Hello! I'm Anna - a family and wedding photographer based in Tadworth, Surrey. I currently have a responsible day job as a deputy head teacher but I started Anna McGrath Photography two years ago, so now I have two jobs that I am passionate about.
The most important things to know about me: I love stand-up comedy, musical theatre, a good book, walks with my dog, a road trip anywhere in the world, beaches in winter, snow-covered mountains and a nice wine. I should probably also tell you that I hate having my photo taken so I feel and understand your fear! But, do not worry, I have been told that I'm one of the kind photographers - I won't upload or send you any photos that I'm not confident you'll love!
I have always appreciated a good photo but only really experimented with taking them myself after a holiday with a friend in 2010. She took photos constantly during our road trip and I remember telling her that she really should put the camera down and just enjoy being in the moment. She didn't listen and I let it go but, the following year, during our European interrailing trip, I borrowed her camera in Venice to 'have a little go' after waking at 4.30am to walk around the city before both the sun and the crowds arrived. I was hooked. After years of taking holiday photos and turning them into collages which now adorn my office walls at school, I helped a friend out as a second shooter at a wedding. I have never looked back. Nothing beats the excitement I feel when I capture a special moment or a bond between two people and I have absolutely loved every moment of being a photographer.
Having spent most of the last two years shooting families and parties, I am now looking to photograph more weddings and do more school shoots for websites and prospectuses. Whether photographing a wedding, a newborn baby or a whole family, I know that every family, every couple, every person is different and I want my photos to reflect this. My main aim is to make sure you have photographs of the most important people in your life and that the photos capture the heart of these special relationships and the love that you share.
I would love nothing more than to share with you some of life's most exciting times, from the birth of your first child to the moment your nearest and dearest toast your marriage at your wedding reception.
I can guarantee a fun and relaxed shoot and promise that I will listen to you throughout.
Go on...give me a shot. Pun intended.
Areas I cover
I am based in Tadworth and cover Surrey and the surrounding areas. If you live further afield, I will always try my best to accommodate so do get in touch.