this is a safe space to be your quirkiest, weirdest, silliest, most bad ass self! by building a real, genuine relationship with every couple i work with, i make sure that every photo i take is a true reflection of their individual personalities. wedding days are made up of so many small moments that add up to something monumental, and i want to be there for all of them.
from modern editorial posing to capturing all of the wild in-between moments of your wedding day, i deliver galleries that will make you say “holy shit lolllll. that’s really us. and that really happened”
yep, even the part when your groomsmen rips his pants on the dance floor. it happens.
i’m a minneapolis based photographer who loves impromptu tattoo dates, making any surface into a dancefloor if the music is good, and saying “omg cuuuuute!” too many times while taking photos! my favorite part about being a wedding photographer is the connection i get to make with my couples and knowing that the galleries i deliver are a true representation of who they are and how their wedding day felt.
set what a photo may look like aside— i’m a firm believer that it’s actually the experience behind the photo that can make or break it.
in other words… the only thing making you feel awkward in photos is the fact that you just don’t feel comfy– it’s not you. i mean, think about it. getting a photo taken by a friend is WAYYYY less pressure than getting it taken by a professional. and that’s what i want to be, your friend! you are getting more than just a photographer out of me.
i’ve bippity boppity boo’d one all-inclusive wedding photography package that includes all. the. things. you deserve EVERYTHING, without having to pick and choose! i’ve got your back on an engagement session, coverage from getting ready to breaking it down on the dance floor, and a second photographer for those extra fire angles.
you’ll just have to deal with our bad jokes all day. oops. ;)
you’re actually crazy if you don’t hire vanessa to be your wedding photographer. From our very first phone call it has felt like i’ve known her for years. she has been so flexible, easy to work with, the biggest hype queen, and overall FUN. we are obsessed with every single photo we have gotten from her. she has helped make planning the wedding so fun and easy. she’s way more than just a photographer. we appreciate all you do, Vanessa!
you NEED to hire her! vanessa made our engagement and wedding day so so so special! i struggle relaxing, especially around new people, so i was so worried our photos would come off stiff and awkward. within 5 minutes of meeting, we were laughing so hard (those double chins came out in full force). We originally chose vanessa for her editing style (we loved the high contrast, black and white vibes). I told her I was interested in the blurry pictures that are all over insta and she executed it perfectly!
our wedding day went so smooth thanks to her! she kept us on track but also never told us if we were on time or behind, she made sure to keep us in the moment and not let us worry about that stuff! she also wayyyy over delivered with our gallery. girl went above and BEYOND with it- we are so obsessed. we couldn’t recommend her more!
don't even think twice about booking Vanessa! She went way above and beyond to ensure our photos would be just like I envisioned! i'm talking extra meetings, calls, texts, mood boards, vendor suggestions - she's nothing short of the best! not only is she exceedingly personable but makes you feel so so comfortable, taking all the nerves away when you're in front of the camera.
she brings her good energy & it radiates on everyone - EXACTLY what you want on your big day. as soon as our engagement shoot ended my fiance said, "i can't wait to have her on our wedding day, it's gonna be so fun". when you book her, you get so much more than just a photographer!!
vanessa will be your best & easiest choice.
if you’re looking for an engagement/wedding photographer that makes you feel like you’ve been the best of friends for years, you’ve found your girl! vanessa is so fun, energetic, and so dang passionate about what she does! the quality of the images we received was truly impeccable.
we about passed the heck away when we got our gallery back and truly wanted to print and hang each photo all over our home.
she makes you feel so comfortable and confident in such a special time of life - truly feels like we have a real friend for life now
vanessa was such a joy to work with from the very beginning. i knew i was drawn to her work and that she would provide beautiful photos for our wedding day, but she really makes the day feel comfortable and goes above and beyond. hiring the right photographer was a high priority for me and i wanted to make sure I was making the right choice. i knew right after my initial call with vanessa that she would be the perfect choice.
from the initial call, getting our gallery back, and everything in between, she made every step of the process seamless and enjoyable. we got our wedding sneak peeks back so quickly and I was so surprised by how many there were!
i literally cried because of how much I loved them. our friends and family also RAVED about them as well. the gallery was truly breathtaking. even my husband who doesn't really value photos that much was telling me how great they were, and even changed his social media profile photos (which he never does.) She also even bustled my dress the day of my wedding, and did it probably quicker then a mom or anyone else could have haha.
vanessa went above and beyond so many times and truly made this a fun experience. i would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone getting married. she was worth every penny
i'm so happy we found our way to vanessa! my fiancé and I had an intro phone call with vanessa and within the first 5 minutes we could tell this was going to be a good fit! i think our first call lasted like 45-minutes because we were just enjoying chatting so much.
vanessa answered all of our questions, didn't put any pressure on us to make an immediate decision, and was willing to work with us to make sure our services lined up with our vision and budget! just so friendly, funny, and helpful through the whole process. it was over 90 degrees and humid as heck outside on the day we did our photos... vanessa worked her magic and made sure we didn't look like sweaty hot messes in our photos which we super appreciate, obviously.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our photos and got so, so, so many compliments on them. beyond happy to have these photos forever!