Lucky for me, I had already planned a For the Love get-together where we would all take headshots of each other! I LOVED one of the photos Sarah took of me, so all I had left to do was update my “About Me” page. It was actually really fun thinking about…well…me! So, without further ado…
Welcome to Anwen Elizabeth Photography!
Anwen? What kind of name is that, you say? And isn’t my name actually Wendy? What kind of confusing mind games am I trying to play here?
Welll…here’s the deal. My dad wanted to name me Arwen (yes, like the elf in Lord of the Rings), but my mom wasn’t down with that (thanks, Mom!), so they compromised and named me Anwen (which is Welsh). But my dad also wanted a little girl named Wendy, so they made the obvious decision to name me Anwen and nickname me Wendy. Not confusing in the slightest! ;) But I’m not complaining…I love the name Anwen, and I’ve always gone by Wendy. So I figured, might as well get a little use out of this awesomely unique name, right? So Anwen Elizabeth Photography it is…and you can call me Wendy. :)
But you clicked on the “About Me” section, so you probably want to know a little more about me then just where my name came from, right?
I have a Cocker Spaniel named Lexie, who may or may not be the love of my life (at least until I find the real love of my life).
I’m kind of a dork. I like Harry Potter ALOT, my all-time favorite band is Hanson (although Mumford and Sons is the current fave…I have a thing for London boys), and I own all the special extended DVD box sets of Lord of the Rings.
My favorite place in the world is Cinque Terre, Italy. When I’m having a bad day, I daydream about leaving everything behind and just taking the first flight to Italy.
I’m 25, which I think may be the best age ever.
My clothing style is one part hipster, one part vintage, and one part preppy, which adds up to the super fancy technical term “neo-traditional.” I’ve always loved fashion, and I have just recently gotten brave enough to wear it. I actually wore socks with high-heeled, chunky sandals to work. Socks with sandals! But it’s straight off the runway…I promise! (Don’t believe me? Just ask John Galliano, Burberry, or Dolce & Gabana. Boo yah!)
I was an English major at the University of Florida, and I’ll be a bookworm and a Gator fan for life.
I always chew two pieces of gum at a time. Yep, two–none of that halvsies nonsense.
I am a dreamer.
I am a full-time Marketing Communications Coordinator for a biotech company (ooh, sounds fancy, eh?), and a part-time wedding and lifestyle photographer, thrifter, crafter, blogstalker, wannabe fashionista, and blogger.
And I love making new friends…so don’t hesitate to say hello!