ABOUT

Hey! I’m Anna Barker (as you might have guessed 😉 ), and my passion for photography comes from loving the ability to capture and reminisce on the memories and moments that make life so meaningful and amazing. I’m a Fort Wayne, Indiana (and beyond!) wedding & portrait photographer and I want to capture beautiful images and tell inspiring stories through the beauty of honest reality in my photography. 
I’ve been “into” photography for years- I got my first camera (it was film) when I was 8 years old.  It was this creepy clown themed camera but I was so, SO proud to own it. Fast forward to high school when I first borrowed my friend’s DSLR camera and loved the fact that I could capture things in the artistic way I wanted to that my point & shoot and phone camera just didn’t allow me to get.  I ventured into getting my own camera, but it was still a hobby for me. I got pictures of friends and pretty things I saw outside, but not much more.  Then, while I was in college for a degree in Visual Communications, I took an elective photography class and finally learned the technical side and science behind photography and that’s when I really fell in love with it!

I decided that photography was what I really wanted to focus on because I found that in photography, I could give people something functional AND beautiful that would be valuable to them, both now and in the future.  I still love graphic design, but photography is my main focus now (pun definitely intended) because through it, I can capture events that are happening in the moment in a beautiful way, and people will be able to enjoy those moments in time for countless moments in the future.  Not only does photography let me capture the big picture of what’s going on in the moment, but it allows me to capture details from an artistic angle that would have been impossible to explore and enjoy in their entirety while they were happening in the moment.  One of the biggest perks of my job is being able to meet and get to know each of my clients, and have such an up close, personal perspective to some of their most meaningful moments in life!  Through asking questions and getting to hear their stories, I get a glimpse into their lives and can give them personalized photos that put the spotlight on the moments and details that mean the most to them.

THE HEART BEHIND IT

My favorite Bible verse is John 10:10, when Jesus said,

“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”

I believe this is such a good summary of Jesus’ heart toward people and the lives that he wants us to live.  I hope to be a witness, in everything I do, that believing and embracing this truth of God’s heart toward people can, and does, free us to live full lives.

When I’m not shooting or editing photos, I’m hanging out with my husband at some local Fort Wayne digs or on a walking trail with my dog, Cocoa, and my baby boy strapped onto my back.  If I’m not hanging out with my husband, son, dog, or close friends, I might be thrifting or (let’s be honest) watching something on Netflix.

If you want to get together to to drink some coffee and talk photography, let me know on the connect page and we’ll make it happen! Feel free to email me anytime at hello@annabarkerphotography.com!  I’d love to get to know you and take your picture! 

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