Hello, Loves! I am Anna and I am thrilled you stopped by to see what AnnaKo photography is all about. I specialize in newborn, children and family photography, mostly in the Twin Cities area, but I am willing (and would love to!) travel anywhere to capture the raw beauty of people in their home environment. I am based in Independence, Minnesota and recently lived in Chaska, as well. Minnesota feels like home to me, even though it is far from where I was born. Germany was my birth place but the town I remember as my childhood home is Saint-Petersburg, Russia. My first language is Russian, my second is photography. I have some English in there, too.

I truly enjoy working with children. Having my own son has taught me so much. I enjoy watching him wonder as we explore this world together and I want to capture these moments for others. I love to hear about the children before I meet them, and talk with them before we take pictures so I am not a stranger to them. I want them to be at ease so I can capture their true essence.
I think my life of travel has created something special in my photography that I long to share. Aside from being connected to authentic environments and organic colors, I have a very natural approach with less posing. Warm embraces, hands connected, eyes sparkling – I want to capture the essence of home and love that we have within ourselves and our families. Life can take us all kinds of places, love is what makes us feel home.

I hope that you will browse my site and feel the emotions and love that my photos hold. And then I hope you will contact me so that we can work together to capture the life and love in and around you as well.