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Hello June!

Can you believe that we are already half way through 2018?!?

It’s going by so very fast! Stay tuned this week to see an update of my yearly goals!!!

But, in the mean time, a new month means a new blank page and new goals!! May was another incredible month, and I am so happy with all that happened!

Check out some of my favorite highlights from May!

My birthday!!

Did you know that I actually wound up in the emergency on my birthday!!! Yeah, not a fun way to start of 33, but, that’s ok!!! The family and I celebrated a few days later!! Check out my goals for my 33rd year!

Expanded my brand to California!!

That’s right! If you missed the blog post, Vanessa Hicks Photography is expanding to California and beyond!!! Just booked a wedding in San Diego and Arizona since the announcement, and I can’t wait to see where I wind up next! Check out a sneak of this gorgeous elopement session I did at La Jolla Cove in California while I was there!La Jolla Cove Couples Shoot California Wedding Photographer

Headed to San Diego for The Knot Workshop!

Timed perfectly with the announcement of the expansion, I attended The Knot Workshop and the beautiful US Grant Hotel in San Diego! My amazing friend Jennifer with Jennifer Ryals Photography met me there from Texas, and my best friend Justine came down from San Francisco for the day! Lot’s of networking with wedding vendors in San Diego, and I learned so much as well!The Knot San Diego WorkShop

Did a photoshoot at Disneyland!!!

I mean, this shoot was a DREAM COME TRUE!!! Sarah is the owner of Girl Talk Network, and not only were we at one of our favorite places ever, but I left with a new friend! Her passion for empowering women is SO infections, and I left completely inspired by her! Make sure you check it out and head over and follow her as well!Photoshoot at Disneyland Vanessa Hicks Photography

Attended a workshop in Maui!

My amazing friends Jess and James Whitaker came to Maui and did a full day wedding workshop at The Steeple House and it was amazing! Not only did I get to learn and spend the day with two of my favorite photographers, who are also speaking at United Conference this year, but we had such a beautiful session afterwards!Ritz Carlton Wedding in Maui

Now, on to June’s Goals! Let’s get ready to crush this month!June Goals Vanessa Hicks Photography


  • Get girls signed up for Fall Sports
  • Lose 5lbs this month
  • Beach Day once a week!
  • Schedule summer family shoot
  • Go Parasailing with Josh!


  • Put final touches on my Mastermind Course!! Stay tuned for more information!!!
  • Spend an hour on Business Education each day!
  • Get signed up for TSA Pre Check
  • Grow IG following to 5K this month
  • Plan next Styled Shoot!

Have you written down your June goals yet?!!! If not, what’s stopping you?!?Not Competing Quotes

Drop a comment below on one thing you would like to accomplish this month!

  1. Audrey says:

    Sounded like a wonderful May… minus that whole birthday emergency!! Hope you’re all right!

  2. Danielle says:

    I think my favorite one of your goals is that you plan on going the the beach at least once a week. Decompressing and just listening to the waves us right up my alley.

  3. Tasha says:

    Can’t wait to hear about your mastermind course.

  4. What an amazing opportunity times like whatever!! lol Love seeing your adventures and goals.

  5. Lindsay Zilke says:

    Such a goal getter!!! I am sorry you ended up in the ER on your birthday! My goal is simple this month, enjoy every moment of my vacation in Mexico in a couple of weeks!

  6. hope says:

    Those are some rockin’ goals <3 You got this boss lady <3

  7. Sharron says:

    I love San Diego!!! La Jolla Cove is beautiful! Congratulations on expanding to California! Your goals list always inspires me! ????

  8. Shawndelle says:

    These are amazing images

  9. Ashton says:

    These are some fabulous goals, Vanessa!

  10. Gosh! Sooo many great photos and info in one blog! You are getting me motivated!!

  11. Kate Lynn says:

    Sorry to hear about your birthday but YAY for goals and expanding into Cali!!

  12. Amber says:

    Hope you crush hese goals

  13. Yes yes and yes!!! Love every single one of these goals both accomplished and set. You rock.

  14. lindsey says:

    Girl!! You have become such an inspiration to me after reading your post.. I need to verbalize my goals both personal and business & get them down on paper or a blog post! You did so much last month & June sounds like you’ve got so much amazingness to also check off! Keep it up!!

  15. Summer says:

    Loving all of these goals you are setting AND smashing! Congrats girl!

  16. Raina says:

    Congratulations on your expansion!! Good luck and much success to you!


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