It has been a hell of a year. You are so grateful to the special people in your life and the usual ways of celebrating them are either overused or just not available.  Perhaps the gift of a portrait session is the answer this Valentine’s Day. 

Let them see themselves through your eyes. 


Portraits as unique as the people you love.

Gorgeous wall art.
Wall art custom made in Italy just for you.
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Your family is the most important thing to you.
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Your family is ART.
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Wardrobe styling and consultation included.

Complimentary hair and makeup for one is included in the session fee.

Fully guided photoshoot. I know how to make you confident and photogenic in front of the camera.

Portrait Reveal and ordering session. Beautiful products custom made for you in Italy.

Full retouching of any photographs purchased. Master retouching included in any wall art purchased.

Payment plans available.

Satisfaction guaranteed. You biggest problem will be having TOO many beautiful photos to choose from.

Session fee is only $290

Includes everything above. Does not include any images (print or digital). Only purchase what you love!


Hell yes! I will walk you through the whole process from beginning to end; I've got your back! Rest assured that the recipient of this gift will feel pampered and cared for through the whole process. 

This is more common than you might think. My simple answer: stop that.

You love them the way you are. Isn't it time that they love themself the same way? Maybe this is a chance for them to see themselves the way the people that love them see them.

Age and size will no longer limit us. Let's capture it. I can pose them so that their beautiful curves shine through. I can pose them to accentuate the curves they thought they lost. No need to worry. Beauty comes in all sizes and shapes. Celebrate it.

The session fee is $290 and includes:

  • Consultation
  • Access to massive wardrobe for women
  • Planning of personalized photoshoot 
  • Hair and makeup for one person. Additional people for hair and makeup is $150 per person. Additional people without hair and makeup is complimentary.
  • Fully guided photoshoot to help you feel confident in front of the camera. None of this "look natural"!
  • Portrait reveal and ordering appointment by zoom or in person at the studio.
  • Full retouching of any photos selected.
  • Payment plans are available because I know you will love your photos!

There is no minimum purchase but clients typically spend between $1200 and $15,000. How much you spend is completely up to you. I have beautiful products from albums, folio boxes and wall art for you to choose from. We can chat about your options at your consultation.  

This is the BEST present to give during lockdown!  This will give your loved one something to look forward to, something to plan for, something to get excited about. We can schedule a zoom or phone call to start planning the session right away. Decisions about wardrobe and HOW they want to be photographed can all be made NOW!  They can make a Pinterest board to keep the excitement alive and send to me so that I can have a sense of the their vision too.  


Anita has left me with much more than pictures. She has left me with a huge appreciation, after a mere glimpse, of the portrait artist's craft. And she left me with images that capture my soul in a way that I couldn't detect. In order to understand this, you have to do it. I would encourage everyone to go to Anita to see themselves through her lens. I told Anita it was like going to a spa for the soul. Thank you, Anita. I will treasure your/my photos forever.
Every year it gets harder and harder to find a unique Christmas gift for my mother-in-law, Marilyn. At 87 years old she really has everything, so last year the family did something completely different and booked her for a spring photo session with Anita. What an amazing day it was! Pampered first with hair and make-up that perfectly enhanced her already classic beauty, Marilyn also had fun choosing some fabulous, fun and flirty outfits from the studio. Then, Anita did what she does best - made her feel like a star! The results were nothing short of stunning! What a great gift idea it turned out to be. The afternoon in the studio really was an experience I know Marilyn enjoyed immensely and will remember fondly and the amazing images will be a gift that the entire family will cherish for years!
Wow! My sister and I spent a wonderful number of hours at Anita’s studio in the warmest and most fun and relaxing environment! Working with the lovely and enthusiastic Anita was beyond compare! Anita is brilliant! Her excitement is infectious and I was relaxed and loved the experience! She captured us perfectly, and the end result brought me to tears. What a confidence booster! Everyone should have this experience. She is a true artist! Thank you, Anita!
Anita photographed my family and our pictures were absolutely stunning! She made the photoshoot so much fun and comfortable for my family. My husband has never ever liked any pictures of himself and was not looking forward to our photo session...BUT, he loved it!!! Anita put him at ease from the first moment and his pictures turned out amazing! Anita is so incredibly talented, skilled and has beautiful visions for photographs! Thank you Anita Watkins!


I am a portrait and personal branding photographer for people who want to return to their offbeat, audacious and fearless selves.

  • I believe it is cool to secretly want to trade your minivan in for a Miata.
  • I believe that Disney is great for a family trip, ONCE.
  • I believe that it is perfectly ok to build your wings AS you are falling off the cliff. In fact, it is the only way to live.

My mission is to empower you to move past your fears and have kickass photographs as proof.

I am Anita Watkins. Always on. Slightly off.

Interested in learning more about working with me? Fill out the contact form below and I will be in touch with you within 1 business day.  If you don’t see an email in your folder, be sure to check your junk folders as well.  

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