Anne Bequette is an avid capturer of love in all forms - a lifestyle, wedding and engagement, humanitarian, and landscape photographer, Anne has a knack for finding beauty in all situations of life.
Anne's lifestyle and humanitarian work was part of an extremely special project, donning the Songs for the Saints album of Kenny Chesney, from her countless hours serving as the documentarian of Kenny's Love for Love City Foundation. She has been featured by news outlets such as The New York Post, The New York Times, Fox News online and TV, HLN TV Morning Express with Robin Meade, People Magazine, USA Today, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Garden & Gun, and more. She has also been featured on broadcast interviews on Good Morning America, CNN, HLN TV, The Weather Channel, and Channel 5 in St. Louis.
Her wedding and engagement work can be seen in Conde Nast's Brides Magazine, Bridal Guide, Green Wedding Shoes, Coastal Living Magazine, Wedding Chicks, Matador Network, and more.
"Let a new life happen to you."
A quote I've lived my life by after September 6, 2017, the day I survived the strongest storm in Atlantic history, Category 5 Hurricane Irma. That day, life as I knew it was gone forever. My job as a wedding photographer was destroyed, as our island was stripped bare of all the natural vibrance that attracted couples-to-be, and the resorts that hosted events were flattened. My home was wrecked, the roof having caved in and my belongings all water-logged. But throughout it all, my most prized possessions remained - the people I love, the people in my community, the people who come back to this island year after year to feel its charm; and my camera to capture all of their stories.
Since then I have continued capturing love in all forms, starting with an engagement session in the hurricane wreckage, continuing to multi-day weddings at a fairytale castle in the Loire Valley of France at Chateau Challain. However, I have also found a new passion that takes up the majority of my days with documenting 'Love In the Ruins,' disasters and rebirths, personal stories of struggle and strength, and creating fundraisers for these causes with my photography. For example:
Overall, if it helps another, I’m game for it. I learned within the last few years, very quickly, that life is too short. Not only did almost losing my life in a Category 5 hurricane (6 if you ask me!) teach me to cherish every breath, but losing my father suddenly just before the hurricanes taught me to appreciate each day to the fullest. You just never know how much time you have.
Your life is your message to the world. The legacy you leave behind is important. That’s why I aim to make sure mine is inspiring.