It's always an incredible honor when a couple decides to hire me to capture their special day. This moment right here, it can't be replaced.
This is the day that you become one. One family. One couple. One life. Documenting that is a responsibility that you shouldn't place in just anyone's hands. 
I'll be there to capture your mom looking at her baby girl all grown up with tears in her eyes. I'll be there when your father promises you that you won't trip walking down the aisle. I'll be there for that epic first kiss.

I'll be the one to capture the images that your children will see one day. That your future daughter looks at and wants to be a princess just like her mommy. That your future son will know how to treat someone he loves.
These images, well, they will outlast you. They are truly timeless.
Because after the flowers have wilted, and the cake has been eaten, and the day has past, you will be left with ONE  physical memory of your wedding day.
You shouldn't chose just anyone to hold that responsibility. After 150 weddings under my belt, you found your photographer. 


wedding photographer in
San Diego and Hawaii | Available worldwide


this day is all about the two of you, let's make sure 


So here you are after you've done the initial stalking (don't lie!) You've checked out the portfolio, you read the blog, you've seen a little bit of my heart as I shared my why, and you even followed me on Instagram! You've reached out and now it's time for us to get to know each other! We will meet up or do a Facetime call ( you can wear sweatpants on the bottom, I don't judge) and we will get to know each other. This wedding is unique to you, and I want to know all of the details!

"I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." — Michael Scott

YAAAAYYY! Time to celebrate! This process is pretty simple! I will send you over your retainer invoice and your contract, all done online to make the process simple! You will receive a welcome email with links to help you with vendor recommendations and anything else you will need!

You saved your date!!!!!!!!!

Who doesn't love more pictures ? Yes fiance looking over the shoulder, you will like them too! Now is the time where the two of you will feel comfortable in front of my camera, get to know my process a little bit, and capture beautiful images that you can share until your wedding day! Together, we will find the perfect location for you! Want to go out of town to a special place for your engagement session? We can do that too!

And so the adventure begins.....
Let's capture your engagement session!

About 3 months before your wedding, you will get a series of emails from me filled with information in preparation for your wedding day! This information will include a questionaire, sample timeslines, your shot list, and anything else you need! I will also make sure to be in contact with your wedding planner and other vendors so we are all prepared to make your day as seamless as possible. Of course, you will have all of my contact information to contact me at anytime!

Wedding need to stress! I got you!

Your day that you've spent months planning is finally here. And my goal is that throughout the entire process together, the only thing you have to worry about is walking down that aisle to the love of your life! Another amazing thing? By the time you wake up the next morning, your previews will be in your inbox waiting for you to share with the world!

And they lived happily every after.......

You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery within 4-6 weeks of your wedding! Feel free to share your link with your friends and family as well! Your images can be downloaded right from your gallery, and you will be able to order prints from the shop at any time! 
 At that time, I'll also send over details about preserving your images through your heirloom albums and get that out to you as soon as possible. 

Grab your tissues and a glass of wine...your images are ready!

I was recently married on June 11th and my photographer was Vanessa Hicks. She is amazing! The first time we met with her I loved her outgoing personality and preparedness. She provided examples of her work and her photos were able to capture the essence of the individual personal experiences. I knew we had to have her! The package we selected also came with engagement photos. I had not considered having these done, but I am so glad we did! Not only did it give us a chance to get to know each other better, the photos turned out beautiful! I cannot tell you how many compliments I have received about them.

jada & Ian



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!!! I cannot thank her enough for doing all of this for us. 

julie & Corey



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.  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. 

leanne & dillon



Kaily & Christer

Martin Johnson House | San Diego, California

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kaitlin and mitch

The Paseo | Apache Junction, Arizona

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illiana and marcus

Kualoa Ranch at Paliku Gardens | Hawaii

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ashley and tristan

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua | Maui, Hawaii

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carly and Justin

Stonewood Farms | Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Kyra and rodney

Secret Island Beach at Kualoa Ranch | Hawaii

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savannah and kevin

Sunset Ranch | Hawaii

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sarah and jonathan

Loulu Palm | Hawaii

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For investment details and availability, please send a message using the contact form. We accept a very limited number of weddings each year!
Packages start at $3500!
Every wedding is different, which is why I customize each package to fit your needs!



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