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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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Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

I had the privilege of taking photos for another lovely photographer in the Huntsville Alabama area. They were so much fun to work with, they liked my “inappropriate” humor….(that I only do with married couples.) 😉

Jan surprised me with the location they chose. I had never been to a place more glorious than this! Too bad the pink blooms only last a week or two. I would shoot there all the time if that was the case! The romance they have for one another radiated, and created such a chemistry with all the blooms surrounding them.

I kept my style more simple in the first part of the session, and then we headed to a field with purple flowers. I had a little more fun being artsy there, and even brought out some fun in my editing as well.

Hope you enjoy this post and are enjoying this lovely weather!!


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  • KateMarch 20, 2012 - 8:10 pm

    Oh wow! These are absolutely GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • RachelMarch 20, 2012 - 8:19 pm

    GORGEOUS:) so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • EvaMarch 20, 2012 - 10:26 pm

    Wow. SO beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • AshleyMarch 21, 2012 - 3:40 am

    Hey Anna!
    I love the feeling your photos bring!! Just beautiful!! I have a question about one of them…. The one with them walking and so much of the sky is visible?( a vertical framed one). How can I do that? Do you use a wide angle? I’ve tried shooting from down low but then the people look distorted. Thanks for any help! Keep up the great work!ReplyCancel

Sacred Sex….yep, I said it, S.E.X. You know it really should not be a word that people get all awkward about, but our world has made sex not sacred, they have trashed it, and it is no longer something people wait for until marriage. Sure, I understand, I have hormones too…it is hard to wait since that is the way God created our bodies to be with one we love. But, wow…when I say love, it has a whole different meaning as well. What is love to the world…well…people throw the word love out to anyone and everything.

1 Cor 13 says…love is patient, it is not self-seeking, it always protects, always trusts, and love never fails.

So….if love is all of those things. Why do we give our bodies away to so many people before marriage? We say we love the person we are dating….but when we give ourself away to one another sexually everything changes. If we trust then we can trust that the person will wait for us and respect us until marriage. If we love one another then it will not fail, and working on so many other areas in the relationship that can be enriching. And honestly, sex before marriage is very self-seeking….we all want to feel good, and well, sex is for pleasure. But, IN marriage sex has a whole different level of pleasure….its something a husband and wife perfect, each time it gets more intimate and better.

Chew on this for a bit….”sex is the closest that many people ever come to a spiritual experience. Indeed, it is because it is a spiritual experience of sorts that so many chase after it with a repetitive, desperate kind of abandon, OFten, whether they know it or not, they are searching for God.” In other words, the world’s quest for meaningful sex is also a quest for meaningful life–for God. (Tim Gardner)

It’s amazing how much closer emotionally, spiritually, and obviously physically I am to my husband after sex. I can feel so distant when a week goes by and we have not connected sexually….it all makes sense why sin has twisted the true meaning of sexual intimacy. The world thinks if they look like VS models, their sex life will be fabulous….It is time we awaken to the fact that conformity to a sick society is to be sick.

“The highest purpose of sex is to celebrate and re-create oneness between husband and wife as we represent Christ and the church.”

And I will end on this quote from Tim Gardner……”We can choose to remove God from the picture, but our need for love and intimacy still remains. Without God to guide us and provide of those desires, we confuse sex with love. We long to be loved, we long to know that we matter to someone else, and something tells us that engaging in sex will accomplish what we want.” So, attempting to find our own solution to what will fill this hole in our hearts, we engage in sex outside of God’s boundaries. And pain and destruction follow.

Ask yourself: how often did things go sour after sex before marriage? The innocence is gone. The mystery is gone. Our minds and bodies can not handle what we thought we knew we wanted. But once we open up our bodies, what is left? What is the true purpose behind the sexual relationship? Is it just to feel good?

To the married (woman): if there’s anything you could do to make your spouses life easier or more fulfilling, and if there’s anything you could do to make your mate feel more loved, more cherished, and more valued, why do you hesitate to do those things? (Tim Gardner) LOVE IS ABOUT COMMITMENT AND THE CHOICES WE MAKE. ITS ABOUT DECIDING NOT TO BE SELFISH. Not being selfish is the hardest I have everyday, and I am pretty sure it is something we all struggle with. Everyday I have to quote to myself….(do nothing out of selfish ambition or vein conceit….)

