I’m Anne Young, a former teacher of ten years, and a mom. Teachers aren’t supposed to have favorites, but I always found it easy to connect with my autistic students. I often ended up with more than my share of special kiddos in my upper elementary classrooms. Catching these children smiling and glancing at the camera is a challenge that I relish! Nothing makes me happier than seeing the joy (and sometimes tears) in a mother’s eyes when she sees—for the first time—an image worthy of her child.
I live part time in Kirkland, WA with my husband, who works at Microsoft, and our two-sweet kiddos, who were born in 2012 and 2013. We are in the Methow Valley part time as we are co-owners of Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop, WA.
The focus of my photographic work is on giving back. Each family that commissions me facilitates a photography project to raise awareness through Special Kids Photography of America.
Contact the photographer: Anne Young
call or text: 206 618 7301