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Meet Andrew and Anna Vanover of Deer Lover’s Photography

Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrew and Anna Vanover.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
We met in Africa in 2007 and kept in touch for 5 years via snail mail and Skype. This is where “Deer Lovers” comes from, the idea of writing a letter to a lover. After we saw each other again we got married 6 months later! We started shooting weddings a few months after that and never stopped!

We were both originally on track to do other careers; nursing and engineering. But we really loved getting to spend time together and capturing other people’s love stories through incredible imagery. It is such a privilege to be trusted with that responsibility.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has been a pretty smooth road. There are always adventures along the way but that’s part of life! The challenges for us were mostly with developing our style of photography. Once we found fine art film photography we knew we had arrived at our “look”.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Deer Lover’s Photography – what should we know?
We are editorial & wedding fine art film photographers. We specialize in capturing your wedding in a way that is natural and authentic. Our favorite weddings are outdoor weddings with beautiful scenery and delicate details.

We are unique in that we shoot film photography. This is what gives our images their timeless tones. They just feel more natural in film.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Kindness and persistence. It may seem obvious but just being kind to the people you are working with and for can make a world of difference. This can be especially hard when things get tough but that is when your character will truly shine. We have found that is what people remember about us, they love their images but they always talk about how fun it was to work with us. We love that about our couples; that they say they always feel comfortable around us. This is helps us capture candid and true images of the most important moments of their lives.

Persistence is what keeps us constantly striving to create our best work yet. Never give up and always hope for something better. But be happy with where you are as well. There’s a fine balance.


  • 2017-2018 Wedding Photography Collections Starting at $3995
  • Engagement Sessions Starting at $550

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Deer Lovers Photography

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