2018

December 19, 2018

Having shot my last ever wedding a few months ago, I end this year purely a family photographer. So, for the first time ever, my end of year review is nothing but family.

Below is an illustration of everything that moves me – human connection, stories, personality, emotion, energy, adventure, joy, humour… these families have it all and more, and to be invited to share in it is a complete joy and adventure in itself.

Special mention has to go to lovely Rudy, whose arrival into the world I was privileged to witness and who I’m now absolutely honoured to call my godson. I know with absolute certainty I’ll go my whole life never photographing anything more mind-blowingly wonderful than that πŸ™‚

Thank you so much to all these wonderful people, big and small, who allowed me to enjoy and document a little bit of their magic this year. You’re all ace.

 

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Anna πŸ™‚

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15 Comments

  1. Christopher Hall

    Wow… looks like you had such a fun year.

    Hope this year is even more fun…

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    • Anna

      Thanks so much Christopher!

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  2. John Hope

    Oh wow Anna. Masterful, industry leading stuff creating so many memories that will be treasured for a looong time… I always love looking at your work. A round up to be super proud of!

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  3. joanna

    Ah Anna, so gorgeous your work oozes heart and soul… All those families are so lucky to have had you capture a slice of their lives. Just beautiful xx

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  4. Sam Gibson

    That was so lovely. So many quirky little personalities captured so beautifully. Real, raw, honest and all the more gorgeous for it <3 well done you

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  5. David

    You’re a master Anna, so many real moments captured just proves how skilled you are in building trust with the little people. That’s so hard to do but you make it look so natural. Love them.

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  6. Adam Riley

    Amazing Anna. Love how you capture not just the smiles, but the drooling, crying and contemplating life of kids. Loved looking through the whole set x

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  7. Andy Wardle

    How can you not be smiling looking through these. Too many favourites… Ace as always mrs! ;O) x

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  8. Damian Brandon

    Anna,

    This is so so amazing, I miss your wedding work and you was one of the first artists to inspire me to shoot weddings and have been a huge fanboy since.

    The beauty and feelings you capture now in your family work is so so beautiful.

    No one quite does it like a Hardy does it.

    Incredible

    Damian x

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  9. Sam Docker

    Love your work, love your edit, love the emotion and personalities you capture and how you see light, I just bloody love it all! I also love your honesty and openness towards photography and the bravery you’ve shown in evolving your own business, I absolutely take my hat off and can’t wait to see where the journey takes you.

    All the best for 2019 and beyond Anna! x

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  10. Jordanna Marston

    You are the best – I love you and your work. You’re a constant support and ray of sunshine. Never change my pirate haired friend xx

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  11. Lyndsey Goddard

    So much life and personality in these photos! I had to do a double take at the boy staring at the painting of the gates; just brilliant. Lots of parents are going to be over the moon with these little moments of life that you’ve captured for them.

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  12. Claudia Rose Carter

    Aaaaah Anna. I’m so glad that you decided to focus on families. These are sublime.

    Is it ok to look at all of these and want to breed for life? Asking for a friend….

    So thrilled to have met you properly in Derby and can’t wait for more hangs this year xxx

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  13. Liam Smith

    Maaaaate, these are rad! Not seen family stuff this good before x

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    • Anna

      Oh thanks so much, Liam! πŸ™‚

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