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At Unforgettable Photography by Anna you’ll find that we’re not your ordinary photography studio. Ask around…you’ll hear we are the place to go for bold, creative and different portraits.

It is our privilege to develop trusting, loyal relationships. Capturing the special moments throughout life, beginning with client visions and waving our magic wand of experience to create memories and deliver high-end custom art.



Unforgettable Crew

  • Anna, Photographer and Boss Lady

    Anna started the studio when she was only 21, and we think that’s kind of big deal! 🙂 We love that she is always looking for new and creative ideas that make every session unique. She has the ability to make the client feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera, which shines through in the finished product. She’s also been called the ‘Baby Whisperer’ amongst our newborn parents.

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  • Kate Frick, Digital Artist

    Hi! My name is Kate. When you come into the studio, you may only be able to see me peaking around my giant iMac screen to say hi, as you go into your session with Anna or your image reveal appointment with Kris...but don’t worry, I’m not anti-social haha! I am just hard at work brining your images to life through natural retouching and creating all of your custom pieces, wall art, cards, albums, etc.

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  • Kristina Taylor, Portrait Consultant

    Hi! I’m Kris! I’m going to be your first point of contact with Unforgettable Photography by Anna. I am normally the person you get to speak to when calling the studio. I send you all the information you need. I book the sessions, guide you through your consultation and image reveal appointment and then I package up your order and frame the portraits. Whoa, good thing I like to stay busy!

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Award Winning


Unforgettable Photography by Anna has been in business since 2004 and has continued to grow year after year.  In addition to the photographer, Anna Venhaus, Unforgettable employs two employees, Kate Frick and Kristina Taylor. Unforgettable Photography has a  passion for creating timeless images with a contemporary flare.  In early 2010 Anna was recognized for her thriving studio and was asked to start teaching to other photographers about the industry.  Anna now holds the title of Master Photographer and Photographic Craftman through the Professional Photographers of America.  The girls travel the country numerous times a year learning the newest trends, techniques and products in the photography world, which leads to the custom products  and services found only at Unforgettable Photography.

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Awards and Recognition

Best of PUSH – Senior Conference 2016

2013 PPA- Gold Medalist in photographic competition

2012 PPA – Bronze Medalist in photographic competition


Best of PUSH – Senior Conference 2016

Spa Model Winners in 2008 (Jake Deiters) and 2011 (Arielle Beckemeyer and Brianna Ratermann)

2011 Top Ten Girls Folio -Senior Portrait Artists

2010 Senior Photographer of the Year-Associated Professional Photographs of Illinois

2010 Best Senior Girl Folio-Southern Illinois Art League

2009 Senior Choice Award-Associated Professional Photographs of Illinois

2009 Judge’s Choice Award-Associated Professional Photographs of Illinois

Children Portraiture

2011 2nd Place Kid’s image-Senior Portrait Artists

2010 2nd Place Kids Portrait-Associated Professional Photographs of Illinois

2010 Best Portrait-Southern Illinois Art League

Wedding Portraiture

2010 Best Wedding Image-Southern Illinois Art League

2009 Best Wedding Image-Mid America Regional Conference

2009 Best Wedding Album Award-Associated Professional Photographs of Illinois

Multiple Kodak Gallery Awards & Loan Images

Anna’s images have been published in Professional Photographers Magazine and have also been showcased at trade shows for the Professional Photographers of America,  American Color Lab, and HP printers.

Anna served on the board of directors for 2 years for the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois and is a past President of Southern Illinois Art League (2008-2009)


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Call us today  at 618-523-9919. We can’t wait to hear from you!