Anne of Green Gables


That’s Anne, Anne with an “e”.

This session has been a dream in the making for me since, well, since I first became a children’s photographer nearly twelve years ago. I can still remember the first time my stepmother, June, introduced me to the Anne books and movies. How to describe a character like Anne? I adored her relationship with Marilla, Mathew, and Diana. Her love of books, of learning and the pursuit of “her ideal” man when he was there all along … what girl didn’t swoon over Gilbert?

When I booked this location back in March as a location to hold one of my Sweetlight Collective Workshops (for child + family photographers), I knew I had to plan an Anne of Green Gables shoot — the location (house, grounds, etc.) were a perfect fit to my vision … although, nothing comes close to Prince Edward Island (dream vacation), I knew I could make it work. To prepare for the shoot I watched the movies (the first two, naturally) and had two custom dresses made (Anne’s + Diana’s) and purchased “Gilbert’s” outfit from Zara and put down on paper the posing/scene ideas I wanted to recreate to my interpretation.

Of course, not all of the scenes I captured made it to the final cut. I had an additional scene with my “Anne” + “Diana” with a bottle of raspberry cordial, but it’s a hard scene to pull off unless the viewer is a 100% “Anne Fan” and understands the girls are NOT drinking something inappropriate {wink}.

If you are interested in learning more about my Workshops for photographers, please visit my website by clicking HERE. I only have two more Workshops before I retire (from workshops, not photography) located in Southern California (nearly sold out) and Round Top Texas at Rachel Ashwell’s luxurious The Prairie. Also, all of the images in this series were process from the Photoshop actions I sell for photographers — view the actions by clicking HERE.

If you are an “Anne Fan”, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below … And sharing the link to the blog is always welcomed + appreciated.



Thank you to my sweet model (and especially her Mama for driving her all the way from Texas) … when she modeled for my previous Texas Workshop, I knew she’d make a wonderful “Anne” … not only in looks, but in spirit. I look forward to capturing her again in the future.

Lastly, try to provide a “grown-up” model or two at my photographer workshops, so meet our grownup Anne bridal shoot model below.

Isn’t she lovely?


Vendor Credits |

Location | The McGee House in Harrodsburg Kentucky
Hair | Jimmy Whitenack {instagram @hair_connarymua} + Jessica Manis {@eyedobeautyonlocation}
Styling | Skye Hardwick Edmonds




Model Shoot


Catching up on the blog with a model shoot I did. Very excited to be back in the swing of things and catch up with all my blog readers. Thank you for stopping by!

Also, this was my first shoot with my new camera (of course, I was sure I was comfy with the new diggs before its debut) – I am so in love! I am a Nikon-girl, forever! When I first started out just about six years ago it was on a Canon film body, but then I borrowed someone’s F5 with an 85 1.4 and was sold. The following week I purchased my own F5 and other than a small three month fling with a Canon 5D (which I was very unhappy with and once I picked up a friends D200 I sold the 5D that night and purchased my own D200 — this was a few years back), I’ve stuck with Nikon.

Lastly, check out the find my Gary got at a garage sale for me … the bike for $35!