third wheelin' it since 2012

I photograph love stories for a living and still can't believe I get to call this "work." (like whhhhaaaat?!) Some of my very favorite things in life include the smell of the first rain after a long, hot summer, scheming for my next adventure, being in the fresh mountain air, and when my brides require their to DJ to play the backstreet boys for me at their wedding (because you KNOW I'll be dancing my behind off at the end of the night). I can't help but make friends wherever I go and am a total sucker for spontaneous windows-down, music-blasting road trips. 

I literally stumbled into photography while working at the local small-town coffee shop and busting my buns trying to finish up my teaching degree. My passion lies in human connection and nothing brings me more joy than making my couples feel comfortable in front of the camera. Photographing your wedding day isn't just a one and done. It begins well before your big day even arrives by connecting face to face (hellooooo, FaceTime!) and getting to hear your story. THIS, my friends, is the foundation for photographs that are both timeless and authentically YOU. No wedding - or couple, for that matter! - is cookie cutter and your images photos shouldn't be either!

I'm Vanessa and I'm here for your story.

hi, friend!


July 20-27 // Redwood National Park
August 1-3 // big sur, Ca
August 28-30 // Lake Tahoe
septeember 12-15 // Napa
October 9-18 // Santa Cruz
november 6-9 // santa cruz
december 3-5 // nevada city

Wanna elope or book a session while I'm traveling or even just grab a beer while I'm in your neck of the woods? Here's my 2020 travel schedule and I'd LOVE to connect and photograph your love story while on the road.

upcoming travel