To have and to hold
There is nothing more beautiful than being able to study the different ways in which people love each other, and call it my job.
a gift to your future self
One day they won’t fit in your lap and one day they won’t want to hold your hand in public. One day they’ll start eating their greens without being told and one day they might have a family of their own. But now they’re here, full of life and joy. And that’s precious.
Let me introduce myself.
My name is Kelechi Anna and I am a photographer currently based in Edinburgh.
I often ask myself what it is about photography that I love so much, and what it is about the work I do that continues to interest me, year in, year out.
Because it's not just a love of beautiful things. I love beautiful things. But I struggle to get as excited about the pictures I see in Vogue, as polished and perfect as they are, as I do about the people I get to photograph.
What interests me most is connection and a story.
It's the imperfections, the realness, the micro-moments we miss in our day to day lives, but that I get to catch and make last a lifetime.
Whether this is in the form of a tender moment between a mother and child, or a knowing giggle shared between lovers, that's what keeps my passion for this art alive.
Whether you are bringing your family, your other half, or just yourself, your shoot will be tailored to you and your vision.
Before our shoot, we will talk about what you would like from the shoot and what your expectations are. If you would like, I can offer some suggestions on how best to dress to give you some ideas. We will then agree on a beautiful location for the shoot, often in a local park or quiet corner of town.
After the shoot, you will receive a link to a password-protected online gallery where you will find the curated images from your shoot. You will then be able to download your images and if you need recomendations for where to get your images printed, I would be more than happy to discuss that with you.
Now, I know that for the some of people out there, having your photograph taken is not always the most comfortable thing in the world. If that resonates with you, remember this.
The way I see it, is that my job is to capture moments that would have happened anyway, whether I had my camera or not.