From Wood to Chain

by Anna Anagno August 27, 2015

Anna from wood to chain

Recently, I was fortunate enough to be contacted by the very talented Lauren Jayne Hall. Lauren is a wedding photographer and runs the photography business Still Love along with her husband. They both specialise in photographing unique wedding styles and have an uncanny ability to capture the individuality of couples on their special day.

But Lauren didn’t contact me because I was getting married (side note: I married the most delicious man over 2 years ago).

Lauren has started a creative side project, photographing artists in their natural habitats - or as she puts it, their “creative spaces.” So, one chilly day Lauren came to my house to watch me in action and explore the area in which I spend most of my days: my studio.

Lauren shoots all her photos in old-school black and white film. Remember that film we used to load into the back of our cameras before cranking the dial every time we took a snap? Yeah, old-school style! Read: To maximise the utilisation of the film, there is only ONE CHANCE to take a photo. No option of taking 100 digital photos with the hope that at least one photo will be useable. To do this requires a special talent in my book because it also means that post editing of the photo isn’t an option.

Considering I am a serial photo blinker, I was impressed Lauren was able to not only capture photos of my eyes open (I would have been happy with just that!) but also some really beautiful photos that show what I do on a daily basis for One Happy Leaf. She’s one talented lady and can be found on Instagram.   

The project titled, from Wood to Chain can be seen here.

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Anna Anagno
Anna Anagno


Anna is the founder and designer behind One Happy Leaf - an eternal optimist, suburban veggie grower, coffee lover + chronic cat cuddler. She believes that together we can make small sustainable changes to our lives to make the world better + greener than yesterday.

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