About Anastasia

I’m your best friend next door, big laugher, dog lover, mama bear and Joanna Gaines obsessed kinda girl. I don’t take myself too seriously (cue the corny jokes you’ll hear all day) but I do seriously cherish being able to bring love stories to life. 

Family is incredibly important to me. This absolutely translates to my work and love of preserving the biggest day of your life in beautiful and elegant images you can laugh over, cry over, and that are best enjoyed with your favorite bottle of wine and your husband by your side.

Since 2016, I've provided an exclusive engagement and wedding photography experience for couples in Charleston, Cincinnati and destination weddings.

A true romantic at heart, I am constantly inspired by intense love, family traditions, and beautiful details.

Get to know the heart behind Anastasia Gentry Photography and learn more about the one-of-a-kind, award-winning experience I provide. 

Meet anastasia

trip to the beach every year makes my heart happy.

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beautiful weddings are photographed every year.

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cups of coffee prepare me for the day ahead.

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My journey began when I was a corporate graphic designer in 2016 and was desperate for a way to be creative yet venture out from behind my computer. I've always loved connecting with people and the absence of that in my daily life brought me to my love of photography.

With nothing but a Target-bought camera, I began teaching myself, second shooting for local photographers and hustling to create a business I love and an experience my couples rave about.

MY JOURNEY BEGAN WHEN...

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But it wasn't always easy. For two years I juggled both a full-time graphic design position as well as shooting roughly 25 weddings a year. It was A LOT. I felt torn between loving my co-workers and the work I was doing at corporate but also feeling this desire to more completely serve my couples well with my wedding photography.

After I had my son in 2018, I knew I had to make the leap into full-time photography. I took the jump and haven't looked back since. I'm thankful everyday for this life I've been given and the opportunity to share in such stunning moments of my couples' lives over the years.

But It wasn't always easy...

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Having a business and being a mother have taught me so much. I realize now more than ever the importance of quality time spent with others, savoring those moments in life you can't relive, and treasuring every photograph I take with my loved ones. 

Photos are a huge part of my life and their importance is something that's hard to compare. Over the last few years, I've lost loved ones, celebrated amazing moments, and documented my little boy growing each day--and the images I have to remember these by are some of my favorite things I have on this earth.

I always emphasize this to my couples because photography really is that important. It's what you'll look back on when you've had a hard day, want to share stories with your grandchildren or need a good excuse to snuggle up with your honey and a glass of wine to reminisce.

Having a Business...

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am a huge nerd

Most people don't know that I:

my little boy.

My favorite person in the world is:

spend time at home.

When it's not wedding season, I:

seeing the groom's reaction

My favorite part of a wedding is:

an interior designer

If I weren't a photographer, I'd love to be:

a venti vanilla cream cold brew

During wedding season, I usually have:

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