Anna Venhaus, M. Photog., Cr.
As you look through our website, you’ll find that we’re not your ordinary photography studio. Ask around…you’ll hear we’re the place to go for bold, creative, and different portraits. We feel that if the most important factor in a successful studio is the relationship with clients, then the second is the willingness to push yourself to do things better and more creatively…and we do that with great confidence and passion to ensure your photography experience here is the level above anything you can find elsewhere! We mean it when we say we want you to have the most memorable experience when you come to us and leave with thrilling portraits every time. We know that this time in your life is not only exciting but also extremely important. We also understand the importance of why you may choose us for your portraits, and we promise we won’t disappoint! If you have any questions while you begin to dream about your session, please feel free to call or email. We look forward to meeting you.
Anna started the studio when she was only 21, and we think that’s kind of big deal! We love that she is always
looking for new and creative ideas that make every session unique. She has the ability to make the client feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera, which shines through in the finished product.
Awards and Recognition:
2013 PPA- Gold Medalist in photographic competition
2012 PPA – Bronze Medalist in photographic competition
High School Senior Portraiture
Spa Model Winners in 2008 (Jake Deiters) and 2011 (Arielle Beckemeyer and Brianna Ratermann)
2011 Top Ten Girls Folio -Senior Portrait Artists-
2010 Senior Photographer of the Year-Associated Professional Photographs of Illinois-
2010 Best Senior Girl Folio-Southern Illinois Art League-
2009 Senior Choice Award-Associated Professional Photographs of Illinois-
2009 Judge’s Choice Award-Associated Professional Photographs of Illinois-
2011 2nd Place Kid’s image-Senior Portrait Artists-
2010 2nd Place Kids Portrait-Associated Professional Photographs of Illinois-
2010 Best Portrait-Southern Illinois Art League-
2010 Best Wedding Image-Southern Illinois Art League
2009 Best Wedding Image-Mid America Regional Conference-
2009 Best Wedding Album Award-Associated Professional Photographs of Illinois-
Multiple Kodak Gallery Awards & Loan Images
Anna’s images have been published in Professional Photographers Magazine and have also been showcased at trade shows for the Professional Photographers of America, American Color Lab, and HP printers.
Anna served on the board of directors for 2 years for the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois and is a past President of Southern Illinois Art League (2008-2009)