Holiday Gifts from My Travels | Anna Wu Photography

Happy New Year! I am so thankful for the opportunity to have spent another year doing what I love most: photographing people in love and traveling around the world! 2017 was particularly special, as I celebrated my tenth year in business. I am so grateful for all of you who have supported me and made this possible!

For the past few years, I’ve had a little tradition of sending holiday gifts to all my wedding clients from the year, and holiday cards to friends and family as well. Much like last year, I gathered this year’s client gifts over the course of the year, picking up little parts of it along my travels. And to top it off, I utilized my new hobby of watercolor sketching and featured some of my illustrations on each of the gift tags. Here’s a look at how it all came together!

Here are the fronts of all the cards, including calligraphy from Brown Fox Calligraphy. My featured destinations in my gifts this year: Austin, Texas; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Portland, Oregon; Charleston, South Carolina; and Berlin, Germany. And on the card, the images are from Philadelphia; Chicago; Berlin; Charleston; Staunton, VA; Amsterdam; New York; and Portland.

The backs each carry a little explanation of the gifts: A cactus magnet from Austin; Stroopwafels from Amsterdam; drinking vinegars from Pok Pok Som in Portland; candles from Candlefish in Charleston; and chocolates from Ritter Sport in Berlin.

It’s so fun to collect and gift these each year!

Thank you all again for supporting me and my small business! I look forward to seeing what 2018 will bring.

Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco but often traveling and working around the world. She creates beautiful, soft, and timeless imagery while capturing the most fleeting of moments. View her work at, follow her daily adventures on instagram, or contact her to book your own session today.