Hello and thanks for visiting my blog.

I love when people pop in to see what I've been up to! I post my news, updates and session sneak peeks right here, so be sure to pop in as often as you can!

Now for those that don't know me, I'm Anna; wife of a very motivating husband and mama of a beautiful Weimaraner called Argenta.

I've moved around alot; from Montreal, Canada, to "The BIG APPLE", then Bristol and now to the beautiful north coast of Northern Ireland. They were all amazing experiences but I think I'd like to stick around here and finally settle down.

I hope you enjoy my posts and please leave lots of comments!

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Friday, 30 October 2009


They say great things come in small packages.... Well they couldn't have been more right.
Once again I had the priviledge of photographing little Ariane.
Yes, it was only 3 weeks ago since her last session, but proud parents, Clare and Peter, were so pleased with those photos, they wanted to have some more done.


Saturday, 10 October 2009

Welcome Baby Ariane

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There is nothing I LOVE more than photographing a BRAND NEW BABY. Little Ariane was just about 2 weeks old when I had the priviledge of capturing the very early moments of her life. Her tinyness scared me at times because she was so fragile, yet she was the perfect little angel... She let me handle her any which way I needed to. Her big brother Patrick, only a wee 2 year old was behind the scenes very intrigued by the whole photoshoot. Though, it wasn't long before he posed for the camera himself: An absolute darling.
Thanks so much to the proud parents for allowing me to photograph their newest addition.
Congratulations Peter and Clare.

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Friday, 9 October 2009


Sorry for being away so long, it's been very busy 'round these parts.

I have just launched my new website www.chocolatephotography.co.uk and I am very excited to announce that my first Promo Video is ready!
Once again thanks to Johnny Hathaway of
21 Wedding Films for doing an amazing job.

Hope you likey....

Monday, 7 September 2009

Promotional Video Shoot

Was back in Bristol last week and it was all work I'm afraid.
First, I met with 2 of my lovely newly-wed couples to view their photos and Yippie! They loved them.
Then, had another wedding to photograph on Saturday: Becky & Mike. What a gorgeous venue.
And finally, I managed to shoot my new promotional video during an engagement shoot.
Johnny Hathaway from 21 Wedding Films was there to film me whilst photographing a pre-wedding shoot of Lucinda & Alex on location. Just a wee funky introduction to my newly-branded Chocolate Photography.

It was a Blast! We all had a great time & lots of laughs.

Big thanks to Anna Spratley of Vanilla Associates for all her help and for taking these photos.

Stay tuned for the finished promo in a few weeks.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Million Dollar Smile ....

Becky sure had it. I loved photographing this couple. They were full of energy and up to anything I suggested. They were even keen to stroll in a semi-muddy open field to greet the "Cadbury Cow".
Ok, so it wasn't a real cow (Becky is terrified of cows) but a cow none the less....

This was a fabulous day and I want to thank them both for being great fun and allowing me to be a part of their special day.

Much love to you both

Saturday, 25 July 2009

A Scottish Affair....

Katy and Stuart tie the knot at Ashton Court Mansion in Style.
Bring out the kilts, this groomsmen party of 6 had more than just their legs to show.
Yes.... "the money shot" as they called it was that indeed.
To my surprise... (and I did get a little nervous for a moment)
the only thing revealed were their boxer shorts.
Good thing everyone was on the same page....

Congratulations Katy and Stu.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Congratulations Jo and Stean

What a fantastic wedding... The weather held up beautifully, the ceremony was touching and the reception, just a blast.
They've invested every attention to detail tastefully, from a lovely gospel singing choir , an icecream bicycle, vases filled with their favourite sweeties "Haribos", to the bucking bronco. They even had a fire juggler at dusk. It was a day of Love, Laughter, and Fun. Thank you for letting me be part of it.
Congratulations guys....

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Chocolate Photography Moves to Northern Ireland

Chocolate Photography formerly known as Epic Weddings is moving to the North. Northern Ireland that is.
Italian-Canadian Photographer, Anna Debenedictis will be moving her photography business to Portstewart.

Her 2 1/2 year Bristol-based wedding photography business is reaching new heights with a new name; Chocolate Photography. Specializing in weddings, portraits, and modern school and nursery photography.