hello, I’M ANNALISE

NICE TO MEET YOU

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AMERICAN BY PASSPORT. ATLANTAN BY ZIP CODE.

WORLD CITIZEN BY HEART.

This is the part in many photographers’ bios where they write something about being born with a camera in their hand and how becoming a portrait photographer was always a part of his or her destiny. Well, that’s not me.

I didn’t always know I wanted to be a photographer, but I’ve always been in love with stories. Perhaps more importantly, I have always been in love with sharing stories. Turns out, my favorite way to contribute to a story is through my lens (and sometimes with my pencil, as I love to write, as well).  There is a story within everyone whose portrait I make. As a visual journalist on assignment or working with a humanitarian organization photographing their projects, I use my work to give a voice to those who might not otherwise have one.

I live in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta with my other half Bill (a videographer!) and our two ridiculous dogs, Frank and June. Bill and I love to travel, debate the merits of various music groups and bands, and we both love being a part of Atlanta’s vibrant creative community.

 

Countries I've Traversed

States I've Visited

Bands I've Photographed

Paris | France

Macal River | Belize

Versailles

Kauai | Hawaii

I LOVE

COFFEE

small chemex brewer

Especially Big Trouble by Counter Culture

BOARD GAMES

Dominion

A favorite, Dominion

The Green Bay PACKERS

TELEVISION

The Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, and ANYTHING on PBS (I’m looking at you, Sherlock!)

I’m passionate about advocating for clean water access around the world. In addition to my volunteer time, I donate a portion of my profits to clean water charities.

–  ALWAYS TRAVEL WITH  –

I’M LISTENING TO

01. TAKE ME BACK | Sarah Jarosz
02. MORNING TIME | The Brothers Comatose
03. WILDFLOWERS | Tom Petty  (yeah, that surprised me, too)
04. HERE WITH ME | The Native Sibling

I’M READING

It's What I Do Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario is one of my heroes.