Freezing time is my superpower

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Hi, I am Annie! Your adventure family photographer.

Born and raised in the PNW and bitten with the travel bug, I have over 10 years of experience photographing families’ magical moments and adventures. I am passionate about traveling, creating, getting lost in the moment, and photographing deep connection and shared experiences. 


From life’s little adventures at home to exploring a majestic wonderland, I will be there to provide proof that it happened. Your fleeting moments will be forever frozen in time. I’m not just a lifestyle & documentary photographer but also your family’s historian. 


I am there for you so you can be in the frame. My purpose goes beyond bringing the camera. I want to create a fun easy-going experience for you and your loved ones to slow down and be truly present in the moment. No adventure is too big or too small. I only ask that you show up as you are and believe in a little bit of magic. ✨

Canby family with newborn in Annie Helen photo session Annie was prompt and helpful when I first inquired about a session, she was so great with my kiddos during the photo shoot, and the photos came out amazing! There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how great she was and how happy we are with the finished products!
– Maria
Mother and daughter dancing at Lewis and Clark College near the reflecting pool My favorite thing about Annie’s work is that not only the sweet, “picture perfect”, moments are captured; she’s so good at getting the silly, candid, fleeting moments – the spirit of the person, not the posed smile.
– Jane
Family walking through Domaine Divio Winery in Newberg Oregon Annie knows how to look and capture the real moments with my family and also provide guidance to us on creating a visually appealing pictures. She was good at communicating with me before we met, during the photography session and afterwards when our photos were about to arrive. Our last photography session we traveled to a winery for great backdrop and scenery. I should also add my 1-year old cried almost the entire photography session and she was so attentive that she captured pictures of him smiling and happy, which I don’t know how she did that, but she did.
– Lindsay
Mom and newborn snuggling in Seattle during photo session What I love most about Annie is her ability to bring out the beauty in natural, genuine moments. She has an eye that seeks out what is real and brings it to the forefront, making it tangible in every shot. Annie is full of ease and has a great sense humor so it’s easy to be yourself and not feel posed.
– Tracy

Client Experience

My clients are fun-loving families who want adventurous portraits but also those tender in-between moments. They want to invest in their family legacy with high quality imagery to relive and remember what really mattered most


Photo experiences with me are comfortable, fun, and easy-going. I am there to observe you wander, play, and do whatever brings you joy. Whether we land in your backyard or on a mountain top, I promise to authentically and artistically document your connections and personalities as you are.  


After our time together, comes the best part of my job: I get to show you the magic that I captured. You’ll receive a thoughtfully curated online gallery of all the best images from our time together. 


It’s your turn to see how beautiful your family really is, frozen in time. 


So, am I your photographer? What else would you like to know about me?

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.