December 7, 2018 / Portraits
Portraits with Anna | Washington DC
She’s unapologetic and unafraid to live and laugh out loud… I met Anna several days ago for coffee and a simple portrait session, it was a fun and natural process capturing her smile…
“In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take”
Questions + Answers
1.) Tell me about a favorite scene from your favorite movie? So I don’t exactly have a favorite movie lol but I love comedy, romance, and inspirational movies! For some reason, I keep thinking about the one random scene in pitch-perfect when the quiet girl says super softly “I ate my twin in the womb.” Lol, I just love when people are weird and not afraid to show it. 🤷🏽♀️
2.) What’s the most interesting thing about you we wouldn’t learn from your resume or social media? So I actually used to suck on my big toe instead of my thumb when I was a kid 😂 but …something interesting now… I absolutely love cheeseburgers and fast food! Hehe. I’m a skinny girl so some people just don’t expect it. I’m also allergic to gluten/wheat so I’m not even supposed to eat burgers but… some things are just hard to stay away from! So you just learned 3 things about me in one question. Lol. Oh annnnnd also I can do a man voice. 😂 so 4 things. 👍🏽
3.) If money and time were not a factor how would you seek to make a difference in your community? Honestly, I believe simply talking to people goes a long way! Sharing a compliment with a stranger, striking a random convo, or inviting someone to church would be my way of making a difference. It’s crazy how something small can make a big difference and you just don’t know the impact you can truly make on people by just being kind and showing them attention !! Although I have done this in the past, I could definitely make more use of my courage and do it more. We definitely don’t always need money to make a difference. 🙂
4.) What has been the best advice you’ve received or shared with another about LIFE? Oh gosh, this question will probably have me thinking the most lol. I will say that the “Life’s like a box of chocolates” line popped in my head but that’s not my answer. *Thinks for a while. *Comes back. So after thinking I had a “duh” moment. The best advice I, myself can ever get is from the Bible. It plays a HUGE part in the way I live my life and handle situations and how I VIEW life. I’m sure I could ramble about that but I’ll leave you with one of my favorite bible verses to think about. 👌🏽 “If you have enemies who are hungry, give them something to eat . If you have enemies who are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will make them feel ashamed. Don’t let evil defeat you but defeat evil with good .” – Romans 12:20-12:21
5.) How long have you been modeling and how did you get started? I started Modeling in May of 2016 after my photographer friend encouraged me to do a test shoot with him! I was intimidated though because I saw his past work and I was like 😬 #Pressure. loll. But he has blessed me with the opportunity to train and work with him to develop more of my skills and become more confident in front of the camera. Shout out to Jason McNeil! ✊🏽
6.) Name one issue that is a challenge for most women and how do you suggest women work through it? We are constantly comparing ourselves to other women and we do it without even realizing it too!! With other women’s body image, clothes, relationships, job status, accomplishments, hair, skin, and even Instagram followers. The list goes on and on and it can lead to envy! You need to remind yourself of the amazing qualities you possess. Inside & out. (You do not need a man to tell you these things btw). But as cheesy as it sounds, I would say to tell yourself 5 great things about YOU out loud or write them down and look over that list when you’re feeling insecure. But also ladies there is another side to this. We can even find ourselves comparing in a way that makes US look better than other women just so that we can feel better about ourselves. But then that leads to arrogance/pride. We can appreciate things in ourselves and appreciate things in other women but it’s not our job to think we’re better than others or think we are less than them either. Run your own race while uplifting others in the process !!
Wow, this is such a nice collection of images… Her hair is gorgeous.
Beautiful portraits! That hair my GOD!!