celebrating your one of a kind love

Trust me, I get it. Planning your big day can be extremely stressful and confusing. That's what I'm here for! From helping you build your day-of timeline to scouting the perfect location for your intimate elopement, I'll be there every step of the way. Looking for fun, reputable vendors you can trust with your vision?  I only recommend those who are not only talented in their chosen field, but are also kind, great at time management, and communicate well. I've worked with some of the best in the industry and would be more than happy to send them your way.

wedding planning, amiright?

No, seriously! One of THE most important things to me is that we're a good fit. There are so many photographers out there and that's such great news for you! It means that you get to be picky and find the perfect photographer for YOU. Don't settle. Do your research and find *the one* that's going to best photograph your unique love! And maybe even more importantly, you want them make you feel at ease in front of the camera. If I'm going to be able photograph the real you, we gotta jive! (and don't worry, you don't have to love the Backstreet Boys as much as I do - but BONUS POINTS) 

let's be friends

Your wedding is not a photo shoot; it's a celebration of your love. My approach to photographing such a special day is to capture it exactly as it unfolds. I believe in a well-balanced approach to guiding couples throughout their wedding day and taking a step back when it's not my place to insert myself into a special moment. 

But don't worry! I'll guide you along the way so you'll never have to worry about what to do with your hands or wonder if your hair is outta place. I got your back. 

my philosophy

starting at $4,000

weddings

starting at $3,000

elopements

Fully customizable for your celebration, no matter how big or small.

Elopements + Weddings

-Michelle + Adam

Vanessa is a true to life talent; she captures things as they are, and yet makes them more magical because her ability to work with the natural light, shadows, and all the real details of your day is unreal. I can, with every confidence, recommend Vanessa to anyone on the hunt for the perfect wedding photographer. I am forever grateful for and in awe of both her and her work.

"Choosing Vanessa to be our photographer was the first and—hands down—the BEST decision we made while planning our wedding"