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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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 […]

  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 […]

  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 […]

  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 […]

  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 […]

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 […]

LA JOLLA 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 Gigi and Kenroy are one of those couples that belong in a magazine. There is something so beautiful and opulent about them, it’s like you can’t believe you are actually seeing them in person with your own two eyes. They walk around with a style and grace that can’t be described as anything […]