A team of Southern California Wedding Photographers. Dear Lovers was founded by Andrew & Anna Vanover with the desire to capture love and spend more time together.
It has now grown into two incredible teams: Andrew + Anna, and Dani with the desire to be able to serve more couples by capturing timeless memories. Read more about us in our interview with Magnolia Rouge : “We love capturing weddings, but we are far more obsessed with the people we are capturing.”
They are a husband and wife who have a shared passion for fine art wedding photography and the beauty of film. They had an intimate wedding in an olive grove in New Zealand before moving to San Diego for the sunshine and starting Dear Lovers Photography. They get their inspiration from other couple’s love stories and the moments they get to capture. As their love story started off long distance they also enjoy traveling to distant locations for love affairs abroad!
Their goal is to work hard to create their best work every time they shoot. Work that is timeless, humble, and romantic. For this reason they shoot in film. Primarily because of its natural ability to capture real memories with authentic emotion.
Specifically Anna considers drinking tea as an abundant enough amount of sustenance to be considered a meal. And Andrew enjoys climbing and working on building their first house from the ground up. Where one day they can host client meetings and show others their love for hospitality!
She grew up in Southern California and spent warm summers in the Riviera Maya, traveling to tropical jungles, sailing to her family’s favorite Caribbean islands, and naming countless hermit crabs. She fell in love with wild adventures, stories rich with history and emotion, and creating art of all kinds.
She graduated from the University of San Diego, with her degree in Photography and Film. Soon after, she began her practice in wedding, editorial, and travel photography and was featured by a medley of brands including BHLDN, Darling Magazine, AirBnb, Columbia Sportswear, and San Diego Magazine.
She loves adventures in the desert, lemon cake, scenic coastal road trips, floral wallpaper, ocean air, and a really great game of frisbee with friends. She believes the sweetest moments are spent with love and her goal is to create imagery that is romantic, soft, timeless, and nomadic. She hopes to illustrate your stories and adventures for your family, friends, and generations to come.