Hi! My name is Ann and I love taking pictures.

While I’ve only been a professional photographer for a short time, I’ve been taking pictures for most of my life. My very first photos are from a visit to Omaha, Nebraska when I was in the 5th grade! Ever since then, I’ve documented important moments in my life and, now, in my children’s lives.

Before I was a photographer, I was a high school English teacher. After having my kids and realizing I wanted to find a vocation that allowed me to spend more time at home with them, I spent some time thinking about what I most enjoy, which of my passions I most value. It didn’t take me long to find the answer after glancing around my house and finding shelves of photo albums dating all the way back to that trip to Nebraska and framed pictures covering our walls. 🙂 It was then that I decided to learn as much as I could about photography and start pursuing my own business.

I started out taking pictures of my friends’ families for practice (and for fun!) and then I started taking on paying clients. Documenting and preserving these moments (new babies, family milestones) for my family, friends, and clients is a great joy. I hope I can share this joy with you, too!

Photograph by Caitlin Elder.