Hello. I am Anesta. I love telling stories through photographs.
Time really does fly when you are having fun. I can hardly believe that my husband Gareth and I will be celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary in 2017. We have three children who are the centre of our world.
Becoming a parent really sparked my interest in photography. I had a desire to capture all those wonderful moments of childhood, which can quickly become forgotten as time passes. And there was no denying that I had a magnet-like ability to attract and entertain children (long before I had any children of my own), which has proven to be a valuable characteristic when trying to bring the best out of people in front of the camera. And it is here where my journey into photography began.
I love telling stories through photographs. Being a bit of a romantic, a fan of weddings and just curious about people, I love that I can bring this altogether through photography. I live in Essex and graduated from the London College of Fashion many moons ago.
I work predominately in Essex, London, Kent and Sussex, but travel further afield too. Photographing weddings in Morocco and Portugal have been a particular professional highlight. In 2013, I was thrilled to be a finalist for both 2013 Havering Business Awards New Business of the Year and 2013 Docklands Business Club & East London New Business of the Year. More recently I was a regional finalist in The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards - Photographer of the Year. In case it reassures you to know, I am a member of the Guild of Photographers and a member of the British Association of Professional Child Photographers.
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HELLO! THIS IS ME ON MY WEDDING DAY!
I was laughing because in my delirious excitement I forgot my own name!
After 10 years, our wedding rings are looking a bit worn, but that to me is part of our life story together.
ME AT WORK
Thanks to David Bell for capturing this shot of me. I love a good sunset!