Ann Norment of Ann’s Photogaphy is a Charlotte NC Wedding Photographer whose work reflects the unique love story of each couple. Capturing the day as a storyteller, Ann and her team have a distinct style and eye for very natural moments throughout the day. This is reflected in the story books she produces for each couple. Ann also captures the story of a new family from maternity through baby’s first year with a lovely album documenting your new families first year.
Ann Norment of Ann’s Photogaphy is a Charlotte NC Wedding Photographer whose work reflects the unique love story of each couple. Capturing the day as a storyteller, Ann and her team have a distinct style and eye for very natural moments throughout the day. This is reflected in the story books she produces for each couple.
This cute little peanut came into my studio recently. Mermaid themes can be so fun!
I am so excited for Clay and Lindsay’s wedding this year! We had a great time in uptown Charlotte NC for their engagement session. We captured some of the images at Vivace Restaurant in Charlotte NC. Clay is very silly and they both were so much fun! Here are some of my favorite images from our afternoon together.
Charlotte NC Wedding Photographer – Ann's Photography – Award winning image International Print Competition
Local Photographer’s Work Goes to International Exhibition
Ann Norment of Ann’s Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.
Charlotte, NC, 1/3/2014—A PHOTOGRAPH created by Ann Norment of Ann’s Photography in Charlotte NC has recently been accepted into the GENERAL Collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2013 International Photographic Competition. Norment’s work will be on display at the Phoenix Convention Center, January 12-14, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations.
A panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and just 682 (about 7 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book, and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press.
Titled “DESERT BRIDE” Norment’s photograph will be in the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling and special invitational displays. These images constitute one of the world’s largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof.
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Ann’s Photography Receives 2013 Best of Fort Mill Award
Fort Mill Award Program Honors the Achievement
FORT MILL December 3, 2013 — Ann’s Photography has been selected for the 2013 Best of Fort Mill Award in the Wedding & Newborn Photographers category by the Fort Mill Award Program.
Each year, the Fort Mill Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Fort Mill area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Fort Mill Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Fort Mill Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Fort Mill Award Program
The Fort Mill Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Fort Mill area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Fort Mill Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Fort Mill Award Program
Fort Mill Award Program
My Father was my biggest fan. Two months ago today he left my world for the next and I have been a little lost. This first 12 months following his death will be full of firsts, first time my children have their birthday without their grandfather, my husband and I had our 18th anniversary without my father just a few days after he passed back in July. It will be the first Holiday season without my father, then his birthday as well as mine without him physically here. I am at a workshop in Florida right now and every time I come back from a workshop, I see him the following day. I tell him about all the new things I learned, all the new people I met and the amazing community of photographers I feel privileged to know. He will not be there when I get back and I will not be able to share it with him. I have felt his presence all week though. He seems to be everywhere right now. I will be spreading some of his ashes here. He was in Florida as a young man in school before transferring to New Mexico to complete a degree in Pharmacy after serving in WWII.
My Father was a pilot for 29 years in the Air Force and his last station was at the Air Force Academy where he was a flight instructor and Professor of Human Physiology. He had many hobbies, one of which was Photography. He was good and he taught me a lot about cameras as a young girl. I would not be down the path I am with my life if it was not for my Dad. My studio partner, Linda Packard and I volunteered to create some portraits at my Father’s assisted living back in February. I wanted to give all the residents families a gift that I knew they would cherish. Several of those residents have passed since we did this. I did not know my father would be among them. Those images are my most cherished things I have now.
We took my father to the beach the spring of 2012. It was our last family vacation together. My husband noticed my Dad through our bedroom window sitting on the patio with our Dog. It is also another one of my most favorite images of my Dad that I have.
Take lots of photographs of the ones you love. Make sure you are also in some of those photographs. They will become the most precious things you have when that person is gone from your life. Don’t worry about how you look. Don’t use the excuse of ”I will be in a family photograph when I loose weight, or cut my hair, have makeup on, have the right clothing on” It doesn’t matter. Photographs are about capturing life as it is happening. They freeze your moments in time and capture memories that you can relive over and over. Don’t make excuses. Be in the picture!
My father was an amateur photographer his whole life so I spent 4 days after he passed sifting through hundreds of photographs of him throughout his life time. It was amazing to see self portraits and images he took as a young man on his travels. He was in WWII as well as Korea. He also explored many areas of the US as a young man and climbed all the 14,000 foot peaks in the US. He was an Ice Dancer for the fun of it while in the military. My parents met in a skating club in DC. When he was stationed at the Air Force Academy, he was thrilled to skate with Peggy Fleming while she was training for the Olympics in Colorado Springs. One evening when I was a teenager in Golden Colorado, I turned on the news and saw a segment about a new program at the YMCA in downtown Denver. People where learning to fly on the trapeze. They showed some men on them, one doing flips back and forth, then landing onto the trampoline below then bouncing off to come and be interviewed. It was my Dad. I never knew what he was going to do. He was always doing something fun and daring. He taught all of us to live our lives fully and passionately. He always told us you could do anything you put your mind to, just go do it. Life is precious, and we don’t know when it is over. I plan to live my life like every day is the last.
If you would like to view my tribute to my father, please click on this: Dad’s Tribute
I do love newborns – this one was only 5 days old when she came to me. She was one of my first newborns I ever photographed. She is now over a year old and I realized, I never blogged about her so here are a few of my favorite from the session.
Meet Christian who was born on April 9, 2013. he was 8 lbs, 2 ozs and 21 inches long. Special thanks to My Darling Emma who provided the argyle print outfit and to Knits and Knots who provided the knitted hat/diaper cover for this session. Please visit both of their websites linked to their names for more info on their product. I love the outfits from both of these very talented individuals!
I am behind on my blog! I photographed the Jones family last year in the fall. The father was unable to attend the session but they have scheduled another for this summer at the beach that I am looking forward to! I wanted to post these because the leaves and sky where spectacular the day we did this session last year. The colors were so brilliant! Here are a few of my favorite images from the session.