"Anna photographed our wedding back in June. I was a nervous bride and I remember getting off the phone with Anna about a week before our wedding feeling so relieved. Her expertise and professionalism were obvious before we even met. Anna was so patient with my eclectic group as we got ready – my dad was at the gym until 10am and even though she had to be at the church at 11, she did not rush us to get those precious mother/father/bride shots. She captured beautiful moments candidly as well as posed our wedding party in beautiful formal portraits. It was 90 degrees outside and incredibly humid and she was a complete pleasure to work with. We were not rushed at all during our outdoor photos, but when we’d had enough she could tell and wrapped things up. She had a few shots ready for our viewing just days after the wedding. Her photography speaks for itself, but what’s really most important about working with a photographer is that you feel comfortable with them. Anna was completely down to earth and a complete sweetheart. We joked with her and had a great time. She was never intrusive about getting photos and yet she provided us with literally thousands of gorgeous photos. My mother recently passed away and to be able to have such touching and beautiful photos of her and I on my wedding day is truly priceless and something I will always be grateful to Anna for. I know who I will be calling when it’s time for maternity and family portraits."

– Kym B. –


"After years of dragging our six children to the mall and getting the same old boring photos taken, we decided it was time for a change. In November of 2009 we called Anna Thielen Photography and scheduled our first in-home photography session. Little did we know at the time that a family Christmas photo session could be so enjoyable!! Anna made our children feel at ease and made getting photographed fun. This in turn made it possible for her to capture all of the different personalities with ease. My husband and I were beyond completely satisfied with the end results. Our photos and our photo Christmas cards received rave reviews from our family and friends. Having the photos taken in our home was definitely a plus. We were able to showcase our own home and Christmas décor and our children felt comfortable having access to their toys and snacks while their other siblings were photographed. This year we chose to have our portraits taken outside in front of our home. Anna has such unique ideas for posing our large family. Our photos turned out gorgeous and one of a kind. Everyone had a fun evening and we never go anywhere else for our portrait needs!! Thank you Anna for providing us with beautiful photo memories that will last a lifetime!!! "

– The Gillio Family –



"Last year when we were looking for a photographer for our July wedding, we received a recommendation from a family friend. The hard part for us was we were planning our wedding from Connecticut! The minute I called Anna up, we knew that she was going to be marvelous. She was very professional and communicative right from the start, and understood that we were planning a wedding from so far away. The first time we met Anna, we felt even more at ease. The work she showed us was beautiful, and we could not wait to have her be a part of our special day. I know people say that planning a wedding could be a very stressful time for some, but we didn’t have much to stress about, and part of the reason was because Anna was so reliable. She kept in open contact with us and made sure everything was set and ready to go. The day of the wedding, Anna showed up and, really, it was like there wasn’t even a camera there (in a good way!). Anna was very good with taking many action shots throughout the day. She also had such a kind heart to all of our guests. One of the BEST things that we absolutely loved about Anna was her politeness and easiness to work with. Every time Anna had a great idea about taking a shot somewhere, she would always let us know her ideas and ask if she could pull us away for a few minutes – and it truly was only a few minutes, and some of the best pictures were taken during that time! We had our pictures within 8 days of us getting married. They were more beautiful than we could of ever imagined. Anna captured the most beautiful memories. Thank you, Anna, for all of your outstanding work and positive attitude!"

– Stephanie and Vinny Q. –



"Anna photographed our first daughter’s wedding in 2001. She did a fantastic job and we had her photograph our second daughter’s wedding in 2010 and our third daughter’s wedding in 2011. Anna knows just how to capture and create the most beautiful images for everyone’s special day. Last summer, Anna photographed our family and she did an amazing job capturing our grandson’s special and unique expressions. Anna’s eye and expertise in photography have created numerous beautiful and memorable photos of our family. We highly recommend her to take pictures of your family’s special occasions."

