Sunday, February 22, 2009

Virtual Martini with Anne Sachs

Let's Have a Virtual Martini with Anne Sachs of Sachs Photography.

Business Name:  Artful Weddings by Sachs Photography

Name:  Anne & Joe Sachs
Phone Number: 410.889.7854
Email Address:
Website Address: 

How did you get started in the business?
20 years ago, I met Joe who had a commercial studio in NYC.  I was working on a Art History/Russian Area Studies degree and would work with him in the studio at night.  Back then it was an 8x10 (large format camera), poloroid tranfers, tranparencies and running film back and forth to the lab.  Now it's all computers.  Not sure if that's a totally good thing. 

How would you describe your style?
Natural and Real.
What has been the highlight of your career to date?
We were hired to photograph a wedding on the Pacific Coast of Mexico at a tiny, beautiful eco-resort.  There were only 50 guests, thousands of turtles, lots of horses and the Spanish chef who made the most beautiful dinner parties on the beach.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day?
The toast.  I just love it when the bride and groom get to sit down and listen to the most heartfelt thoughts from their closest and dearest friends and family.  The warmth and smiles show what's really important in life.

What is the best compliment you've ever received?
This one from May 2008:  Photo after photo is one special moment after the other – not only do we think the images are wonderful, people have complimented your work like this: stunning, incredible, artistic, the most beautiful wedding photos they'd ever seen.  Undoubtedly, we enjoyed the end results, the photos, but we also enjoyed working with you. You were casual, friendly, and warm. After meeting you once, I felt I knew you for years!  Even my guests mentioned what a warm and friendly presence you had.  Others noted how you blended into the event and we unobtrusive while working.
When you travel, what is the one thing you cannot live without?
My camera

If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?
Too many things I'd love to be... I'd love to refurbish vacant townhomes in Baltimore City.  Some of the the structures are so beautiful and would make wonderful homes.  Or run a farm that takes in orphan cats, dogs and and any other four legged friend. 

Share a fun fact about your home life.
We have the cutest cottage studio in our backyard.  And our street has its own book club - the Newland Road Book Club. 

What was the last thing your purchased?
A new dining room table. 

Tell us some of your favorite places to shop both local and out-of-town.
Barneys on Madison in New York all, the cool home decor shops in Soho and Teuscher chocolates on 59th street.  I used to walk down to Teuscher for a lunch of their amazing Swiss chocolates.  Their hazelnut crunch truffle is to die for!

And we must know your favorite local restaurant.
That's tough there are too many.  A toss up between Petite Louis and the Ambassador.

Let's say you have a day off and you are able to do anything at all for 24 hours (money is no object).  What would the day look like and who would you be with?
Fly to San Francisco and spend the day photographing the red woods in Muir Park with my sister.

Share some of your favorite images from 2008:


LA Style Unveiled said...

Beautiful photos and what a fun interview! I especially love the one of the bride going down the stairs...