about me

I am a family photographer based in Utah County but I love to travel. I grew up in Utah and moved back over 10 years ago after living in San Diego and just outside Philadelphia. I loved those places and am also happy to be back in this beautiful state. I started my love of photography years ago capturing the every day moments of my family. Then I started taking portraits. I love all kinds of photography - lifestyle, portrait, nature, landscape, architecture. My philosophy is that the only photo you regret is the one you didn’t take!

Some of my other loves are my husband, my 3 daughters and son-in-law, traveling, Dr Pepper, card games, Trader Joe’s, DIY house projects, scary movies, reading, and the Oregon Coast.

You can find me on Instagram @annettegardner_photography


my gear

I’m a Canon girl. I primarily shoot with the R5 and the RF 28-70mm for sessions. I also have the R and some other lenses in my kit. There’s always a new lens I’m dreaming of though!


my approach

I like to have fun and it’s no different in my sessions! I want you to feel comfortable and our time together to feel natural. I like to get to know a little about you in your questionnaire before our session.


my style

My editing style is bright, true-to-color, with soft whites. I always strive to deliver consistency in my editing. I believe in enhancing a portrait without overdoing it.

Kind Words
I absolutely love and adore the pictures that Annette took of my little one! She captured her so perfectly—her little Mohawk, her tiny toes, and all of her different facial expressions, Annette got it all. These are pictures that I could spend all day looking at and that I will treasure forever!
— Lianne
Annette is truly my favorite photographer of all time! She put a large group of 28 people together in incredible formations in just minutes. Half of those people were children! I was amazed that in less than an hour we had every photo we wanted including individual pictures! The setting was great, the lighting was perfect, and baby Yoda was the all star attraction. Annette has a creative eye that made the entire experience a delight!
— Kathryn
BIG thank you to Annette for our awesome family photos. I honestly was hesitating to ask our large group to gather for family pictures but Annette was a dream to work with and the experience was positive for all 26 of us. I appreciated her quick and clear response by text and emails. I asked for an outside location in November and on a holiday weekend. Annette scouted out locations and shared several ideas. Annette is professional, talented and kind. All three things one needs in a photographer.
— Annette