I genuinely believe in the value of portraiture.  When I was a young, I enjoyed photos as pretty images but now, I see the deeply personal meaning and significance that portraits of our loved ones hold.  In fact, portraits increase in value over time. And when those we love are no longer with us, those portraits become invaluable. Every time I look at a portrait of someone I love, I am brought back together with them.  That is why I do what I do.  I create luxury folio boxes, custom albums and framed wall art that you, your children and grandchildren will treasure. 

My style is often described as elegant, stylish and classy.  I photograph women, men, teens, couples, bridal, maternity, dance, headshots & personal branding. All of my sessions include wardrobe guidance, styling and professional hair and makeup.  I also guide you in posing throughout your entire shoot, so you don’t need to be an experienced model to look like one.  My sessions are not rushed, by intent, to allow ample time to create photos with beautiful lighting and posing for all body types.  Every final portrait I deliver receives high-end retouching and a signature edit.

My life experiences are unique strengths that I bring into my business.  Years spent in arts marketing, image consulting, education, modeling and dance shape my work and help to bring a better experience to my clients.

Often, people put off something like a portrait session until tomorrow.  But, the years go by much too fast and sometimes that ‘tomorrow’ never comes.  One of my favorite quotes and a driving idea behind my work is, “A year from now what will you wish you had done today?” by Liam Linisong. Don’t put off having your portraits taken.  Give your loved ones something to remember you by both now and in the future.  Portraits are a way to freeze time.  And, whether you choose me as your photographer or another professional, don’t put it off.  There is immense value in a portrait.

-Annarose Monroe

Annarose holds a B.B.A. in Marketing and minor in Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University.  She is a professional photographer and manages her own photography studio. She also serves as the marketing director and promotional photographer for Los Gatos Ballet.  Her work has been used for advertising campaigns and has been published in magazines.  She has received Silver and Bronze Awards for her work in The Portrait Masters Competitions and is a member of the Los Gatos Gold Standard Business Alliance.  Annarose lives in Los Gatos, CA with her husband and three children.