I'm Ann Marie. I am a Wedding Photographer based in Sydney.
In December 2014, I married the my other half Adrian. A few years ago he made the jump to join me on my photography adventures full time and we haven’t looked back. I get to do what I love with my love and it's been amazing.
My favourite thing about wedding photography is that I get to spend my weekends with two people who are crazily in love with each other, surrounded by their closest family and friends, drunk with joy and euphoria. The fact that out of the seven billion or so people on this earth, they found each another and commit to being there for one another no matter what - I truly believe this is one of the most beautifully pure and humbling things in life to witness, let alone photograph.
Happy cries, deep belly laughs and raw heartfelt connection are among my favourite things to photograph because they move all of us so deeply. I firmly believe images like these - of pure, unadulterated happiness - will always be the ones that we look back on so fondly in ten years time.
I adore animals. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll probably notice I follow an inordinate amount of cats because I just find them so downright entertaining. We’re planning on adopting a little band of fur children one day to liven up our office (both cats and dogs) so let me know if you have any ideas on making this an easy transition.
If I can help cast some light to a truth – nine times out of ten, your wedding will not go to plan. This is probably a good thing because life regularly gives you what is the eventual best. If you can focus on the ultimate core of why you’re getting married in the first place: at the end of that day, you have your wife, your husband, your best girls and lads, your closest family – that is all that matters. Truly.
Moreover, look past the aesthetic details, laugh about everything that could possibly go wrong (these by the way, make excellent stories for the grandkids), tell your other half that you choose them now, until they’re 90/wrinkly/taking out their dentures for bedtime at 8PM. Hold them tight, let go of all anxiety – I promise you, you WILL absolutely have the best day of your life.
I would love to document your day. Not only that, I’d love to make the experience fun, high-spirited and powered by pure elation. If this sounds like your type of joy, send me a note and let’s have a chat. If it all works out, know that I am all in to create some magic with you.
Bless – Ann Marie