I'm Anna. I currently live on the border of Leeds and Bradford. I love crime novels and podcasts (All Killa No Filla is my absolute fave!), palma violets gin, home renovation programmes (Escape to the the Chateau fascinates me) and I loooooove cake.
When I first got into photography I planned to go into forensics and photograph dead bodies.
I once filled in a form and my 'w' looked like an 'n'. For several years later I received letters addressed to A.Nood.
FEARS & PET PEEVES
I really don't like cartoon/film hybrid movies. Mary Poppins, has to be fast-forwarded when the characters suddenly became cartoons.
My biggest inspiration is my beautiful Grandma who never let having one hand instead of two be a barrier to achieving anything.
IT'S ALL RELATIVE
I am a lifelong fan of Heinz tomato ketchup - my mother-in-law even bought me a catering size bottle as a surprise on my wedding day. It has to be Heinz and I reckon I could tell blindfolded whether a sample is the real deal or not. I love Heinz ketchup like Kel loves orange soda.
Life in our house is busy, fun and relaxed - a lot like my photography! As such, I have become a keen lover of odd socks and haven't worn matching ones for quite some time. The truth is that I'd rather create than pair socks (much to my mother's despair!).
The TV series 'Friends' is my favourite show ever! I finally visited New York for the first time in November 2017 so I could run in Central Park like Pheobe Buffay (I have video evidence should you like to see it). She is my favourite character - she has definitely taught me that it's okay to be different
We have a rescue dog called Skye. She is a complete mixed breed but we like to call her “lab-collie-whip-staff!” She is 13 and has a charmed life, surviving multiple chocolate consumptions and there was a very memorable Christmas where she ate the tinsel! We all love the seaside and try to visit as often as we can.
I sort of fell into photography after working several admin jobs (one of which was with refugees and was absolutely fascinating). I went to study photography at Uni and intended to join the police, but then a friend asked me to shoot her wedding in 2011. I loved it (especially the look on her face when she saw her photos) and I’ve been hooked ever since. I love the atmosphere at weddings and the unique challenge that is photographing an ever-changing, exciting and once-in-a-lifetime event. I don't spend hours posing my couples or work through super long lists of group shots. My style is very relaxed and I photograph the day as it unfolds.
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