I am an artist that seeks to bring back to life the innocent beauty that once when a child. I want to bring out the real you, the forgotten you, the beautiful you. I am a natural light, boutique photographer based in Northern Alabama specializing in senior and wedding portraiture.
I am not your traditional type photographer, as my heart races with excitement to dig deeper into who you are as an individual. You will walk away with a flare of poetic imagery that screams your name. I look forward to meeting you, hugging you, and becoming friends. LET'S CONNECT ...
This is the heartbeat of my business. And a big reason I do a full blown out senior shoot out is to get to know more teens in my area. I truly hope these girls will always remember this day and take away with them an experience they take captive and never forget, so on those crummy days when they may want to believe the lies of the mirror, they remember how beautiful they truly are. My prayer is to impact one girl at a time that their imperishable beauty comes from having a gentle and quiet spirit. I love working with seniors and giving them a unique photoshoot that screams their name. READ MORE ...
What you are about to see is beauty. True beauty. Not the beauty you have been conditioned to thinking is what is desired. But beauty that is fought for. Beauty that is genuine. Beauty hurts. Beauty is not flawless. This is the beginning of my Rebuilding Your Walls ministry. Where I come into single moms homes and capture them being them. And pictures taken down that have not been replaced, but just turned around on the floor. When you drive by homes in your neighborhood pray for them, you never know what battles they are facing. No matter the story you have to tell of your husband leaving, it hurts. It hurts worse than when you stub your toe. It takes years of mending and healing. I pray those moments I captured will be a beautiful beginning of love for them to regain who they are as a family now. That they can accept who they are as a family of 3.
I know personally how it feels to take down pictures of what I called my family, to replace them of one less family member. And as being an artist, I create memories all over my walls to showcase our story of who we are as a family of mother-daughter-son. I know every single mother has a different story, but I know we all have in common that pain when we took down our wedding picture. I also know we are creating beautiful messes everyday in our homes, as we slowly let others and God mend us back up. I share this to express my heart on wanting to help single mothers put real life moments back up on their walls. And today I want to give one mom a chance to either be gifted or offered an in home session with me. Where I come to your home where your everyday memories are made, and I capture the beauty of them. I will let you guys cut loose and be YOU! SHARE OR REPOST with my name @annapociask and hashtag #rebuildyourwallswithanna and one momma will be chosen to kickoff this ministry I want to give to other mommas. And as I know budgets are tight, the fee for these type shoots will be on a what you can afford. I want to show love to all of you rock solid mommas who are giving way more now to those precious kiddos of yours.
If you are not following me on IG to be able to take part of this find me at @annapociask. Really looking forward to this!
“I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this…I will surely bless you.” (Genesis 22:15-19)
My mind and heart have been pondering on trusting God and the conflict of no joy while trusting. I trust God in what He has asked of me in this coming year, but, there is a dull ache inside still. If I trust Him, I should be joyful, right? I should be excited of what is to come, right? However, this is not the case. I have found myself irritable and not very joyful at all. But I am encouraged by Abraham; when God told him to go– he trusted God, but there is no word of him rejoicing when he and Isaac set out that morning. All that is written is the most important lesson of all—Abrahams prompt obedience. This was only a test from God; a very extreme test might I add. However, Abraham feared the Lord and did as he was told.
This past summer there was no word when God told me to give Him a year of the end blessing and reward. And today I may still not be rejoicing but I am awakened that too many times we focus on the blessing rather the goal of God alone. “At any cost, by any road means nothing self-chosen in the way God brings us to the goal.” Oswald Chambers. God knows I would not have chosen this road, as He is still working on me. Where are you today? Does this hit home with you? Are you focusing more on the blessing or God alone? Maybe the blessing is God alone, and not what we would choose for ourselves. I still need some chiseling to grasp that one, as I know what my heart desires on this earth. And this morning I was on my knees asking the Lord…but this is not the goal, nor the lesson God wants to teach me right now. But, I know He cares for our desires that run rampant in our hearts–never doubt that. But, I am certain He desires our full devotion to Him first.
Allie….Allie….Allie….you got it going on with style! Can we say==Free People, Teen Vogue, and Anthropoligy?! Sheesh girl==you mad my job way easy and SO FUN!! Thank-you!! I love my Cullman Alabama senior girls!