I'm Anna brace

I photograph weddings all over the world for laid-back, adventurous brides who love hard and laugh a lot. 

You'll find all this out eventually, but I'm a morning person who usually starts the day with coffee and my Bible. I drink more coffee than water, and sometimes I trade real lunch for cookie dough. 

Binge watching NCIS is my jam - in fact, our dog, Ziva, is named after one of the characters. I have a serious addiction to TJ Maxx and Home Goods and in my spare time I can probably be found doing DIY projects around our farmhouse.

I called Washington State home for my whole life... but then I attended college smack-dab in the middle of this fly-over state and met a nice farm boy. He offered me his last name and we sealed the deal a couple years ago. Life on our farm in Harlan, Iowa is never boring. Right now we have two cats, 12 cows, six goats, and you already met Ziva.

Hey Y'all!

Matthew is my one-and only. I can't thank Jesus enough for making this man my best friend, confidant, and the one who can always make me laugh or smile.

We were good friends before we were anything else and it's been a treasure to go from his friend, to his girlfriend, fiance, and now.... his wife. Trust me when I say, your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life - and one that should be treasured in every possible way. 

I want your photographs to bring tears to your eyes years later the way mine do. I want your eyes to crinkle up as you laugh about how the ring bearer wouldn't go down the aisle. I want you to gasp when you see the tears in your daddy's eyes - the tears you didn't see till looking through your photographs.

I get it. I get your spur-of-the-moment kisses, your tears... all of it. Matthew changed the way that I view photography and I am so grateful to him for it. I don't have words to describe how I feel about my person.

I also know love can't be explained...which is why I want to photograph your special day. So you can look back and remember how it felt, even though you can't explain it.

Wedding photographs should tell a story. From the quiet moments getting ready with your girls, to the deep joy when you walk back down that aisle holding your brand new husband’s hand. These are the photos you want to show your grandchildren in 50 years - photos that capture you and your soulmate and your love for each other. This is my philosophy and my goal while capturing your wedding day.

I believe that: