Today we’d like to introduce you to Anna Wright.
Anna, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Connecting with people, learning about their lives, and travel have always been the driving force behind my careers. Out of high school, I joined the Army in an effort to help others. I wanted to see the world and tell people about what was really going on. I had this need to be part of something bigger. I always had a camera with me and a journal nearby.
Once I decided I needed to focus on a “real” career, I chose nursing. I loved interacting with my patients and feeling connected to them. I traveled to Africa during nursing school and took close to a thousand photos and journaled the whole trip.
Upon graduating from nursing school, I pursued a career as an Air Force Nurse. I loved traveling with my husband and feeling like I’d accomplished something at the end of each day.
After a while, I left my career to stay home with my children. We spent several years living in Japan, and upon getting settled in Texas, my husband said: “Why not pursue your real passion?” I’m so grateful that he did as I feel like it’s exactly what I’ve been preparing to do my whole life.
Tell stories, connect with amazing people, and see the world as we go.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m a hybrid photographer that specializes in natural light. My favorite thing to do is walk my clients through posing that flatters them but also creates candid moments. I love capturing the moments in between.
When you hire a photographer, you expect the photos to be good. When I work with you, I want the experience to be joyful, memorable, and relaxed.
I want your photos to help create the legacy that you are building, whether that be as a soon to be married couple, expecting your first baby or your fifth. Life is beautiful; let’s tell your story!
Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
Being an artist today is exciting. With social media connecting so many creatives, the opportunities to collaborate and create beautiful art is never-ending. Dallas is such a diverse city. I think art naturally has a place here. Continuing to promote artists so we can connect with people is an amazing way to help us thrive. I would love to see the trend of co-op workspaces continue as well since being an entrepreneur can be isolating for some.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
To see the most current sessions, Instagram @annakay.photography is the first place I post. This is fun as I try to post behind the scenes and snippets of our daily life. My full website can be found at www.annakayphotography.net with sessions going on the blog weekly!
- Website: www.annakayphotography.net
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: annakay.photography
- Facebook: annakayphotographyllc
Headshot taken by Emily Anne Photography, LLC