Today’s Event Expert you need to know: Anna Shackleford, the talented photographer behind Atlanta-based Anna K Photography. While sweet as ever, Anna values the relationships she forms with the couples while documenting this special time in their lives. Get to know a little more about Anna in our interview below!
How long have you been in the event/wedding industry?
When I was in college I casually started photographing weddings for our close friends and quickly realized how special it was to be a part of such an amazing celebration. Upon graduating with my Fine Arts Degree I set out to make photography my full-time job. It was scary and hard, but oh so worth it! That was three and a half years ago and I couldn’t be more thankful for a thriving business that serves happy couples!
Tell us a little about your personality and interests.
Adventuring around with my husband Daniel and our golden Lab pup, Bella is by far my favorite activity. We love to car camp in his Landcruiser, snuggle up together on our couch and sit on the front porch together. Okay, that makes us sound like an old couple, but you know what I mean!
What are your favorite trends currently?
I love the emphasis that a lot of people are putting on getting back to the basics of simplicity and focusing on the things that matter most.
What is your favorite on-the-job memory?
I don’t know if I can pick just one! At every wedding there is this moment when the wedding party and parents converge with the bride and groom right after they walk down the aisle as husband and wife. It’s one of the sweetest moments that I have the opportunity to witness; Everyone is hugging, crying and just so thankful to be apart of each others lives.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
By far the relationships that I’m able to form with couples who I wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to meet is the most rewarding part of my job.