• Hey You!

    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.

Does our relationship with our spouse reveal our relationship with God?ย Without God’s light we can easily hide the flaws and emphasize ย only our best side. We may convince many people we are spiritual superstars, but God knows we are just another ugly Christian who refuses to step into the light. “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:13

My husband and I brag over and over again about the body of believers we have gotten to know the past couple of months at Summit Crossing. The church practices what they preach, and the main thing we see and are at ease with is we do not have to have our crap together–or as the world perceives as perfect with the picture perfect smile all the time. Friendships/marriages are based on being real and honest…(okay, I may have been going down a rabbit trail for a bit there…but, having friends you can talk about the dirtiest things going on in your life and marriage with is so important) Accountability is a must…..

Spoiler alert: “we are so evil and sinful and flawed that Jesus had to die for us” –Timothy Keller. I do not say this to make you hang your head in shame, I say this to encourage you; you are not alone–we are all sinful. And guess what–there is hope–His name is Jesus. So, back to the first question I raised–how does the relationship we have with God reflect the relationship we have with our spouse? I look at my spouse as a gift, just as Jesus is a gift. But, sometimes we do not appreciate all gifts we are given, some gifts we throw away when nobody is looking, some gifts get forgotten about, and some gifts simply get neglected. Can anyone relate and see where I am going?

How often do we take for granted the truths that have been entrusted to us, including our spouses…. we may get completely agitated with the truths of the bible because we actually have to work at living out a life that is the opposite of what it actually wills to do. And that same agitation we may feel toward our spouse because they are not thinking or doing something the way WE would do it. I think when we all can come to the realization that our spouses are not the enemy and God is not the enemy we can apply this beautiful truth: marriage has the ability to reveal who we TRULY are, just as the Spirit convicts us within…. Marriage and God should be looked upon as a team; they both have the ability to expose our deepest darkest sins if we let them.

I am going to keep comparing how we treat our spouse is right along side on how we can treat Our Creator…. maybe you have been on the verge of divorce or separation, have you stopped and looked at where your relationship with God is/was? Have you stopped to think, “why discard this partner for someone else only to discover THAT person’s deep, hidden flaws?” We all have flaws, just like that next person you think will fulfill you better than the last person with those unbearable flaws….we can never escape flaws…and we can never escape Gods faithfulness when we have been unfaithful….

saved by grace,

Anna Pociask, MA

 

 

 


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I am pretty sure when I was 14 I had two big gaps from my braces due to an overbite–talk about not the way a 14 year wants to spend her middle school years. BUT, this 14 year old well….does not look 14, but I love the innocence that is still portrayed through these images. Her beauty is truly stunning, and I am always so blessed when I get return clients from the same family, as I have taken pictures of her older sister.

Venture into nature with us…..


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  • KaronFebruary 25, 2013 - 4:05 pm

    She is very beautiful and your work captured this completely!!ReplyCancel

I rarely ever pull my daughters hair back for a photo, but, really wanted to see her sweet face and how much she has grown and matured this past year. I also wanted to use a sharp and serious image of my daughter for a front cover magazine contest fromย http://chiccritiqueforum.com. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you heard of the Chic Magazine…it pretty much is amazing! And to have the honor of having an image of mine on the front cover of their magazine would be a huge honor!

What an exciting time it be if my daughter would get chosen for a front cover of a magazine! ๐Ÿ™‚

 


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  • alexandraFebruary 24, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    Fellow photographer from chic critique – absolutely love this image. Your daughter is completely flawless!ReplyCancel

  • Anna PociaskFebruary 24, 2013 - 5:30 pm

    Thank-you so much Alexandra!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxoReplyCancel

  • CindyMarch 1, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    This is such a perfect and sweet image. Her blue eyes are mesmerizing. Love it for Chic Magazine’s cover!ReplyCancel

  • anna pociaskMarch 3, 2013 - 7:02 pm

    That means so much to me Cindy! Thank you so much! I am dying to hear the results! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • DeborahMarch 13, 2013 - 6:47 am

    This is the most amazing photograph!ReplyCancel

 

I can not believe I am just getting all of these wonderful memories finished, but, just to warn you, there are a ton of pictures. How in the world did you expect me to downsize 1,000 pictures I took on a blog to my few favorites. My wonderful hubby really went over the top by celebrating my 30th birthday, however he had been calling me 30 since I was 25… (he just likes bragging he married an older woman). ๐Ÿ˜‰ He planned the whole trip, and a lot of it was laid back and we figured what we would do day by day. It all began in San Francisco, which was WAY foggy and were not able to see the Golden Gate Bridge the greatest, but it was still amazing driving on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I think we could agree Bodega Bay was our favorite spot….. and I wish we could still go back and eat that amazing crab sandwhich and clam chowder!

It did not matter which way we turned, the views were always breathtaking, and I keep waiting for some amazing excuse to be able to go back…. (ahem, brides in California) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Once we actually got into Sonoma we visited a lot of well known wineries, learned the history behind how wine is made, and I was switched over to being a red wine love when I thought I loved sweet white wine. I had been missing out! We were able to relax….sleep in…..and focus on one another…AND I wish we could go back, like now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This trip was in September 2012….

1st up San Francisco…

Riding the trolley will be a forever memory that I will never forget….as when we went down those steep hills, I was not sure if we were going to crash into other cars or fling off the trolley…it was a thrill!

We miss you Bodega Bay…….

We brought these 3 rocks back with us, representing our family. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sara Lane from Sara Lane Studios told us we had to stop by this taffy place…. and we sure are glad we did!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

“HEY YOU GUYS” Goonies anyone???? Yep, this is the rock that was filmed at the end of the movie Goonies. ๐Ÿ™‚

Our last spot we stayed was a bed and breakfast in Sonoma…….oh I miss it……ย One morning we got up at 5:00 am to go on a beautiful hot air balloon ride!!!

Then we hit up some of the most famous wineries……

Oldest winery..


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  • AKP PhotographyFebruary 26, 2013 - 10:55 am

    Happy 30th ๐Ÿ˜€ You have such a beautiful smile!!

    Lots of nice photos and memories ๐Ÿ˜€ReplyCancel