I am blushing.
I am so humbled to have my work included in some of this year’s “Best Of” lists! To be able to do what makes my heart sing is incredible, but to also receive recognition for my work from the industry and community is beyond words. I’ll just say THANK YOU!
Love Inc.’s Top 10 Real Weddings from 2014 [Ranked #1: Brooke and Emmy at San Francisco City Hall]
Best Photography Tutorials for Beginners in 2014 [Understand Exposure in Under 10 Minutes]
Top Portrait Tips of the Year [How to Improve Your Portrait Photography in Five Minutes]
#1 on Love Inc. Magazine
I love Brittny’s (Love Inc.’s editor-in-chief) write-up about what the top 10 have in common: “The love bounces off the pages and reminds us that, at the end of the day, a wedding isn’t about the bouquets or the signature cocktails — it’s about two people in love.”
Two of my articles made it onto Digital Photography School’s “Best Of” lists:
A snippet of my article: (Can hardly believe my article was shared over 46,000 times in just a few months!)
A list specific to portraiture:
Here is a snippet of that article:
I hope to continue creating images and tutorials that can help or inspire others in their photography journey. If there is something you’d like to see more of or want me to write about, please leave a comment below on this blog post. I read every comment!
Wishing you superfluous reasons to take out your camera in the new year! xoxo ~annie
For me, the biggest inspirational takeaway from Sherie and Jeff’s big day was how to enjoy every moment, no matter what life throws at them. Their cheerful attitude radiated throughout the city.
The details, like the flowers and hair/makeup, were all incredible, but only second in beauty to the smiles and love that were omnipresent.
When a publication with beautiful imagery wants to feature my work, I do a jump-kick, wave my arms like an octopus and shake-my-tail-feathers kind of dance. It’s not pretty. You should stay far far away from me on the dance floor.
This feature is long (YAY!), so you’ll have to check out the full article here.
This session of Alex and his amazing family is a great example of true Lifestyle Photography. They just flew kites, played with sea creatures, and hiked around on the beach.
Activities and expressions were all au naturale, just the way I like them!
[Check out the rest of this feature on Love+Wander: http://loveandwander.com/2014/08/29/home-is-where-the-heart-is/]
I am so excited to see Brooke and Emmy’s nuptials featured in Love Inc Magazine! They are truly two of the kindest, coolest people I’ve met, and their love story is one worth sharing with the World. xoxo ~annie
[To see the rest of the article, click here: http://loveincmag.com/brooke-and-emmys-sweet-san-francisco-city-hall-wedding/]
I am incredibly proud to be a part of this Mother’s Day commercial for Starbucks, featuring Oprah Winfrey!
Alright, it’s more like giddy with excitement! I just skipped all the way to my kids’ school for pick-up.
Take a few of my FAVORITE things — children, moms, women power, education, Oprah, Starbucks, Chai Tea Lattes — and you get this commercial!!!
The commercial promotes their new product, Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Latte, and Starbucks will donate a portion of the proceeds to educating children. Love!
[My photo is the one about "grandma" at the :20 mark.]
Happy Mother’s Day!!!
I write articles for the pure pleasure of sharing knowledge. I love to teach. I love to write. I love to shoot. And writing articles for Digital Photography School (DPS) felt like an extension of blogging.
This week, I was added to DPS’ Authors page. It may not sound like much, but I am so excited about it!
Now, I have my own page on DPS where you can find all my articles in one place. You even get to see my very old (and pale — haha) mugshot instead of a DPS logo on all my articles.
[These are all screen grabs of the top section of the pages. To see the full list of authors or full list of my articles, click on the image.]
Being called an author makes things feel official after writing for so many years.
And get this: two of my articles were shared over 6000 times! WHAT?!! That’s just crazy.
I don’t want to be sappy and all, but… THANK YOU to everyone who reads my stuff. That is all. xoxo