Holiday Gifts, 2022

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Each year, I collect small gifts along my travels and compile them into a holiday gift set for my wedding clients. It’s my way of sharing a small part of my year with my couples when they’ve shared such an important part of theirs with me. And this year, we had the added distinction of sharing a wedding year, since Alex and I also got married in 2022! Here’s a little peek at what I sent out this holiday season.

Our holiday card, featuring a wedding photo from my friend Courtney and an engagement photo from my friend Cassie!

This year we took road trips all around California, as well as two different Midwest tours. Here are the small items I collected along the way: An insulated bag from Pennyroyal Farm, where we got to meet the goats and sheep and enjoy the wines and cheeses made on site; a marmalade featuring Ojai pixies, the tiny little tangerines we discovered while visiting in the spring; a travel-sized bottle of sunscreen from the University of Michigan, perfect for scorching in the sun with 100,000 of your best friends at “The Big House”; a very cute eraser-shaped soap from our hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and last but not least, a rainbow bath bomb from Pittsburgh, where Alex checked off stadium 21 of 30 on his MLB ballpark bucket list.

All bundled up and ready to be gifted!

Thank you to all of my fellow 2022 wedding couples for sharing a bit of your special year with me! It was a delight, and so filled with love.

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.