Last Friday this beautiful baby boy came into the world and it was such an honor to be there to capture the anticipation from his family. When I arrived at the hospital, mom was already 8cm dilated! And she had only been there for about thirty minutes! So we thought this was going to be a super speedy delivery since this was also baby #4 for her. But like life itself, you get thrown some curve balls and when baby wasn’t coming down (and we also learned later, not facing in the right direction), and there were some issues with baby’s heart rate dropping a tick, things got a little touch-and-go and mom had to be quickly wheeled to the OR for a possible c-section. And sadly, that meant that I was also out for a little bit. I did have to hang back in the waiting room until I was given the all clear, but while I was there got some lovely shots of the whole family patiently waiting for the baby brother and grandson to arrive. I was called into the OR just as this beautiful baby was born (c-section averted). 

This little man was greeted to very happy grandparents and two slightly apprehensive older siblings, ages 3 and 2. It’s certainly hard when a new baby arrives on the scene, but I have no doubt that these kids will embrace their little brother and start loving on him very soon. All my love to this very sweet family, and thank you so much for having me tell your story in photos.

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I have been anxiously sitting on pins and needles for the last three months waiting to make this announcement and the day is finally here. As we head into the Memorial Day weekend holiday, I am thrilled to announce that there are some exciting changes and opportunities for growth coming to Anne Schmidt Photography. Effective immediately, I will be photographing weddings in Maine with the team at Nadra Photography. 

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This was a huge decision to go from working independently to going to work for someone else, but the opportunity could not have come at a better time. Since moving to Texas things naturally got a little slow back home and I knew that if I wanted to continue shooting in Maine something had to give. So when the offer was made to me I took it as a sign and great blessing. I am so thrilled to be joining Nadra, Leigh and Deanna for this packed summer season. 

As far as my current wedding clients are concerned, nothing at all will change. I will be photographing your weddings under my company name. Going forward, every wedding I shoot in Maine will be under the prestigious Nadra Photography name. I still own my business and I will maintain the ASP brand in Texas as I build my company down here in Houston.

You can read the full announcement here on the Nadra Photography blog. 

I could not have gotten to where I am today if it were not for the trust that my clients and my friends in the Maine wedding industry have put in me over the past six years. I am so excited to continue this journey and look forward to what lies ahead. 

Have a happy weekend!

– Anne


On March 11th we welcomed Vada Christine Schmersal to our family. She was born in the water at the Katy Birth Center at 7:33 in the evening. The first few weeks after she was born we were blessed to have my sister and my parents visit us in Houston to meet the newest grand baby and niece of the family. My sister even had the special fortune of being here for the birth!

These images were taken in the first three weeks of her being born. Big sister Olivia is smitten and we are all adjusting to life with another little girl.

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