About

Big Sur Elopement Photography

LET YOUR WEDDING DAY BE AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE.

I’ll be there to photograph it.

I believe there is beauty in imperfection, and I value that in my photography: images that are beautiful without being airbrushed to oblivion, and moments that are real but not unflattering. By combining an award-winning photojournalistic approach with a fine-art sensibility, I deliver storytelling that is both honest and beautiful.

In the end, your wedding photographs are here to tell your story long after the day is over. Your images will capture not only how things looked but how they felt. I will photograph your day fully, with detail shots of all those thoughtful choices you made for your wedding, as well as candid shots of all those subtle moments that might have otherwise slipped away unnoticed. When it comes to portraits, I provide enough direction for you to know what you’re doing, but not so much that you start feeling like it’s not you. It’s my job to guide even the most camera-averse into looking natural and feeling like themselves. Years from now I want you to still feel like this was you in this one moment at this special time in your relationship. And that’s a part of your story that’s worth preserving.

From Ami & Arjun:

Anna was by far our best choice of wedding planning and we can’t recommend her enough. She has incredible talent – capturing the cultural details of our Indian wedding, the moments that were our favorite memories of the day, and human emotion so well. We had an East Coast wedding… but Anna was by far the most amazing so we chose her even though she was on the West Coast! She helps you feel at ease. For example, for our engagement photo shoot we were a bit nervous that the whole thing would be awkward – but that photo shoot ended up being one of the most fun parts of otherwise stressful wedding planning. She was a pleasure to work with, and by the end of our wedding she felt like a friend more than a photographer. She exhibited such grace and professionalism throughout the whole process.

MEET ANNA.

The photography love runs deep.

Anna Wu, photographed by Hannah Suh. www.hannahsuh.com Anna Wu, photographed by Indu Huynh Anna Wu, photographed by Kayla Fletcher

I started taking photographs at the age of ten, and I never stopped. To this day, I photograph and blog my everyday adventures for fun. I’ve now been a professional wedding photographer for over ten years, and I still find so much joy in the fact that no two couples or weddings are ever the same. To me, it’s always been about the connection, the emotion, and the beauty of witnessing two people who found each other in the world pledge their lives to each other. It still captivates me every time.

I’m a Midwestern girl at heart, but I’ve fallen heavily for California and lived here in the Bay Area for a decade now. If there’s one thing that drives me as much as photography, it’s my love for travel, and luckily, the two go hand in hand. I have photographed weddings across thirteen states, and I have photographed portraits all over the world, from Japan to Spain to Ireland to Australia. I don’t know if I’ll ever find a place more beautiful than New Zealand, but I have yet to visit Iceland, so I’ll have to let you know.

The best dining experience of my life was at Noma (and I flew to Copenhagen specifically for that meal). But if I had to pick a favorite food, it would be Taiwanese beef noodle soup. I will eventually try to master that in my Instant Pot, but until then, I’ll take my mom’s or any random Taiwan food stand’s when I can.

Between all my travels, I am actually quite the homebody and the introvert (INFJ). I nerd out by color-coding my spreadsheets, hanging out with my house plants, and scheming on my latest crafting and personal projects. You can follow all these adventures, big and small, on my blog and on instagram.

These are a few of my favorite things:

ADVENTURE.

I’m always plotting my next excursion, whether it’s a weekday hike or a weeks-long international trip.

ARTS & CRAFTS.

I sewed my own prom dress in high school, and I still have all sorts of creative hobbies.

TEA. AND WHISKEY.

Usually not at the same time.


BALLERINAS.

I once raised over $12k to self-publish my book of ballerina photographs, Pointe of View.

MY LIBRARY CARD.

I know the number by heart. Free Kindle books and museum passes too!

THE GREAT ROMANTICS.

Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. Monet’s Waterlillies. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

 

THINK WE MIGHT BE A GOOD FIT?

Contact me to get the conversation started.

 

Style Me Pretty Little Black Book Member | Anna Wu Photography As seen on how he asked by the knot Member of Cake and Lace Vendor Guide  Featured in Ceremony Magazine | Anna Wu Photography smitten_badge_1 7x7_gray

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