About Annie

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I grew up in Massachusetts where shoveling my mailbox out of the snow was a normal way to spend a Winter morning and driving an hour in one direction meant I could end up in another State.

Once I moved to California for school (I went to UC Berkeley), I couldn’t leave. I fell in love with the year-round sunshine and having access to beaches and mountains every day.

I value the top-level education I received at Berkeley, but the most important thing I learned there was to be the best ME I can be.

I have been painting with all kinds of mediums since I was a young child. It’s the Fine Arts that have shaped the way I compose my photographic images and how I see colors, patterns and light.

I love children, animals, coffee, flip flops and laughing. You can find me dancing in the kitchen with my kids or holding a silly contest. Or making up a funny game that I force my husband to play.  ;)

My life isn’t perfect, but it’s perfectly my life. And that’s what I capture during my lifestyle photoshoots. I don’t look for “perfect” moments; I capture the real ones… The ones that describe a relationship, show an emotion and tell a story.

 

If you want to know more, you can watch my latest video, check out my interview with Kodak, or read about my brand! To learn more about my style of photography, here’s a short clip and article.

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