I'm Vanessa and this is me.
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 like to paint, sing, and act 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. With 19 countries under my belt, I hope to add to that number every year!
I live in Evanston with my partner, our two rescue dogs, Meatball & Alma, and our rescue cat, Malarkey. Chicago & Evanston will always be home for me and being able to jump on a plane or in my car to new places is a dream that is my every day reality.
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.
“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.”