Category archives: behind the scenes

  • Hamilton Island, Australia

  • We bid our early morning farewells to New Zealand and headed to Australia; specifically, Hamilton Island, a small resort island near the Great Barrier Reef. It's the kind of place where golf carts are the mode of transportation and housing comes mostly in the form of timeshares and hotels. On our ag[...]
  • Ashley & Chad | Naval Leather Wedding Album

  • Heirloom wedding albums are the perfect way to commemorate your wedding story for generations to come. I love when couples opt to create a whole suite of albums to share with parents and loved ones as well. For Ashley and Chad, we created one medium (10") album; one small (8") album; and two mini (6[...]
  • Hobbiton | North Island, New Zealand

  • Hobbiton! On our last day in New Zealand, we made the three hour drive from Auckland down to Hobbiton, the famed set of The Lord of the Rings. We went for the full Hobbiton feast, with tours before and after sunset.   The set is actually on a sheep farm. When the location scouts initially inquired[...]
  • Auckland & Waitomo | North Island, New Zealand

  • We continue my journey through New Zealand as Jon, Pei, and I flew from Queenstown in South Island back up to Auckland in North Island and were joined by Young, Jessica, Karen, and Sam. It was a drastic change of scenery; despite being surrounded by plenty of nature, Auckland itself is very much a c[...]
  • The Road to Milford Sound | South Island, New Zealand

  • New Zealand's South Island is incredibly scenic. It's the kind of setting that lends itself to descriptions like 'awe-inspiring,' 'spectacular,' 'resplendent.' It's almost too much to take in when you're actually there, when every turn reveals a different, equally impressive landscape. Now, in hinds[...]
  • Stephanie & Ian | Custom Leather Wedding Album

  • Here's a glimpse at another beautiful wedding album! Stephanie and Ian were wed at the Berkeley City Club and had beautiful art deco details in their decor that went perfectly with this Tiffany blue album cover. I always love a clean, timeless layout. No overlays or crazy borders; jus[...]
  • Philadelphia | Spring, 2016

  • Cherry blossoms, magnolias, the art museum, and cute shops. Just a few frames from my time in Philadelphia this spring! Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco but often traveling and working around the world. [...]
  • Katherine & Josh | Turquoise Mist Wedding Album

  • I am thrilled to share Katherine and Josh's beautiful wedding albums today. They opted for a turquoise mist silk cover, which coordinated perfectly with their wedding colors. We created one 10-inch album for Katherine and Josh and two 6-inch albums for their parents. I love the mini albums, b[...]
  • Portrait Party | April, 2016

  • I'm so excited to share my latest personal project: the Portrait Party. The idea is very simple: I gather a small group of people, we throw ourselves a little party, and I take portraits of everyone. I come across so many people who say they could really use an updated headshot, but instead of just [...]
  • 10 Tips for Visiting the New SFMOMA

  • The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is back after a three-year renovation, and it's beautiful. The museum opens to the public this Saturday, May 14, but I couldn't wait so I signed up for membership and have already visited the museum twice in the last two weeks during member previews! Below are [...]
  • Wine Tasting in Healdsburg

  • Back in March, right after I had gotten back from New Zealand and Australia (which I have yet to blog), I got to join my friend Nancy for a day of wine tasting in Healdsburg in celebration of her birthday. It was such a lovely way to return to California. See some of the beautiful vineyards and tast[...]