Helping couples, families and individuals hold on to their real life moments of dignity and tenderness.

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Hi! I am Annie! At Photographic Memories, LLC, my real passion is getting people to have real, tender moments in front of the camera - and making parents and couples teary-eyed with the results.  


After teaching art in a public school system for over 7 years and simultaneously photographing weddings for family and friends for over 9 years, I decided my artist efforts would be best suited in helping families and individuals hold onto their real life moments of dignity and emotion. 


I am primarily a golden-light photographer...which makes you and your loved ones look warm and full of joy! I also offer tons of a-la-carte options in prints, products, and digital downloads that there is certainly something to suit your needs. Finally, I take my time with my clients. I'm not into the idea of packing as many families as possible into 15 minute sessions because I am foremost an artist who cares about telling your stories. The feedback that I most often hear from clients is about how much time and direction they were glad to receive in their sessions. I never want my clients to be unsure or concerned about their session. As a wife and a mom, I've been there too. I purposefully create carefree situations where you and your future spouse or your family can shine brightly. Check out my blog to see and learn more about my work or watch the video below to learn more about who I am!

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About Annie:


I'm a photographer, an artist and an educator from a pretty small town. I love history, the earth, podcasts, my husband & two sons, a hot cup of tea and comfy clothes. 


I have two sons and back in 2015, one of their favorite songs was Seasons of Love from the Rent Cast Recording. They loved to sing the number, Five hundred, twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes"...but I have always loved the question that the song asks. How do we measure our lives?  "In daylights, in sunsets In midnights, in cups of coffee In inches, in miles In laughter, in strife."


I think of that when I think of why I do what I do. I think of this as a tool to help us measure where we've come from, how much we've grown, and the dreams we have deep in our hearts.


I remember how I held my breath walking towards my almost-husband, arm linked with my father's on my wedding day. I think of the first time I held my newborn son and felt afraid of everything. I think of the last days we had with my grandmother and treasure every moment. I can still hear the giggles that came so intensely in my son when he was four years old. He had a joy then that just bubbled up and made us all laugh!  Now, he laughs like a big kid and those toddler giggles are gone. I know that I never want to forget these details. This is where my passion comes from. I know I need help holding on to the tender moments of this journey on earth and I'd love to help you hold on too.

Ann's Introduction Video

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Education, Clearances, Trainings & Awards:

Education:

B.S. in Art Education from The Pennsylvania State University 2005

B.A. in Art with a focus on Photography from The Pennsylvania State University 2005

M.A. in Art Education from The Ohio State University 2010


Clearances:

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Clearance


Trainings:

Nikon School's Session Two: Color, Light, Technology on June 1, 2014

Spotted Lanternfly Permit for Training for Businesses: Pennsylvania Completed on September 20, 2021


Awards:

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art: Donald M. Robinson Photography Biennial Second Place 2021

Finalist for Digital Photo Pro The Face photo contest in 2020

For peace of mind that your real moments will be captured perfectly for you to treasure for lifetime, click "Find out about services offered" or click "Contact Annie" to set up a photo session.


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