I am leaving you! This is not goodbye for ever, but yes for now. I will be heading up North at the beginning of May to go live and work at Earthdance CreativeLiving as a volunteer. This is a really exciting opportunity to fully submerge into a world of movers and creators all working and living for the same love of dance and community. I will continue to merge my work in photography and dance and to share my experience with you through my images. In making this shift in my location, I will also be making a serious shift in my financial income by becoming a volunteer for this beloved Non-profit. In preparation for having a smooth transition in and out of worlds I am offering my services to you, my Triangle family of movers and shakers. I have a goal.
Before I leave for the North East I would like to meet a financial goal for myself of $3000.
Here is how I would love your help in reaching this goal.
I will be offering my sessions in two different formats. Check it out:
This is a 2-3 hour experience where you will receive my undivided attention and eye . This is my love, my passion, private sessions present the time and space for me as a photographer and artist to dive in and focus on you as my subject, and for us to work together to create images that we both love. You receive a healthy number of photos that you can use as head shots, promotional material, prints, keepsakes, etc.
2.Photo Fundraiser for Anna w/ Tim Walter! April 17th
This is a really incredible opportunity to get in photos you always dreamed of having with Anna and/ or Tim, for an awesome price (of your choosing). This day is intended to be an informal but focused day with a wide variety of scenes with studio lights as well as natural light. We are creating a structured and malleable space that is designed for play and creation.Tim Walter is graciously donating his time and space for our Photo Day fundraiser. This allows the proceeds and funds to go toward my end goal. Come with friends, clothes and ideas. We will to multiples and repeats as time permits. Session prices (paid individually) fall on a sliding scale of $30-$250 for the day. You receive: 30 minutes with both Tim and myself and 5-10 photographs.
LOCATION: Durham→ Exact location disclosed with reservation. *We will need some help on the day of, so if money is an issue please contact about work trade.
In conclusion, I look forward to hearing from you and scheduling a time for us to connect before I leave. Thank you for your support and generosity. This community has been my home for almost 20 years, and will always be my home. Let's make this month of April one of the best yet. With a big heart, Anna M. Maynard
"Working with Anna is one of the most enjoyable dance-photography experiences I've had. As she is a dancer herself, Anna's keen sense of the moving body aids her enormously in seeing moments of balance, release and breath that other photographers often struggle to capture. A photo shoot with Anna moves quickly...no repeating the same move over and over and over again - she knows within two to three shots if it's going to work. What a pleasure and a fun adventure. Thank you!" -Leah Wilks
“I had an absolute blast working with Anna. She has a deep knowledge of the body and a connection with her own intuition that gives her the ability to craft beautiful frames. I felt like she really captured the essence of what my partner and I wanted to get across. And I felt completely comfortable to be authentic with her—which is rare when having your photo taken. “ -Elise Dorsett
“Working with Anna is always a treat. As someone who is often embarrassed to be in front of the camera, Anna immediately put me at ease. Because she has such a great knowledge of the body and dancers' fears and insecurities, she knows how to give clear instructions to make sure that your photos capture the most unique characteristics that make you who you are, while making you feel a little better about yourself in the process. She has the uncanny ability to capture the "essence" of a dancer.” -Nicole Lawson
“If you want someone who ‘gets’ you – your vitality in motion – then Anna is your woman. She dives right in, plays with the context and brings out your magic and mojo in the moment. The result? Living, breathing, lively images that capture sensuous beauty.” -Glenna Batson