Welcome our newest Lake Tahoe wedding photographer to the Tahoe Unveiled team. Annamae and Keith of Annamae Photo have taken wedding photos around the world as well as right here in Lake Tahoe. Last year we featured their work when they captured Butter + Salt owners, Aubrey and Tyler, the day after their Lake Tahoe wedding (take a look the gorgeous images here!). We interviewed Annamae to get some more insight into her background, style of photography and what makes her unique.
How did you first get interested in photography?
(Annamae) Photography began later in life for me. I was always so intrigued by the arts growing up and took a few different classes in high school. After high school I was a little lost and didn’t really have a plan. I decided I’d start taking classes at the International Academy of Design. I was initially interested in graphic design, but after I held my first camera something just clicked.
(Keith) Photography was always a hobby for me but I never took it seriously until recently. I loved when working on missions or taking trips I could document the culture and their life and share that with other people. I made the connection of that feeling with wedding photography when Annamae came into my life.
How did you end up as a wedding photographer, and what made you choose photography as a career?
I graduated with my digital photography degree from International Academy of Design for photography in 2009 and worked with Ryan Joseph shortly after as his assistant/second shooter for about a year. He was the reason I went from focusing on a career in the fashion industry to shooting weddings. After working with him, my passion for weddings grew and I knew eventually I’d have my own wedding photography business.
Describe your photography style in 6 words:
creative, vibrant, charismatic, innovative, playful, and modern.
Tell us more about your style of photography and what makes you unique.
Our style is definitely more creative and photojournalistic. We are always trying to think of something that will set us apart whether it’s our compositions, editing style, experimenting with new camera techniques or the way that we tell a story. When we aren’t capturing weddings we can be found photographing editorial, lifestyle, and fashion work, this is something we like bringing in to influence our wedding photography.
What are some of your favorite moments to capture?
Raw moments, definitely the ones that you can’t re-capture. (This is where our photo journalistic style comes into play)
Tell us about one of your favorite weddings to shoot:
We love shooting weddings with lots of emotion and organic moments, there is nothing more I love when we tear up during the ceremony or grandma gets out on the dance floor.
What do you love most about Lake Tahoe?
Everything. What’s not to love? We came here from Florida for a friends wedding and never looked back. It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the US! We love that you can ski, beach, climb, and camp all in the same place. It’s wonderful!
Where can we find you on a Sunday morning?
Sunday mornings start with coffee of course! Later you can find us taking a little day trip to who knows where and playing with our Pomeranian Yoko. We love food, being spontaneous, our friends and everything in between. We always take full advantage of a day off. :)
You can find Annamae Photo’s work on their website at www.annamaephoto.com or by following them on instagram at @itsannamaephoto