Hello, and thank you for visiting my website! I’m Anna, a creative to my very core. I love spending time with my Fiance and our friends, and playing with our dog, Bo! I’m a full-time Dental Assistant and use to work my behind off as a CNA. I currently photograph part-time, though I’m working toward the goal of going full-time! I enjoy maternity, newborn, senior, family, headshots, parties, and even real estate photography, but my one true love is boudoir photography.
I’d like to tell you a bit about my background. I have loved art since I can remember. Everything from calligraphy to throwing pots to taking photos and in high school I specialized in drawing portraits.. There, I focused on painting and drawing; just dabbling in photography with being on the yearbook committee every year. To keep a creative outlet, I worked a combined total of 4 years between Micheal’s and Hobby Lobby, where I learned a ton. I particularly loved working in custom framing for both stores, which is where I developed my appreciation for photographs, and enjoyed my time as the Home Accents Department Manager at Hobby Lobby – have you seen all the cute stuff there? Dangerous!!
Fast forward to 2018. I was growing tired of just working – all work and no play! I felt as though something was missing. I had focused all my energy into work and forgot about the thing I’m most passionate about – ART. So, there I was, looking to find a hobby and reignite my creativity. I got my hands on a camera and did a photo shoot for my new baby brother and a boudoir session for my best friend in a weekend, and BAM! That was it. I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life! From that moment on, I’ve run full speed ahead!
And there you have it, that’s my story! Though I’m always cracking jokes, I’m also the type of gal who sees the beauty in every day life. I love capturing the moments you want to remember forever, but so quickly forget. Delicate eyelashes and other teeny tiny details of your newborn baby. The funny faces and belly laughs that you share with your family. The look of pride and determination in the eyes of your senior who has their whole life ahead of them. The fire in a woman’s eyes that grows when she remembers just how strong and beautiful she truly is, in the middle of her boudoir shoot. It’s not about simply taking pictures. It’s the experience you have with me. It’s about capturing emotion and raw beauty. It’s about encouraging my clients to be PROUD of who they are and making sure they feel great about themselves when they leave a session with me. It’s about capturing the moments that you want to reflect on when your own memory is fading. It’s your life – precious.
Thank you for reading all about me! I am always looking for fun ideas for photo sessions, so if you have a creative idea, let me know! Also, please feel free to ask any questions you may have.
You can follow me on Facebook @BoudieParlor, on Instagram at AnnaMaeArt12, and on here! AnnaMae.Photography.
- “It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
— Paul Caponigro