The sweet, sweet words, from my even sweeter clients
"Our experience with Vanessa was nothing short of a dream! My husband and I hired her for our one year wedding anniversary session in Portland. We are from Texas and wanted to commemorate our trip with some beautiful photos and I knew the moment I found Vanessa, I had to have her do our session. She was communicative, easy to work with and very accommodating from the moment we first started emailing. I was nervous about hiring someone who wasn't local to the area, but Vanessa made me feel completely at ease and had a well researched list of locations for me to choose from! Day of, she was FANTASTIC! We explored waterfalls and all of the beautiful Oregon scenery together while she gave my husband and I gentle direction during the session. Even my husband, who isn't a huge fan of taking photos, said he had a great time and felt super comfortable in front of the camera. We received our photos in a timely manner and OH. MY. GOSH. I am so in love with them! Vanessa captured the spirit of our relationship so beautifully and authentically. This woman has such a way of capturing love! I cried when I first saw the photos because they so accurately represented how I feel about my husband and our marriage and it was just such a truly special gift to receive from someone as talented as Vanessa. If you've been thinking about hiring a photographer, look no further. Seriously, everything she touches is magic! I will never stop raving about my experience with her and I'm so excited to be able to share our photos with our future children. 11/10, highly recommended!"
"Vanessa is both an incredible photographer and a magnificent person. She was extremely confident and thoughtful throughout the shoot. She knew exactly where to go, but at the same time was willing to stop and move to anything we thought would be fun. The end product is nearly an example of the extraordinary talent this woman has, and its value is priceless."
“Vanessa has such an incredible eye and knack for working with people. I’ve never been more comfortable in front of a camera but Vanessa’s warmth and instruction made our couple’s photoshoot so relaxed and enjoyable. She has an incredible design direction and was a complete delight to work with. We will treasure these photos for the rest of our lives!”
“As a photographer myself, finding someone I was comfortable with and had confidence in their work was actually quite difficult. When I found Vanessa's site I was blown away not only by her images but her bubbly attitude. She instantly put me at ease and was incredibly easy to work with. She made sure we got all the shots we wanted for me and my husband's maternity shoot. I will be working with her for many years to come now that I've found her! “
”I am a photographer who hates getting my own picture taken, but meeting (and low-key falling in love with) Vanessa inspired me to put my insecurities aside & get professional photos done for the first time. My boyfriend and I had been nervous and apprehensive about having a photo session, but we really wanted to capture this time in our lives. Working with Vanessa was such a refreshing surprise, as she made the process so easy, low-pressure, and actually FUN! She helped me and my boyfriend feel incredibly comfortable in front of the camera, gave us prompts that somehow made us look majestic & effortless together, and provided us with images I will cherish forever. Vanessa is friendly, deeply caring, and professional through and through. I can't recommend her highly enough.”