Approved By The Wedding Affair: Anna Wood Photography…
Good afternoon lovelies, we are back again this afternoon with another super talented new supplier to The Wedding Affair. We are welcoming Anna Wood Photography with open arms and even more excited to welcome her to The Wedding Affair at The Queens Hotel, taking place THIS Sunday 12-3pm.
Do pop by and say ‘Hello’ if you are seeking a photographer that is passionate, fun-loving and of course, captures and creates some beautifully unique photographs. With Anna as your photographer you can be sure that you will have a set of images that you can treasure forever.
Anna is a photographer based in West Yorkshire, covering Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds and in fact, all over the UK.
Remember, reserve your complimentary tickets to see Anna and visit the gorgeous city chic hotel, The Queens this Sunday.
Tell us a little bit about you and what made you start up your company. Are there any highlights in your career that are special to you either professionally or personally?:-
I was given the opportunity to shoot a friends wedding back in 2011. I’d been studying photography for a few years and was at University at the time. I was actually determined that I wanted to be a forensic photographer! I decided to give it a go, and absolutely fell in love with it. Needless to say, the forensic photographer dream was finished and a new passion to capture weddings was born.
Every wedding is a highlight to me. Each wedding is so unique and special, I am just so honoured to be a part of each couples’ special day.
What makes you different and inspires Brides/Grooms to book your services or purchase your products. For example, do you have a particular style or theme, what materials and colours have you used?:-
My photography is inspired by the colours and tones of the British seaside. I like the greys and blues of the horizon, and the muted tones of the seafront. I also like a splash of colour, like the sort you would find in beach huts or a jazzy stick of rock. I love the tones of Kodak film and replicate these in my work. My work is inspired by the colours and tones of film photography. There are deep tones, lots of contrast and I love playing with light to create different effects.
Is there anyone in the industry or in the World for that matter, that inspires you and gives you a sense of direction:-
I love an American photographer called Jasmine Star. She actually has a completely different style to mine but I love her work though because it is so identifiable as belonging to her. She is an amazing storyteller and a dreamer like me!
What do you love about weddings, what makes you get up in the morning and do you have any stories to tell or embarrassing moments:-
I love the buzz of shooting a wedding. There is nothing like it. I get to be creative and push myself everyday. I enjoy looking for natural moments throughout the day to capture. I love laughter, and weddings for me are the ultimate place to find lots of laughter and fun! It is also the unknown that I love. I have to be prepared for anything and I really like that challenge.
Early on in my career at one of my first weddings, I accidentally kept referring the groom by his surname (Robb) rather than his first name (John) because I was so nervous during the group shots. However it caused lots of laughter, which was great for the photographs!
If you were to offer three tips to a Bride/Groom, on planning their wedding, what would they be?
Don’t be afraid to be unique. We are now in a time when wedding etiquette is not what it was and you are free to have a wedding that really reflects you and your personalities.
Have as big a budget as you can for photography. These photographs are one of the only things remaining after the wedding day and are so precious. Find a photographer who’s work you love, and that you get along really well with. The photographer is with you all day and becomes such a big part of your day.
Communicate well with your suppliers and make sure you all understand one another really clearly and the day will go so much more smoothly. If your suppliers don’t understand what you want it can lead to disappointment. Us wedding suppliers want your day to be perfect for you. So talk to us!
What type of Venue, Style of Wedding or Theme would suit your products or services and why?
My style could suit anyone and any sort of venue, as long as the couple love my work! However, I think particularly vintage, outdoor or quirky weddings suit it perfectly. What are your plans for the future, where would you like to be in 5 years time both in the industry and personally-
Personally, in five years time we are hoping to move to the seaside, which is my all-time dream.
Professionally, I would just like to carry on shooting weddings and pushing myself to do better every single day.