When we started the search, I told my husband I needed to have a connection with him/her. I needed to trust the person on the other side of the camera, and feel safe. When we walked into Anaïs’s house the very first time, I instantly felt that with her. That first appointment, we talked and talked and talked. We stayed much longer than initially planned. When she went to grab us both a coffee, I turned to my husband and said “I don’t need to visit others, I want her”. And I am so happy that he agreed.
From the beginning to the end of our wedding day, Anaïs was by my side. She even took the time to take a few beautiful pictures of me and my grandmother, that I’ll cherish forever. She guided us through the process (my husband and I are camera shy) and snatched us away from the crowd at the right times.
We didn’t have to think about it, she handled it for us. When it was golden hour, she grabbed me and took gorgeous pictures of me in my wedding dress. When I look at them, I still can’t believe that it’s me.
I will forever be grateful to Anaïs. It’s been almost six years since our wedding day, and thanks to her, I now get to share that day with my two beautiful children.
You manage to make the authenticity and purity of people tangible for those who are allowed to look at it - from a distance. That is what you do with people! You amaze them. You make the love in a family tangible. and you do it in such a natural way it's almost unnatural.
Anaïs, stunning! We never doubted your talent for a moment, and the result is impressive, really beautiful photos! Also, thank you so much for giving your all, even though you didn't feel 100%, we really appreciate that! It was a fantastic and unforgettable party, thanks to you.
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