Anna and Gerhard | Arbor Crest Winery | Spokane, Washington
I try not to play favorites, but Arbor Crest Winery weddings hold a special place in my heart. Maybe it was because I shot the first wedding of my career here. Maybe it’s because of the way the early evening light falls at just the right angle through the reception tent. Maybe it’s because Spokane is my hometown and it’s always so much fun to photograph weddings at all my old stomping grounds.
Maybe? It’s because these two humans are magic. I swear to you that first image was not posed, at all. It’s high time I shared the images from this stunning Arbor Crest Winery wedding. Enjoy.
A note from Anna:
My bride, Anna – not me, Anna. Just to clarify :).
“When searching for a wedding photographer, I wanted to pick someone that was highly talented and also someone who when I looked at their previous work, I would’ve been pleased if those had been my photos. There’s always that fear, though, that you won’t end up liking your own photos as much as someone else’s. None of those fears played out with Anna. She made us feel natural and like ourselves during each of our shooting sessions (engagement and wedding), and was able to turn the normal people we are into pure magic!
Our favorite thing about working with Anna was that nothing felt posed. We never felt like we were at some strange modeling session – it was like hanging out with a friend. Anna is personable and laid back, which made it really easy for us to feel and look relaxed.
When I recommend Anna to others, I often talk about the high quality of her work. I initially picked Anna as our engagement and wedding photographer because I liked the softness and colors that come with her photography style. It was an added bonus that she uses film to photograph, which made our photos feel even more special. Not only was she incredibly easy to work with but she was thoughtful and made sure to capture every important detail from our day – while also allowing us to give input. You can tell she cares about her clients!”
Thank you Anna and Gerhard for trusting me with this gorgeous, joyful day. Spokane weddings hold a special place in my heart, I grew up in the area and love photographing weddings in the Inland Northwest, from gorgeous Greenbluff Winery weddings to elegant, modern Coeur D’Alene weddings. Travel is included at no extra cost for Spokane weddings.
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Anna Peters is a Spokane and Seattle Wedding Photographer creating fine photographs for people-focused weddings. Anna uses traditional fine art film photography techniques to capture imagery for her couples that is both effortlessly beautiful and deeply honest.
Based in the Pacific Northwest, Anna is inspired by the rich and varied landscapes of Washington but also travels often, capturing destination wedding photography for couples worldwide, from intimate Iceland Elopements to elegant Tuscany weddings. You can view her full body of fine art wedding photography, here.