I’d like to introduce you to a lovely photographer with whom I worked a few years ago on my very first styled shoot… and I’ve also just worked with her again on my last wedding (Watch this space for exciting photos!)
Anushé Low is a beautiful lady with a very kind manner… just what every bride needs on her wedding day. I know that I would appreciate her soft calming influence if I was about to take the biggest step of my life. So I asked Anushé a little about how she came to be a wedding photographer
When did you start in this business and what did you do before?
I officially started my wedding photography business in August 2010. Before this I worked as an architect – very different! In 2008 I had my son which changed everything – I wanted to spend more time with him and work flexibly. I never dreamed I could make a business out of something I had been passionate about since I was about 9 years old! I was one of those annoying guests who casually photographed friends’ weddings in the background…I enjoyed it so much and unbelievably those very photos made their way into wedding magazines – the rest, as they say, is history!
How would you describe your style?
I love to shoot clean, editorial style wedding and portrait photos using natural light. I come from a design background as a trained architect and have an eye for simple lines and creative compositions
What is your favourite flower?
I’ve always loved the simplicity and beauty of an Orchid or a Calla Lily both of which were the primary flowers at my wedding. However in recent years having been exposed to so many beautiful flowers at weddings, I must say I’ve come to love big, fat Peonies and delicately formed Ranunculus too!
What information do you need to know when meeting with a prospective client for the first time?
First of all, I love to hear all about their love story! A wedding day is such an intimate, personal day for my clients, I think it’s important to get to know them a little better as I feel it helps me capture them and their day more authentically
I also like to understand their plans for the day itself, however sketchy or detailed and walk them through it using my experience. Lots of important things come up during this discussion and my clients are usually grateful for my having a better understanding of their day from start to finish
How many weddings to you handle each year and would you do more than one per weekend?
in a business when you can’t always know how your year or week will pan out in terms of work, I think you have to have rules. One of my rules is only 1 wedding per weekend. I want to be as fresh and focussed as possible on a wedding day and, for me, that’s not possible if I’m shooting back to back,. I also stick to shooting just 15 or 16 weddings a year which again for me is plenty. I can give my clients an impeccable, dedicated service, keep turn-around times short and have time with my family
Do you have fixed prices for shooting/albums/discs or can you tailor the package for each client?
I can do both! I have a list of packages that clients can simply choose from including luxury to basic, or if they have more specific needs I can tailor a bespoke package to suit picking items from an á la carte menu
Is there anyone in the wedding industry, or outside, that you particularly respect or admire or have been influenced by?
Those that are in full time employment as I was will never truly understand the relentless amount of hard work that a self-employed, small business owner has to do to become successful. Those in the industry whom I admire most are the incredible business owners – be they photographers, bloggers, cake makers or florists who have worked non-stop, all hours and consistently for years to create amazing businesses and brands. I love a quote by Samuel Goldwyn who once said, “The harder I work, the luckier I get”
What is the most important part of your job?
Telling my clients’ wedding story authentically, beautifully and wholly
What makes you laugh?
My crazy daughter Sohana is currently making us all laugh A LOT… she is nuts!!
So if you are looking for a wedding photographer with a relaxed, happy style, take a look at Anushe’s work… simply stunning