There are so many different areas I could touch on, but I just want us to think deeper on the meaning of sexual intimacy….so i will end on this

“The true goal of sex is a sacred, mysterious oneness. Fulfilling sex can only be an outgrowth of the genuine freedom that comes as another GIFT from a loving God. So, for you that think God is some big guy upstairs throwing these horrible rules down us, He is actually the best GIVER we will ever know…He gave us His Son for one, and He gave us sex as a gift! That is one pretty awesome God!!:)

Happy Monday to you and your loved one!

xoxo

Anna Pociask

 

 

And a picture of course to end this lovely post.:)


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  • Pamela EvansMarch 19, 2012 - 3:19 pm

    I used to create my identity around my looks and around the goals of looking like those VS models. Those goals are so temporary and they lead a female’s heart down a path of struggle to be something that isn’t healthy for her inside OR her outside! The mystery and commission of being a woman set apart is such a precious one, and I’m really glad you posted what you did just now. I believe that maintaining purity as a single person OR as a married person is something that Christ followers have to be especially vigilant about; when looked at next to others in this world, someone who strives for something higher and better looks ENTIRELY WEIRD. And oh my gosh, what an awesome platform you can have because of that “weirdness”! Peculiar people… it is what the Bible says we would be, and it should be an honor. It is sometimes very challenging to go against the grain of our society as far as keeping physically pure before marriage goes. But with God all things are possible! Thank you again for writing your thoughts about this topic. Love your photography so much, and can’t wait to see more! :)ReplyCancel

  • TaraMarch 19, 2012 - 6:20 pm

    I love this post. It’s so real, so true.
    Thanks for going out of the comfort zone to talk about something that needs to be discussed more often! :)ReplyCancel

  • Heather IngrumMarch 19, 2012 - 7:14 pm

    Loved it. I believe that the positive and beautiful truths about sex in a committed and God-centered marriage should be spoken about more and in a manner that drowns out the loud cries of the illicit and damaging. It IS a GIFT!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla StanzMarch 20, 2012 - 1:32 am

    I agree completely and am extremely encouraged as a Christian by seeing this post. This way of looking at things truly deserves more respect from our society. Thanks for writing this Anna.ReplyCancel

  • Jody grayApril 6, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    Love this! So glad you wrote about this. -JReplyCancel

  • ElsaApril 6, 2012 - 10:53 pm

    hey Anna..this is a great post that i wish more would read. i have waited with my fiancee for 6 and a half years (since 8th grade) and we plan on waiting until marriage. i have a sister that did not and i wish so bad she would have. relationships mean so much more when they are not built upon sex. you can connect mentally on a whole different level when your minds are not suspended by something else. i wish more people like YOU would post about this issue – it is something i wish everyone could hear about, and people wouldn’t get so squeamish about! so, thank you for posting. i am always glad to hear verses and personal stories for encouragement.ReplyCancel

 

”Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.” — Henry Ward Beecher.

You have no idea how this quote speaks volumes to my life…..I have been so afraid to go the extra mile with my editing, because it is not “natural” looking. But, deep down in my soul, fine art is what I wanted to create. From everything I learned at WPPI this year was from Lindsay Adler. She gave a class on photoshop, and she mentioned how people say photoshop is a crutch for when you take a bad picture, but she looks at photoshop as being limitless with your work. We may envision something, but not have all the tools/props there with us to create the art we envisioning…she has unleashed inside me the artist that has wanted to come out. Is there money in this creating? Probably not. But, you know what, it’s a good thing I do not do what I do for money. I do it because I have never been so passionate about something in my life. I am able create art that speaks volumes to me, and maybe speaks to others in complete different ways.

So, whatever your soul years to do….go after it….there is no one else like you. Be who you are made to be. Create.


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I could hang out with girls like this all the time. She says, yes mam, please and thank-you, looks you in the eye when she is talking, is humble…and beautiful!!

I have been letting my editing style go a little more deep, actually challenging myself to do what my inner being wants to create. I want to give seniors flare, unique photos that they will remember as an experience of a lifetime.

Here are two images from a shoot I did last night.

Happy Friday!!!


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