vanessa rose 



They say it’s about the journey and not the destination. With photography, I truly believe it’s about both. I am a storyteller ignited by light, emotion, and movement. Documenting the journey of life and love that is destined for the generations to come. These are the stories I've been called to tell, the love that inspired art, the joy a moment held, and the reminder that we wore it all so well. 


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SAN DIEGO Jackie and Jared’s Balboa Park engagement is hands down one of my favorite sessions of all time. Balboa Park is the perfect backdrop for romance. The history, the architecture, the beauty…it was made for lovers. If you spend any amount of time with Jackie and Jared you can just see the love these […]

SAN DIEGO It feels like just yesterday that I was photographing Ashley + Nick’s Willow Creek Ranch wedding! Now here I am photographing their San Diego maternity session almost a year later! I loved photographing Ashley + Nick’s wedding, not only was it a really beautiful wedding, but Ashley + Nick are just the best […]

LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA There’s just something really special about an ethereal California beach elopement. California is famous in photography circles for our glorious light. It’s pours down and sun-drenches everything it touches and creates pure magic. Above all places, this light shines down the most on the shores of our beaches. This California light bathes […]

  JULEP VENUE, SAN DIEGO   Color. Not just any ole color. Lush and vibrant wedding color. Color has been a hotly debated topic in the wedding industry for quite some time. You either love it or you hate it. Candidly, I’m a pro-neutrals kind of gal. And so the plot thickens…I have been wanting […]

  BAHIA RESORT HOTEL, MISSION BAY   I’ve officially become obsessed with elopements, and I’ve become even more obsessed with elegant beach elopements like the one I photographed recently at the Bahia Hotel and Resort in Mission Bay. I shot two elopements last year, one at the San Diego Central Library and one on Coronado […]

  WILLOW CREEK RANCH, VALLEY CENTER   Ashley and Nick’s Willow Creek Ranch Wedding was an affair to remember! I loved every single detail of their gorgeous wedding! From couture seating areas that I’d want in my living room, to a custom dessert table with five different cakes! Their wedding reception was full of beautiful […]

SUNSET CLIFFS   When I think of Zach’s Sunset Cliffs surprise proposal to Kalee, one word comes to mind. EPIC. Most girls dream about the moment they get proposed to and wonder what it will be like. They kind of put it up there on a pedestal as one of the great moments of their […]

  SAN DIEGO CENTRAL LIBRARY   Every once in awhile a wedding comes along that just speaks to you on so many different levels. That was this wedding for me. I absolutely LOVED photographing Carolyn and James’ San Diego Central Library Wedding. It was one of my favorite weddings of 2019 and easily became one […]

  QUIET OAK MANOR, JULIAN   This Quiet Oak Manor editorial was an absolute dream! Does anyone know where I can get a job just shooting editorials full time? That’s got to be a thing right?! I was so excited to be a part of this shoot because I knew the planning and styling was […]

TROCADÉRO, PARIS   Ahh Paris, the city of lights, love, and broken cameras. Oh yes, my friend, you read that right. We’ll get to that story a little later along with a recap of my Paris and London trip, but first let’s talk about these two! Nic and Ashley were honestly my favorite part about […]