Get to know me | 15 fun facts

Jefferson Memorial anniversary session

photo by: Cait Kramer Photography

The new website has been live for a week now, and I’m so excited to finally share my hard work with you all. With a new Showit website and blog, I thought I would introduce myself and let you in on who I am!

Here are 15 fun facts about the girl behind the camera:

  1. I’ve only been outside the U.S. once, and that was on a road trip to Toronto.
  2. I have had stick straight hair my whole life, but that changed once I had our daughter, Penelepe. Soon after I gave birth in December 2015, my hair started to change from straight to curly. My hair is now super wavy in the back. Weird what pregnancy does to you!
  3. I prefer to write with mechanical pencils than in pen. I’ve always been that way.
  4. My husband and I started dating in 2007, and this year we will be celebrating 7 years of marriage and 10 years of being together! I love this man so much, it’s hard to imagine my life without him.
  5. I watch more Hulu than Netflix. I’m currently streaming Drop Dead Diva and The Mindy Project. They’re so cute!
  6. I prefer bleu cheese dressing over ranch when it comes to eating buffalo wings. It makes all the difference to me.
  7. Speaking of sauces, whenever I order french fries from somewhere, I HAVE to have honey mustard 🙂
  8. My husband picked our daughter’s name, Penelepe, but wanted to make it a liiiiitle different. So, we exchanged the ‘O’ for an ‘E’. Her name will probably be misspelled by others for the rest of her life lol
  9. We gave Penelepe so many nicknames, and many of them started when she was still in my belly! Penny, Penny Pop, Pen Pens, and Pen – just to name a few 😉
  10. I love to run, but I don’t get out and do it as much as I used to. This year, one of my goals is to run my first 10K and possibly a half marathon.
  11. Crickets scare me. I’d rather find a little spider in the house than a cricket. They’re just so creepy!
  12. I’m also terrified of the dark. Yes, I am that person that comes running from up the basement once the lights go out with that feeling something is going to get me. Don’t judge.
  13. I’ve cried at every wedding I’ve been to. Especially during the special speeches.
  14. When I hear a new song that I fall in love with, I will listen to it over and over and over again. It takes a while for a song to get old for me.
  15. My very first camera was stolen out of my car, when I forgot to lock my doors. The thieves took nothing else!
Photo on left: Amanda Summers Photography 

  1. Pam

    April 26th, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I love these little insights, Vanessa!

    I love that PenelEpe’s name is spelled with all Es. It’s cool that we share the same “running up the basement stairs” when it’s dark (thinking of every creepy movie ever seen in the process). And I can most definitely relate to crying (and laughing) at every wedding!

    Thank you for sharing a piece of you!

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