Celebrity Photographer Turning Photos Into Philanthropy

Story By James Edstrom

Keith Richards

John Legend And Clive Davis

Ann Lawlor is a highly accomplished photographer I have known for a number of years who has decided to approach the issue we all face of when and how best to give back to society. Take it from me as a celebrity photographer, it can be tricky to capture a super model or celebrity photo but rarely has it been for Ann Lawlor. Over the years celebrities have gotten to know Ann and trust her abilities. “Most are very friendly but you just have to know when take the shot. I only shoot in an authorized setting and I’m never invasive ” says Ann.

Diana & Clint Eastwood

Leonardo DiCaprio And Meryl Streep

Ann Lawlor And Tony Bennett

Cate Blanchett
Ann has been taking celebrity pictures for over a decade photographing some of the entertainment industry’s most notable names, including Kim Kardashian, Kayne West, Justin Bieber, Kiefer Sutherland, Tom Cruise, Robin Williams, Sean Penn, Ben Affleck, Denzel Washington, Heath Ledger, Michael Douglas, Oprah Winfrey, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Lisa Marie Presley, Cate Blanchett, Daniel Day Lewis, Heather Locklear, Nicole Kidman, Adele, and Leonardo DiCaprio, among others. From Ottawa, Canada Ann’s work has appeared in Star, Examinar, People, US, Inside Edition, Daily Mail, Elle, Global Vision, Ottawa Citizen, Seventeen, New York Post, Gotham, Black Book, New York Daily News,Splash News, Irish Times, Bazaar, Seventeen, Time and many others.

Bryan Cranston & Eric Stonestreet

In addition, Ann is passionate about animal welfare and is currently working on plans for coffee table book, the profits of which will be donated to the World Animal Protection Organization in Canada. It’s a great example of turning Photos into philanthropy.

Photos By: Ann Lawlor