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.
I introduce the 2014 high school reps for the North Alabama area! Let me tell ya, these girls are full of life that helped remind me how old I am….haha…just kidding. No, they reminded me to let loose and have fun!
If you are an upcoming high school senior and know any of these lovely ladies ask them to get you in contact with me, and what I have to offer for upcoming seniors. Enjoy these images, and spread the word to upcoming seniors!
Make:up: Made-Ya Blush
Clothing: Everybody Buyings Vintage out of Birmingham, Alabama
Location: 1818 Farms in Mooresville, Alabama
Each girl I meet, I want to remind them of their unique beauty….. I want to see high school seniors dream big, and to not let fears and insecurities keep them from pursuing what they want to do in life!
And that’s a wrap!!!! An 8 hour day full of fun, new friendships, and some RAD memories! 😉
Remember when I released my video and said whoever shared it would be entered to win a free session with me?! This was the lucky winner!! Well just in case you missed my video that shows who I am as an artist, here it is: http://annapociaskphotography.com/blog/?p=3194. I loved that she asked if she could wear her prom dress, and I loved even more that it portrayed such a fairytale princess look. Be prepared to drool!
5 years ago I was introduced to this so called innocent online source for social activity with friends and family; that gave you access to upload daily photos and status updates…you may be familiar with it; Facebook….. I will have to say Facebook has been one of my key sources for booking weddings and sessions. But, it has also creeped into my life as a “filler”, and this filler is a waste of precious time, time that we tell everyone we do not have enough of, but as many times as we check whats going on in others lives, and obsessing over getting up the latest photo of our children (guilty right here), I am taking a stand to the conviction within and what I felt like God telling me to do a long time ago.
Today God came at me at a different angle…”deep down, why do you feel the need to upload pictures everyday to Facebook and Instagram for everyone see?” Honestly, when I felt the Lord asking me that question a few thoughts came to mind.
Do I idolize my children? And does everyone really need to know the everyday activities that go on in my home?
Have I ever thought about when Abigail/Jaden (my children) are older and can comprehend what Facebook really is and them lose complete trust in me because I have been showing the world what they do everyday?
Am I truly protecting my children?
There needs to be a line drawn between my business and personal life, and the choice I feel convicted to make is to keep Facebook solely for business.
Too often Justin(my husband) and I get told our lives look so perfect, and its all because of the pictures these people see on Facebook. I do not want to take responsibility of making one covet something that may not even be true. Justin and I would be the first to admit we do not live some glamorous life and have it all together. We will admit that we are sinners that are saved by grace and strive to live a life that glorifies God, but it is not an easy task. Facebook is known for causing depression in peoples lives because they look online and see what everybody else is doing, what everybody else has, and what everybody else looks like and compares what they do not have. God knew this would be a battle for all humankind and that is why it is one of The Ten Commandments…”you shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Exodus 20:17
I felt the need to share my heart on my decision and the Lords leading for my life. I will still be using Facebook for my business, but no longer will be using it to showcase my everyday happenings in my life. I hope I did not offend anyone, but if I chose to not do this I would be walking in disobedience.
When it comes to birthdays I don’t mess around, and I have good reasons why…we only celebrate the day we entered the world once a year, so why in the world would we not make a big deal about it?! But, I will be honest a month ago I was not even going to do a birthday party at all, until my mom encouraged me to do something…and well my “something” turned into a big something, that my son was over the moon about. Maybe you are needing some birthday party inspiration….well, feast your eyes on my sons 2nd bday airplane party. 🙂
Cake was made by the amazing Just Crumbs. The airplane was made by my husband, and clouds, favor airplanes, and paper airplanes my mom and I put together. 🙂
So, this lovely lady flew me to Hawaii just to do her session….I WISH! HAHAHA….but, really, on this first shot it made me think of Hawaii…. No, but for real, this lovely lady wanted to embrace her 31st birthday with some special pictures of just her. And I am so thankful she asked me to do it for her. I truly am blessed anytime someone asks me to be part of such an amazing time of their life. Enjoy some prettiness…and it has already been said she resembles Snow White….and I totally agree!