Earlier this summer I photographed a civil wedding in Paris, France, that took place in the beautiful Mairie in the 16th arr. The ceremony was followed by a drink reception and lunch at Le Chalet (also in the 16th arr.) and portraits in the Parc Monceau in central Paris. Later that evening they enjoyed Aruchat Shabbat at the beautiful Salons Hoche terrace together with friends and family. It was the first out of their 4 day wedding celebrations, so lot’s more pictures to come from this beautiful couple and their amazing wedding!
Annika + Philippe, thank you! For everything. Truly. I have really loved getting to know you and capturing this special time in your life. You’re both such wonderful people, so caring, compassionate and friendly. You’re so much fun to be around and incredibly beautiful, inside out. It’s obvious how much you love and care for each other and the people around you. I’m so thankful to have been invited in to share in these good times and I really treasure all the lovely and fun moments I’ve taken with me from my time with you. Look after each other and enjoy the best of your Swedish/French union 🙂
Lot’s of love, and much appreciation, A
I’ve thought a lot about time. Time.
But in order to talk about time and understand time, I need to define time.
So, another year comes to an end tonight. It’s gone fast. But they say time goes quickly when you’re having fun, so it all makes sense.
As always I’m so thankful for all the things that I have in my business. The number one reason I love being a photographer is to take pictures to make people happy. Pictures to remember. To treasure. To love and cherish. It’s sounds cliche perhaps, but all I could every wish for as a photographer is to make people happy by capturing something that matters.
I got a christmas card this morning from a client and when I read it I cried. I had goosebumps all over and I cried. Because what was said in this one card is all that matters. It’s what I work hard for throughout the year. It’s what I strive for in my short and long term goals. This is what it said:
“Dear Anna, Thank you SO much for the invaluable part that you played in making our wedding day so special. We are over the moon with the storybook and how beautifully your images have captured the magic of the day. Your relaxed approach was perfect for us. We really enjoyed spending time with you during the planning stages and on the day itself, especially during the walks through the gardens for the portrait shoots. Throughout the rest of the day, we didn’t realise that you were taking many of the “in the moment” shots, and so it was a wonderful surprise when we first saw the images online. We are extremely grateful to you for the special images that you took of our family – they are so natural and unique, and totally capture their essence. I would highly recommend the whole experience of having you as a wedding photographer. We will forever treasure our storybook and the time we shared with you Anna. Wishing you all the very best for the future. Natalie & Steve”
So, another year comes to an end tonight. But tomorrow a new year starts. A brand new year, with new people, new places, new feelings, new goals, new beginnings and new adventures. So welcome 2012, bring lot’s of love and happiness for all. Please.
I would like to share some of my favourite images from 2011 with you all, and below is a small selection of some of my 2011 very favourite shots.
Happy Happy new year to all. My very best wishes for 2012. Lot’s of love. A