Congratulations on your amazing engagement!!!
As you are starting planning one of the special days of your lives, you are here, trying to figure out everything you need to do to prepare for your engagement session, maybe even wondering if you need an engagement session!
And the answer is YES!
I truly love capturing this special time in your lives! This gives us the opportunity to get to know each other, and feel comfortable with each other before you wedding day! 

This helps me so I already know that you prefer your right side of your face, you LOVE doing the dip pose, and your partner, who maybe didn't want to get the photos done, now knows how freaking cool I am, and is excited themselves for their photos!
Imagine that!!!
So let's plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you ---> oh yes, I travel! If your wedding is in San Diego but want to capture your engagement session at Central Park in NYC in the Spring? Let's do it!
These images, like the rest of this entire process, is all about you!

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This woman is INCREDIBLE to say the least! Vanessa took our engagement pictures in Hawaii and after working with her I can see why she has repeatedly been voted Hawaii's #1 photographer! Not only did she wake up before sunrise to take our pictures, but she also climbed a mountain with all of her camera gear, just to help our vision come to life! Talk about someone who goes above and beyond for their clients!!!

Jada & ian



 From the moment we booked Vanessa, she felt like my friend. She guided me through the entire wedding process, and even when I was overwhelmed, she literally talked me through it. Then, at my wedding, of course things went differently than I had planned. But there was Vanessa, not my wedding coordinator, fetching me water, helping me with my dress, wiping me tears, and telling me everything I needed to hear to have the best day ever! I know and have seen many photographers, and Vanessa went above and beyond her "job description" on my wedding day. 

Courtney & Morgan



Vanessa is WONDER WOMAN! She came in on my wedding day and ran everything with ease, calmness, and comfortableness that made my wedding day better than imagined! First, the sneak peaks that I've received so far are AMAZING. We had a very windy day, and she worked with it to make it in our favor. She ran through my shot list like a pro, and when someone got on my nerves, she reigned me back in and reminded me about what the day is really about. She is someone that you want to have on your side for your wedding, and I am SO HAPPY about my choice to book Vanessa. You will not regret booking her, and I'm sure that you'll find a friend through it too. #wonderwoman

janine & mike



samantha and rodrigo

Torrey Pines Beach  | San Diego, California

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megan and jeremy

Joshua Tree | California

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El Matador Beach | Malibu, California

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shelby and brandon

Sunset Cliffs & Balboa Park | San Diego, California

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Ashley and Julian

Lanikai Beach | Kailua, Hawaii

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moniCa and daniel

Makua Beach | Honolulu, Hawaii

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jeanny and james

Claremont Colleges  | Los Angeles, California

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Laguna Beach | Los Angeles, California

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Engagement sessions are COMPLIMENTARY in most wedding packages! Engagement sessions begin at $500!
And YES, I LOVE to travel as well! So let's get your session planned!

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