– Linda D. –



"I began using Anna Thielen Photography about four years ago after noticing some photographs taken by Anna in a friend’s house and asking for her contact information. Since then, I have had numerous friends turn around and ask me for Anna’s info after seeing pictures of my children taken by Anna. Anna has a knack for knowing just the right type of settings to use, as well as the lighting, angles, etc. No matter how crazy and hectic our photo sessions are (I have four young children) I am always amazed at the pictures that come out of the sessions, they are always beautiful! Thanks Anna!"

– Kristen M. –



"I met Anna in 2003 when she was the photographer at my sister’s wedding. Then again, in 2006 when another one of my sisters got married. Needless to say, when I became engaged, the first person I contacted was Anna. I HAD to make sure she was the person capturing the most important day of my life. As expected, the pictures came out gorgeous. She was able to show me parts of the day that I would have otherwise never been a part of. For me, it was her attention to detail that makes the whole experience stress free. If a necklace is out of place or makeup needs retouching, she is on top of it. She has a great eye for that special shot but is also very open to new ideas should you have your own vision. When we were planning our first-born’s birthday, Anna again was the obvious choice for capturing her one-year shots. As we prepare for the arrival of baby number two, there’s really no one else I trust to make sure the moment is captured just right. Anna’s our girl!!!"

– Maureen G. –



"When I started planning our wedding there was no doubt in my mind who my photographer would be. It had to be Anna. I ha seen her work and knew she was the absolute best. I was looking for non-traditional; capture the moment type of pictures. What I got fully exceeded my expectations. Anna was able to capture the moment without taking us out of the moment. I had a very large wedding party (20+) and Anna showed nothing but patience with everyone. She even learned every single person’s name in our wedding party! I had a lot of specific requests and she honored each one without hesitation. The thing I loved most was that I didn’t feel like I was wasting my day taking pictures. She took a TON of pictures (over a thousand) but Anna was able to get in and do her job quickly snapping the most beautiful pictures I could have imagined. Lets face it. At the end of your wedding day you’re left with your memories and your photographs. And while even the best memories fade over time, mind won’t because I have such wonderful pictures to remind me of every perfect detail. I can honestly say that our wedding day was one of the best days of my life and I’m beyond grateful that Anna was able to capture it just the way I remember it."

– Kaytee and Kyle –



"Anna where do I start! You couldn’t ask for a better or more talented and caring photographer. She truly has a passion for what she does and is very serious about pleasing and satisfying each and every one of her clients needs. I have for the past 20 years or more entrusted Anna for all of our family portraits, graduation shoots, 25th wedding celebration, and the weddings of both of my daughters. She is now photographing my dear grandchildren. I will continue to recommend Anna to friends and family as long as she is a photographer! She is the best!"

– Cindy C. –



"Anna has been capturing our family in pictures for over 4 years now and I highly recommend her to all. My son Will was a winter baby and she was kind enough to come to our home for the photo shoot, so we wouldn’t have to take him out in the cold or wait in line at a mall portrait studio. Anna is professional, always punctual, and incredibly creative! She takes gorgeous outdoor photographs. Anna had my daughter throw on her snowsuit and took her out to play in the snow for some adorable winter photographs. She has met us at Lake Katherine in the fall and spring and downtown Frankfort in the summer for family and 1 year photos. Most recently, we went to her home studio to have our holiday photo taken where she had an array of backdrops and props to choose from. Anna is so patient with kids! We have done several cousins photo shoots, which are never an easy task to get everyone smiling at once, but somehow she always does! Thank You, Anna! We look forward to working with you for years to come!"

– Jennifer H. –



"Anna came highly recommended to me by a family member, and I couldn’t be happier to have found her. She captured every moment and emotion of my wedding day leaving me with photos that were so beautiful and elegant. After having a baby, Anna has been there for each milestone age to provide me with the pictures that I proudly gush over with friends and family. Her work has been more of a gift to me than a service provided!"

