I am Annika, a studio photographer in Maida Vale, West London. I love to photograph people, so I offer child photography, family photography, headshots and dance photography. In addition, I offer pet photography and any other commercial photographic project you might have in mind.
My Photographic intention
Childhood is short and precious. This is why I enjoy turning some of these moments into small pieces of art in a genuine and joyful way. Above all, I aim to provide authentic, artistic portraits that reflect the sitter’s personality. In brief, I think I can describe myself as relaxed and calm, qualities that translate into my sessions. Post-processing is an important part of my work. As a result I strive to make your images look perfect and exactly as you love them without looking over-edited. I am certainly setting high standards for my work and will only deliver high quality images and prints.
My studio work does not only include families, children, pets and headshots but I also love creative challenges. For example, some of my favourite projects were illustrating a cook book and doing fashion shoots of some breathtaking costumes. Also, I loved working with musicians to create images for their shows and albums. Apart from taking photographs in the studio I am keen to experiment and find creative ways to express myself through photography and digital manipulation. Similarly, during my time at college I fell in love with experimental photography. This love still carries forward into my passion for Blue Prints and making them accessible for portrait clients.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.– Aaron Siskind
My journey to photography
I originally trained as a doctor in Germany and worked as a paediatrician both in Switzerland and in London. A few years back, after having three children myself, I found that my priorities had shifted. I needed to nurture my creative side more. So I decided to go back to college and passed a National Diploma in Photography with double Distinction. From there on I never looked back and put all my passion into learning and improving my skills. The first, and for me very important step was to get a professional accreditation from the Master Photographers Association (MPA). Apart from being a ‘Certified Photographer’ which confirms that I am working to a professional standard I qualified as a Licentiate with the MPA last year. Of course, I have a valid DBS (CRB) certificate.
Do you want to know more?
If you would like to see what else I am up to – just have a look at my blog or follow our adventures on instagram and if you have any questions or comments please contact me. I am looking forward to hearing from you!
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Annika Bloch Photography is an award-winning studio photographer in Maida Vale, West London, specialising in child and family photography, dance photography, pet photography, head shot photography and commercial photography. Licentiateship with the MPA. Uniquely, she offers to craft your portrait as Blue Print.