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I'm AnA

Photographer by day and coffee-fueled blogger by night. I live in an Iowa farmhouse with my high school sweetheart and our puppy, Hank. Here you'll find my professional work, lifestyle musings, and encouragement for creatives. Stay awhile!





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Ana Woods | Des Moines Wedding Photography Have you visited Glen Oaks Country Club in early September? The air is warm and summer lingers in the air, yet signs of Autumn are hidden like treasures throughout the golf course. Brady and Callie were married in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony on a sunny afternoon. Their celebration […]

Brady & Callie | A September Wedding at Glen Oaks Country Club

September 7, 2017

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Tags: Des Moines Senior Photography. Iowa Senior Photography. Midwest Senior Photography. Fine Art Senior Photography. Film Senior Photography.

Katelyn | A Film Senior Session at the Farmhouse

August 24, 2017

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You read One Thousand Gifts right? Or maybe you have a gratitude practice like this one? A journal may be more your speed or even a simple prayer of thanksgiving before bed. One of the major lessons I have learned from dealing with anxiety is gratitude changes things. It changes our perspectives, moods, and even our brains. When I […]

#myweeklyhappylist | A Practice in Gratitude

August 21, 2017

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Reading isn’t for everyone! Prefer the spoken word? Listen to this post here!  We cozy up on the couch with coffee, blankets, and laptops. A lemon scented candle sits next to a bowl of fresh berries and you take a deep breath. Hopes and dreams spill from your heart and a smile spreads across my face […]

The Number One Lesson I Share at Mentor Sessions | Midwest Creative Coaching

August 18, 2017