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My name is Anna McParlan

My name is Anna McParlan

Hello hello. So happy you are here. If you were sitting at my table, I'd concoct up a latte of your liking. I'd ask about your story and share a little about mine. I am Anna- a believer in relentless hope, wild redemption, and love played out in tangible ways. I married my high school crush and together were raising 5 (yes, you read that right) adventurous and kind hearted babies. We do life intentionally, always leave space on the paper for redemption, and advocate fiercely for foster care.

God planted a beautiful story in your heart- and I want to tell it in a stunning way.

I will never tire of beautiful stories. The adversity. The overcoming. The choosing a new way forward. The people and choices and moments that make up a beautiful life. It all seems to go so fast- like the most precious and brutal blur. And yet, when we slow down and look, we can find so much beauty.

It's the way I'm wired- to find beauty scattered among the ordinary. To celebrate every little thing. I'm all for popping champagne on a Tuesday because life is short and the love of your life is still choosing you, making strangers friends, and stirring up hope. Your story- the good, hard, the messy, and the beautiful are a gift to be captured in a stunning way.

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PLANNING A WEDDING ABROAD?


My favorite spots


Based in Duluth, MN but always up for an adventure. Here are some of my favorite destinations I've captured some epic love stories at.

DULUTH, MN



LUTSEN, MN



GRAND MARAIS, MN



MINNEAPOLIS, MN



BAYFIELD, WI

DENVER, CO



TULUM, MEXICO



SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA



MADELINE ISLAND, WI



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Wade + Ana

“WOW! We are incredibly amazed by all of these photos. We seriously have no words to describe their beauty. We never would have dreamed of photos like this. We cannot even believe it!! We are feeling SO thankful for you, and how you were able to capture all of our love on that day. You are truly SO talented, Anna!

We are so glad you were with us that day, and will never forget the love you showed us during the most important day of our lives. We can't wait to reach out to you again in the future for more.”

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Love Notes From My Clients

Love Notes From My Clients

mAYBE JUST MAYBE, IT WAS NEVER ABOUT IT BEING PERFECT AFTER ALL. maYBE IT WAS ABOUT SHOWING UP; IMPERFECTLY YOU, FULLY PRESENT, AND RUNNING FULL SPEED IN ALL GOD MADE YOU TO BE. mAYBE ON YOUR SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT LIFE YOU STUMBLED UPON THE TRUTH OF WHERE THE REAL JOY IS. THAT ABUNDANT LIFE IS SPENT IN THE MOMENTS WHERE YOU TOOK A FULL DEEP BREATH, LOOKED INTO THE EYES OF THE PEOPLE YOU LOVED, AND SQUEEZED THE CELEBRATION OUT OF EVERY MOMENT.

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