Meet Vanessa

Most days you can find me chasing my 4 year old daughter, Penelepe, while drinking my third cup of coffee. I'm known for the goofy girl who doesn't take herself too seriously. I believe that road trips are good for the soul, laughter is truly the best medicine, and you can never give too many kisses.

I'm a wife of 9 years, mother to our 4 year old daughter, lover of Mexican food, and The Office enthusiast.

From a childhood hobby, to the the love I have to today, capturing and documenting love stories is what drives my soul.

I'd love to meet you and chat about capturing the precious moments, which you and your family can cherish for generations.

Hi, I'm Vanessa!

fun facts

I'm a born and raised Austinite, and my husband and I just moved back to our home state from Washington, D.C. We lived there for 5 years, and it feels so good to be back! We've also lived in New New York and Colorado.

I shot my first wedding in 2011, and immediately knew it was something I wanted to pursue.

I get super excited when I get certain shots on your session or wedding day. That comes with making weird noises, happy dances, and lots of talking with my hands. 

I cry at almost every wedding I attend. Especially during the father-daughter dances, and the memorable speeches. I'm such a sap!

Things I love 

I'm obsessed with pink and blush! Not just at weddings, but in my everyday life.  It will never get old to me. 

Pink + Blush

Things I love 

Photographing at sunrise is my ultimate favorite when it comes to scheduling your session.


Things I love 

A private, intimate moment  where the bride and groom see each other for the first time before their ceremony. Away from family, away from friends, just them. And me capturing all the love...give me ALL the first looks!

First Looks

Things I love 

I've always had to have my morning (3) cups of coffee, but lately, I'm LOVING vanilla iced coffees in the afternoon for a little pick me up!


Things I love 

JJ's is by far my favorite sandwich shop. Fun fact, I always get the same thing every time I go, no shame :) 

JImmy JOhn's Sandwhiches

Things I love 

My favorite TV guilty pleasure is The Bachelor/Bachelorette. I can't help to watch the drama unfold! 

The Bachelor/Bachelorette

Things I love 

Whether it's about photography, business, health, or celebrity gossip, listening to podcasts while I work has been my jam lately. Which one is your favorite to listen to ?


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