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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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    Anna Pociask Photography, LLC Senior ModelsThis 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.
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Senior Year

High school life is not forever
It has to be enjoyed however
All happy moments under one shed
No idea how future will be led
It is going to be sad and emotional
This is going to be very natural
The happy moments may emerge on memory lane
We may be going away from school by land or plane
We need to adjust with new challenges
We are not sure whether will be able to manage
It has to be shared on larger platform
We need to go alone and warm
We can’t roam freely and run around
Something new has to be found
It may not look sound
We got to adhere to and are bound
We need worry a lot
We have learn and simply may not be caught
The life had been nice and full of ups and down
It was best even known in the town
We will be permanently separated
The icident will always be related
We may enjoy when slightly occur in mind
The joy will always be there to find
The road is wide open to march on
Many hurdles to be crossed over and won
New adventure to be explored and exploited
Not a single second is to be waited
I had bright yesterday
Tomorrow may provide me fine way
It will give new prosperous opportunity
Life may go on with its continuity
We will set in new big world
The relation may develop very hot and cold
We will stand fast and remain bold
We shall bar the sufferings untold
We will go out from school as seniors
Our place may be taken over by juniors
No one may be called inferior or superior
Everybody has proved good fighter and warrior

Christina Phan

 

I knew this session was going to be a blast, whenever we had to start by climbing over a fence to get to our location….and what makes it even more awesome, is her mom did it too!:)We seriously laughed the entire time! And this girl has a look to kill for, and her hair….omg!!!

Enjoy your senior, girl!!


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  • StephanieSeptember 6, 2012 - 6:26 pm

    Where was this week’s monday marriage matters?ReplyCancel

 

Before you read this poem and cry  your eyes out, let me just say it was a complete joy and honor taking pics of Vania of Simply Bloom Photography. I wanted to go overboard, but at the same time, keep it classy and simple….if that makes sense.;)She was gracious enough to let me come into her home and basically rearrange it however I pleased.;)Thank-you again, Vania!;)I hope you are inspired by these soulful images, and they touch you deep.

I loved you from the very start…

You stole my breath, embraced my heart.

Our life together has just begun,

You’re part of me, my little one.

As mother with child, each day I knew

My mind would be filled with thoughts of you.

I’m daydreaming of the things we’ll share,

Like late-night bottles and teddy bears.

Like first steps and skinned knees,

Like bedtime stories and ABC’s.

I’m thinking of things you’ll want to know,

Like how birds fly and flowers grow.

I’ve thought of lessons I’ll need to share,

Like standing tall and playing fair.

When I first see your precious face,

I’ll pray your life be touched with grace.

I’ll thank the angels from above,

And promise you unending love.

Each night I’ll lay you down to sleep,

I’ll gently kiss your head and cheek.

I’ll count your little fingers and toes,

I’ll memorize your eyes and nose.

I will linger at your nursery door,

Awed each day that I love you more.

Through misty eyes, I’ll dim the light,

And whisper, “I love you” every night.

As mother with child our journey’s begun,

My heart’s yours forever, little one.

I loved you from the very start…

You stole my breath, embraced my heart.

Feel free to pin your favorite images for inspiration, but please be kind of my copyright and originality.:)


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  • Vania -SimplyBloom Photography, LLCAugust 28, 2012 - 6:48 pm

    um i am speechless I adore each and every one of these so much! you captured my happiness about this pregnancy so perfectly, i’ll never be able to thank you enough! :D
    thank you so very much for this amazing gift, Anna :) really.
    with love,
    -VReplyCancel

  • stephanieAugust 28, 2012 - 7:42 pm

    stunning, girlfriend! vania looks beautiful. what wonderful captures.ReplyCancel

“Leave it all in the Hands that were wounded for you”
Elisabeth Elliot

My heart is passionate about healthy sexual marriages. A random fact about me: while studying in school, I thought once I graduated from grad school I would go on to become  licensed in sex therapy through a christian facility. But, God had other plans for us…..but I am still being used by Him, which I am grateful for. So, before plunging into this series, I am not saying I am this amazing expert, but I am confident in the Lords leading, and I will obey Him when He guides my heart.

 As C. S. Lewis reminds us that physical pleasure is God’s idea, not the devil’s. We are created as sexual beings with sexual desire. “Human sexuality is created as God’s perfect design but is also affected by the consequence of sin, fallen nature and the deviation from God’s original design.” -Balswick

I want to list a few ways sex can be affected by the consequence of sin:

  • It is so sad how quickly Adam and Eve lost their innocence, after they sinned and fell into temptation. One day Adam is in complete awe of his wife. “this is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, for she was taken out of man.” Gen 2:24 And in the blink of an eye, blind sited they are both hit with temptation and fell….they no longer looked at one another the same, and they hid from God. Separation.
  • Our fallen nature not only corrupts the beauty of sexuality, it does in many areas of life. Our nature is more inclined to be selfish, rather than thankful for the gift of sex. Sexual abuse is selfish, and forever messes with the victims sexuality. Hidden sexual sin of pornography slowly shatters a marriage. And twisting beliefs of how a married man and woman should perform in the bedroom is corrupted by the deception of the world. Men, do not expect your wives to perform in ways you have fallen and watched on sites you should not be watching.

