Today we’d like to introduce you to Annamaria Ivanova.
Annamaria, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My mother went to the New England School of Photography and my father is a musician, so I grew up in an artistic family, We have countless albums of 4×6 photos at home documenting absolutely everything from before I was born until now so photography has really been incredibly important for me and my family, and I have grown up linking it to making important memories. I’ve always been interested in taking photos of just about anything, especially when I travel.
Travel and Wildlife photography has been my passion for a long time, and in the last few years, I started applying that passion to wedding photography as well. Being able to provide timeless memories for people, something that they can look back on and show their children, something that will make them happy over and over again is just priceless. Its very fulfilling knowing that I can do something so special for someone and be there for them on one of the most important days of their lives!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I would say its been a rather smooth road. I never went to school for photography so everything I know has been self-taught through trial and error, books, videos, and articles. There’s no way I could ever call my development a struggle. Of course every time I finish a project I’ve learned something new and wish I could go back and apply it to every previous project, but I think its that way for many artists. You’re never truly satisfied and always strive to improve. Building a business has been a little tough but its worth every moment.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Anna Ivanova Photography story. Tell us more about the business.
Currently, my business is focused on wedding photography. I would consider my style vivid, fun, and exciting, I try to set myself apart from traditional wedding photography, I like my images to be bright and colorful and make the viewer feel excited and happy! I also do family portraits, events, and food photography. I’m also really proud of my travel photography. I love visiting a new place and being able to share my view with everyone. I sell my travel prints all the time!
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t think I’ve had either good or bad luck honestly. I think my progress has been because of hard work and always being prepared. For example, my best selling travel photo print was captured when I was in Guatemala. I woke up (reluctantly) at 4:30 in the morning, walked around town with my friend in circles until I found this spot, and took the photo over and over again until the angles lined up just right. 6 Years later and its still my best selling photo and I’m very proud of it! Anyway, I certainly wouldn’t mind a little good luck in the future to supplement hard work!
- Website: www.annaivanovaphotography.com
- Phone: 978-400-0740
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivanova_photography/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/ivanovaphotos
- Other: https://www.etsy.com/shop/IvanovaPhotography
Image Credit for Anna’s photo under headline: Sean Reid