My passion is for people. I truly and absolutely love what I do. I want to hear your stories, laugh uncontrollably, cry during first looks and speeches, I want to dance while you party during the reception. I want to travel to special locations that mean everything to you, near or far. Allow me to be a part of your life.
I’ve been shooting since I was seventeen, but my creativity and love of art has been with me since long before I can remember. Along with photography, I enjoy painting, singing, and acting in theatre. The travel bug bit me in 2008 and I refuse to let go! It's the best thing I can do to refresh and re-inspire myself. While I have nineteen countries under my belt, I have been enjoying the vast and beautiful landscapes of our country as well!
I live in Evanston with my partner and our two rescue dogs, Meatball & Alma. Chicago(land) will always be "home" to me.
Named one of the vendors from Anomlie's "The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Vendors in Each State"
I'm so honored to be featured! Scroll down to Illinois and see me listed with some other amazing vendors from the state (including Flowers for Dreams whom I love!). https://www.dressanomalie.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-wedding-vendors-in-each-state
“Vanessa photographed all three portions of our wedding, capturing the unique spirit of each. The intimate courtroom vows, the family-filled Church ceremony, and the joyous reception in London. Her innovation and imagination helped create memories for each special moment. Her calm and professional demeanour, ensured that all photographs were taken efficiently and family members weren't left waiting for their ice cream cake. I highly recommend Vanessa to capture all your celebrations.”