founder of anna schmidt photography
FOR ELEGANT WEDDINGS AND EDITORIALS WORLDWIDE
Welcome, and best wishes on your recent engagement!
If you're hosting a one-of-a-kind wedding in Washington, D.C. or further afield, you deserve to have stylish photos that celebrate your love and personality. Each love story and wedding celebration is unique, rooted in ritual and history. That's why I take time to listen to your plans and your dreams, and to carefully form an artistic vision for your extraordinary occasion that is based on what matters most to you.
By expertly capturing every gorgeous detail and heartfelt moment of your distinctive wedding day story, I offer you a complete collection of artwork to cherish as heirlooms, albums, and framed photographs, all bound to enrich your life and beautifully decorate your home. From the moment we meet it is my pleasure to provide a seamless and individualized customer service experience that includes all the elements of your wedding photography, from initial and follow-up consultations, to delivery of your beautifully designed artwork and products.
Drawing on my 11 years of experience in the wedding industry and my formal education with a degree in Photography, I continue to create enduring images of notable quality and style. I focus on photographing masterfully designed and coordinated events and take on a limited number of weddings per year to best serve my clients. My signature photography style is referred to as light-filled, modern, elegant, and editorial, and my work is frequently published in magazines including Vogue, Brides, and Washingtonian Weddings. Many of my clients love to have their photos featured in this manner and many also ask for total discretion.
Although Washington, D.C. is my home, I photograph weddings all over the world and am honored to have such opportunities. Capturing stunning settings, interesting architecture, and the ambiance of the special places my clients choose to marry is always an incredible experience.
Please take a look at my portfolio and inquire using the appropriate contact form to set up a convenient consultation.
I look forward to hearing from you!
KIND WORDS FROM COUPLES
"From the first time I started e-mailing with Anna, to our initial consultation, I knew we had landed an all around wonderful, genuine person to capture our special day."
"Our whole family was teary-eyed going through our wedding photos when we got them back. They were absolutely phenomenal!"
"We felt so fortunate to have had Anna capture our wedding - she is an absolute gem, and our guests couldn't stop raving about her and her team! We hired her over a year out, and it was the best decision we made!"
BUSINESS VALUES: MY WHY
I BELIEVE IN
LOVEFirst and foremost I believe in the immeasurable power of love, and that love always triumphs over hate. I believe in celebrating culture, embracing diversity, promoting inclusivity, and advocating for women-owned businesses. I believe that LGBTQ rights are human rights and that black lives matter. I believe that every love story has intrinsic value, and that no matter who you are, how you worship, whom you love, or where you come from – your story deserves to be captured masterfully and with soul.
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its final destination of hope." – Maya Angelou
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A FEW WEDDING FAVORITES
Elegant displays of your intricate bridal details, my flat lay images are carefully designed to showcase your personal style and define the tone of your wedding day. I love incorporating your beautifully crafted invitations and luxe paper goods adorned with calligraphy, and I absolutely can't resist photographing your Manolo Blahniks or Louboutins.
Magnificent floral bars, dramatic overflowing bouquets, and suspended floral installations can add a magical touch to your wedding decor and transform your guest experience. Luscious floral pieces create a twinkle in my eye and a little pep in my step, and I am always honored to photograph exquisite floral pieces that are impeccably designed with grit and grace.
Your carefully selected wedding location is an important character in your story. Whether you are surrounded by grand marble pillars of classic architecture, gilded ballrooms reminiscent of Paris, towering gothic cathedrals, or rolling hills of green vineyards, I love capturing extraordinary settings in your images that allow you to relive your event years from now.
Time to dress up! You deserve to look and feel like the best version of yourself as you celebrate this special time in your lives. Swoon-worthy engagement gowns, dapper black and white tuxes, and couture wedding dresses add a fashion-forward element to your photos and emphasize your own individual style.
At ASP, my team and I are dedicated to beautifully capturing the fine details that make your wedding unique to you. Custom designed wedding crests, artisan signage, monogrammed flower walls, and specialty crafted cocktails are those special touches that elevate your wedding photos and contribute to your story.
BUSINESS VALUES: MY WHY
I BELIEVE IN
LEGACYI believe in living a colorful life rooted in purpose and significance, and in leaving something behind for others once we're gone. I believe in creating images that don't have a shelf-life – capturing rich history, and documenting exceptional moments to remind your grandchildren that yours was one of the greatest love stories of all time. I believe in iconic black and white portraits that find their homes in silver frames, and in vibrant heirloom albums that are shared often and with joy. I believe that your story should be cherished now and always, shaping future generations and building your legacy. I believe in that which endures.
How do you want to be remembered?
KIND WORDS FROM COUPLES
"Anna's engaging and charismatic personality brought so much fun and laughter to our wedding, which is exactly what every bride needs!"
"Our photos and beautiful wedding album are our most prized possessions. Anna is a legend!"
"We are so thankful for the collaboration between Anna and our wedding planner – they made everything so easy and enjoyable for us and our guests the day of. And just a couple of days later we received these breathtaking preview photos from our celebration!"
ASP COUPLES ARE:
|... world travelers, foodies, lovers of art and culture. They have style and grace, and are delighted to see their unique and sophisticated wedding details captured in artistic imagery. |
... looking for superb vendors that provide excellence and aim to make their wedding celebration an unforgettable experience.
... completely comfortable leaving details and logistics in the hands of the experts and trusting their vision completely. There isn't one high maintenance bone in their bodies.
... kind to others and adore the friends and family that they have chosen to celebrate with them on their special day.
... connected with each other on every level. They know they are in love and are not afraid to show their authentic selves.
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