We all need to be reminded of these truths and cling to them to ever so tightly……

Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 1 Cor. 6:18-20

We can not have a healthy sexual marriage if we are carrying burdens of sexual immorality, period. We have to start where it hurts to get to the good. I know, it sucks. I can remember when in school, the counselor/professors would always tell us, it has to get ugly before it can be beautiful again. So true. So hard. (Can I just say, I am in tears right now as I am writing, because I know there are so many marriages that are in so deep with sexual sin they don’t even know where to begin) And maybe it was not even your own sexual sin, but a sexual sin someone placed on you. And that affects an individual just as badly in the bedroom. I don’t know what category this may put you, or maybe you are reading all of this and are completely turned away by it because you are naive, or in denial. I know I have said this before, but, I know men are not the only ones that struggle with sexual sin. So–husband and wife, if this is speaking to you and you know you are only slipping further away from one another due to sexual sin read these words from Paul:

There was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Cor 7: 7-10

What great victory we can have in Jesus, if we are willing to let God work. But, oh how much more powerful we can feel when we have let God use us for His glory, to show His power. This may not be you, but maybe your spouse is on the other end of the spectrum. I encourage, encourage, encourage you to do whatever you can for your spouse to keep them pure and free from the traps of sexual sin. And I encourage the ones that have been in this trap, to confess to your spouse so they know how to help you and encourage you. I know that is between you and God, but, nothing is hidden from God and….”today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your heart” Heb. 3:8 Let us all get our hearts and minds right with God first. Then, we can move onto how we truly enjoy the good gift of sex.

As my family and I were out on a walk last night, this branch of leaves really caught my attention. I brought it home, put it in water and looked at it. I noticed on one side it was losing a couple leaves and was lop sided compared to the other side. But, even though it had lost a few leaves in the middle it still kept growing, and the two sides met at the top, as I saw the tiny leaves at the top, it showed new growth, a new beginning. May your marriage find hope and encouragement today, there may be times where there is no growth and you feel so on the other end of the spectrum with one another. But, I encourage you to plunge through the dirty stuff to get to the good.

I am praying for each one of you. May we life our spouses up today in a new light, not out what we can get, but how we can edify the body of Christ.

 

working for His Kingdom and glory,

Anna Pociask, MA


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  • Saadia Me'ChelAugust 28, 2012 - 6:46 pm

    I’m not married but I really enjoyed reading this. Even though, I’m not married yet I can see how working on things now will help whenever I get married in the future.ReplyCancel

  • L NNovember 6, 2012 - 9:01 pm

    Thanks so much for your continued affirmation and encouragement on marriages!! I am so glad to see a public figure as yourself write so openly about the goodness of God. and yes you are a public figure! Many photographers would not speak openly about there beliefs in fear of losing clients. please keep my husband and I in your prayers as I continually struggle with our relationship. our relationship was based on sex before marriage, we never became friends or had anything in common. we have constantly struggled in our marriage and raising our children. I often feel gross and ugly because of this.ReplyCancel

 

In 1998 my parents laid the foundation for this beautiful Irish Garden shed, but, as we all know life gets busy and other priorities get put before our dreams. My parents dreamed up a beautiful Irish Garden shed, and knew one day they would have…as my mom mentioned, “a work of love for gardening and wanting something to go with that love” I’m not gonna lie, my parents yard is basically like walking in the Botanic Gardens, and this Irish Garden shed just adds that much more beauty. My dad and brother run a very successful landscaping and design business out of Bonne Terre, Mo, so having an immaculate yard is not much surprise. So, while your at, you should go check out their work: Murphy Landscaping Design

When I drive home, I love coming down the long gravel road to all the new design my parents have put together to make their home welcoming. And now this added touch of the Irish Garden shed not only makes for a great spot for pictures, it shows the labor of love my parents put to make it happen, and finish it, TOGETHER.

My parents are now accepting inquiries–so if  you are interested please call:

John Murphy 573-518-4753

Karon Murphy 573-518-4752 or 573-358-7919

Each log was placed on mortar, you basically need two people to do it, one at a time. However, my dad is a work horse and was doing it by himself most of the time.:)But, don’t let my mom fool you, she was right in there helping him too! If only you could have seen the work in progress pictures, my mom has those.;)Everything is red cedar, and it smells soooo good when you walk inside it!

the finished project is absolutely beautiful!!!

 

I snapped a few pics of the workers right before my momma was leaving for work. You would never be able to tell my dad is 60 and my momma is 56.:)I give them all the glory, well and God of course, when it comes to my talent with my photography business.:)

Please pin these pictures and share to spread the word of this amazing Irish Garden Shed you can now have in your own back yard!!:)


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  • Erin LindseyAugust 22, 2012 - 8:05 pm

    This is amazing!! So beautiful… and it means so much more because they built it together. I want one now! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jennie CAugust 23, 2012 - 2:00 am

    LOVE!!! Gorgeous work, gorgeous photography too!ReplyCancel

 

Abigail you are many things to us, but, some things that stick out to us most are:

your love for others

your contagious smile

your silly

your love to know scripture

your dimples

your imagination

your inquisitiveness

your beauty

these expressions are so YOU!!!

reading in your journal that I write in….and this was writing on the day she was born….

so pretty….

this shoot was all about you, you wanted baby…then baby was coming….and i loved that baby’s feet had to be in the number 4 pic too.:)

such a nurturer….

this pattern was made by my mother when I was younger, and I had my mom make the same outfit for abigail in a material abigail picked out. just love it!

oh the sun was so stunning that night……and your expression in this shot was intoxicating….oh sweet daughter of ours….we love watching you grow.:)

Happy 4th birthday sweet child of mine. I am excited to see what this next year brings us as your begin a new chapter of your life at pre-k.:)


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  • suziAugust 17, 2012 - 2:00 pm

    How precious are these images. And even more so are your words of love from a mother to her daughter.ReplyCancel

  • AKP PhotographyAugust 22, 2012 - 5:18 pm

    Truly amazing shots!! The light is amazing, and the girl is so beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieAugust 28, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    awesomeness. just completely awesome.ReplyCancel