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Hello Monday!!!

Here we are again, another Monday, another new week!

Can we all take a moment and really be happy that we are alive and well on this Monday, when so many in our nation are grieving the loss of their loved ones today. Our nation is saddened by these senseless acts of terrorism, and I for one am so happy to enjoy another day. Love will always overcome hate. Continue to #prayfororlando and our nation. 

Summer is here and so is busy season!!! I photographed my first wedding of the season on Saturday and OMG, it was beautiful! So many great sessions this past week that I can’t wait to share with you!!!

I know, I know….I told you…..BUSY and GORGEOUS week!!!!! I just look at these images and sigh….. I really love my job and when I see such an amazing week like this one, it really makes my heart happy!

Last weeks Top Blog Post goes to this stunning Bridal Shower! You guys loved Marysu’s Bridal Images, and the vibrant flowers she created herself!!!!

Check out this amazing session here!!!

This was also an amazing week for my business! I was blessed to be a contributor to the Today Show and Today Parents on Summer bucket list: 19 kid photos to take, and how to capture them! I have several images of my daughters in the article and a gorgeous sunset session I did a few months ago!

Honored they reached out to me and to be part of this feature! Check out the article on the Today Show now!!

Now here is the hard part!! I have to pick my favorite image from last week. Which seems IMPOSSIBLE because last week had WAY too many images that I loved!!!! But, I really really love this ring shot that I photographed at Julie and Corey’s wedding! They got married at Leal Vineyards, and since its a winery, I wanted to use the wine corks! I love how it turned out!!

The featured image this week proudly goes to this wonderful photo of Maggie and her Husband John!! This was one of the final shots of the gloomy day! I was holding on to their beautiful daughter in one hand, and captured this shot with the other hand! I always end my family sessions with a photo of mom and dad, as that is something I promise you your kids will want to see one day! This image had 247 likes!! WOO HOO!!! This image will be pinned to the top of the page, have a feature in today’s blog, and will be this week’s cover photo!!!

Whew!! What a week! 

Ready to see what this week brings! You just never know!!!

xoxo, Vanessa

  1. What a great post idea! Love that ring shot:)

  2. Kelsey says:

    Wow you are one busy and talented lady!! Thanks for the recaps of the week, such beautiful work!

  3. Tashena Shaw says:

    I swear you have a beautiful way of sharing your week with us all. I love it! <3

  4. Emily Eppard says:

    So many beautiful pictures!! I really like that one of the bride and groom on the dock!

  5. Susan Beth says:

    Wow! I love all you did last week. Especially love the photo of the rings and corks – inspiring for a wine shop owner’s wedding I have coming up! Congrats on the Today Show!

  6. Valerie says:

    What a great week!!

  7. Ivory Door says:

    Indeed, what a week! Congratulations on so much success and so many beautiful images! Being a part of The Today Show feature is super exciting!

  8. Sarah Marie says:

    You were on the Today Show! Stop it! That is AMAZING! Congrats.


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