Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.
— Mary Jean Irion


I'm Anna-Liisa.

Recovering attorney. Aspiring minimalist. Lover of beer and puns.

I specialize in documentary family photography and love capturing the real, silly, weird, and tender moments of childhood.

As a mother of three, I know all too well how fast time goes by and everyday life changes. Babies grow into toddlers and then all of a sudden they're running off to kindergarten and college. You know that quote about the days being long but the years being short? It's so true! When you're deep in the trenches of parenthood, it's easy to get stuck in survival mode. How many times do you get so busy just getting from one thing to the next that when you finally have time to breathe, you realize that the past few weeks or months or years are a blur? 

I'm here to capture that blur -- the laughter and tears, the real moments and connections, and the unique rhythm of your family. I photograph families in a photojournalistic style. My goal is to preserve your current everyday life in an artful way for you to remember always. I'm here to give you a tangible reminder of how awesome and special your family is and how beautiful and full of joy and laughter your life is.

The best part part about my sessions is that they don't feel like photo sessions!

I offer Day In The Life sessions that will make you fall in love with your family all over again. Seriously. And it’s as easy as hanging out with a friend who brought her camera along. There's no stress, no bribery, and no sulking husband. 

I am based in Fairfield County, Connecticut and love to travel.

A Day in The Life of Chelsea’s Family:

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