A LITTLE ABOUT ME
The essence of the moments of your life will be captured forever.
~ Anne' Phillips
Hello! I'm Anné and all my life, I've been passionate about fashion, art, design and beauty. I’ve worked both in front of, and behind the camera, for over three decades.
I was born and raised in a small village, Saku, Estonia. My mom taught me how to sew when I was seven. By the time I was in my teens, I was sewing most of the clothes I wore. I also started selling some of my clothing designs, but during Soviet occupation entrepreneurship was forbidden. I applied to a fashion design school, but classes were filled, so I took my mom's advice to study accounting. That’s when I was approached by a modeling agency and started modeling. It was a step that took me into a fashion industry, which was my dream! Soon afterward, opportunities opened up for me to live and work in foreign countries such as Sweden and Finland.
In 1992, I had the privilege to walk the runway for Mrs. Blanka A. Rosenstiel’s fashion design collection in Miami, Florida. (Mrs. Rosenstiel was an Honorary Consul to Poland.) I made many new friends in both the fashion and art industry and decided to continue my studies in United States.
Three years later I moved to California where I worked in the health industry and where my beautiful son was born. Then I moved back to Florida to open up a few chiropractic clinics with my husband. But my life took a different turn, and I went back to college to study marketing and design.
In 2007 I graduated with the highest portfolio score in my school's history: 98.75%. (The portfolios were graded by the faculty of Ringling College of Art and Design, and the previous best was 92%.) But the U.S. was in a recession and nobody was hiring. So I decided to combine my passion for art, fashion, beauty and modeling and founded Anné Phillips Photography.
I've traveled the world photographing models, and I photographed the runways of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and Caribbean Fashion Week. I've also supported my hometown of Tampa, Florida, by serving 10 consecutive years as Fashion Week Tampa Bay’s lead photographer. Tampa Bay Biz Journal named Anné Phillips Photography one of their favorite photographers. My work has been published in both local and international magazines.
When I work with clients in photo sessions, I always envision how these images would appear in a magazine. I never settle, and I’m always up for new challenges by trying out new ways to be current and unique.
Those who have worked with me said that I'm professional, friendly, an expert in placement and lighting, and an outside-the-box thinker.
Interested in finding out how my photography services could be of help to you? Contact me and let's talk. I’d love to hear from you!
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