Anna has a disarming style and approach that allows you to just relax and forget she is there taking your picture, which is how the best, most intimate, honest moments get captured. From a planning and preparation perspective, she made things incredibly easy. She wanted to know about the details that mattered most to us and was excited about those details. We used Anna for two days to shoot our wedding ceremony, dinner, and reception the following evening. She delivered a seamless set of photos across the two evenings that significantly exceeded our expectations and we could not be happier with the moments that she captured. I cannot speak highly enough about Anna’s work. Incredible!
Anna is absolutely fantastic!! She's not only an incredibly talented, creative and skilled photographer, but also a wonderful person to work with. She was as excited about taking our photographs as we were about having them done. You can tell within minutes that she loves what she does and photography is not her job, but her passion. She has an incredible eye and an amazing ability to capture the feelings in a photograph more than just the people. Looking through all of the photos she took actually brought tears to my eyes- I couldn't have dreamed of better ones. My husband and I have definitely found our lifelong family photographer and will be using Anna to capture all of our special moments for many years to come. To me, photographs are so important because they take your memories and make them tangible so you can share them with everyone. Choosing Anna as your photographer will be the best wedding day decision you make- I guarantee it! Lastly, a special heartfelt thanks to Anna for perfectly capturing the love and admiration my husband and I have for each other in the most beautiful photographs we've ever had!!
Anna was amazing! She came up with really great ideas for photos and was completely professional and patient. She went over where she would be during my walk down the aisle and how she would maneuver around so I wouldn't be surprised. She took some incredible pictures. During the ceremony, I didn't even notice her taking pictures. She was not intrusive in the moment but also ensured she captured the need to have moments. My reception was a week after the ceremony and we wanted to have a couple of pictures from the ceremony for everyone who was not there could see us in our formal attire. She was able to get us amazing preview pictures the same day! I did not have any issues or bad experiences. If you want a friendly photographer who can capture the magic of your special day, you need to book Anna Schmidt Photography!
What can I say about Anna? She is incredible. We had to reschedule our engagement shoot three times thanks to the monsoons we've been having, and she couldn't have been more accommodating and understanding. That's very helpful when you just want things to go smoothly, and it seems nothing in the wedding world is that way. More importantly than her flexibility and responsiveness is her art. Her photographs are breathtaking--she even was able to make my fiance look like he wanted to be there for the shoot (and he was sick and he's not a photo person!). She had a sneak peek of the pictures up for us that very same night, and the entire album back to us within a week. Many of my friends who were married in the past few years actually said they wished they could have had Anna for their events, the way our photos turned out. I was so nervous to hand over creative control to a photographer, as I'm usually the one behind the camera capturing the moments for myself and my friends. However, after our engagement shoot, I know we are in great hands for our wedding next year.
We hired Anna to do our engagement shoot and loved working with her! Anna made it so easy for us to be ourselves and truly knew how to capture our relationship and personalities. We brought our dog as well, and Anna took the most beautiful shots with our dog. She caught his cute self and personality, which makes me so happy to see. Anna got the images back to us that same day and we were so pleased with the results. We could not have asked for better images and she knew how to make my vision come true for that shoot. We highly recommend Anna for your engagement shoot and wedding.
In sum: wow. Anna Schmidt and her assistant were the epitome of professional, patient, and efficient on the day of our wedding. Since our first consultation with Anna, we were struck by her calming influence and positive attitude. Moreover, she has a love and passion for the work she does and it comes across both in person and in the gorgeous pictures she takes. We were especially impressed with how quick and seamlessly she took several groupings of family photos after the wedding ceremony - something that could have taken an hour or more took just a little over 30 minutes. We could not be happier with Anna Schmidt Photography and the photos of our wedding, and would happily reach out to her if we ever need a photographer in the future. Highly recommend Anna Schmidt Photography to anyone looking for a professional photographer who is easy to work with and delivers breathtaking results!!
Anna was absolutely incredible! I shopped around on Wedding Wire & The Knot quite a bit for a photographer and Anna's work really caught my eye. I immediately sent her an email- her quick response, excitement, and willing to meet me in person to talk about my wedding really helped me feel like she truly cared about what I envisioned for our big day. From that first meeting to the wedding day, she was always full of ideas but also really sought my input. She was extremely organized the day of the wedding and had plenty of assistance to get all the shots we wanted. My whole family was teary-eyed going through our photos when we got them back. She truly did an amazing job!
As a newly engaged couple you go through the motions of interviewing candidates to photograph your special day. From our first meeting (which Anna was organized, set up, and was super flexible with my hectic schedule!) Anna made me feel comfortable, confident, and like my thought, comments and visions were her top priority! Wanting to see her body of work in motion, she did our engagement photos in an unusual location - the center of a sunflower patch! Hearing this and the unusual location Anna took the challenge head on, bringing props, ideas and expertise! Her professional nature while photographing again made my fiancé and I feel like we were the most important couple ever. We chose her for the second round of engagement photos @ Camden Yards and we chose her to move forward for our Destination Wedding in Cancun Mexico! A wedding photographer who travels and cost effective?! I WAS SHOCKED because you don't get that. I trust her completely with our special day no questions asked. I look forward to not only this professional relationship but a long lasting friendship! HIGHLY recommended!
