All I want to do is have the opportunity to truly know you and connect with you. Because, through this friendship, we can capture your joy, your connection, and your legacy. How would you feel if those three things: joy, connection and legacy, were experienced in one single image? I'm confident it would be one of your most treasured images that defines you. This is what portrait photography means to me, and what I want to capture for you.
You know that feeling when an exciting moment takes your breath away? For a second you’ve cataloged that snapshot in your imagination’s joy-jar — every now and then it reappears in your thoughts and lifts you up when you least expect it. When I get breathless with delight photographing you, I know I’ve captured a joy-jar moment: your legacy and purpose. Images like these are timeless, powerful and important treasures that will help you remember what means the most to you.
Let's chat about what's inside your joy-jar.
There's a few key people who have mentored and encouraged me on this photography journey. I once thought about studying photography in college and my parents, being their huge supportive selves, gave me this Minolta x370 film camera for Christmas. Years later my husband unknowingly continued this tradition and surprised me with a camera for Christmas, mostly to photograph Sophia and the extrordinary in our ordinary, which I still use today.
I'm Phil's wife. He was born in the UK and raised in New Zealand. I'm also Sophia and Brutus' mom.
I have lived in upstate New York, Kentucky and North Carolina. I now serve clients in the Bergen County, New Jersey and Manhattan areas.
I'm sentimental, and love using these 70-year-old Pyrex bowls that belonged to my grandmother.
And I'm always searching for ways to share my talents by photographing the meaning of legacy and purpose.
“Anitra captured the very essence of my family. She is so engaging that all of us, including my kids, barely knew we were being photographed. She has a superb eye for seeing the extraordinary in our ordinary.”
"Anitra's fun and kind personality made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera. What you see in Anitra's gorgeous portfolio is what you get. She is very professional, personable, and a perfectionist."
"You captured my daughter's glow, it's magical."
“Anitra approached our crazy family of 7 adults and 5 children with grace, patience and a sense of humor. All of these traits were needed at various times during the shoot. We highly recommend and trust her for the capture of treasured memories.”
"Anitra, your photos are full of aliveness."
"With Anitra's photography, we are now proud to showcase our professional selves by demonstrating the level of work and expertise we have to offer."
"Had so much fun working with Anitra for new headshots. She relaxes everything from the beginning, has a very creative eye and gives fantastic direction to get the best shots. And my photos look amazing!"
“Anitra's ability to adapt to any location and be creative with composition is amazing. My favorite aspect of our session was how she captured the light, making the images ethereal in a way. My team and I received great compliments on our photos.”
Special thanks to my sister at Chrissy Elizabeth Photography for capturing my portraits. The best part about sharing our passion for photography is collaborating, laughing, and dreaming with you daily. Love you to the moon and back.