I'm VANESSA

I'M SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE!!!

Can I be honest with you right off the jump?
I don't LOVE my wedding photos.....
WHAT? 
Let me explain.....
I love the fact that we have wedding images, that they day was captured, that I do have those memories.
But I don't LOVE our images. 
And it's not the photographer's fault, it's mine. I didn't do my research on the photographers. I chose strictly on price. My theory was "quantity over quality" and as we were paying for the wedding, I made the choice to skimp on the one vendor I shouldn't have. 
Because now, I have wedding images that I don't LOVE

I created this business around that. To make sure my couples LOVE their wedding images, year after year.
Because while every detail of your wedding is important,
 your flowers will fade.
Your dress will be put away.
Your cake will get eaten.
Your makeup will be wiped off.
But your images, your memories of this important day, will outlast everything. This images your children will see. 

Today, you start your legacy.
Shouldn't you LOVE the images that created that? 

Vanessa is based in both San Diego and Hawaii, but you will find her on an airplane photographing weddings across the country. Some of her favorite locations include Colorado, New York City, Seattle, and of course, Disney Weddings! Her work has been featured in worldwide publications, to include Destination I Do, People Magazine, The Knot, Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, ABC News, Today Show, Good Morning America and many more. Vanessa was also voted #1 Wedding Photographer in Hawaii by Hawaii Magazine in 2018 and 2019. She created the viral #flagbaby image and Military Tea Time Sessions. 

"I am Beyonce always!" - Michael Scott

SAN DIEGO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | AVAILABLE FOR WORLDWIDE TRAVEL!

I live for

my family

Becoming a mother is the best thing that has and will ever happen to me in this world!!! 
My husband has honorably served our country in the Navy for 20 years, and he is clearly outnumbered with our daughters!!

I live for

the ocean


"See the line where the sky meets the sea it calls me
And no one knows, how far it goes"

The ocean has always been a source of joy and peace for me. Something about it literally washes all of my troubles away. The smell of the water, the taste of the salt, the blueness of the ocean, makes my soul a peace.

I live for

starbucks


Starbucks is my second home!!!
When I walk into my nearest store, and they know it's me just by my mobile order, it may mean that I go there just a tad bit too much!
Give me my favorite iced coffee with two pumps of white chocolate and half and half!!!
Or when the red cups happen, it's the Creme Brûlée Latte time!

I live for

Disney


I love everything Disney!
 I've ran numerous half marathons at both Disneyworld and Disneyland!
My top Disney movies are Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas! My oldest daughter name is Jasmine, as I had a dream she would come out with the same skin tone, big eyebrows, and dark hair! And she did!

I live for

the office


“There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things, isn’t that kind of the point?”
If you are a fan of The Office, you know at what part that quote comes from! I love The Office probably the most! It's constantly on in the background on Netflix, while I answer emails, editing, or typing this right now!

I live for

harry potter


We are a Gryffindor household, even though a Slytherin (my husband), managed to snake his way in ;)
I read the books in high school and was so excited when my oldest came home with the first book! She read it in two days, said it was the best book she ever read, and well, the rest is history!

I live for

christmas


I wish it was Christmas all year long!! Yes, I have an unhealthy obsession with Christmas! The music, the lights, the food, the time with family! 
Growing up, I never really had good Christmas's. Coming from poverty, the tree was pretty bare, and there wasn't much family time either. 
Now, in my home, the minute Thanksgiving is over, the house is transformed to a winter wonderland!

my why....

THE HEART BEHIND

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IF I HAD TO DESCRIBE THIS BUSINESS IN THREE WORDS, THEY WOULD BE VIBRANT, ELOQUENT AND FULL OF JOY.

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