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've worked with some of the best in the industry and would be more than happy to send them your way. 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. 

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 $3,800

weddings

starting at $2,300

elopements

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

Elopements + Weddings

-Brittany + Carl

It’s so easy to get overwhelmed as a bride and I discovered a good photographer is worth her weight in gold. Vanessa not only took absolutely stunning pictures that I will cherish forever, she was also a mini coordinator and even chauffeured some of the bridal party on the day of the wedding! Her confidence, professionalism and amazing talent all contributed to a perfect day we will never forget.

"Hiring Vanessa as my wedding photographer turned out to be one of the best decisions I made throughout the whole wedding process!"