It’s been a crazy year this year with heaps of change – moving house, my youngest starting school, my eldest starting his GCSEs… Work has been super-busy with more commercial photography than usual for some ace kids’ brands, including Tommee Tippee, Baba + Boo and Acorn & Pip. I’ve been travelling further afield for family shoots much more than usual too, across the UK and abroad.

It’s felt like such a whirlwind and I’m only just starting to catch my breath as Christmas chaos hits. But I feel very fortunate to have had such a full year, with all these ace experiences crammed in. I might look about 10 years older and 20 years more haggard but I’m finishing the year feeling very grateful and excited about what’s to come πŸ™‚

One wonderful constant I’ve had throughout is that this is the first year where I’ve not split my photographic work between families and weddings. I stopped taking wedding bookings 2-3 years ago and shot my last ever wedding last summer. So 2019 has been the first year where I’ve really been able to give all of my time and attention to the wonderful family work that brings me so much joy. Taking pictures for these ace people and documenting for them all the good stuff, their own everyday beauty and magic, makes my heart leap more than ever.

It really is such a happy, hilarious, heart-warming job and I’m so grateful, as ever, to all the wonderful families who trusted me this year to come and capture these magical times and magical people for them. As you can see from the pics below – they’re a bunch of bloody belters.

Thanks so much dudes, it’s been a riot ⚑️?



Thank you again to all these wonderful families – I’m so lucky to have shared these times with you!

If you think you might like some pics like this of your own lovely clan, please do download my brochure and/or get in touch for more info, I’d love to hear from you πŸ™‚

Happy Christmas and New Year folks, see you on the other side!

Anna ?

Manchester Family Photographer


  1. Damian Brandon

    Hey Anna:

    WOW, what a collection, your knee’s must absolute kill you, love how you ‘get down with the kids’, so much amazing compositions, mega use of light but most of all, just having a great knack of finding such beautiful family moments!!

    Your art is priceless buddy!!


    • annahardy

      Thank you so much Damian that really means a lot! πŸ™‚

  2. Claudia Rose Carter

    Such beautiful memories captured Anna! Hope to finally hang out in 2020 xxx

    • annahardy

      Ah thanks so much Claudia, me too! πŸ™‚

  3. Igor Demba

    So many treasured moments in here Anna. Hope your 2020 is just as beautiful!

    • annahardy

      Thanks so much Igor! πŸ™‚

  4. Tarequl

    I see so much happiness in your pictures! That I love the most! Awesome set!

  5. Andy Wardle

    Love these classic AH! The baby staring at its fist is ace!! xx

    • annahardy

      Thanks so much Andy πŸ™‚ That’s one of my favourites too!

  6. lee allen

    holy smokes – I have no idea how you captured some of these images!! SO GOOD!!

    • annahardy

      Ah thanks so much Lee, that means a lot!

  7. Marek Troszczynski

    What a beautiful and emotional set Anna. Just watched your interview with Alan and loved it. thank you so much for sharing!

    • annahardy

      ah thanks so much Marek! Really pleased you enjoyed it πŸ™‚


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