Hi, I am Annie! Freezing time is my superpower

Born and raised in the PNW and bitten with the travel bug, I have over 10 years of experience photographing portraits and adventures for clients all around the world. I am passionate about traveling, getting lost in the moment, and photographing deep connection and shared experiences. 



Based in Canby, Oregon, smack dab in the middle of Portland and Salem, Oregon, I serve the Pacific Northwest and beyond with artistic and storytelling portraits for professionals, families, and adventure seeking souls. My style of photography is vibrant, adaptable, authentic and immersive. 

Adventure Portrait Photographer Annie Helen
Vacation Photographer Annie Helen in Hawaii with family

Annie with her children in Kauai, Hawaii exploring Waimea Canyon

"Adaptable, easy-going, vibrant, joyful, curious, immersive, energetic, flexible, and authentic"​

Client Experience

Photo experiences with me are creative, fun, full of humor and ease. Before our shoot, I listen to what you want to capture and together we choose a location that works best for your story.
While together, I will adapt, observe, and create a space for you to feel comfortable and in the moment. It’s in these moments of letting go that I am able to authentically and artistically document your connections and personalities as you are.  
Afterwards comes the best part of my job: I get to show you the magic that I captured. You’ll view an artistically curated online gallery of all the best moments from our time together. 

Choosing me as your photographer is choosing to see how beautiful your life is, frozen in time. 

A few extra thoughts
  • I intimately understand how precious life is and that is why I am invested in documenting your experiences as if they were my own.
  • Pinchable really, that I genuinely love my job. The only thing that could make it extra dreamy is if I had my own travel food show like Somebody Feed Phil. Until then, exploring and creating memories that will last a lifetime is professionally and personally gratifying. (Thank you)
  • And for anyone keeping score, I am an ENFP and an Enneagram 7 wing 8. 
Oh and yes, I should probably admit that everything I do is over the top. Sorry, not sorry.
Adventure Portrait Photographer Annie Helen


Capturing you on your good side
Rolling on the ground to get the shot
Laughing really, really loud
Creating space for you and your loved ones to feel comfortable (I’ll even win over that family member who asked nicely if you could skip family photos this year)
Understanding what matters most. I capture magic in those fleeting moments. 

Favorite Things

Traveling – have passport, will travel. We’ve taken our kids to 6 countries and would like to add roughly 190+ more. Alone, I have traveled to 15 countries and studied abroad in Denmark.
Cheese – More Cheese Please. That is also the name of the restaurant I will open one day. Next door will be No More Cheese Please for those who love delish food sans fromage. 
Cooking – I LOVE to cook. I prepare meals 3-5 times a day (thanks pandemic) and find so much joy in creating food. I am more of an intuitive cook than recipe follower but send me your favorite recipes!
Dancing – I am always dancing. Fun extra fact: the kitchen is also for dancing.

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