Contact:  415-690-3604  or email hellodeer@gmail.com today to book your next shoot. 


She has an innate ability to find moments and I find her work crisp and incredibly inviting. She is also a really pleasant person to be around, with a knack for pulling out the best in people; both on and off camera.
— Kristina
We just wanted to thank you for our photos! We love them. Until next year... :)
— Best, Daisy & Agustin
I must admit I am blown away with the quality of these pictures and your vision… what a great gallery of images! We have seen a lot of great shots taken at RMW in the past but yours are spectacular… it reminds me what a fun week it has been!

I also took the time to look at your website and would love to hire you personally for a family shoot in the near future!
We’ll be in touch!
Thank you again!
— Constellation Brands
Thank you so much!!! We really love working with you.
— Law Finance Group in Mill Valley
Taken by Nick! 

Taken by Nick! 

 

 

Anise Leann is a Bay Area photographer, spent her 20s working as a photo editor in NYC, and is now living her 30s in California as a Freelance Photographer. Aside from operating a vibrant freelancing business specializing in editorial, travel, and portraits, she stays busy scouting locations around the bay, and scheming up another reason to fly to New York for a long weekend.

She recently travelled to India, and is now planning a trip to Nepal.  Travel tips always welcome!

Anise earned a degree in art from SUNY Purchase, New York.

Clients / Published

Audi of America - stock,  JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Gilt City, Marin Water District, Marin Magazine, Law Finace Group, Three Birds Wine Cellar, Native Juice Co., Allstate Insurance Co., Headlands Art Institute, Tamalpais Crossfit, Sonnen VW, Audi Marin, Sonnen Porsche, Sarah Richardson Jewelry


Let your neighbors do the talking:

ANISE!! AMAZING!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! They are perfect!
— Shannon from Nicasio
I love the photos too! They are so beautiful. You did an amazing job (in such a short period of time) capturing the little moments and her facial expressions! I was quite impressed! I wanted to reply to let you know we received the photos and love them! Thank you again and it was a pleasure having you take R’s photos for us. We will definitely reach out to you again for future family shoots!
— Thuy in San Rafael, CA
We used Anise Photography for our wedding at City Hall and our maternity photos. She is really fun and sweet, and takes the most beautiful photos. See her page below.
— Nancy from North Beach in San Francisco, CA
Anise is professional, fun and best of all, a delight to work with. She has a great eye and is very open to the needs and desires of her clients.
— Anie from Fairfax
My family has had the pleasure to have Anise document our growing family for 4 years now. And every year she kills it! I’ve told her she can never retire or move away until my kids are grown and even then I’ll most likely still be booking her for our annual shoots. Within 20 mins she has gotten fantastic shots of my kiddos and makes everyone so relaxed it’s beyond easy to work with her. Plus she’s always game for new locations and types of shoots. Plus her “First Year” package is literally the best idea ever!
— Kirstie from Terra Linda
We are using Anise photography. Aside from taking beautiful photos she is reasonably priced. http://anisephoto.com
She is a doll! We have her booked for two events so far. Good luck and congratulations!
— Diana from Corte Madera
Anise has been taking pictures of our kids for the past eleven years. She is a natural with kids and makes them feel very comfortable having their photographs taken. Anise is an artist who knows background, lighting, composition, clothes, color, everything! All of our favorite photos have been taken by Anise and we recommend her highly.
— Maura K from Mill Valley, CA
Anise is such a pleasure to work with, a true gem of a person. She’s an extremely talented photographer and her prices are very reasonable.

Whether it’s your wedding day, Christmas card, professional headshots, family photos, you can trust Anise with all types of photography.
— James C from San Rafael, CA


Anise is an amazing photographer! She is very kind, easy to work with, and gets incredible results. I cannot recommend he highly enough. Thanks again Anise!
— David Martin from Oakland, CA
Anise brings a unique artistic perspective to her shoots... She is professional, innovative and fun. It is a remarkable gift to be able to capture emotion and beauty the way Anise does with her photography!
— Heather S from San Rafael, CA
Anise is wonderful she makes this so much fun! Great energy, enthusiastic open to trying new things! She is the best!
— Tricia George from Terra Linda, CA
Anise has an amazing eye and can make you feel so comfortable. She has really creative and fresh ideas that will make your photos unique to you. She also has the most amazing eyes I’ve ever seen! Anise is awesome!
— Katy P. San Rafael, CA
My headshots are so awesome! Thanks again!
— Jana, San Rafael, CA
She makes even my photo shy husband comfortable! The pictures she’s taken over the years of our family are amazing!!!
— Kirstie from San Rafael, CA
In January 2015, I wanted to find a photographer who could do a newborn photoshoot for my family (3 1/2 year old and 1 month old).  Everyone out there had outrageous prices and wanted a LONG session with changing clothes or this and that.  I am a super low maintenance person (plus I JUST had a baby) so I wanted a short mini-shoot where we could catch my kids at their best behavior (a window of 20 min maybe!).  Anise was the PERFECT find.  She showed up at our house, took all the shots and Ta-Da!  Done in a half hour.   Other people also are super stingy about the number of photos you get, or they want you to order prints and then you have to pay a ridiculous amount to get the digital files.  For Anise, in one low price, she just gives you a bunch of her best shots - the digital originals, for you to share with your friends and family, and order your own prints!  

