As photographers, so much of the work we create depends on who we are and how we relate to the world around us. For me, a large part of that perspective is shaped by the people who come into my life.
My friends and family have long supported me in my “creative” and “unconventional” ventures in life. I have also been lucky to have the most generous photographer colleague/friend/mentors who have guided me in my work and enabled me to learn and develop in my craft and my business. This year, I’ve also managed to meet and photograph some of the most incredible clients. Among my subjects were a published novelist, Hollywood actors, a pageant winner, classical musicians, and a singer-songwriter, just to name a few. Not only am I thankful to find myself surrounded by such talent and passion, I also am thankful because I can count these inspiring people among friends.
Thank you all so much for an amazing 2009 here at Anna Wu Photography. Enjoy the pictures below– some of my favorite portraits and headshots from the year. Follow the links to learn more about the people or to view their full sessions on my blog.
Rachael Berger, Ms. B, at her home in the Oakland Hills
Miss San Francisco Chinatown Ilyssa Lu around the Avalon at Mission Bay, San Francisco
Ilyssa Lu again, Avalon at Mission Bay, San Francisco
Paul Yen around the Oakland Museum of California
Violist Holly Attar at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
Cellist Amy Gillingham, also at the University of Cincinnati, CCM
Ernie Ng in Times Square, New York City
Ernie Ng by the Pacific Ocean in San Francisco
Actor Adam Wang in Oakland