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 a 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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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 […]

CARLSBAD What a vision Ashley was on the beach at sunset! We had planned this session forever and I’m so happy that we were finally able to make it happen. Her dress was everything I’d hoped it would be and more. We went through a few dresses before finally deciding on this one together and […]

SAN DIEGO Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live in such a gorgeous city. So gorgeous in fact, that thousands upon thousands of people travel to my city as tourists every year. It’s also a very popular wedding destination! San Diego boasts miles and miles of gorgeous beaches all along her coast and […]

LA JOLLA Shooting Kendra and Anthony’s beach engagement session was nothing short of a dream. Also, there is a strong possibility that I’ve never been more obsessed with a dress in my entire life. In fact I hope this dress proposes to me and we have an engagement session on the beach! Kendra and Anthony […]

MURRIETA Lori and Greyson are one of those couples you dream of getting to photograph. They claim to not be professional models, but I’m not sure if I entirely believe them. They were complete naturals! It was like I didn’t have to do anything but click a button. Any posing cue I gave them, they […]