MY STORY

I like to celebrate the ways that make us unique.

Hi! I’m Annette – Nettie for short!

I live in Michigan, but I travel to Phoenix, Nashville, and Louisville regularly, so don’t be afraid to reach out if you are in a different state. My husband and I are empty-nesters and celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this year. We travel for both work and fun!

01.

WHERE IT STARTED

THE ORIGIN STORY

Is it cliche to say that photography started out as a hobby for me? Yeah? Shoot, well what if that’s true?! I have had a camera in my hand since I was in elementary school. I have photos from skating parties, pool parties, sleepovers, highscool banquets, 6th grade camp, band practice, school field trips – you name it, I brought my camera. Fast forward to my young mom years, my camera is still with me. Taking pics of my kids. Then taking pics of the family. Then blossomed into a full-fledged business. I shoot most anything still – weddings, babies, families, maternity, events, highschool seniors, and most definitely my travels!!!! My favorite thing to do is take photos while traveling!

02.

You mean, I have ADHD???

the plot twist

Summer of 2022 – Newly diagnosed with ADHD, I finally realized why I was struggling so much with the back-end of my business. Yes, I had a thriving photography business from the outside, but inside, I was a mess. delivering galleries later than I wanted, lying awake for hours frustrated with my lack of getting this done during the day, self-sabotaging my growth to true success and financial freedom. My husband and therapist helped me to see that all was not lost. There were answers. With the help of medication and learning new strategies, I am finally learning how to be a productive member of society. It’s a slow process as the overwhelm gets really big sometimes, but I now have systems in place to help me navigate those times of overwhelm.

03.

WHICH BRINGS US UP TO DATE

TODAY

I am learning to embrace each day as it comes. And celebrate us as individuals. I am unique. You are unique. I want to capture our uniqueness through the lens of my camera 🙂

The ultimate travel junkie

BECAUSE LIFE’S TOO SHORT

UPCOMING TRAVELS

As you can probably tell, I LOVE to travel! So obviously, I like to book sessions in the places I travel to!

If you are looking to book a travel session with me, click that button below to get in touch!

UP of michigan

  • Mid-end of July 2024

Seattle

  • Date tbd

LET’S CONNECT!

Seriously, I’d love to chat! Feel free to shoot me a message using the box below!