When I first saw Anna Wheeler’s photo work I knew that her work would be a perfect fit for Middle of the Map. Not only are her images beautiful, but her clients are cute, and the weddings she captures are unique and have so many special details. Today I’d like to share a little bit more with you about her business Anna Page Photography.
Anna lives in her hometown of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin(about 1 hour north of Madison and Milwaukee). She mainly shoots weddings in Milwaukee and Madison, but travelsall over the state and the country for weddings. She says she’s actually never shot a wedding in Fond du Lac yet!
When I asked how she became interested in taking photos she answered: “I’ve always loved photography. I yearned to get a Hasselblad when I was a teenager mainly just as a hobby. I never considered taking photos as a career. I love to create and direct, (I’m sort of a control freak!) and just love seeing my visions become a reality. Later in life I ended up not getting my Hasselblad, but a Nikon D70.”
She shot her first wedding when her husband’s friend was getting married and had no photographer. She thought she’d offer to shoot their wedding for free and ended up really enjoying taking photos of people in love! (By the way, she did end up getting her Hasselblad last year).
Anna officially started her business in October of 2005 in Utah. She’s glad she got her start there because the industry is really competitive and it required her to push herself to do better and improve her skills.
I asked Anna what her favorite subject to photograph is and she says the bride: “The bride is always the most beautiful on her wedding day and she knows it.”
Other than brides and weddings, she’s inspired by photographing people in general. She also enjoys taking pictures of: places with beautiful light and clean lines, and likes playing around with illustrative works, and lately has been interested in nude photography.
Anna loves weddings, and the fact that she can get paid to photograph them is a bonus. Her favorite part of her job is photographing the people and capturing emotions and moments that her clients can relive by looking back at their photos.
“It’s pretty neat to know that my work is hanging up on their walls in their homes.”
When asked what her advice would be for couples looking for a good wedding photographer Anna says do lots of research and obviously pick a few photographers with work that you love. Try to meet with them, and check out their sample albums. Ask lots of questions and read their contracts. You want a photographer that you click with because they will be spending the entire day with you.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know Anna. Please find more of her beautiful images on her photo blog: www.annapagephotography.com/blog.