I'm so glad you're here!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love what I do and it's because of you.

Life's simple moments-you know...the ones that will be tomorrow's treasures. Those are the ones I want to capture and create for you!     

I am so happy to be married to my best friend. We have 3 children(2 girls and a boy) and now 2 grand-babies. It's been wonderful experiencing all of those moments of their childhood years just to see them grow up into the amazing adults they've become. 

My background is a mixed bag. I have a BS degree in Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Minnesota and was also a state licensed professional modeling instructor and fashion coordinator until I figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up. Working at the U of MN Hospital for many years made it possible for me to continue education in my true love – art and photography.

It always seemed like I looked at things differently. The combination of these life experiences, my love for people, and the intense desire to be happy led to the beginning of Anita Jader Photography. My technical background explains my desire to understand lighting and the technical side of photography and my past experience in front of the camera truly helps me know what looks good. My art background allows me to use photography to creatively express myself, and my passion for people helps me show more than what a person looks like, but actually capture their personality and what makes them unique. 

You can relax knowing that I have 25 years experience. AND as an active member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Minnesota Professional Photographers Association (MNPPA) and Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association (TCPPA), I am continually being challenged and constantly learning and growing in my profession.

Three words that describe me: Fun, Creative and Engaging

Attitude is gratitude and I am so grateful that I get to do what I love every day. Now that you know my story, I'd love to capture yours.