Where do I begin?
From the very first correspondence with Vanessa my (now) husband and I knew we were working with a professional and talented photographer.
Vanessa was prompt in answering our questions and provided guidance and recommendations for vendors along the way.
On the day of the wedding she was early, prepared, calm, cool and collected.
While I felt wedding-day stress she was a very calming and fun presence. She helped everyone feel at ease and comfortable. My family still gush over how amazing she is and how wonderful it was to have her capture our special day.
 And the photos.... oh the photos... were absolutely 


You know you got ahold of an incredible photographer when you tell her you want to hike a decently large mountain for your engagement pictures and she not only agrees, but does it TWICE!

Vanessa has been both an amazing photographer and such a joyful person to get to know over the past few months.
Her photographs are 

she is incredibly professional, and on top of that she has such a bubbly and captivating personality!
Vanessa has also been extremely flexible and understanding knowing that my soon-to-be Hubby is active duty Navy and with that comes some unexpected scheduling issues. I have had nothing but a positive experience with her and her services!


I cannot say enough kind words about this special human!!!
Vanessa was scheduled by my now fiancée to capture our surprise proposal. Due to the Big Sur fires, all of his plans to do the proposal/shoot at Julia Pfeiffer park were ruined.
Vanessa quite literally saved the day when she found a new location, agreed to meet us there at a different time, and even booked our dinner reservations!

Not only that, but our photos were incredible. I have never seen


pictures and I couldn't be happier!
I have so many favorites and am so happy our family got to share the moment with us because of her.


Vanessa was absolutely amazing!
 She was able to capture such a special
moment in our lives - maternity session
for our second son- and get


smiles out of my husband
and toddler! She took her time to
 make sure she got all the shots
we wanted and they came out
better than I could have asked for!
 Love love love her!


We had the opportunity to work with Vanessa Hicks this week.......what an


Vanessa arrived to Kauai early scouted out multiple locations to ensure we had the perfect place picked out for photo shoot. She captured the scenery and the look I was going for without a doubt.

Vanessa made my husband and I feel so comfortable, she was friendly, engaging, and it was evident from the get go that she knows what she is doing. We can't wait for the final pics!

Thank you Vanessa!!!!!!


Wow! Where do I even start?!\
 Vanessa is beyond talented. When my husband and I got our first sneak peak picture, we were speechless.
It was beyond beautiful. Our pictures turned out perfect and beyond anything I had imagined.
When I told Vanessa I wanted all the beauty of Kauai in a fun honeymoon session, she delivered. She found the MOST beautiful spot, which my husband and I would have never known to visit.
She also made us feel so


in front of the camera and like we had known her for years. Vanessa was kind, professional, joyful, fun and HILARIOUS.


Vanessa made my wedding process so much easier and I wish I would have booked her earlier!
She is extremely easy to work with and makes sure you are the number one priority at all times! She is punctual and responsible, and ensures that she is well-prepared for her appointments.
She scoped out my engagement photo location before I arrived and planned our shoot to a tee. She also visited my venue before my wedding and got the inside scoop for my big day.
Not only is she an

photographer, she also helps out with wedding day coordination.
 I am so happy I booked her as my photographer and you will be too! I will definitely be reaching out to her in the future and would recommend her to anyone.


We just got our gallery back and are

 with our images!!

Vanessa was everything that we hoped for. As a military spouse who understood our situation, and how important these photos were to us and our family, she really gave us something special.

I am so sad to see her move, but I know that she will do great things in Hawaii.

She was prompt with communication, listened to what we wanted, and my kids just loved her! It's something when you child walks hand in hand with a "stranger" and just talks her ear off!

Thank you again Vanessa and good luck!

in love

 HAWAIi and California
 WEDDING & portrait photographer

Based In Honolulu, Hawaii • 
Available for Travel worldwide


the photos turned out beautiful! I cannot tell you how many compliments I have received about them!
Julie s.