Shaina and Chris
Annie was a dream come true! Photography was one of the things that was most important to us when planning our wedding, so we wanted to find someone who could organically capture all the special moments of the day as they naturally unfolded, and not have to stage them. Immediately after meeting with Annie, we knew she was the one we wanted to photograph our special day. Not only is she incredibly talented, she is assuring, confident, absolutely delightful to work with and has a calming presence that just makes you want to have her around. So many people in our bridal party kept commenting on how pleasant and sweet she was throughout the day! We love that she still shoots film, as it gives an amazing softness to the photos and captures the emotion of the moment so perfectly. We can’t express enough how much we love and adore Annie, and simply could not recommend her more. We are forever grateful!
Stephanie and Miles
To say that Annie is a complete and utter joy, is a complete and utter understatement. From the second that you meet Annie, you feel like you've know her for years. Coming from a couple with zero professional photography under their belts, we were blown away by Annie's calming presence, making it all feel so natural and comfortable. Our wedding was incredibly small and lowkey with 11 total people and 2 dogs.....what all is there to take pictures of, right? Wrong. Annie completely ran with our non-traditional approach and captured our day in the sweetest possible way. Every single one of our photos identifies the intimacy, the love, and the incessant laughter from our perfect day. Her attention to every person and detail is incredible. We aren't able to thank her enough and can't recommend her enough.
Leigh and Bretton
Annie was such a calming presence on my wedding day. Despite never meeting in person beforehand, when she arrived the morning of my wedding we immediately clicked; I felt so at ease about my choice in photographer. Throughout the day, Annie and her assistant were unobtrusive while still capturing all of the little, special moments. Most importantly, her images are absolutely stunning! I love that she uses film, and she has such a great eye. Nothing feels too stuffy or posed, but instead beautifully captures the day in a natural, organic way. Thank you, Annie! We will treasure these photos forever!
Bailey and Mike
I chose to work with Annie to photograph my wedding for two reasons, her undeniable skill behind the camera to capture life's special moments beautifully, and because of who she is as a person. I loved the idea that she still shoots with film, after seeing the timeless look of film photographs I knew I wanted my wedding photos captured with that beauty. She truly understands how to take advantage of natural light to make a photo come alive. Further, Annie did not feel like our photographer on the day of the wedding, but a calming friend there with a camera. She was professional, polite, and a joy to work with. We are beyond thrilled with the photographs we have seen from our day and will be forever grateful to Annie for capturing our day so wonderfully.
Carolyn and Karl
Annie is both extremely talented and a pleasure to work with. I connected with Annie right away because of her passion for photography, calming personality and a shared vision for my wedding day. She is a thoughtful listener and delivered above and beyond what I expected. The great quality of Annie's photographs put our mind at ease after deciding not to hire videographer. Flipping through Annie's photographs allows us to relive our day as if we were there. She captured all the important and meaningful moments that made our day special...from our first kiss to our first dance. The photographs tell a beautiful story of our wedding and truly show the love that Karl and I have for each other.
The Hickman Family
As parents, there is nothing that we cherish more than our two sons. We wish we could freeze time and remember each of their ever changing faces as they grow. Annie Parish has helped us do just that: capture the beauty, love and personality of our family. Annie is a talented artist that has an uncanny way of clicking the camera at the most perfect moments. Her warmth, charm and patience makes the whole experience almost effortless, and something to look forward to each year. Even under the most challenging of circumstances, like a 15-minute photo session with two young boys in the sleeting rain on the beaches of Lake Michigan, she put together an amazing portfolio of photographs. We have felt so blessed to have met and worked with Annie.
The Cuculich Family
Annie was absolutely wonderful to work with in every way. I have tried a couple of photographers for my family before I found Annie and she exceeded all expectations. She made us all feel comfortable and was so patient with our toddler who was always on the loose! Annie is beyond talented and has been such a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be planning all of our future family sessions with Annie - I will make her travel to Chicago whether she likes it or not!