I am Annamae and yes it’s pronounced like the Japanese cartoons, Anime. Since I was young, I have always been intrigued by the arts, but my passion for photography came later in life when I held my first camera. Since then, my craft has inspired me to adventure, meet people, and explore different cultures near and far. I was raised in Florida and grew up surrounded by tropical climates and endless beaches, but had always felt a pull towards the west. I made my way out to Tahoe in 2014 for a friends wedding and never looked back. Something about the mountains, water, and air just drew me in. It has not only inspired me creatively, but personally. There is something so beautiful about combining nature and human connection. I consider it such an honor to turn fleeting moments into permanent ones. So here’s to the quiet onlookers, the crazy lovers, the daring dreamers, the off-beat dancers, and the wild wanderers – I can’t wait to meet you!
“Asking Annamae and Keith to shoot our wedding was the absolute best decision we made in planning. Not only are they professional, but they’re fun, artistic, creative, and incredibly talented. Annamae had all kinds of awesome ideas for pictures that I would never have thought of, and every single shot turned out to be our favorite! What she says is true: each picture truly is a work of art! We’ve only had our pictures back for a couple of days now (quick turn around, too!), but we’ve had scores of people say they look like pictures from a magazine. One of my bridesmaid’s boyfriends (yes, her BOYFRIEND) said the “details shots” look like they’re from an art gallery, and he’d like to blow up one of the pictures of my bouquet for their living room! True story, y’all! She took tons of photos, too. TONS. And we had our pictures in the mail within 4 weeks, all perfectly edited and sorted. She’s beyond reasonably priced — if Annamae charged three times as much as she does, I’d contract her again without a second thought. Pictures are the most important thing, right? She nails it! Did I mention that she and Keith are the most adorable people ever, and they are super excited about their jobs? It is awesome working with such happy, bubbly people who are genuinely happy for you! Go with Annamae! You’ll be SO GLAD you did!”
-Marissa + Matt
“Annamae and Keith were FANTASTIC photographers and I recommend them HIGHLY! They had just the right amount of “out of the box” to appeal to my off-beat bride desires and were as professional and expert as one could desire. It is a fact there are a ton of wedding photographers out there. However, many just start having the same feel and look to them. When I stumbled upon Annamae Photography, I knew it was unique. Her and Keith capture such unique angles, lighting and ambiance. Their style has a raw but polished element, a funky yet beautiful vibe and a natural while strategic intention. They really morph everything I wanted in a photographer. We had an engagement shoot at Dinosaur World and they managed to capture us with beautiful botanicals you would not have pegged as being off I-4. They also used lighting to give a feel of exploration and adventure. We were so thrilled. The wedding pictures, snapped at a glass gallery, embodied the artsy, edgy vibe of the venue. However, they all had a classic sophistication that will be timeless in our album. Most importantly is how sweet and fun they both are. You will not go wrong with this duo!”
-Elizabeth + Doug
“Annamae and Keith are the talented and sweet couple behind Annamae Photo. I actually found them by kinda sorta stalking Instagram… (seriously, this is a great place to search and see more pictures of what local vendors offer!) and after obsessing for days on their website, thereafter contacted them in a hurry to make sure we locked them in for our wedding date!! I was frekaing out they were booked but PTL, they were free. A word about their pictures- they are magical…just magical. I knew I had found someone who could tell a story of emotion when I looked through the photos and was in awe. I loved their journalistic style- it wasn’t too overly edited/processed and was very fresh. From our very first meeting with them (they were cute newlyweds and gave us some great advice!!), they were incredibly accommodating, asked a ton of questions (the OCD in me rejoiced!), and were kind and personable. I could tell right away that they pay attention to little details, are great listeners, and care very deeply about their work. Everything you want in a wedding photographer – well that plus, the ability to make you look good in any lighting! Again, refer to their website and Instagram for proof of that as well, their pictures speak for themselves in how they work with natural and evening light. We booked them for our engagement session and wedding. When we got the pictures back from the engagement sesh it was truly monumental to see ourselves and the never before photographed garden in such a unique and dreamy way! The wedding day was no less great- they arrived on time, went around to all the different locations (our wedding day was all over the grid and they were totally OK with it!) and just shot and shot and shot…we got back so many wonderful images of moments that are now memories to be relived. I recall thinking, Geeeez, I hope they get it all! And they did! There are SO many shots that capture the wedding just as I imagined and planned it in my mind. I know it would be tacky to hang only wedding pictures of myself and my husband all over our home, but her pictures kinda make us want to do that. The photos are intimate and happy, yet tell the story of our love and take us back to the amazing feeling of the wedding day. I cant say enough to recommend them to anyone who needs a photog- my family loves them, I think my friends our jealous, and mostly, we have a treasure of photos from our engagement and wedding that we will look back on in 10, 20, 30 years and say Dang, that was one of the best decisions we made during that time! We are definitely looking forward to doing photos with them throughout the years. Thanks so so so much for everything Annamae and Keith! You guys deserve more than 5 stars. Thanks for making our wedding memories so meaningful and beautiful.”
-Alicia + Gavin