Wisconsin wedding photography lifestyle photography
let's start at the very beginning...
It was a chilly September day in 2006. My mom had brought me along to visit her friend Laura. This was before smartphones (I didn't even have a cell phone yet!) so I asked my mom if I could play around with her little point and shoot camera. I ran around their huge backyard, taking pictures of trees and rocks and flowers and the sun. I didn't know what I was doing when Laura grabbed her Canon AE-1 from her closet and loaded it with a roll of film for me. I focused, clicked the shutter, and hoped for the best.
Something clicked that day all those years ago.
I knew I could never let this go.
hey there friend!
I'm Anna Gutermuth. Nobody knows how to pronounce my last name. (I'm used to it now, but man high school was rough!) It's GOO-ter-MOO-th. Just please, please, pretty please don't call me Gutter-mouth! I'm a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in a small central Wisconsin town. I love serving the world by capturing the authentic and joyful moments of your love story.
I serve couples who are looking for a mix of traditional photos that grandma would love to hang on her wall, and that sweet spot of documentary and candid lifestyle photography. I photograph couples through their engagement and wedding planning process to the big celebration, and the families that come from their very special love. I am so lucky to be able to capture these moments for them, and also give them the gift of printed photos after their session! I always want my clients to enjoy their photos in their everyday life — and not just let them collect dust on a flash drive in a drawer somewhere.
People often refer to me as being the girl who self-proclaimed she had a camera permanently attached to her hand when she was sixteen. I guess it kinda stuck! In high school, I did a 365 day self-portrait challenge where I got in front of my camera every single day for a year. It sparked my love for my craft, and I always try to make the time for some Self-Portrait Therapy to keep my creative gears running. Otherwise, I'm just your friendly neighborhood wedding photog!
I am mostly known for my love of coffee, 30-second dance parties, and finding magic in everyday life. (If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already knew this.) When I’m not busy working on your photos, you can catch me hanging out with my boyfriend, Justin, and our two cats, Whiskers and Mew, drinking coffee, and probably watching Grey's Anatomy. #introvert at heart here.
The things I am most passionate about in life are: chasing the sun with my camera in tow, my morning coffee, and noticing the beauty that often hides in every day life.
I can't wait to meet you and help you capture your very special love story!
Want to know even more?
a few fun facts...
I'm left handed
Sunflowers and daisies are my favorite flower
I can say the alphabet backwards
Instagram is the most used app on my phone
Caramel Macchiato is my usual Starbucks order
I shoot with a Canon 6D Mark II
Self-Portraits will always have a piece of my heart
I'm an INFJ on the Meyer's Briggs, and an enneagram 5
Peanut butter M&Ms are my favorite candy
I can watch Grey's Anatomy on a loop forever