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They say it's about the journey and not the destination. I believe with photography, it's truly about both. There is a journey that lies in each session you have, through each moment you capture in time, and every memory that becomes etched in mind. All lead to the destination of enjoying the journey through it's photographs.  I'd love for you to follow along on both my journeys and my destinations. There's bound to be some laughs, some tears, and painful lessons learned along the way. That's life though, isn't she beautiful? 


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BALBOA PARK Carla and Ess traveled all the way from South Africa just for their Balboa Park portrait session with me! Okay, soooo that’s not entirely accurate, but I mean would you just look at these two, they were meant to be in front of my camera! (Insert so many heart eye emojis here.) So […]

  MISSION BASILICA SAN DIEGO DE ALCALÁ WEDDING   Right now you must be thinking, “Vanessa, is Jackie a bridal magazine model?” as well you should be. I myself had that very same thought at least forty times during Jackie and Sean’s Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá wedding! I mean…she seriously should be, she […]

SOLANA BEACH   I’m still swooning over Teri and Joe’s engagement session in Solana Beach over the weekend. Teri and Joe are seriously the best couple. We had so much fun at their session! They are that couple who you just love to hang out with. They are constantly laughing with each other and constantly […]

  THE INN AT SUNSET CLIFFS WEDDING   Alina and Aaron’s wedding day was magically delicious. I do realize that’s actually the slogan for Lucky Charms cereal, and I also realize this may in fact sound a little odd, but it also accurately describes so much about Alina and Aaron’s Sunset Cliffs Wedding! When I […]

BALBOA PARK Major ‘This is Us’ vibes happening at Angela and Joe’s Balboa Park Family Session over the weekend! What a fun family! I had the best time hanging out with this crew and capturing their wonderful dynamic. Also..babies. Babies bring out the joy in people like nothing else! The real treat was photographing four […]

SOLANA BEACH Bree and Angelo are engaged and I couldn’t be happier for the two of them! What better way to celebrate than a Family Portrait Engagement Session! Before you ask, yes, a Family Portrait Engagement Session is actually a thing. I mean, I’ve never actually shot one before, but I’m so happy I got […]

SAN DIEGO Micah is graduating! We had so much fun at her boho inspired senior portrait session! We had to reschedule this shoot a few times because of weather! As a native San Diegan, I am not used to weather ever being a problem. It’s been one long month of May Gray and rain! I […]

  SERENDIPITY GARDEN WEDDINGS  Kira and Adam’s outdoor garden wedding at Serendipity was everything! While there really is a lot of technical skill and knowledge that goes into being a photographer, in all honesty, about 25% of it is just pure luck. It’s pure luck when the sun sets right where you need it to, […]

DEL MAR Cliffside weddings are definitely how you imagine yourself getting married when you imagine such things. It’s what you tell your best friend when you’re eight years old, over flashlight lit popcorn, at a slumber party when you’re both supposed to be asleep. “One day I’m going to get married on a cliff overlooking […]

LAKE HODGES Jen are Dan are celebrating 15 years of marriage! Think back to the year 2004. What were you doing? Maybe watching Friends while talking on your Motorola flip phone or your Blackberry? Maybe you were more of a Palm Pilot kind of person, but you were probably only calling people on nights or […]