Anyhow, we loved Anise so much that we scheduled to do another mini-shoot a few days ago (October 2015) for our Christmas cards.  This time we wanted to be outdoors, so she suggested a place, brought all the props we needed, and took the time to check out a little 20 minute walk before we met so that she was ready to set us up when we arrived.  Great experience especially being outside, and in less than 3 days, she sent us the files!   I couldn’t be happier!!!!!  

Thank you Anise!!!  We will definitely contact you again next year!!!
— Grace Y. from San Rafael, CA
Anise photographed our wedding a few weeks ago and the pictures she took were incredible! She has such an amazing eye for detail and she really captured the vibrant, joyous, celebratory feeling of all our favorite people coming together to celebrate our marriage. I feel so lucky to have had her as our photographer!
— Heather M. from Redwood City, CA
Anise, You are awesome. I love these photos.  Thank you so much for making our kiddos so comfortable and picture taking fun:) Can’t wait to work on the Xmas card ! 

Xoxo Tiffany and family 
— Tiffany from Mill Valley, CA
Thank you so much for the pictures, they are BEAUTIFUL! We really love them. Thank you also for the birthday wishes, I’m so happy we decided to have these pictures taken, it was the best gift of all. I passed your website info on to my sister in law, who may contact you at some point. 
Thanks again and we’ll definitely keep in touch in future as I’m sure we’ll want more pics taken as Viviana grows up!!!
Enjoy the holiday season and stay warm,  Arlenne
— Arlenne from Greenbrea, CA
I needed a headshot for my professional website and Anise made me look really great. She’s taken pictures for me before and I’ve always been elated with the final product. Anise works efficiently by first getting a clear picture of what I’m envisioning by asking for examples of what I want. She was on time, acted friendly but professional, and prepared to get the job done. It was amazing. It’s fun to watch her work too because she knows exactly what she’s doing, is very focused and made the whole experience fun and easy. Thank you!!!
— HD from Alameda, CA
can i tell you how nice it is to have a young, hip wedding photographer that immediately makes you feel comfortable on your wedding day?  it’s pretty much awesome.  when i first met anise, we were about a half hour late because the GPS had given us completely wrong directions, couple that with city traffic and the fact that my hubby to be’s actual “fart machine” had somehow magically become stuck in the “on” position somewhere in the back seat (i’m not kidding you, it was about 25 minutes of PFFFFFF and RIIIIIPPPPP in all different octaves) i was pretty much totally frazzled and ready to strangle my old man.  anise instantly made me feel at ease, and wasn’t the least bit upset about the late arrival.  THAT is a true professional.

with regards to her personal photography style, i would say she’s much more “photo journalistic” then traditional which i really loved, none of those staid and boring forced group photos, or cheesy ring pics, just photos that really try and capture who you are and how happy you are feeling, maybe little moments that would go unnoticed by most others but not by her.  i LOVED this and found the whole process really fun instead of awkward and posed-but then again i am a total ham.

i wouldn’t hesitate to recommend anise from hellodeer for a second. her fees were reasonable, she was great to work with and we loved the final product.  we are now having a baby and can’t wait to hire her again to capture the little rug rat on film.

i went ahead an uploaded a photo of me on the day, please feel free to contact me personally if you’d like to see more.
thank you anise, we will be looking at these photos for years to come!
— Jessie from San Francisco, CA
Anise has an amazing eye and spirit. The two meet in her viewfinder.
— Cori from Marin County
Anise has an incredible ability to capture candid moments which makes her photo’s stand out from the normal posed mall studios.
She finds ways to show the emotion of the moment, even in her abstract work and puts everything she has into a shoot.
Love her work!
— Ryan from Terra Linda
Her energy is infectious. Which translates into some amazing photo shoots.
— Nick from Petaluma, CA
I’m continually amazed at how natural Anise’s photographs come to her and capture my children’s sincere expressions and emotions! Her car shots are pretty darn amazing too! She definitely enjoys what she does and it shows.
— Aaron S. from Mill Valley, CA