Anna Pociask Photography, LLC bio picture
  • How in the world do you say my last name?!!! Po-check...now that we have the awkwardness out of the way..lets move onto the good stuff. ;)

    I am a child of God and a believer of Jesus Christ. A nurturer and trainer of one amazing daughter and one super sweet son.

    I LOVE capturing romance, turning engagement sessions into a fun date, and enhancing chemistry with my couples.
    I mainly specialize in working with couples and weddings--and love seeing marriages succeed. Be sure to check out my Monday Marriage Matters blog posts. :)
    My 2nd specialty is working with highschool senior girls. And my passion is to see one girl after another see the true beauty within once seeing their images.

    Inspired by The Creator and His nature all around me. Inspired to impress. Inspired to inspire others.

    I have been told that I am known for drawing one into the artistry of the moment, fluidly arresting an instant in time, while enabling the audience to continue the moment in its mind's eye. There's a magical impression left on one's soul after viewing such photography, as it becomes visual food for the soul..... POETRY STANDING STILL, BUT ALIVE IN YOUR SOUL.

    “We must hunger after the beautiful and good"... (George Eliot)

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  • Anna Pociask is the creator and writer of Transpire

Snow Days

 

Capturing my children everyday with my camera comes naturally, as I want them to have these memories to look back on whenever they want to. But, today I was able to look at them in a new light as I was scrolling through Facebook during our “snow days”, and two things…. 1. I was reminded why I rarely get on Facebook due to a lot of negative comments. And it seemed I kept reading how so many people were going stir crazy at home with their kids…sure I get it, they have a lot of energy, a lot more of an imagination that we have forgotten we once had and still have, we just don’t condition it anymore. These precious little minds want to explore, they want to engage, they want to laugh, they want to learn, and they want to see beautiful things appear right before their eyes….

Yes all day yesterday we kept looking out our window, waiting for the snow that was suppose to come. And when the sleet slowly started trickling down into snow, my heart began to race, my kids eyes got bigger..we were blaring the song, Let it Go…while me wearing an old prom dress and Abigail in one of her favorite princess dresses,  And we said Jaden was Olaf, but he refused and said no…”me a boy” Can’t argue with that. But, it was then, while dancing and twirling, laughing and singing this is what God tells us each and everyday…..

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

And then I came across someone quoting this: To be in your child’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today……

I took these snow days as blessings in disguise to cherish all day fun inside with my kids….hot chocolate, bubble baths (with coloring) , turning rooms into the biggest forts ever, baking, snuggles….the list is endless when you put 2 toddler minds and a momma that loves to have fun together. I hope you all are enjoying your precious little ones. Their minds are a sponge, ready to take in all around them and beyond…..

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Mom - February 13, 2014 - 7:43 pm

Loved!!! I’m proud of you, you are a wonderful mom!!!

Senior Formals

Senior formals….what?? When I moved to Alabama I was not aware that high school seniors were required to have formal pics with the black drape (yes, the ones our parents wore for their yearbook). I looked into getting my name into some of the surrounding schools, but that is basically impossible when your a newby to the area, and the ones that have been doing them, have been for 15+ years. So….I write all this to say, I want to offer to seniors that may want a more unique formal picture if they did not like their original one they had made in the standard studio. I would love to offer this along with my “casual” settings for my seniors… (on-location, out of this world settings…just in case you were wondering);) I will also recommend my top notch make-up gal: Christina Waldron

Here area  few teasers:

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Based in Huntsville Alabama/ Teen & Senior Photographer


Beth Armsheimer - February 2, 2014 - 3:00 pm

These are so good Anna!! Love them all!

Huntsville Alabama Teen Photography

 

So, yes it is true…my heart has always thrived to get to know teens in my area and photograph them. So, today I did a shoot for me, and for these two lovely ladies. It was so hard choosing from all the entries off Instagram, but I am so blessed to have spent the afternoon with these lovely girls. FYI: Instagram account is: @annapociask.

This is just a little sneak peek, and so many more beautiful images to come!! xoxo

2015 Seniors…your time is right around the corner….;)

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Moments to Memories

 

I ask myself each day…

“How do I want my children to remember me? Be that mom”

Most if not all of my energy goes into my children. I fail many times throughout the day, but, what I want my children to remember me by coming to them and confessing when I raised my voice a little to loud and that mommy is very sorry, will you forgive me. It is never easy, but, they have taught me they are so forgiving so quickly. And I pray their hearts will forever be soft toward me due to humbling myself when I know I’ve failed.

Each night I pray over my children,and I hope one day they remember me praying that they love God with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might. I also pray that they never run from God, but they always run to Him.

Being a photographer I capture many moments, that are turning into cherished memories each day. When I look at these moments I breathe in the giggles, the chaos, the smiles, and the raw moments….

I am not one to share a lot about my life online, but, its really been on my heart to share these moments. The past 2 years I made an album with a picture a day. This year I am taking another route of more detail shots, me actually getting in the shots with my kids, and capturing raw emotions.

It has been brought to my attention through different people, one my dad, another on Instagram. How did moms in the 50′s raise 5+ kids, and most moms today stress over keeping up with 2 kids… I thought on this, and I truly believe moms then had one focus. Cook, keep the home tidy, raise their children, and love their husband when he got home from work. That may sound like a lot, but, I think the pressure with social media everywhere makes a lot of moms feel compelled to do what all the other moms are doing. Phone notifications are going off all day long. Driving kids back and forth to school and activities, being a business owner from the home, then add on what the mom in the 50′s did… our mind is really never at rest…or maybe this is just me… I am not really sure where I am going with this…see what I mean (mind never at rest, always in a million directions) I guess I secretly wished I lived in the 50′s;)We’re in charge of how much we want our mind occupied during the day, how much we want to focus on the small moments that will turn into big memories one day.

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The moment when I walked into the bathroom to these two monkeys. Now a memory.

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The moment when I found a chunk of her hair on the ground….it could have been way worse. Now a memory.

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The moment you rubbed my nose with your finger while sucking your thumb. Such a precious memory I will never forget. (he does this everyday when he gets tired, and I cherish it so much…this boy has my whole heart)

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The moment they held hands and melted my heart. Now a memory.

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The moment when I thought she was going to kiss me, and got a big lick instead. Now a funny memory.

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See what I mean….those little moments turn into memories in a blink of an eye…. January 2014….July 2013…..June 2011

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Mom - January 29, 2014 - 4:46 pm

Love your blog, catching those memories are so very important because they grow up to fast!! You are doing a great job!! :)

My 2015 Senior Models are……..

 

It is never easy choosing one girl over another girl…probably the hardest thing I ever have to do during my business year. But, the time has come to reveal the select few all the way from Franklin Tennessee, Huntsville, and down to the Birmingham Alabama area. I truly believe these girls love to have a good time, meet new friends, love Jesus, and want to spread the love of Anna Pociask to upcoming seniors.:)So……drum roll please……… my 2015 seniors will be:

 

 

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Congrats and welcome to my team!! Be on the look out for an email with the next step to this once in a lifetime event!

xoxo, Anna


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