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    Anna Pociask Photography, LLC bio pictureI 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.
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You could probably hear the crickets chirping from how quiet I have been with my blog posts this past week. I can assure you it’s not because my home is quiet….it most definitely is filled with life, tears, laughter, dance parties, timeouts, naps, playing hide and seek, and just simply taking in the little moments that are so huge to my children.

A few months ago when God opened my eyes to how I was placing my priorities I was able to see that I was looking at life all wrong. The everyday moments that I am blessed with being a stay at home mom I took for granted. ย  I now look at their expressions–the good and ugly and let them leave precious imprints on my soul, so deep that I look at my own expressions whether inward or outward. I pray that the lasting impressions I leave for my children are security, unfailing love, trust, genuine, and not just being in a room with them, but living in a room making memories with them.

 

 

 

a few shots taken from my picture-a-day challenge….which I can not believe is almost over! I can not wait to print out this album.

 

 


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What husband wouldn’t want to open up a pretty box with pretty images of the one he adores? What do you say, beautiful one? Christmas is right around the corner, if you just can’t figure out what to get him this year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Ask me for the Christmas delight special.:)


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  • RachelNovember 10, 2012 - 12:25 am

    Curious about your Christmas delight special! Thanks!ReplyCancel

Brandon and Sara had me at hello….no for real, they did. They are from Cape Girardeau, Missouri so we had a consultation over the phone once they had found my work through a mutual friend of theirs. When I told them I was available on their wedding date, they we’re so cute….they didn’t believe me. They said, are you serious…we really get to have you as our photographer?! Melt my heart, why don’t ya!:)So, when I came home to Missouri last month we set up their engagement session, they even drove all the way over to my parents, in good ole Bonne Terre, Missouri. These two are full of love and life. Their wedding day is bound to be a blast! And sara had the cutest idea with her little signs for their save the dates!

 


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  • AKP PhotographyNovember 10, 2012 - 2:37 pm

    Amazing photos, love all the beautiful colors, the light and bokeh ๐Ÿ˜€ReplyCancel

Where was Adam when Eve was lured into the serpents enticing trap?

  • Tending the animals?
  • Oblivious at this point of no shame in the relationship that Eve would wander off and do the forbidden? (Genesis 2:25)
  • Sleeping?

I really have no idea, but, when there are no other people to talk to what in the world could he have been doing? Or did it all happen so fast, Adam was at loss of what to do? It’s hard to fill in the gaps, but, you see that Eve was the main target first, and right when she ate, it was as if Adam was standing right there watching it all happen, but, just not sure what to do. ( I am not bashing Adam, btw) They were both equally at fault. They both were given a command on what not to do, and, when they decided to disobey God, they had to reap the consequences. And now our marriages are at stake everyday due to the sin that is in them.

I bring these questions up because I wonder how do marriages get where they are so separated from one another, both have no idea what the other is being lured into. Our marriage should be a safe place to share our struggles, not a place where our struggles our hidden from one another until it’s gotten so deep you no longer know that spouse anymore. Do not let your weaknesses become yours, let them be yours and your spouses. Fight together, not against one another. I am reminded of these lyrics from Casting Crowns, we are aware of our weaknesses, it just depends on how we handle them.

Be careful little eyes what you see
It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade

Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day

The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you’re thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day

Oh be careful little eyes what you see
Oh be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh be careful little eyes what you see

I am not sure which words from this song really spoke to you, but when you sense a red flag, or are already way past the slow fade, do not let it defeat you and think there is no more hope. We are reminded time and time again of the goodness that comes through trials. I totally get that most marriages go through dry sprouts, whether it is from the time of life you are embracing (little kids, empty nest, can’t have kids, stressful job situations, can’t seem to connect with friends…) the list can go on, and it’s sad that our marriage is attacked first, and it makes sense why….the serpent has been after marriages since the beginning, and does not plan on stopping. satan does not like unity, he wants division and anything that God wants for His people.
Here is my main point from all of this:
  • “Let no one deceive you with empty words” Eph. 5:6 Anything that is leading you to isolation and searching for something more than your spouse or God, turn around and run as fast as you can.
  • “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather EXPOSE THEM.” Eph 5:11 Children of God, if we do not confess our struggles/weaknesses/secrets to our spouse, eventually they will only separate us from one another that much more when it becomes too late. This is the person you vowed your life to, if you are afraid to share your struggles that control you, pray and ask God to give you the courage and for the Lord to prepare your spouses heart.
  • “Wake up, O sleeper” Eph. 5:14 Wake up and realize that we as individuals struggle way more than announced to the world, and sadly to the one we love the most. Get in tune with your spouse before they are lured off into something else that is “pleasing to the eye” Gen. 3:6a

What step will you take today for your marriage?

xoxo

Anna Pociask, MA

 

and to lighten the load after a hard topic to read on……. my little man thought it be cute to wear daddies shoes. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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  • Brooke Danielle PhotographyJuly 18, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    Anna,
    I just happened upon your blog today and would like to say thank you for posting the above words, you clearly have a deep commitment to our Savior and to preserving the precious covenant of marriage. It is refreshing to see and hear about other people who love the Lord and hold marriage in such high esteem. May the Lord bless you both in your marriage and in your photography business!ReplyCancel

 

Anticipation

Nerves

Trembling hands

Excitement

Relief

Calm

Moments before you are in the arms of the one you love dearly there is so much emotion that basically controls us until we are locked eyes with our lover….. It is the new norm to see your bride/groom before the wedding. And it has come to be one of my favorite times of the day. The bride and groom get to really take in their emotions with one another without everyone staring at them….they laugh….they woo over one another…..and they kiss. Such a sweet time….here is a peek into a first look I set up for my bride and groom. Love this couple so dearly……

 

what are your thoughts on first looks?

xoxo,

Anna


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  • amyNovember 2, 2012 - 1:07 pm

    Hi Anna!
    Discovered your webpage from pintrest & thought I would come over and explore! Your photography is simply beautiful!!!!
    best wishes,
    amyReplyCancel

  • AKP PhotographyNovember 2, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    Stunning photos ๐Ÿ˜€ So much love!ReplyCancel

  • Anna PociaskNovember 2, 2012 - 2:14 pm

    Well thank-you so much ladies!! :)ReplyCancel