Hi, I am Annika
And I am absolutely obsessed with living life wholeheartedly. I like to describe myself as curious, bougie, and somewhat funny. I fell in love with photography during my sophomore year of High School, and it has been a love affair ever since. I am incredibly passionate about capturing the uniqueness of whoever is in front of my lens. I genuinely love getting to know and learning about my clients, which is why I adore photographing people. I will most likely be asking you about a billion questions during our shoot. I am very curious! I believe that having your memories captured should be fun and come with ease, and that is what I strive for in each session. My heart is always for each individual to feel comfortable and confident as we work together to create some lifelong memories for you.
SOME RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME
-I am currently in school pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology
-I am a fairly tattooed gal and love em all
-I listen to music on my headphones any chance I get
-I am an absolute water baby. I LOVE swimming
-I could eat Poké salads every day of my life
-Baby blue is my favorite color
-When I'm not photographing or studying, I'm probably baking cinnamon rolls :)
Asia and Kasey//
We were lucky enough to be recommended to Annika by a mutual friend. We were having trouble finding a photographer in Humboldt that met the aesthetic we wanted, but as soon as we saw Annika’s photos, we emailed her straight away and booked her that same week. Our first time meeting her was when we took our engagement photos. She just made it so much fun and is genuinely such a funny, sweet, kind person to be around. We had the best time with her and felt so good about our decision to shoot our wedding photos. The photos came back AMAZING.
A few months later we found out we were going to need to postpone our wedding to the following year, and she was more than accommodating. Up until our wedding day, she was so involved. She worked with our plan to fine-tune our timeline to work for our shot list and truly went above and beyond to make sure we were all set for our wedding day.
On our wedding day, she so gracefully wrangled our crazy wedding party and big extended family for photos, captured so many sweet candid moments, and our wedding photos are something we will cherish for the rest of our lives. They came out so incredible and well exceeded our expectations.
Bottom line, just book her! She’s amazing and it will be the best decision you make when planning your wedding day. We’re sure glad we did.
Linda and nathan//
"I came across Annika’s page on Instagram and was amazed at how she captured such beauty in her photos. The initial process was so nice and smooth. Annika responded very quickly and had all of her wedding packages laid out for us to look over. After a few messages back and forth and obsessively looking at her Instagram, I got a good vibe and knew she was the perfect woman for the job! Throughout the entire planning process, she was there to easily communicate with and help with any questions. For the day of the wedding, Annika made everything so easy! A few weeks before the big day she had Nate and I put together an idea of a photo shot list of friends & family, doing that made photos go so much faster and more smooth than I imagined it would. For our bride & groom portraits, she made it feel so natural for my husband (who doesn’t always like photos taken) and myself. The way her personality is so warm and comforting, it honestly felt like one of our close friends was doing our portraits. When we received the photo gallery (which didn’t take too long at all!) we were floored at how perfect they turned out. Looking at those photos gives me goosebumps. Annika captured all of the love and happiness that was present that day, I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding photographer."
Bianca Lobos //
"When Annika is out capturing photos of my family or taking professional portraits—she's fun, kind, easy-going & professional. Annika envisions these beautiful ideas of what she would like to capture and WORKS-HER-MAGIC! She captures life, love & personality with each photo, and executes our sessions every time! My toddler loves her, I love her and her work! Y'all, Annika is a miracle worker and delivers the most stunning and aesthetically pleasing photos that will be cherished forever! P.S. even when it's cold, and sand is in the air because of the wind and it took hours to get yourself and everyone ready —have FUN! Those make the best memories and the photos captured are priceless!"
Every photoshoot experience I have had with Annika, both personally and professionally, has been wonderful. Her communication style is approachable and kind while being both clear and intentional about her booking.
I had followed Annika on Instagram for a couple of months before reaching out to book my first photoshoot. I was constantly inspired and in awe by the beautiful gallery, she curated for her social media online presence. I reached out to Annika to book a photo shoot for my family’s business, Hot Knots. Needless to say, we fell in love with the way Annika directed our models on different poses for the shoot with grace and styled our clothes to best highlight our latest clothing collection. We continue to work with her because she is a phenomenal photographer and works quickly to deliver your edited online gallery. I was very pleasantly surprised by this since it is crucial for small businesses to have a quick turnaround time with product photos for marketing purposes.
Recently, I booked a photo shoot for Mother’s Day as a surprise for my family, since we had never taken family photos before. Both of my parents were nervous because they typically do not enjoy getting their pictures taken. Moments into our shoot with Annika, we were all relaxed and laughing because she made us feel so comfortable, which is a skill that Annika doesn’t have to work hard to achieve because she is so naturally genuine with her humorous, gentle, and sweet presence. Annika’s photography style is stunning, she has an eye for the perfect shot and never disappoints. Without fail, I have loved every single photo I have received in the multiple galleries she has delivered to me. Annika will always be my first choice as a photographer and I highly recommend her for any event, family photos, business photography, and more.