Photographer Spotlight: Anda Marie

Working with Anda Marie Photography is a true joy!  She did a brilliant job capturing beautiful images of Claire and John’s Wedding, and I look forward to working with her again! Her excitement about being a wedding photographer is effusive.  “I can’t imagine anything better!” When I asked her what she loves the most, it’s the people.  She loves her clients, she loves the other professionals she’s met and the photographers she’s become friends with.

  She’s always been an an artist, and has always taken pictures.  Her business started organically… she photographed a friend’s wedding and put the pictures on Facebook. The pictures went viral and she was almost immediately booked through the following year and quickly became a full time wedding photographer.  She’s been featured in Style me Pretty and has traveled throughout the U.S. photographing gorgeous weddings!

Her style is editorial/artistic.  She stages the details (Shoes, dress, etc) like a magazine fashion layout, and she’ll take some time with the bride and groom to stage some gorgeous shots to help them look their very best.     During the rest of the day she doesn’t stage shots, so much as keep in touch with where the best artistic view of a given moment will be.

She prefers to take a minimal number of posed family portraits (10 minutes with immediate family). If you’re concerned  you won’t get pictures of your favorite aunt, though, not to worry- she focuses a lot of her candid shots on your close friends and family.

Here’s what she says about herself…

I love to capture what’s honest… I love to make images that are authentic and full of life, movement and style.  I enjoy giving you something you can hang on your walls as art… and therefore I look for what’s interesting and not what’s perfect.

Here are some specs.
Style: High Fashion Editorial blended with artistic photojournalism
Green Practices: All her ordering is on line.  She uses eco-friendly albums made from recycled products and uses a local printer for her photographs
Price: Wedding packages range from $3000 to $9000
Professional associations: PPA and WPPI
Location: Based in Madison, but happy to travel world wide! (Italy, Morocco, Brazil?)

5 Responses to Photographer Spotlight: Anda Marie
  1. Anda
    February 4, 2011 | 9:33 am

    Thank you for the WONDERFUL feature, Marilee!! I know that Claire and John and their families RAVED about you for months following their wedding. You were professional and kept everything right on track and made sure everyone was happy no matter what :) :) Every bride should have a wedding coordinator!

  2. Alex
    February 4, 2011 | 1:38 pm

    I'm IN LOVE with Anda. She is seriously oozing with artistic talent and beauty. Her photos are to DIE for and I know that success will continue to pour into her life, she deserves it.

  3. Anda
    February 4, 2011 | 2:31 pm

    ps — i made it sound so easy, haha, now that i read the words that i "was always an artist." i guess what i really meant was that i grew up doing my art whole life. but my path wasn't very linear at all! i gave up on art in my early twenties, resigned to a life of 9-5 work. it wasn't until i photographed my friend's wedding in my mid-twenties (6 years after deciding not to go to college for art) that i realized i was denying my *calling* — so to speak — all that time. it was a huge risk to leave an amazing job for a life in the arts. but a risk 1,000 times worth it!! i just wanted to clarify so people didn't assume my life was just a giant bowl of cherries and ice cream, haha. thanks again for the feature :) :)

  4. Marilee
    February 4, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    Anda, I'm so glad you took the leap to become an artist! The world is a more beautiful place for it!

  5. Dana
    February 6, 2011 | 4:22 pm

    LOVE Anda!!! Her work and personality are truly AMAZING!!!