photo by Alyssa McElheny

photo by Alyssa McElheny

Hi, I'm Annalise! 

I've always thought in images. As a poetry major, I thought it best to kidnap those images and tie them to the pages of my writing. But for whatever reason, it just didn't fit--those images were too squirmy there. 

I discovered my passion for photography amidst the array of wedding planning, cake tasting, dress shopping for my four closet friends--myself included. I needed to capture the unique nature of life's significant moments through more than just words. I wanted to hold tightly to the scent of peanut butter and blush tulle for as long as I could. I wanted to grab something more tangible than just my own thoughts.

So here I am! Welcome to Annalise Jean Photography! I am a photographer seeking to capture your most authentic moments. Because if you're like me, you'll want to carry with you those precious moments of first yawns, first kisses, first laughs, family moments, changing seasons for as long as you can.