A lifegiving, fulfilling, and profitable photography business is possible.
I'll show you how.

And yet your current reality feels more like a nightmare (or at least an anxious daydream). You love taking pictures, but deal with the sinking feeling that you're just another photographer among many.  Potential sits deep in your bones but nothing you've done so far has given you the transformation you so desperately desire. Mix that dreadful feeling with a constant stream of to-dos that makes it impossible to even enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning and you're at a crossroads.



Something has to change or photography is going back to the hobby-zone. I've been there, my friend. And now I'm sharing all the strategies, concepts, and mindsets that ultimately saved my business (and sanity). Photography can be a dream career, let me show you how it's done.



You didn't pick up a camera to feel overwhelmed and uninspired.
in fact, photography was supposed to be the career of your dreams.

learn about my offerings

We'll cozy up with a hot drink (and some freshly baked cookies) for a 90 minute video chat/strategy call. Your virtual coaching session will include information on marketing, social media, copywriting, design, and general photography but can be customized to fit your current season in business. After our chat, I'll be in touch with a PDF report of everything we talked about along with specific advice I have for your business. These sessions are perfect for business owners who are ready to set a clear path and purpose for their business. 


Does your business need a little one-on-one attention? Join me at the farmhouse for a three hour mentor session complete with a bridal styled shoot, headshots, and hours of hard won information on running a successful, profitable, and fulfilling photography business. I've distilled everything I've learned in my seven years of business (including major mistakes) into a customized mentoring experience that'll leave you feeling confident in your future as a photographer, artist, and entrepreneur.


I know, I know. It feels like there are a million photographers offering their "education" to the world. But goodness, I can't help but share all the lessons and insights I've learned over the course of my career (both as a communications strategist & copywriter AND photographer).



in-person coaching

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virtual coaching

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Our favorite part about working with Ana was how easy she made our wedding day. Everyone in our wedding party and families commented on how friendly, professional, and helpful she was! The pictures were the exact style we were looking for and we couldn’t be happier. She was so organized and efficient, and it really felt like we were hanging out with a friend and not just a photographer all day. 

the kindest words from dear clients

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logan & andrea mcgee

Working with Ana has been one of the best decisions we made, both in wedding planning and in general! Ana is passionate and caring, goes above and beyond for her clients, and is truly a joy to work with. She is encouraging and helpful, extremely flexible and very responsive. 20/10 for Ana - I would recommend her to any and everyone, and look forward to future photo shoots with her!

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Samantha & Brandon Maske

We've been blessed to work with Ana several times in the last couple years for engagement, wedding, and family photos. Each photo shoot with Ana has been filled with friendship and laughter that produced the most beautiful photographs of my family. She always has a smile on her face and a kind word to share. She sees the beauty in the things others may find mundane, then uses her pictures to share that beauty. 

the kindest words from dear clients

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Rachel & Mike Reinsvold

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my ligh
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of allBe Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all


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My manifesto goes a little something like this:  
People come first. Sunset is always a good time for a photo shoot. Quality over quantity. Joy is timeless. Flowy, pastel dresses are your best friend. Puppies are welcome.  Wedding planning doesn't need to be stressful. Film is not dead. Fresh flowers, please...and coffee dates, too. Photography is a form of gratitude and Lord knows, I'm grateful for you. 

A Midwest photography experience like no other

Working with Ana gave me such peace of mind. I struggle with words and knew that she had my back and was the expert. Ultimately, she made my brand sound like me...but better! Ana was so encouraging & helpful, guiding me and my business in the right direction! She was prompt and so kind throughout the whole process, really getting to know me and my brand.

aly carroll: wedding photographer & stock shop owner

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01. ABOUT ANA

Seven Email Templates for Wedding Photographers.

5 Tried-and-True Tips for a Better About Page.

10 Instagram Caption Attention-Grabbers for Creatives & Small Biz Owners.

02. THE STORY

03. TOP RESOURCES

04. GIVING BACK

Hank  handpicked three of my most helpful resources from the library.

MY BUSINESS DOESN'T JUST SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS

01. ABOUT ANA

04. GIVING BACK

03. TOP RESOURCES

02. THE STORY

Mary’s Meals provides life changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every day they attend school.

The writing and design projects I take on are rooted in the idea that small businesses can make a positive impact on this world. That's why your trust in me funds a monthly contribution to Mary's Meals. Did you know? Around 64 million of the world’s hungriest children do not attend school because, in order to survive, they have to work or beg. Mary's Meals works to provide children one nutritious meal per day at a place of education and is a powerhouse of goodness in this world.

"Ana sees the beauty in the things others may find mundane, then uses her pictures to share that beauty."

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ana woods' complete senior posing guide

52 essential email templates for wedding photographers

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- You're tired of fading into the background of aN oversaturated industry -

AND I WON'T SUGARCOAT IT, RUNNING A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS WILL TEST YOU TO YOUR CORE.

Most people will give up on their small business within five years. Disheartening? Maybe. But for the people like you, its just a statistic.  The truth is, the difference between you and the quitters? Its gonna be perseverance, grit, and an unquenchable desire to grow. My photography business allowed me to become my own boss at age 23 and has continued to provide immense freedom and income to our family. Today, I'm thrilled to be letting my fellow creatives in on the nuts and bolts that have paved my way to success

Gratefully, Ana