it’s important to know
that those entrusted to capture this experience, will inevitably influence it as well...
lending their energy to the moment, impacting the dynamics of the day and ultimately, the memories that will accompany each photo into the future. Because the experience you have with your photographer affects how you feel about the photos. But find the right match, and there’s magic to be made; memories enhanced by the warm, fuzzy feeling of the perfect fit. It’s the reason we place the utmost value on creating an incredible experience for our couples—from the moment we first connect, to the anniversary of their greatest celebrations and beyond.
We aren’t ones for a transactional approach.
We value our connection with our couples above everything else;
creating a relationship and cultivating a friendship of trust and effortless engagement. Because the best photos are bred in incredible atmospheres, where there’s a sense of ease and playful anticipation in the air. We’ve learned to recognize this well—the intangible chemistry that precedes an unforgettable moment. The moment that gives way to an extraordinary image. The image that strikes a cord in one’s heart. This is the music we yearn to create—the sound of heartstrings.
And as love would have it, everyone’s song is different because every couple’s story is unique.
For this reason, we approach each event with deft agility, calibrating our style to align with the tone of each couple’s day.
Never forcing a direction or insisting on a rhythm that doesn’t match their own. Never tempted to lose sight of the fact that it’s truly not about us. It’s about our couples and capturing an authentic representation of their relationships, their love.
We value quality over quantity, accepting only a select number of events each year to protect our creativity; ensuring each couple receives our full attention and the caliber of service they each deserve.
a few questions
How exactly do you pronounce your name?
Don’t worry, we get this all the time. “Anée”(pronounced “a-nay”) rhymes with Renée; and “Atelier,” (pronounced “a-tel-ee-ay”) just so happens to rhyme with another beautiful French word, Cartier. If you couldn’t tell, we happen to have a thing for rhyming—see our About page for proof.
How would you describe your style?
We believe in balancing a natural, photojournalistic approach with select moments of elegant, cover-worthy portraits. Stylistically, we often toe the line between the crisp aesthetic of our editorial influences and images that have a touch of fine-art finesse. Our work is often sprinkled with romance and balanced by authentic personality. Above all, we tailor our cadence to each individual couple, and always aim to capture organic moments artfully.
Do you two always shoot together?
Yes. Rather than divide and conquer, we’re proud to say that we’re better together. Which means you’ll always work with Anée Atelier Principal Photographers, Gina Esposito and Sheena Meekins. We only take a select number of events each year so we’re both present and able to cultivate real relationships with each of our couples and clients. We also have incredible associate photographers which we add to help cover large-scale weddings and events, but you can rest assured that each and every event will be led by Sheena and Gina themselves.
How do you feel about destination weddings/engagement shoots?
We love them! There’s nothing like the immersive experience of new cultures and picturesque landscapes to infuse our minds with endless creativity. We’d advise you to check out our portfolio to get some destination inspiration and then head over to Anée Away. There you’ll have access to our team of elite Travel Curators who can help with all your travel arrangements and gaining access to potential upgrades. We’ve got connections ;)
How many photos can we expect to receive?
A typical ten (10) hour day of wedding coverage with two photographers, usually yields 800-1,000+ images. Each and every image you receive is post-processed for color-correction and image retouching. This is one of our favorite parts of the entire process. It’s where an image truly comes to life.
What happens if it looks like rain on my date?
To quote world renown Event Planner, Debbie Geller, “If you have a Plan B, generally you won’t need it.” From the moment we learn about your event, regardless of the date and season, we always work towards securing a Plan B photo location just in case. Whether that’s an amazing indoor sanctuary or an absolutely breathtaking hotel, we try to prepare to the best of our ability. We’ll be more than happy to chat with you or your planner to secure a solid plan for alternate locations, just to ensure we won’t need them.
What if we’re awkward and hate taking photos?
Then you’re in good company. We hear this from a lot of our couples and we delight in being the ones to introduce you to a new experience.
Do you shoot video as well?
While Anée Atelier specializes in photography only, we do have incredible recommendations for cinematographers that we work with often. Give us a ring and we’ll be happy to send over a list of local or destination partners depending on your needs.