I’ve dreamed about it. I’ve hoped for it. I’ve anticipated it. I’ve been absolutely terrified about it. But I’ve planned for it. And now Tracy Anne Photography is finally a reality. *Yeah* This is the official release party, and you’re invited.

At first it was a fleeting thought. I took pictures of family for fun. I already had a 9-5 job. So I shoved my photography on the shelf labeled “hobbies”. Other things on that shelf came and went – like under water basket weaving (just kidding), but photography was always there. I took my camera everywhere; a part of me is still a newspaper reporter at heart. I attended a seminar in Kansas City led by the two premier wedding photographers in the country. And that’s when the idea was born.

Over the summer I started applying for second jobs. The thought of working in retail over the holidays almost made me ill. Those news clips from the day after Thanksgiving ran on repeat in my head. You know the ones, a mob of terrorized shoppers beating down the door and sprinting inside. In my news clip, I was standing in the middle of it all about to get trampled.

At this point I seriously considered making my photography a business. But it meant taking a pretty big leap into a pool of water muddied by a lot of risk. So I sucked it up and applied at Target. If I have to work somewhere it was going to be somewhere I like to shop. After working my day job, I started my first night at 5 pm. Six and a half hours later, I was driving home. My entire night was gone. All I’d get was a measly $40. I was tired, crabby and bitter. And that's not me. In two days this second job had transformed me into someone even I didn’t like.

Apparently, my husband noticed. The next night two dozen miniature roses waited for me with a card that said “Do the photography thing. We’ll figure it out.” And that is why I married this man. Well, that and he changes the oil in my car.

So here I am. The morning after deciding to start my photography business, I got a Facebook message from a good friend asking me to photograph her wedding. Immediately I knew I’d made the right decision. Thanks Michelle!

After ironing out a few last minute details, Tracy Anne Photography is officially open for business. I’ve posted a few samples of my wedding, family, baby, children and senior photos below. Contact me at for more information or to book a session.