celebrating your one of a kind love

Trust me, I get it. Planning your elopement 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.

ELopement 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 elopement is not just 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 big 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 $4,500

Intimate weddings

starting at $3,500

elopements

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

Elopements + intimate
 Weddings

-Kelsi + chris

When we came across Vanessa's page, we fell in love with her moody and contrast-heavy style. Since our wedding took place in the redwoods, we wanted to really emphasize the drama that came along with the stunning venue we had chosen. It ended up raining on our wedding day which just added to the moodiness even more! We are so thrilled with how our pictures turned out. Leading up to the wedding, I felt I could rely on Vanessa with any questions or concerns. Any time I chatted with her, I felt like I was speaking with an old friend who not only had great advice, but genuinely cared about our day and wanted the very best for us.

"Vanessa was an absolute DREAM to work with!!"