Anna

Hey, I'm Anna. I'm a Los Angeles based photographer who is quietly passionate about making authentic images. I started my career as a photojournalist and eventually transitioned to weddings full time. Storytelling has always been at the center of my work. I love capturing real moments and being there to put your story together. I've been photographing weddings for more than a decade, and editing images with a pug or two in my lap for nearly as long. :)

WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?

My pugs! It feels weird to call them "possessions," but I did pay for them ;) They are my spoiled little darlings and I love them so. I've gotten used to living life with their constant little snorts in the background and wouldn't have it any other way. 

IN WHAT HISTORICAL PERIOD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE LIVED?

I would say the 1960s. I love the fashions and general aesthetic (pastels and mini dresses, yes please). I also think it'd be nice to live without all the modern technology in our face 24/7. That being said, I'm pretty happy in the modern era. We've progressed quite a bit in so many ways and really I can not complain too much.

WHERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOS ANGELES HANGOUTS?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING MEMORY?

I'm an outdoorsy gal. My favorite LA hiking spots include pretty much anywhere in Malibu, Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park, and of course Runyon Canyon. You can find me at Salt & Straw trying out the new flavors pretty often. I can also be seen fumbling around on my surfboard around the Manhattan Pier every now and then :)

Oh man, so many great ones here - I can not choose just one! I will say that my favorite part of a wedding day is right after the ceremony, once a couple has been pronounced officially married. There is such a contagious joyful vibe flowing through the air, even those who may not be the most sentimental tend to get caught up in the feelings. It's awesome. I love the impromptu celebration and all the good hugs :) 

Go-tos

MY HUSBAND

We've been together since we were 17 and I'm so glad I found someone as goofy as I am to spend my life with. He makes me smile everyday and knows just how I like my coffee . 

PEARL & GUS

My pugs, Pearl & Gus. They are as pushy as they are cuddly. I can't imagine life without a pug. It's a wonderful thing to have this little creature around who constantly wants to cuddle on you. 

BOOKS

Books. I love to read. If I'm stressed or just need to move into a different headspace, I'll pick up a book!

HEALTHY EATS

I love to cook and stay nourished. You can find me blending up a smoothie or chopping veggies most days (before eating the ice cream). 

MY RUNNING SHOES

I run almost everyday. It clears my head, wakes up my senses, and is one of my favorite way to enjoy being outside. 

ICE CREAM

If I could eat one thing for dessert for the rest of my days, it'd be ice cream. Ideally with chunks of something delicious in it, think ganache or cookie dough, but I would settle for plain vanilla too :)