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 […]

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 […]

  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 […]

  CORONADO ISLAND Kristy and Justin had the most beautiful Coronado Beach Wedding and I feel so incredibly honored that I got to be a part of their special day! First of all, how cute are these two?! Second of all, how cute is their little family?! Third of all, I got to wear flip […]

BALBOA PARK, SAN DIEGO 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 […]

  MISSION BASILICA SAN DIEGO DE ALCALÁ   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 is […]

  THE INN AT SUNSET CLIFFS   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 say […]

  SERENDIPITY GARDEN  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, pure […]

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 […]