In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “It’s not about what you look at. It’s what you see.” I believe in photographing those little things you might not even notice that capture your flow as a couple. The in-between moments, glances, crinkle-eye smiles, goosebumps. There’s nothing more beautiful and fascinating to me than the pure joy, excitement, and comfort of two people wildly in love.
There’s no need for perfect poses, perfect weather, perfect outfits, or a perfect location to capture the perfect memory. It’s about a snapshot in time - those photos that allow you to hold a feeling in your hands.
Picking someone to capture the most important days of your life is no joke. While I don’t take myself too seriously, I do take that trust and commitment very seriously. I care deeply about creating a great experience, as well as a great final product. Whether you’re at the start of something new and magical or celebrating how far you’ve come together, you deserve to invest in these memories.
There’s no need for perfect poses, perfect weather, perfect outfits, or a perfect location to capture the perfect memory. It’s about a snapshot in time - those photos that allow you to hold a feeling in your hands. My style is a little drama, a little nostalgia, and a whole lot of fun. I feed off your emotions and work hard to capture your love in an artful, creative, yet authentic way that’s true to who you are.
“AHHHH! where to even start! Our entire experience with Annaliesse was pure magic. My husband and I were not sure what to expect, aside from our wedding photos we have never gotten professional pictures taken of us. From the time we met Annaliesse we were so comfortable and felt like we have known her forever. Both of us had such a wonderful time shooting, we thought we were hanging out with a lifelong friend. Not only was the time memorable but the photos are some of our most cherished photographs. We genuinely feel like our personalities were effortlessly captured in them and we know we will have these and share them with our grandkids one day. I can not rave enough about these photos and the experience.”
"Where do I begin… Annaliesse is insanely talented. We got our wedding photos done the day after our wedding so we would have plenty of time. We were so exhausted. But we met Annaliesse and we immediately felt so comfortable and excited & on fire to be creative together. She made my husband feel not only comfortable but EXCITED about taking photos (an actual miracle LOL)!!!! Never did we feel awkward with our faces or arms, we actually felt like total Vogue models and it was awesome. I cannot recommend Annaliesse enough, she is the best of the best in a sea of a sometimes saturated field of photography. She’s a sweetheart, so original, and charismatic to your vibe."
She made us feel so comfy during our engagement shoot with her energy and her direction with posing. This was our first time ever getting professionally photos taking and she helped make it so so fun for us. ALL of the pictures she gave us are stunning and completely exceeded my expectations. Hire her!!! You won't regret it.
Cue the music, pop a bottle, go exploring, dance in the desert, get comfortable, do your thang. We’ll provide prompts to help you get comfortable (no need to worry about what to do with your hands), but mostly we’ll just hang out and let the magic happen.
It’s not just about the day you show up for photos. We’ll start working together from day one to provide insights, resources, location ideas, planning tips, and timelines so that when you get to your wedding or session date, you’ll get to live fully in the moment.
After you reach out, we’ll chat so I can get to know you and your story. From there I'll craft the experience around your vision. If we’re a good fit, we’ll save the date with a contract and get this party started. I'm not saying we are going to be best friends but don't be surprised if it happens.
YES YES A MILLION TIMES YES! Don't be afraid to ask about your dream wedding or elopement destination!! There are a few countries I have been dying to travel to & wouldn't be opposed to giving a discount ;)
Depending on how many hours you guys book it changes!! Here are some examples of what you can expect!
4 hours -- 200 plus photos
5 hours -- 300 plus photos
6-8 hours -- 500 plus photos
9-10 hours -- 600 plus photos
Yes! I will never turn down traveling! When traveling for an engagement session the only requirement I have is that you cover my travel! Either flight or gas, rental car & hotel!
Neutrals are your biggest friend! I always recommend browns, greens, tans, black & white or even neutral pinks, orange or yellow. When you book me for an engagement session or even just a couple session you will receive my session guide which incudes all this information & more!
Yes! If there is any concerns with your venue or a specific vendor let me know & I can send over all my information to them!