your brand or your latest adventure I will be there to capture it! You can add a 1-2 minute film onto any of the sessions listed below.
Branding Films and Sessions
starting at $500
Contact me today so we can build you a custom brand session as unique and special as your brand is! I offer everything from stills of your products, to portraits. I love introductory interview videos where your customer can get to know you and what your offer. I do stop motion, drone work, and create content for you to use in your social media and website promotions!

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.

Lifestyle Family Session
$475
In your home, exploring downtown, a day at the beach, I will spend a lot of time with your family capturing 90 candid images as you explore a new place together or engage in your favorite activity.
Travel Family Session
$475
Have you ever wanted a professional photographer on vacation with you? This is the session for you. I will document every moment of your adventures together and tell a story you will never forget. (Client covers all travel costs.)
Birth Story
$475
In a birth story session I will lovingly and respectfully document every moment as you bring the newest love into your family.
Extended Family Portrait Sessions
$325
At one location of your choice, I will capture 45 images of your extended family. I will photograph each individual family as well as documenting special relationships between grandparents and children, cousins, and siblings in every small group imaginable!
In Home Newborn Session or Fresh 48
$315
In your home or the hospital, I will capture 35 images of your family welcoming your brand new addition. I will get details of the nursery, the baby, and the love you all share as a family.
Immediate Family Portrait Sessions
$275
At one location of your choice, I will capture 30 images of your family and make sure I get every moment of love between brother and sister, father and son, and husband and wife. I will also bring out each personality in individual shots.
Individual and Couple Portrait Sessions
$225
At one location of your choice, I will capture 15 images of your child, baby, senior, engaged couple or family. Through both posed shots and active play I will genuinely document their current stage of life.

*All sessions include online proofing and a flash drive of your favorite photographs for personal use. Additional photographs captured above the amount listed within your session can be purchased for an additional fee. For more information please contact me!

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