nice to meet you.
// organic, intimate wedding photography for modern, non-traditional couples with eclectic yet sophisticated style.
Emily is the founder of Anna Delores Photography; the name “Anna Delores” comes from her maternal great-grandmother (“Anna”) and paternal grandmother (“Delores”).
Emily lives just south of Santa Barbara with her boyfriend and two dogs. She has been photographing weddings since 2012, when she ditched her office gig in Los Angeles and moved to her hometown in Ventura County to get Anna Delores underway.
Emily is very fond of naps (not on wedding days, duh) and has a serious weakness for beautiful shoes, Anthropologie, modern bohemian style, and frozen yogurt. If you play guilty pleasure Taylor Swift on the dance floor at your wedding, she will dance like a crazy person.
Rhianna is a creative powerhouse, wedding warrior, and supermom. Originally from Seattle, Rhianna moved to Southern California in 2011 and never looked back; that same year, she graduated from the Wedding Photography Certificate Program at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara.
Rhianna has been an associate photographer with Anna Delores since 2014. She lives in Ventura with her fiancé and two wonderful sons.
Rhianna brings high energy, love, and “aloha” vibes to your wedding day (this babe is all about Hawaii). You’ll also want her at your wedding because she used to be a hip-hop dancer, and she’ll hit the dance floor with her incredible Michael Jackson impression (if you ask nicely).
full-service wedding photography
You’re looking for a wedding photographer who not only makes you look beautiful in your photos, but also helps you feel like your best self on your wedding day. Your wedding is a big deal, and for all your planning and preparation right now, you’ve already been told over and over that the day will go by faster than you can imagine.
Your wedding photography collection is not just a visual record of the day; it should also transport you back to the way you felt. The anticipation of getting ready, the surreal moment of exchanging vows, the incomparable joy of partying with all the people you love in one place.
We prioritize authenticity, artistry, and a supportive, compassionate wedding day experience. Anna Delores Photography provides practical guidance in tandem with creative fine art sensibilities. We offer a full-service wedding experience for modern, non-traditional romantics in search of a professional yet fun-loving photography team.
Your personal connection and comfort level with your photographer produces better, more authentic imagery (we believe this whole-heartedly!). You’ll receive all kinds of useful info from us during the wedding planning process, and we approach your wedding day with empathy and communication; the goal is for you to feel well-cared for, informed, and trusting of your photographers (oh, and have a ton of stress-free fun at your wedding!).
This is YOUR day, and although we are artists and take pride in our work, we’re part of a team of vendors and are here to make your day amazing. Here’s what you can expect from Anna Delores Photography on your wedding day:
- a unique combination of styling, posing, and organic, true-to-life moments
- gentle guidance during portraits to help you look your best while still looking like yourself
- collaboration with your entire wedding vendor team to help execute the most beautiful, stress-free experience possible
- friendly, personable interaction with family and wedding guests
- attention to detail and micro-styling of your wedding elements and decor
The biggest compliments we consistently receive from clients are that we captured not only the details and people, but the mood of the day, and that we felt like friends at the wedding. Our aim is for you to feel comfortable with us! Your photos will look better and your memories will yield warm, fuzzy feelings. Our ultimate goal is for your photography collection to remind you of how you felt on your wedding day.
“I miss being in wedding planning contact with Emily of Anna Delores Photography. Emily’s energetic personality and knowledge shine through, and during the planning process I had a couple great check-in convos with her that brought down the normal stress of being a bride. On our wedding day, Emily captured the most amazing pictures that display the perfect story of our wedding. Nathan and I spent hours looking through our photos and there were several times when I had tears in my eyes, saying, ‘oh my gosh! They caught that moment too?!’ Emily, you should be very proud of Anna Delores Photography. You are the sweetest, super talented, and brought the BEST giggles and energy to our wedding day. Thank you again for capturing the best day ever!”
“Emily and Rhianna are, with no exaggeration, the best decision we made for our wedding (besides marrying each other). They will capture the life and spirit of your event(s). I spent countless hours putting together the small details of our wedding, both experiences and decor. Emily and Rhianna captured the essence of all the heart and soul I’d poured into the wedding! Every photo we got is a genuine reflection of what people were feeling throughout the day. The tears, the laughter, and everything in between are palpable in all our pictures and they take you right back to those moments. You spend more time with your photographers than anybody else on your wedding day, so it’s incredibly important to connect with them. We now have pictures to cherish for the rest of our lives, and two amazing new friends.”