Location:
  • New Zealand

About Ana Galloway

 
"What an honour it is to document people in love and all that is happening around them on one of the most incredible days of their lives. It's all about the story, the landscapes, the relationships, and the emotions. Most of all, I love it when my couples go “off script” and create a celebration that is wholeheartedly their own, a true reflection of their personalities and the life that they have created together. Dream big beautiful people! Who knows where you might find yourselves. This is your moment to live and mine to capture, in the midst of calm or chaos. Your story told with light, tone and character."

Behind The Brand

How would you describe your photography style?

My images portray a photojournalistic style with a mix of nostalgia and romantic portraiture. I want each wedding album to encompass the feeling of the day. If the wedding was quiet, humble and full of intimate moments the photos will show that. If the couple loves to explore the outdoors and have a wild time full of fun and laughter those are the moments I look to capture. If they’re having a snazzy inner-city wedding with a chic cocktail reception surrounded by their closest people, the album will reflect that ambience. It’s all about the couple, their connection and the people they’re sharing this celebration with.

 

What is it that makes an image magical?

The beautiful complexity of light, the people, the landscape, the relationships, and how each of these elements shape a story so perfectly.

 

What advice would you give to the camera-shy couple?

I expect most of my couples feel a bit apprehensive about being in front of the camera, and I know exactly how you feel, it’s totally normal! I assure you, once we’re in the swing of things, sharing some laughs and creating some beautiful images together the nerves will melt away and next thing you know you’ll be eating cake and drinking champagne with your nearest and dearest! The most important things to remember is to trust your photographer and be yourselves, connect with each other and let your natural love language shine through. I want these images to show you as you are, two lovers sharing one of the best days of your lives, get lost in the moment and have fun with it! Trust, movement, love and a couple glasses of champagne is the recipe that’ll shatter your camera-shy nerves to pieces.

 

Do you travel interstate or internationally?

I’m available around New Zealand and worldwide.

 

As an estimate, how long does your editing process take?

All high-resolution images will be delivered via a personal online gallery within 6-8 weeks of your wedding day. In addition, you’ll receive a bespoke presentation box with a USB holding all your digital files and a short slideshow of your wedding day, along with 10 fine art prints. Seeing your photographs in print brings those moments to life, it really is the best way to view and share these special memories.

 

Describe a magical moment from a wedding you’ve photographed…

How to choose! I’m always a sucker for the moment the couple see each other for the first time. But the memory that sticks with me the most, the mother of the groom sadly passed away a few weeks before the wedding. Before she passed, she’d secretly recorded a voice message and had asked for it to be played at the reception before dinner was served. It’s safe to say that there wasn’t a dry eye in the place, in fact, I could hardly see through the viewfinder I was crying so hard.

Editor’s Notes

Why we love it…

One of our favorite New Zealand based photographers, Ana’s work is filled with light, love and an effortless style that’s compellingly beautiful. We love how she fuses chic detail and natural surroundings with a wedding’s most authentic moments.

 

For the couple…

Seeking realness with a stylish twist. Ana’s approach is relaxed, artistic and innately authentic.

 

Styling tips…

Head for an open field, picturesque clifftop or space where nature seeps in for your portraits. Ana’s eye for light and composition translates beautifully through the natural realm.