My name is Anya, and I am the lead photographer for Vanilla Pine Photo.

(Pronounced Ah - ne - ya).


I am based out of Salt Lake City. Prior to living in Utah, I lived in Jackson, Wyoming (my favorite place on Earth) for several years. I graduate with a master's degree in media management from Colorado State University in the spring of 2024 with a 3.9 GPA, and my coursework included organizational and commercial photography and post-production.


I have been in the wedding industry for six years, starting my career in Estes Park, Colorado in 2018.


I love calling the Mountain West my home, and you can find me outside hiking, skiing, camping, or shooting landscapes and wildlife in my free time.

KIND WORDS


We couldn’t have asked for a more talented, down-to-earth, energetic, or professional photographer. Anya created an entire timeline for our small ceremony and helped the day run smoothly. She went above and beyond any expectations we had for a wedding photographer. She captured our big day, and the special moments that filled it, better than I could have hoped for. Mix in that it felt like one of our own friends was taking our pictures (despite having literally just met) speaks volumes to Anya’s personability. Her high energy really kept us going on a crazy day and her artistic vision was a perfect balance of scenery, romance, and joyous celebration. I would 100% recommend Anya to anyone looking for an amazing photographer.

Ally, 2020 Bride


Anya is amazing. She seriously made our day so perfect. Booking her was one of the best decisions I could have made. Not only is she extremely professional and has great quality work, but she also was just fun and personable! If you want a photographer that is responsive, professional, personable, and talented as hell, this is your woman!

Robyn, 2020 Bride


Having Anya there with us was absolutely the best experience. Not only did she shoot absolutely beautiful and amazing photographs that we will get to cherish forever, but she spent the entire day making sure our special day went over smoothly. In addition to being incredible photographer with an impressive skillset, Anya is all around an amazing person who anyone would be lucky to work with.

Emilie, 2021 Bride


Anya was incredible to work with and our photos are absolutely dreamy!! We cannot recommend her enough. Anya helped us prepare our wedding day timeline, communicated all the details with us (including incoming smoke/fog warnings), and made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire day. She always made sure we were in the know about what was going on and when we'd receive our photos. We even received a few on the same day of the wedding!! She is so attentive to details and lets you enjoy your day, worry-free. I would recommend her to anyone I know!!

Tori, 2022 Bride


From the engagement photos to the final wedding portfolio, Anya’s incredible talents and communication were unmatched compared to any other wedding vendor we worked with to bring our dream day to life. On top of everything, she was so much fun to be around whether she was helping us get comfortable in front of the camera or organizing our family for the group photos – Anya was the best. She had everything so dialed whether it was the engagement photo sites, cost breakdown, wedding day timeline, poses, and photo delivery. Easily one of the best decisions we made was hiring her as our wedding photographer! We’ll cherish her photos and the memories we made working with her forever.

Alex, 2023 Bride