Our time together is so much more than me being your shadow. It's about doing everything in my power to making you feel completely, shamelessly, fearlessly and unapologetically you.
One of my greatest strengths is creating a safe space amongst those around me. A place you feel comfortable and unafraid to be yourself. Allowing you to feel this way on your big day is so important to me. It will help me create your legacy that will live on, well past your time on earth.
A legacy that will be yearned for and deeply felt by all.
Your story begins here.
Actually, your story began long ago. It is merely waiting to be documented in timeless images that will be passed on from generation to generation. My job is not only to take pictures, but to pay attention intently to all the details of your day, your interactions with each other, how you express your love, what inspires you. I observe and capture. These images will then be curated into a collection that will bring you back to the emotions and feelings of that moment and that day.
When you ask me to be a part in telling your story, it's truly an honor and I don't take the task lightly.
It's not often we take the time to view our lives from the outside looking in. Watching stories unfold through the lens (particularly my lens!) has brought me great joy. For me, the joy is held in all the little ordinary moments. The fleeting moments that tend to be looked over and forgotten.
Like a simple squeeze from your loved one, walks along the shoreline at dusk, an expecting mom and dad's last memories as two, the quick glance of a deep rooted love, the quirky smile your loved one often gives you.
Through my lens, I'll show you the fullness of your love with memories you'll cherish for a lifetime.
It's OK to feel awkward. In fact it's totally normal. The first 10-15 minutes are there to help all of us warm up a bit. If you're worried that you won't know what to do...then don't! I'll be guiding you through prompts and poses in a way that feels natural.
Pretend I'm not there. Yup, you heard it right. Majority of the time I will want you focusing on each other, with your attention directed away from me. Of course we'll have a few classic poses where I'll instruct you to look my way, but for the most part...I don't exist.
Embrace the imperfections. A daily struggle for me as well, I must admit. Coming from a perfectionist, trust me when I say this one's a hard pill to swallow. But let's be real...perfect isn't how we see our lives. We see it for the beauty that it is...perfectly imperfect.
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Payment can be made via Paypal or credit card. After the contract is signed I will send you an email with an invoice that you can pay online. I require a 30% retainer fee to secure your booking. And of course this 30% will go towards your final payment.
Yes, of course! In fact, I encourage it. Bringing two outfits will give you a little variety in your gallery and for printing pictures. Three outfits is the limit for an hour session. Two is the sweet spot. If you are really wanting to rock out three outfits, just keep in mind that the more outfits changes there are, the less time for picture taking, which means less photos and less time for me to work my magic!
I'll send you a handful of sneak peeks a few days after your wedding or our session. Once I'm done with your entire gallery you'll receive an email with a link to your online gallery. The gallery will give you access to unlimited downloads of high and low resolution images. You'll be able to save, share to social media, and/or order prints + keepsakes.
For weddings it will take about 6-8 weeks. For families and couples it will take about 3-4 weeks.
I'm based in San Diego County, but I travel anywhere within the United States. Travel fees apply to anywhere outside a 60 mile radius of San Diego.
Annie is an outstanding photographer!!! She is really good at capturing and editing photos. during the time we are looking at her final work, we just cant stop yelling : " Wow! wow! wow! ""She is very detail oriented. She looks after you, she helps you move stuff around, helps you hold your dress, a very thoughtful, caring lady and a passionate artist!!!
"I can't recommend Annie enough! She delivered us the most beautiful gallery of our family, and our kids absolutely loved her!"
tracy & matt
Annie is easily the best photographer we have worked with for family pictures. Her flexibility and attention to detail make her photos stand out in a crowd. She was willing to work with our dog to get pictures of our whole little family, which made for images we will treasure forever! I can’t recommend Annie enough. We are absolutely thrilled with our photos!