It’s Day 3 at Design Aglow’s Baby Week, Please Join us in welcoming the uber interesting, San Francisco-based photographer Anna Kuperberg.
Anna, of Anna Kuperberg Photography, is a wedding, family, and dog photographer based in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in InStyle, People, and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines. Anna's fine art photography has been exhibited nationwide, most recently in a solo show at the St. Louis Art Museum, and is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Art Museum, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the Portland Art Museum. Anna’s expertise is featured in Selling Without A Studio: The Guide and The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Family Portrait Photography, available on Amazon and in your local bookstore.
Hi Anna, thank you for being with us!
Tell us a little about you.
I'm Anna Kuperberg and I live in San Francisco. I started photography in college. I majored in photography at Washington University in St. Louis and then I went to grad school and got an MFA in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. I'm glad I did that, but I am over-educated. You do not need to get so much education to do photography, just go out and do it!
How do you describe your style?
Ordered Chaos. More and more I am looking for complicated nuanced stories. Things that have contradictions, like the delight and the weariness of having a newborn, or the love/hate moments between siblings. I like tension and bittersweet.
What or who really inspires you?
The Magnum Website. And here is one beautiful thing that I just discovered: http://siandavey.com/ongoing/looking-for-alice/
What is your best tip for photographing babies?
No props please! They are perfect just as they are. Babies like to snuggle, so they should snuggle. I don't like to see a baby in a salad bowl or on a bookshelf all alone.
Want more inspiration from Anna Kuperberg? Visit her site here: http://www.kuperberg.com/
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.
Hi! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What was your road like to becoming a photographer?
Hello! I am a portrait photographer based south of Boston, MA. My passion is capturing mothers and their growing families. Maternity and newborn portraits are the foundation of my business, and I also capture baby milestones, children, and families. Fun fact: I returned the diamond earrings my husband bought me for our first Christmas as a married couple to buy a digital camera.