Evolution of PALM

At 12, I began taking pictures in Germany. I came home with 21 rolls of film after two weeks. My dad said, “I think we’re going to need to get you a digital camera.”I loved the memories photos provide and how they allowed me to share my experiences with others.

I began shooting professionally at the end of my freshman year of college in 2009. I was receiving requests for family shoots on the beach and people started offering to pay me for my work. With encouragement from my family, PALM became a reality in 2011. My brother William suggested Photography by Anna Lauren Meeks (PALM). The name PALM is a combination of my initials (ALM) and a symbolic representation of my home: South Carolina - the palmetto state.

Since then, PALM has always been a part of my life. Now, I’m known to show up to photoshoots with my daughter on my hip if need be. Who wouldn’t smile with this cutie around?


Who is ALM

I’m Anna Lauren Meeks. I’ve lived in Myrtle Beach for the majority of my life. I’m a graduate of Myrtle Beach High School and Clemson University with a degree in Spanish & International Trade in 2012. ¡Si necesitas una fotógrafa que habla español, te puedo ayudar!

My family plays a critical role in my life, enabling me to pursue my passions. I’m blessed with a large family who supports my dreams. My daughter, Lillian Claire, is the light of my life.

If you’re interested in knowing a little more about my life, feel free to follow my instagram account @photographybyalm or @almeeks. Here are a few recent pictures below from my business account.