Long before picking up her first professional camera, Anna knew what her true passions were: art & kids. When the two became one, it rocked her world and it rocked the world of countless families who now own beautiful, unique and joyful images of their children, captured through Anna’s unique style.
Everyone who has experienced an “Anna photo shoot” knows that she is infinitely patient, passionately creative & she just naturally sees the beauty in the everyday. Perhaps the best way to describe Anna and the heart of her photography is through the words of those who have experienced her talents first-hand.
Who are my clients?
On the plane home from California one August night I spent some time thinking about who my clients are. Not where they live, what they drive, how big their homes are but who they are. What they love. Why they choose me to be their photographer. The answer surprised me a little. The answer made my eyes water a little. And the answer made me so very happy.
My clients are mothers and daddies who love the essence of their children. They love the way their children laugh, how they dance, the way they interact with the world. My clients are mommies who don’t care if a hair is out of place, if some teeth are bigger than others or just plain missing. They don’t care if their child is a little silly or moody or bouncy. In fact, those things are what they want captured, what they want to remember.
My clients are parents who pour over their little one’s images again and again, and never even see the crooked smile or the crazy hair or the wild jumps; they just see a small person that they love implicitly, completely. My clients are big, strong daddies who deftly wipe away a tear before I see how profoundly moved they are by their love for their children, imperfections and all. They are mothers who may at times wish they could have a break from dirty little faces, but can’t take their eyes off the faces of their children in the images because of the beauty they see there; because they love their children so much.
The reason the answer made me cry a little and the reason it makes me so very happy is that when I realized who my clients are, I realized something very exciting; that my work must show this kind of spirit, this unconditional love for kids, imperfections and all. Somehow, my work speaks to these wonderful parents and they choose me to capture their most precious gifts. What an honor to be a part of people’s lives in this way. I am both humbled and heartened by this.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you, my dear clients, for letting me be a part of your beautiful lives.