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Kauai Wedding Photographer | Friday Fives- All About Me!!

It’s the first

Aloha Friday

of 2018!!!!

And I thought it would be perfect to have the first Friday Fives to be a little introduction about me!

I am so happy to see that there are so many new readers to my blog, and I want to start the new year making sure you know who Vanessa is behind the camera! Now, definitely head over to my About Me page to see a bit more personal facts, but today, I thought that you guys would enjoy

5 More Random Facts About Me!vanessa hicks photography

  1. We are a big Harry Potter household! This has been going on for a little over a year when my oldest daughter came home with the first Harry Potter Book! Inside, I was praying that she would love it! Well, she read it in two days, said how awesome it was, and we never looked back!!! For the record, Jasmine and myself are Team Gryffindor, my youngest Taty is Team Hufflepuff, and my husband is the only good Slytherin out there!
  2. I live with Anxiety. I truly believe that mental illness should not be such a taboo subject, and I hope to use any platform I am in to raise awareness to it. I want to make sure that anxiety is something that I “have”, it’s not something that is ME!
  3. In the Navy, my job was a Quartermaster. For you non Navy folks, that means that I was in charge of navigating and driving the ship! I plotted chats, steered the ship , and always knew before most of the crew where our next port visit was! Not many people can say their job was guiding an aircraft carrier, filled with 5,000 people, aircraft, nuclear reactors, and so much more, through the waters!
  4. I’ve ran 20 half marathons! I unintentionally took a break from running this past year with the move and restarting my business here in Hawaii, but I am starting my run training again next week and hope to do at least 7-10 half marathons in 2018! You can follow my workout and running adventures at @glittergirlruns on Instagram!
  5. I am a magazine collector. Notice I didn’t say ‘reader’. Nope, I get all of these magazines in the mail, or at the store, especially cooking ones, and then….I DON’T READ THEM! I know, I know. I am making more time to read this year, because seriously, I am not that busy to go and grab a stack of magazines, sit on the couch, or the BEACH, and read through them! Please tell me I am not the only one!

Well, that’s it! 5 random things about this wedding photographer! Check out my About Me page and more random facts about me to get to know a bit more! Want to discuss booking me as your photographer, or do Harry Potter trivia?!? Shoot me a message!




  1. Audrey

    January 5th, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    I loooove me a good magazine!! And good for you, I can’t run for anything! I want to, desperately, but just can’t get my head around it!

  2. Ashton

    January 5th, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Jessica and I are going to HP this week! It will be my second time and her first and I am so excited!


    January 5th, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Running marathons for fun!? TEACH ME YOUR MAGIC!

  4. Angie

    January 5th, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Wow your job in the Navy was AWESOME!!

  5. Jade

    January 5th, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    You collect magazines like I collect notebooks… I am definitely not a writer…. lol

  6. Tasha

    January 6th, 2018 at 12:37 am

    I’m a runner girl too! So cool! I look forward to being back at it again this year too! How cool to steer an entire vessel with 5,000 peeps! Thanks for your service. Very much appreciated.

  7. Abbie

    January 6th, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Omg you are so cool! Haha!

  8. Tamara

    January 6th, 2018 at 4:21 am

    From one fellow half marathon runner to another; get it girl!!!

  9. Sharron

    January 6th, 2018 at 6:06 am

    I can totally empathize about being a magazine collector! I had to get rid of so many just to have a reasonable reading stack! 😁

  10. Margeaux Boles

    January 6th, 2018 at 7:04 am

    I didn’t know you were in the Navy! Thank you for your service! I love HP too but I can’t say I’m much of a runner! Haha. I do that exact same thing with magazines though! 😂😂

  11. Sarah Johnson

    January 6th, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    I loved learning all about you. I am also a huge harry potter fan. I wish we had sometime to go back and visit harry potter land in Orlando.

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