Allow me to formally introduce myself and say hello;
Hi, I’m Vanessa and I’m so glad you’re here! I love getting to know people behind the camera and capturing those intimate details that make you YOU, but because the best moments come when you can truly be yourself it’s only fair I share a little bit about me!
I’m married to the hands down world’s greatest breakfast maker Nick, and dog mom to two Australian Shepherds named Mila and Nova. They will forever be my two favorite finds on Craigslist. I currently call Southern California home but I’m a bit of a wanderer at heart. I’ve been told I live a little like Stephen Zweig, with a bag always packed for the next great adventure. For someone who loves new experiences as much as I do I consider myself lucky to have taken on all kinds of adventures in my life: from marrying my highschool sweetheart to traveling to more countries than I can count! I attended eight (yep, that’s right) universities before graduating from Occidental College with a degree in visual arts and art history. It may have been a little unconventional but those experiences have helped shape the way I see the world and maybe more importantly (or at least more relevantly) the way I photograph it.
I am an artist and a nostalgic. It’s that combination that first made me fall in love with photography. I love how others express themselves creatively through their love stories, weddings, or special events, and turning those precious moments into a lasting memory is the one adventure I like to go on time and time again.
I pride myself on giving couples pictures they can be proud of their entire lives long. Like your marriage, I want your photos to grow with you through each season of life. My photography experience coupled with my love for fine art and graphic design allows me to capture your day in a way that lasts a lifetime. Your dress may go out of style but the classic, beautiful look of your photos never will.
I love getting to know my clients and discovering those sweet details that make your love story unique. It’s those little idiosyncrasies that allow me to create your narrative with my photography; whether that narrative takes us to the urban environment of Downtown Los Angeles or the rugged landscapes of Iceland (I’ve shot both!)
I firmly believe that the best photographers care about more than capturing the perfect picture; they care about the people they're capturing! I want your day to run as smoothly as possible by ensuring that your pictures add to the celebration and never take away from the precious moments of two becoming one!
Most of all, I want to give you pictures that make you feel like you’re reliving your day all over again, from the moment you popped the cork on champagne with the girls, to the flurried excitement of diving headfirst into your getaway car. Your wedding (engagement, couples shoot, or whatever special moment you choose to capture) is a page from your beautiful love story that I would love to help you tell.
BRING ON THE BOLD, THE CAREFREE, THE ROMANTICS, AND THE ADVENTURERS. I’LL CAPTURE THE MOMENT AS YOU LIVE YOUR LOVE STORY IN ALL ITS WILD, VULNERABLE ADVENTURE.
DON’T SLOW DOWN. I’LL CATCH UP.