Founder and President
Hi! I'm Anna and I am the founder and president of Your Light International. As a photographer for the past 16 years I have come to see the importance and emotional impact that comes with family photography. Coupled with my formal education in sociology these two passions have formed a nice matrimony in creating Your Light. I have experience working with at risk youth in treatment centers, correctional facilities, and throughout the state. I have served on a service board as a program manager, coordinator, and marketing director. I have also worked with another non profit, Sowers of Hope, as the logistics and administrative coordinator. I served an LDS mission in the country of Armenia and recently had the opportunity to return as a photographer participating in a visual story telling workshop held by a National Geographic photographer.
I am married to my best friend and together we have three little girls ages six, three, and one.
Board of Directors
Chris Dickinson- Co-founder
It wouldn't be uncommon to find this international award-winning, banker-turned-photographer propped on his elbows in the mud, boots covered in manure, facing a rearing horse, all for the sake of the perfect shot.
He's a man who does whatever it takes to achieve greatness. Early in life, Chris was inspired as a young boy looking through National Geographic magazines at his local library. Today he is always on the lookout for a different angle, a new way to push himself while exploring a deeper creativeness beyond the technical limitations of his image creating tools.
He has been published in numerous magazines and advertising campaigns, and over the last seven years, has run events which provide free photographic services to those in need within the local community. Nearly all of Chris' Western work has been captured right here in Utah with the local cowboys and cowgirls of the American West.
Chris resides in Salt Lake City with his lovely wife Joe, who is also an entrepreneur and small business owner. Between them they have three children, Sydney (16), Riley (15), and Cheyenne (14).
Leah Wright is both a graphic designer and photographer with over 15 years of experience. She uses both talents and expertise to create a brand or portrait that conveys true emotion, love and honesty in a simplistic and beautiful way. As a seeker of light, her portraits of families, couples, babies and commercial work are filled with just that. Leah resides in the Utah Valley with her husband Geoff, and their three children.
Her work can be found at leahnaomi.com or on Instagram @leahnaomidesignphotography
Ashley Thalman is a Utah-based photographer specializing in fine art portraiture. With nearly 10 years experience, Ashley creates timeless, truthful images by documenting the singularity of place and person. Her confidence, professionalism, and compassion enable her to capture process and detail consciously. Ashley travels globally for family portraits, intimate wedding events, headshots, children's portraits, and commercial clients. Her work can be found at ashleythalman.com