My friend Heather often mentioned her kindred-spirit, Anne and what a talented photographer she was. We finally met a couple of years ago at Heather’s baby shower. Little did I know I would one day be on the receiving end of Anne’s talents.
In need of some professional head shots, I scheduled a photo shoot with Annie, who captured these photos in my garden. She specializes in infant and early childhood photography, but was happy to offer her services to capture my…less than youthful image. I’m so grateful.
Anne’s presence behind the camera is one of calm reassurance. She gives wonderful cues and works hard putting you at ease. Her mission as a photographer is as follows:
“My fulfillment of capturing people in portraits goes far beyond the love and emotion we all share. It has evolved into a journey of observing and capturing connection with each other as well as connection to this wondrous planet. While photography has always been my biggest passion and brought me endless joy, my mission has become clear. My most favorite quote is Gandhi’s “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” and I am finally doing just that. My awakening to what I can do has been sudden and substantial. Since late 2011 I have made major changes in my home life and business practices, for the times we live in call for it. I pledge to do my part for our kids generations and all future generations by living a healthy life and make conscious choices that are best for our planet.” Anne Daiva
…read more about Anne Daiva Photography here
It takes awhile to let go of your inhibitions in front of a camera. You are literally the center of attention for over an hour. Her style of quiet reassurance helped me relax and it got easier as time went on.
So…I have a favor to ask. Will you take a look at the three photos, below and let me know which photo you think best reflects Gardening Nirvana? I’ll use the most popular photo on my site. Please leave your vote in the comments section below. Thank you!