Love, Loss, and Legacies: Why Anna Kruse is So Passionate About Capturing Timeless Family Moments

While artistic interest runs in Anna Kruse’s family, she didn’t immediately take an interest in photography. In fact, she didn’t even begin photography until she became a mother, but it wasn’t until the loss of her father that she finally decided to make photography into her career, after truly understanding the gift of captured memories.

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In today’s episode, Anna vulnerably shares her story of love, loss, and passing her family’s artistic legacy to another generation. She explains what photography means to her and why it’s drawn her into family photography. She also shares how these experiences have helped her to connect with her families and capture their own vulnerable, open moments on camera.

She also shares her best business advice, how she handles last minute editing requests, and how the landscape around her affects her photography.

This episode is so tender and meaningful. Let’s jump in!

What’s in this episode:

  • [02:31] The familial loss that propelled Anna into her photography career
  • [08:08] How Anna’s change in environment affected the way she approaches photography
  • [11:03] Why Anna is so passionate about capturing family connections
  • [17:20] The unique way Anna thinks about storytelling when capturing these sweet family moments
  • [23:19] The best piece of business advice Anna has ever received
  • [25:31] How Anna sets families at ease when capturing vulnerable moments on camera
  • [31:42] Anna’s lightning round

Tune in to this episode to learn how Anna Kruse’s unique family history has influenced her photography career!

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I Didn’t Do the Thing Today: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt by Madeleine Dore

Meet Anna Kruse

Anna Kruse is married and has 2 kiddos and lots of pets. She was born and raised in El Paso Texas and now resides in the PNW after her husband got out of the Marines. She has been a family photographer going on 5 years. Art is something passed down from generation to generation from her mother’s side, and she is excited to see it being passed to one of her children as well.

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Did this episode with Anna Kruse cause you to rethink the way you approach family photography? Check out this episode Follow your Heart: How to thrive as a Multi-passionate Creative Entrepreneur with Photographer Lucy Baber that shares how another photographer started their career!

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