Lest I get a big head


It’s hard work to be a model. I should know.

My sister-in-law, Ashley Parsons, generously took an entire Sunday afternoon to help me out with a photo shoot for, well, “my career,” I guess. I have to be honest and say that when it comes to “packaging” myself, I am severely uncomfortable. I have never wanted to be famous, never wanted to be in the spotlight – and yet I know that the package deal is what I have to do, even if just want to sing harmonies and write songs about unrequited love.

That said, Ashley did a kick-ass job of making me look good. When did my legs get so long? When did I get so stylish? Oh. Just Sunday afternoon when Ashley worked her magic. She is seriously so talented. If you’re getting married, book her. If you want a family portrait, book her. If you are having a baby, book her. If you just want to have a really fun time, she is your girl.

See here for some selections and a slideshow from the shoot. Killer shots. But lest I get a big head, here are some special, exclusive shots for you, my blog readers:

And of course, we all know that this girl?

Is actually just this girl:



  1. The Gilchrists on September 25, 2007 at 1:42 PM

    Annie…so, I watched the slide show on Ashley’s site…and, well, I’d buy your album just for the pictures alone. You are beautiful, and Ashley is an amazing photographer. And, I would be lying if I told you that we didn’t listen to your recording in the Motley’s living room the night of my ordination. And, well, it, too, was beautiful. When you are famous, I will get to tell people that I know you…and that you once drove me across the Canadian border in your pajamas. I miss you, my friend…you feel so much farther away now.

  2. Greta on September 25, 2007 at 3:51 PM

    The pics are gorgeous friend, but you’re honestly almost most adorable in the last one on top of the mountain.

    It doesn’t take a magician to make you lovely dear. :)

  3. Laura on September 27, 2007 at 10:28 AM

    Annie, you are so beautiful! I love it that you blog because I feel like I know what’s going on in your life. However, it’s bad because then I don’t call. I’m sorry that I’m a no good friend :-( I’m going to call…soon!

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