hello, i’m anna
i am a freelance photographer based in the midwest. illinois, specifically. i’m intrigued by finding beauty in unconventional spaces. i want to take photos that make you feel things.
i am at home in the great outdoors, and that is my favorite place to take photos. i especially love intertwining the beauty of nature with the uniqueness of humans. there are so many parallels between the two: willow trees and the way hair falls. pathetic fallacy; how the weather is reflected in our mindsets. the change of seasons, the sunset and sunrise.
a little more about me: i was raised in the small town of st. joseph, illinois. i have moved around a bit—denver, colorado and richmond, virginia. life is full of unexpected adventures and i currently reside in champaign, illinois. after moving around, i realized that it is not where you are—it is who you are with.
i live with my absolutely extraordinary fiance, patrick. he is a magical human. i wish i could talk more about him instead of myself, but i suppose this is my website…
patrick + i are passionate about traveling and learning about other cultures. when traveling, we are likely to walk around for miles on end to learn about a new place. diversity is important, as is love and acceptance of everybody.
we have a pup named patchouli, and we are pathetically obsessed with him. yep, i’m going to put a photo of him on this page.
are you here because you are curious about my wedding photography? cool! if you have read all this and still like me, i’d love to connect with you. i don’t shoot weddings full time, so i only take on a handful per year. let’s get to know each other to make sure we are a good fit! (always down for some coffee or beer with conversation)
on weddings: i’m big on candids—if i could have one superpower, it would be invisibility. the photos i take of others when they aren’t looking and don’t even know i’m there are my favorite. “pretend i’m not here!” is something i likely say too often. but, i totally understand and agree that there’s a time and place for posed shots. i just wanna capture your love in a real, genuine way.
please send me a message if you’re interested in booking a wedding/other photo session with me, or if you have any questions at all! even if you want to talk about tacos. that’s cool, too.