– Marilyn C. –



"If you are looking for an amazing photographer, then Anna Thielen is who you want! Anna has taken photos of my family for the past 7 years… communions, family sessions and more. We have two very large dogs and two daughters and Anna is always able to capture the most AMAZING photos! (Not easy to do with pets). Anna is very talented… the disk of photos that I get every year is truly a piece of art. Thanks again Anna…for all the great memories."

– Nancy D. –



"I have used Anna to photograph my family for the last 3 years. During that time, we have done the infant through 1st year stages types of photos, holiday pictures, and just some fun summertime outdoor photos. She has great suggestions for outdoor locations that have beautiful flowers or colorful changing leaves. I love the combination of candid and portrait pictures we receive from her after each session. And to get the CD of all the pictures!!! Amazing!!! I love the flexibility of having all the images in my possession. Anna is wonderful to work with and I believe we will use her for years to come."

– Jill G. –



"My husband and I got married in August of 2012 and we hired Anna Thielen Photography to do our wedding photos. We had a fabulous time with Anna all day. She was kind, energetic, and punctual the entire day with my family and me. Friends and family were so impressed with her too. Anna captured our special day so beautifully. We will definitely be using Anna for our family portraits when that time comes! Thank you Anna for such sweet memories that will last a lifetime!"

– Silvana and Ray –



"Anna was my wedding photographer, my sister’s wedding photographer and has taken family photographs for us since- she is personable, reliable and communicative. Her photographs always turn out beautifully so you never have to worry about the quality, even with my wriggly little boys! We love Anna so much that we make it a point to have photos taken with her when we’re in the Chicago area. "

– Vicki –



"Anna Thielen photographed my wedding 16 years ago and I still use her service today for all my family portraits. Anna does excellent work. She is very detailed and creative. She is also very patient and kind…especially with children. She is also very pleasant to be around. I have always enjoyed her company during our photo shoots. She is a very hard worker and always goes the extra mile to make sure that we are happy. I always highly recommend her to family and friends. I have Anna to thank for all my beautiful wedding and family portraits."

– Sue R. –



"I first met Anna in 1995 when she was the photographer at our wedding. I was so nervous on that day and she instantly made me feel calm and relaxed. She was wonderful throughout the whole day and evening. Taking pictures at my house, church and reception all while making us laugh. Taking the pictures was so much fun and she captured so many wonderful memories. My pictures were absolutely amazing and everything I had hoped and dreamed of. Just spectacular!!! I ran into Anna again in approximately 2006 while our daughters were taking dance classes together. I knew she looked familiar and instantly knew who she was the moment I heard her sweet voice. Ever since that day Anna has taken individual and family portraits of my three children. Always suggesting the most beautiful places to set as backgrounds and the best times of the day to set them at. She has taken last minute head shots of my daughter when she was auditioning for dance companies or submitting pictures for beauty pageants. I always get so excited after she takes the kids pictures because I can hardly wait for the finished results. I always recommend Anna to friends and family. Thanks Anna for all the years of photography. You are simply the best!"

– Chris N. –



"I’m happy to say we have been using Anna for 10 years now. We used Anna for our wedding in 2003, and since then for our three children. It is amazing to look back, and to see that Anna has captured our family, and our children’s milestones since newborns. Anna has never disappointed us with her professional work, and her patience for photographing. She is very flexible, and very quick to getting our images back. We absolutely love her work and will continue to have her capture our family memories for years to come."

– The Morack Family –



"Working with Anna is an absolute pleasure! She is an incredibly talented photographer! She captured our son’s first year so well that we will cherish the pictures for a lifetime! I get so many compliments on our pictures and I look forward to her photographing my family many times in the future! Thank You Anna!!!"

– Jamie M. –



"I have known Anna for 10 years and have worked with her professionally in the studio and on a personal level. She loves what she does and is always patient and has an amazing love for photography."

– Amber C. –



"Anna, I just saw the pictures from yesterday’s session and they are adorable! I am so glad I found you on facebook! Thank you for the beautiful pictures!!"

– Nichole M. –