"Incredibly professional, has a keen eye for those special moments, and is the easiest person to be around. Anna is such a joy to work with."
– Jordan Eberlein, Co-owner of Paperboys




PRONOUNS:
SHE/HER

FAVORITES:
MY NEPHEW, LUSH FLOWERS, EUROPEAN ADVENTURES, SUSHI NIGHT, ACQUA DI PARMA, CLASSIC ARCHITECTURE AND MARBLE STATUES, JIMMY CHOOS, SPICY MARGARITAS, CHRISTMASTIME IN THE CITY, OPRAH WINFREY, BIG BANG THEORY, SPA DAYS, SAILBOAT RIDES, LAKE COMO, SATC, JAMES CORDEN, DARK CHOCOLATE, NETFLIX AND MSNBC, WASSILY KANDINSKY PAINTINGS, TROPICAL GETAWAYS, STRONG FEMALE ROLE MODELS, DIVERSE DC CULTURE AND THE ARTS, TRYING OUT NEW RESTAURANTS, COCO MADEMOISELLE, BOLD COLORS USED WITH SOPHISTICATION

PUBLISHED:
VOGUE, BRIDES, WASHINGTONIAN, DANCING WITH HER, MODERN LUXURY, MAHARANI, AND MORE!



founder of anna schmidt photography
ANNA SCHMIDT
PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHER
FOR ELEGANT WEDDINGS AND EDITORIALS
~ SERVING THE WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA + NYC + WORLDWIDE ~

When you're hosting a one-of-a-kind dream wedding, you deserve to have sophisticated and stylish photos that celebrate your authentic 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 images to cherish as heirlooms, artwork, 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 components of your wedding photography, from initial and follow-up consultations, to delivery of your beautifully designed artwork and products. I want you to know that throughout this entire process I am here for you, and that you are valued!

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 quality and style. Published nationally and internationally in magazines like Vogue and Conde Nast Brides, I focus on photographing expertly designed and coordinated events and take on a limited number of weddings and editorials per year so that I can continue to best serve you. I am very intentional and hands-on in my approach to capturing your wedding day story, but I also aim to make the experience for you and your guests comfortable, fun, and stress-free! My signature editorial photography style is a blend of modern portraiture and candid photojournalism, and my images are often referred to as light-filled, romantic, and elegant. My team and I balance directing with unobtrusively photographing those special moments that naturally unfold, and this results in showcasing the people, finely curated details, and emotional elements of your complete wedding day story. It is my ultimate goal to perfectly capture the joyful energy you experience on your wedding day so that you and future generations can relive that feeling through your wedding photos for years to come.

Although the Washington, D.C. area is where I call home, I do travel for weddings and portrait sessions and enjoy photographing all over the world. Capturing the stunning settings, interesting architecture, and overall ambiance of the special places you choose to marry is always an incredible experience and an important facet of telling your story. I would love to photograph your adventure wherever you choose to say, "I do!"

Please take a look through my portfolio and
contact me to set up a convenient consultation. I look forward to connecting with you and learning more about your special day ahead!
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aesthetic storytelling meets high touch hospitality



love letters
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."
S.P.


"Our whole family was teary-eyed going through our wedding photos when we got them back. They were absolutely phenomenal!"

H+B



"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!"

A+M




core beliefs

MY PHILOSOPHY

luxury | legacy | love







Groom in Tuxedo

I BELIEVE IN

LUXURY

I believe that extraordinary occasions should be expertly documented with enthusiasm and great intention. I believe in quality over quantity, and in taking on a few clients, versus many, to ensure impeccable service. I believe in tailoring your experience and creating a custom package that perfectly suits your needs and desires. I believe in exquisite details, magical touches, and personal style – all carefully chosen elements that set the tone of your unique event. I believe that your magnificent celebration is one for the record books, an incredible day that should never be forgotten.

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Bespoke quality and excellence – Fine art photography

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I BELIEVE IN

LEGACY

I 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.

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How do you want to be remembered?

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I BELIEVE IN

LOVE

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.

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"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
STYLISH
FLAT LAYS
LUSH
FLORALS
BREATHTAKING BACKDROPSFORMAL
FLAIR
SIGNATURE
DETAILS
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.



get to know
THE ASP PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM


Photographing weddings for eleven years has afforded me the opportunity to work with some of the most talented second shooters around – and ultimately hire them as members of my photography team. The photographers on my team have been carefully selected and have worked alongside me for the majority of my full-time career. Everyone is compassionate, fun-loving, and mindful, and all apply the same photographic principles and practices for cohesive storytelling and seamless results. Together we take pride in our fluid professionalism and devotion to providing you a genuine and satisfying experience!


Bride and Groom Walking



love letters
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!"

V+M





"Our photos and beautiful wedding album are our most prized possessions. Anna is a legend!"

D+S



"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!"
J+E






are we a good fit?

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 alongside them in their new marriage.

... connected with each other on every level. They know they are in love and are not afraid to show their authentic selves.






If this describes you, I would love to hear from you to discuss your upcoming celebration! Please reach out via my contact form.



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