Anna Naphtali is a photographer, visual stylist and creative venturer with an inspiration to make things beautiful. She spent her early years in her grandmother’s kitchen cultivating an appreciation for Southern hospitality, beautiful food and genuine conversation. Her experiences growing up in the South and living abroad have influenced her belief that life is best lived with elbows at the table... and that biscuits and sweet tea are a real love language.
Anna began her photography career shooting weddings, landing spreads with popular blogs and publications such as: Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings Magazine, Rock N Roll Bride, Carolina Bride Magazine and more. But her love for food, travel and all things creative pulled her into shooting and eventually styling more editorial and commercial work. Her photography and styling work has been featured in everything from The New York Times to Vogue Italia; with two recently released international book features, dozens of published editorial spreads, magazine covers, design catalogues, and various celebrity brand campaigns. Nominated for two ‘Eddy’ Awards by Edible Magazine Anna ranked number one for ‘instagrammers to watch’.
Now teaching over 400 students, Anna is also known for the creation of her curriculum, “The Art of Styling,” a worldwide composition and styling course for photographers and creatives. She teaches The Art of Styling online with The Define School, compering students anywhere from Tokyo to London, locally in her North Carolina studio, and at other gatherings, conferences and collaborative events. Anna has also played many creative roles as an instructor, styling & event host, brand ambassador, writer, occasional model and visual consultant, working with brands such as: Kinfolk, West Elm, Madewell, Calia for Carrie Underwoord, E! ‘Style Stories’ Host, Adrianna Abascal for Vogue Mexico, The Fashion Spot… to name a few.