ANNIE & Kevin KHEFFACHE
Annie and Kevin are your hosts for the day. DOC DAY is their brain child, a result of two photographers living together spending far too many hours discussing how much they love photography and comparing favourites. “Oooh what if we had a conference all about documentary wedding photography and invited all of those favourites to come speak?” We still can’t believe that worked!
Annie always wanted to be a documentary photographer, imagining herself in some sort of W. Eugene Smith role, living with people immersing herself in their lives, documenting them empathetically in elegant black and white photo stories. That’s what she dreamt of while working in a corporate law firm and definitely not documenting people’s lives. Wedding photography made the photography dream happen for Annie and that the wedding was a documentary assignment was key from the start. Before any listing on any wedding blog, Annie joined the Wedding Photojournalist Association and built a career on being inspired by the best photojournalistic work being produced at weddings worldwide, learning as much from all the times she failed to win anything in their competitions as the times she did. In 2018, after 20 heats of competition Annie placed 9th in the WPJA’s Top 100 International Wedding Photographers of 2018.
Smurfit business graduate, entrepreneur, jiu jitsu purple belt, techy, website builder, one-time videographer, part-time wedding photographer and part-time CEO of an international language school chain, Kevin has never met a challenge he didn’t like the look of. Making the move into full-time wedding photography in only the last two years, Kevin finished in the Top 100 of the WPJA 2018, won two This is Reportage awards in 2018 and began 2019 with his first Fearless Award. In his wedding photography, Kevin will try anything just to see if he can do it but in the end he’ll always come back to the real moments for that one shot that really matters. Always on the look out for a creative way to capture moments, Kevin subscribes to the Winnogrand philosophy that “the photograph should be more interesting… than what was photographed”.