Portrait Party | June, 2016


I’m thrilled to share the second in my series of Portrait Parties. The idea is very simple: I gather a small group of people, we throw ourselves a little party, and I take portraits of everyone. Each participant contributes to the party too, and we all get to connect with each other without the pressures of large-group networking.

For this portrait party, I invited a small group of fellow wedding vendors: Christine of Christine Olmstead (painter), Christina of Makeup by Quis, Kayla of Kayla F Photography, and Satra of Events by Satra. We also had some bonus florals from Natalie Bowen Designs in the studio.


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Thank you to Kayla for all of these first few photos and Satra for the delicious snacks.

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Awesome shot by Kayla of Christina behind the scenes.



Christine was just visiting California from the DC area, and I was excited to be able to loop her in on this portrait party. She was able to quickly paint us a gorgeous backdrop to use with our portraits; an impressive feat in such a short amount of time. I love her sense of color and her use of gold foil in her abstract paintings.


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Me, Satra.

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Satra, Kayla (hair/makeup by Christina).

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Christina, Christine (hair/makeup by Christina).

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Such a great crew and a fun afternoon!


Left to right: Satra, Christine, Kayla, Christina, and me. Thanks for joining me ladies!


Painted backdrop: Christine Olmstead
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Quis,
Photography: Anna Wu Photography & Kayla F Photography,
Snacks & Drinks: Events by Satra
Florals: Natalie Bowen Designs

Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco but often jetsetting and eating her way around the world. Follow her @annawuphoto on facebook or instagram for more of her daily adventures.