Monday, January 16, 2012

Announcement from CandidAnn

When I fell in love with Photography, I had no plans on sticking to a specific genre. I hate sticking to any “type” in most things that I do. I simply loved taking photos, especially those that are emotive and thought provocative. At any rate, after being asked by my very good friends (you know, the kind that's more like family) to shoot their wedding, I had a moment.

That moment came to me when I was in the church and looking through the viewfinder of my D200. What I saw broke me down. I didn't get a little teary eyed. No, I broke the fuck down into the ugly cry. Thankfully, this was after the ceremony. It was this moment that I realized, “I’m responsible for this family remembering this moment.” What I was looking at is something Oprah calls, a full circle moment.

Through the viewfinder I saw the bride, a woman that I am honored to call "friend". As she stood at the alter with her son, now a grown man, I remembered him as a child. I remembered when my friend spoke to me about how her son would cry, asking her, "Why don't I have a Daddy?" That's another story, but the long and short of it is, my friend was married before and her ex-husband was being a major jerk. I literally served his ass with papers to pay his child support! Yeah, if I'm your friend, I do shit like that. But that’s all beside the point, when I stood there looking through the viewfinder at this couple my husband and I consider a part of our family, I was documenting not just a wedding but this family becoming a union under God and I found something that I loved doing.

This is what Wedding Photography has always been about for me, documenting a family’s union. Unfortunately, nothing is perfect in life. And while I LOVE photography, I'm just not into the business of Wedding Photography. I just want to shoot. During that time, I've had the pleasure of documenting some amazing weddings but I have come to the decision that I only want to shoot for pleasure. Whoa hooo, to creative freedom!

So, this blog will dramatically change from a photo hub, to whatever random shit I feel like speaking about. Now, I can let loose. I wish I could say this is going to be a space for inspiration and encouragement, but you’re better off reading your Bible for that. If you’re the type of person that finds encouragement in someone that you can relate to, and you’re able to laugh at yourself from time to time, then stick around.

My random shit will include my natural hair journey, candid moments captured on my cell phone, additional thoughts from some of my YouTube videos, and maybe some reviews, who knows? I like a lot of different things so this blog is going to be reflective of that. Let's see how this goes.


  1. Yay Ann! I'm so glad that you're going to start posting more often. Don't think me a freak, but I honestly click on your face every now and again to see if something new has been posted. You rock! Look forward to your posts.

  2. @Samantha, Hey chica! I'm going to make the announcement regarding my blog on this week's Friday Night Confessional. I really enjoy writing, but since my Photography business was linked to the blog, I didn't want to really let loose. Now, I'm freeeee. Thanks so much for your continued support. You have no idea how much it really means to me. <3

  3. Yay! As a fellow photography enthusiast and new subscriber to your YT page, I am looking forward to following your blog posts as well :)

    1. Thanks for the support. I got a chance to check out your blog and you're really doing an excellent job with your hair. I'm looking forward to reading more from you as well.



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