I feel truly blessed to be able to follow my dream of being a photographer. I absolutely LOVE what I do! From the time I picked up a camera, I was obsessed with taking pretty pictures. After 12 years, my focus has shifted… I have come to realize that one of the most important parts of my job is telling your story through my lens. If I’m photographing your wedding day, I focus on authentic, natural and real moments. If I’m photographing your senior pictures, your personality and inner beauty will shine through! These are the moments that you will forever cherish and remember. Welcome to the blog. I can’t wait for the opportunity to capture YOU and tell your story!
“My dream is to live in California. I want to do something with fashion and beauty. I absolutely love doing makeup, and pairing cute outfits together to express my style. I also love photography and videography, and may want to do that as a hobby. My goal is to get my name out in the world and be successful with doing something that I love.”
Meet the gorgeous, fashionable, ultra sweet, Anna Vonachen from Peoria Notre Dame HS! She had me at “hello”
Anna would describe her personality as fun and outdoing. She always has a smile on her face and tries to find the positive in every situation. “I can by shy and sometimes awkward, but I’m normally an outgoing personal and love to have fun. I love eating healthy and working out, and I try to stay active. I also play the guitar whenever I get a chance. I have a very bad shopping addiction, and music is something I can’t live without.” She’s not sure where she will attend college yet, but is thinking about majoring in Fashion in the big city of Chicago!
The event she is most looking forward to her senior year is graduation. “It will be sad knowing that I’ll be leaving somewhere after four years, but I am ready to be done with high school and be on my own. Also, I am excited for college and getting to learn about what I’m passionate about.” Her favorite class is Art because she loves getting to express her style. “I’m not the best artist, but being able to draw what I want and make it my own is really cool.” Anna LOVES dancing and participates on the school dance team but also dances at Kim’s Academy. She is also looking forward to homecoming and Prom, getting dressed up and “it’s another excuse to have my mom buy me another dress.” Advice to incoming freshman: “Get involved. There’s plenty of fun things to get involved in and it helps you meet new people and make new friends. Also, to be yourself and not care what others think.”
Anna would describe her perfect day as a sunny summer day….going to the pool with her friends in an orange jeep wrangler with the roof and doors off jamming to Post Malone. Laying by the pool getting tan….then coming home and watching some Netflix while eating fruit.
Three tings on her bucket list include: Becoming famous, Being Successful doing something that she loves to do, and living in California
Her hero is “Bethany Mota because when I was younger, I would watch her YouTube videos. She taught me how to be myself and not care what anyone thinks.”
Here are some of Anna’s fun facts and favorites!
Anna wore her Grandmother’s diamond necklace during her senior pictures!
I want this in a great big canvas!!!! Gorgeous!!
I was crazy about all of her outfits but I really loved this striped little number!
I’m fairly certain that I was holding my breath watching Anna dance and jump. She was graceful and powerful and breathtaking!