During the start of our wedding planning, we were not completely sure what to look for in a photographer. Sure, we were able to differentiate between sample photos we liked and disliked, but did not come to elaborate and understand the style we desired until meeting with multiple photographers. Over time we became confident that a photojournalistic approach was ideal for our wedding and looked for Bay Area vendor that shoot in this style.
After stumbling upon Annie's website, we were quickly enamored with her portfolio and knew we have found the right person! All of the engagement, wedding, and family photographs looked like timeless pieces of art, ones that we knew would retain their elegance many decades after our wedding. The final decision to go with Annie Hall came after meeting her over a video call and realizing that we had a lot in common in terms of temperament, age, and activities. We were certain that we could easily work with this person on the day of our wedding.
This was further simplified with Annie's hands off approach -- we did not verbally interact with her during most of the events as she has the vision to capture natural moments of family members laughing with joy, a sneak kiss between the bride and groom, or a playful brawl at the cocktail bar between excited guests.
What truly made the day spectacular was that Annie did not feel like a vendor to us; we saw her as a friend. Both Annie and her second photographer Tyler took the time to get to know us personally prior to the wedding, the first time on an exciting trip to a redwood forest for the engagement shoot, and again to go over final logistics before the wedding.
We wholeheartedly recommend Annie Hall Photography for anyone looking for a photojournalistic approach to their wedding. Not only were we greatly satisfied with the experience but are also extremely happy with the quality of the final photos. Annie is professional, funny, polite, and responds quickly to customers!
Natalie and Gabe, you are both such amazing (and absolutely adorable!) people! I'm so happy you chose me to document your day, and thank you for putting your trust in me!