Meet Vanessa

Thanks for stopping by and considering me to capture your special memories. I wanted to share a bit about myself as well as my qualifications before you entrust me to capture your most precious memories. I focus solely on newborns through the first year. I'm a wife and mama to two beautiful, energetic children. I am happily married ten years to my husband, Matthias. My son, Matthias (they look alike too!), and daughter, Victoria provide me with no shortage of daily inspiration. My love of photography was born out of my desire to capture and document their precious everyday lives. I found myself wanting to capture literally every detail, every memory. 

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NEWBORN QUALIFICATIONS: When diving into newborn photography, I quickly realized I wanted to provide my clients with a high level of quality and safety measures. If I was going to handle such precious cargo, I wanted to do it appropriatly and safely. I have taken countless photography courses to perfect this craft and have mentored with two of the best newborn photographers in the industry, Rachel Vanoven and Lindsey Williams. I mentored with Rachel in August 2016 in Rochester, NY. In February 2017, I wanted to further perfect the art of newborn photography so I mentored with the amazing and highly regarded Lindsey Williams in Atlanta, GA. It's impossible to ever stop learning in terms of newborn photography. The capabilites are endless and I look forward to what the future brings. 

FAMILY QUALIFICATIONS: I photograph families out of a desire to capture tender irreplaceable moments in time. I quickly realized that if I wanted to capture true, candid images, I needed to direct to have unscripted candid moments. I also learned that certain angles work best to flatter certain body types, as well as posing methods that are instrumental in creating effortless, aestetically pleasing images. I have mentored with my absolute four favorite family photographers. Sarah Beth (Indianapolis, IN), Candice Zugich (Upland, California), Sarah Cornish (Denver, Colorado) and Spanki Mills (Montgomery, CO). I love learning so the story likely won't end there. Continuous learning for me is the minimum requirement for continued success.