Hey! I’m Anna Barker and I’m really glad you’re here.
I’m married to Jake- he’s sweet, loving, gentle and funny. Super talented at playing guitar and has a fountain of craft beer knowledge (see what I did there?). We have the sweetest little baby boy who is so adorable you might not be able to stand it. We also have a very good-hearted but energetic pit bull-boxer rescue that we say “wouldn’t hurt a fly unless she was too excited to see them”.
I work from home part of the time, away from home part of the time, and am a stay at home mom part of the time. It’s the perfect balance for me and I’m so thankful that I get to do what I do!
I’m a big nerd when it comes to personal development and mindset. My hope is to encourage and empower others to pursue full, free, and joyful lives.
Hands down, my favorite verse is John 10:10. The words are great, but I believe the best part about this verse is who said it and what it means for us:
“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”
I believe this is such a good summary of Jesus’ heart toward every single human being and the lives that He wants us to live. I hope to be a witness, in everything I do, that believing and embracing this truth of God’s heart toward people can, and does, free us to live full lives.
When it comes to photography, my passion is to tell stories- whether the story is about a relationship, a personality, a place, a project, or a particular moment in time.
I’ve had a big appreciation of photography for years- I got my first camera (it was film) when I was 8 years old. It was this creepy clown themed camera but I was so, SO proud to own it. Fast forward to high school when I first borrowed a friend’s DSLR camera and loved the fact that I could finally take pictures that looked the way I wanted them to (that my 2009 Samsung flip phone 2 megapixel camera just didn’t allow me to get (ha!). Long story short, I finally bought my own big fancy camera and took a photography class in college and finally learned more of the(before I dropped out to build my photography business). I started taking photos of my friends and family for free to practice my skills and build my portfolio and then started an “actual” business after I photographed my first wedding in 2015.
Photography not only allows me to capture the big picture of what’s going on in the moment, but also to capture the details that really do make up some of the most important things in life.
I’m constantly inspired and blessed by the fact that I get to work with the awesome people that I do, and that I get to hear their stories and create personalized photos that put the spotlight on the things that mean the most to them.