Anna was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding planning process! Anna was able to work with us to get what we needed within our budget, she was so enthusiastic and helpful throughout the entire process. We were left with no doubts as to what she was going to provide and even offered suggestions when we were unsure exactly what we wanted. Anna knows what she is doing and we trusted her and were confident would get a great product in the end Which is exactly what we wanted with our photographer. On the wedding day her team was extremely professional and organized, they knew the timeline and kept the pictures right on time (and we even traveled to 3 different locations for photos). We don't like being photographed but had no issues and actually even enjoyed getting our pictures taken with Anna. She provided a preview of the photos the night of the wedding, which was much more than we expected but was a great surprise! If you want a photographer that will deliver great results and leave you with no question of what to expect, look no further and go with Anna! Thanks so much for helping make our day go smoothly!
My husband and I hired Anna and her team for our wedding at the William Paca House & Garden on 09/19/15. They were professional, attentive, and friendly from the very beginning. We planned the entire wedding from California, and Anna was very good at working with us long distance.
On the day of my wedding I showed up with my dress at the venue with just half an hour or so to spare before the ceremony. I was worried about logistics and details and things falling through the cracks, and I was not in a frame of mind to pose for photos, even though I'd been looking forward to it for months, which made me feel even worse. But Anna put me at ease and told me exactly what to do. This fixed everything in my mind, as I was able to simply concentrate on being in the moment. I was very impressed with the way Anna took charge but was not overwhelming or bossy. She has an excellent temperament for those crazy wedding days.
She knew the location and which areas of the venue would serve best. She had creative ideas for posing and arranging things that really added to the memories of the day. She captured the little details that our family & friends had worked on for months - all the little things that made the day really special and personal. I'm also very impressed that she was able to capture not only the grandeur of the venue's landscape (my personal favorites are these) and excellent portraits that will be hanging on our walls forever, but she also captured those photojournalistic shots - intimate moments between family and guests that I didn't get to see because I was busy running around and greeting guests.
Also very impressive was the speed with which the photo collection was completed for us.
My husband and I will relive these moments for decades with these spectacular photos. We feel so fortunate & couldn't be happier. Thank you Anna!!
My fiancé found Anna and hired her to take our engagement photos. As a guy, I was not too keen on the idea of engagement photos but after having them done, I would highly recommend Anna if you are engaged and want some pictures done. Anna met with us ahead of time to get a sense for what kind of feel we wanted for our pictures, and she captured so many shots that looked like they were out of a magazine. She was even able to incorporate our dogs into some of the pictures, which turned out awesome. My fiancé was so thrilled to be able to use the pictures for our “Save the date” cards (a concept which I also didn’t initially understand but turned out to be nice), and they came out really well. We got so many compliments from friends and family who saw the save the date pictures and got extra excited about our wedding day. We also purchased a really nice photo book from Anna that we used on our wedding day for guests to use as a signing book.
Prepare to fall in love... With your photographer! Anna will charm you with her personality and her beautiful photographs. She's a joy to work with and can make any harried bride feel at ease. Before photographing our wedding, she scoped out our venue and the surrounding area for picture settings. She posted a preview of our photos within 12 hours of the event's end and also finished completely editing our photos 5 weeks earlier than the advertised time frame. She is truly dedicated to her work and her love for photography is evident in the care that she takes with each person and click of the shutter. Thanks Anna and her team!
Anna was a complete joy to work with. I knew right after meeting with her that I'd like her to shoot our wedding. She just seemed like such a warm, thoughtful person - and I figured it's important to like your photographer since you spend so much of your wedding day with her!
I'm happy to say that our first impressions were exactly right. I'd been kind of worried about being photographed so much, since I'm not actually a model. And I wanted the getting ready time to really be a time to bond with my bridesmaids, not a long photo shoot. I felt comfortable right away with Anna when she arrived! She had great ideas for shots and was great at directing all of us. From the getting ready pics through the reception, Anna and her team were so easy to work with, and happy to go with the flow as we made some last minute changes to the shooting list.
And most importantly, the photos look great! We actually received a preview the night of the wedding, which was unexpected and very impressive! Everyone looks their best, and there's lots of wonderful candid shots, which is exactly what we were looking for.
I wholeheartedly recommend Anna as a wedding photographer. I'm so glad that we'll have these wonderful pictures to look back on, and that getting the shots was a fun process.
Anna was the photographer for my son's wedding. It was a very intimate affair (only 11 people including the bride and groom) and I was so impressed at her ability to be unobtrusive. She blended into our space and was able to capture fantastic expressions and moments. Anna was so very in tune with our group and seemed to have the camera pointed in the right direction at every time.
The pictures Anna took with JUST the bride and groom were sweet, peaceful, romantic, and warm. These are shots they will look back at for years to come and they will smile.
Best of all, the photos were cleaned up and sent to us within DAYS of the wedding. I've never gotten photos back so fast from a professional photographer. It was fantastic!!
Anna is amazing and has a true passion for photography. She is so much fun to work with and she is responsive with emails and texts, as well as scheduling meetings. We knew the minute we met her that she was perfect for us! Our engagements pictures were beautiful and we were so excited for her to photograph our special day. On the wedding day, she made me feel at ease and not the least bit self-conscious of being in front of a camera all day. Her photos are absolutely magical; she was able to capture the moments that we wanted to cherish. My husband and I have a large family and Anna jumped in head first and was super patient with the chaos. She was even patient with me and my lists of picture ideas I had :) Anna has an amazing eye for black and white photos and is also extremely talented with capturing great candid shots; which are my favorite. Photos were an extremely important part of the wedding for me; I wanted amazing pictures that were able to catch the beauty and excitement of the day. My husband and I couldn’t be happier with the pictures we have to reminisce on of such a fun night. I would recommend Anna to anyone that is looking for a great photographer on their wedding day, I have already recommend her to friends and family getting married :)