"I always longed to connect with people – they make life interesting and exciting. Capturing true character and inspiring beauty is very special to me."

Hi! I am Anya, a documentary lifestyle photographer based in Northern California. I was born and raised in Oakland, spent 7 years in coastal San Luis Obispo, and have since moved and found a love for Sacramento, California. I am a recent kidney transplant recipient, thanks to a lifelong friend's unimaginable gift of organ donation. I consider myself an advocate of sorts for those in a similar position, and I strive to spread the importance in the value of life. 

Due to my keen craving to capture who you are, and pure, simple, human aesthetic and interactions, documentary portraiture has always been my niche. There is something really special about showing real life through a lens, freezing a perfect, or a not-so perfect moment in time, to just keep it all uncomplicated. You can find me exploring with my dogs (who might actually be piglets), catching up with close friends over a good cup of coffee or meal, making up a new recipe and basking in the sunlight in my kitchen, or venturing to a random town with my Leica in hand.

Email me any inquiries or if you would just like to chat! Photography, to me, is all about relationships and soaking up every bit of life that we get. I look forward to meeting you!

photo by Eden Jones

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