Anna McCarthy Photography specialises in bespoke Wedding, Children & Family, and Corporate, Event, Publicity & PR Photography. Anna is a photographer of people so in any given week she can be photographing a family, a wedding, a set of business portraits, a performance, or a corporate, publicity or PR event.
Anna prides herself on her superior level of service to her clients and the experience she can bring to any photography session after over 11 years in the business as a portrait photographer.
Anna offers a tailored and bespoke wedding photography service. Anna’s approach to photographing weddings is as a quiet and non-obtrusive observer resulting in beautiful documentary-style images that tell the story of the wedding day but crucially leave both bride and groom completely free to enjoy their day with their family and friends.
The aim of Anna’s children & family photography is to capture stunning but natural images of children and children with their parents that reflect their true individuality at that moment in their childhood, and to produce a treasured record that will bring pleasure in their parent’s lifetime, theirs, and for the generations to come.
Anna’s work also covers a broad spectrum of business needs – from small local companies to larger city firms and corporations, from press and pr businesses to schools, colleges and performance and arts-related institutions – and from festivals and charities to numerous individuals from many walks of life simply wanting a good strong portrait.
Anna qualified in Professional Photographic Practice at the London College of Printing in 2002, and set up Anna McCarthy Photography. Since then she has continued to learn and hone her skills as a photographer through numerous commissions across the board photographing people. Her work has been showcased in many of the major newspapers and magazines, books and in the trade over the years.
For Anna the measure of a good portrait, or any photograph involving people, lies not just in its surface aesthetics, any honed technique with the camera, or new way of observing or capturing, but crucially in the faithfulness and depth of the emotion portrayed. All these things are at the forefront of her mind when she observing people and she is happiest when they all come together in an image.
“The most important thing… It’s not clicking the shutter, it’s clicking with the subject” – Alfred Eisenstaedt
“If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” – Robert Capa
“Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished, there is no contrivance on earth that can make them come back again” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
“The Chinese say that for a work of art you need three things – the hands, the eye and the heart” – David Hockney