Photo by Jenelle Southwell Photography

Photo by Jenelle Southwell Photography


I’m Anastasia.  I’m a lifestyle + birth photographer based in Charlotte, NC.  

I don’t like stiff, posed photography.  I specialize in lifestyle photography and birth photography because I want to create real, un-posed, authentic images that tell a story.

All of my life, I’ve heard people talk about how fast time goes by; now that I am a mom, I finally fully understand firsthand what they mean.  I understand the feeling of time speeding by while you’re trying to savor every single precious moment that you can.  The thing about time, and all of these special moments, is that once they happen, they’re over.  We can’t go back and relive them. 

My goal as a photographer is to freeze time, to capture a tiny glimpse into your life so that these moments can be kept forever. 

To capture that moment when the people you love make you smile that beautiful, genuine smile, not the cheesy, rehearsed “say cheese!” smile.  To capture that moment of joy and relief when you see your brand new baby for the first time, after months and months of waiting.  To capture that moment when your grandmother tears up when she sees you in your wedding dress for the first time.

If your goal in hiring a photographer is to create an opportunity for all of those tiny extraordinary moments to be captured for you to keep forever, then let’s get together + make that happen.