I love the outdoors, bold colors, and unusual cityscapes. My ideal client is you and your person! I am a supporter of the LGBTQ community, all body types, and tattoos.

Hi! My name is Vanessa.

I am a five foot, long haired, darkroom loving tree hugger living right outside of Charlotte, NC. You can find me awake at 7am hitting an early morning yoga flow, starting a painting I may never finish, trying out a new vegetarian recipe, or with a steaming cup of coffee in had watching HGTV. I graduate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and currently spend my days working as a high school art teacher while also perusing a Masters Degree in Art Education from the University of Florida Online. I absolutely love teaching art, However, photography is a lifelong passion of mine, there is nothing I would rather spend every ounce of my free time doing.

I am obsessed with travel, you can find me on my breaks camera in hand exploring new places, trying new things and taking the weekend adventure. Thus far in my life I have made it to Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming and most of the east coast. Outside of the U.S I have ventured to Canada, Peru, Thailand, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Iceland and I am hoping to add many more to the list.

So What does it look like to work with me?

I am quirky by nature and full of sponge-bob references. I want you and your partner to feel comfortable, like we are old friends meeting up for coffee, except with a camera between us. our session will be conversational, but this just means I want to know about you, your partner and your story, so I can have a better understanding of the images I am trying to make for you. I will ask you about your favorite shows, try to get you to laugh and interact with each other in some fun unique ways, and maybe even crack a few dad jokes. I want to capture those fleeting intimate moments that seem to happen when no one is around. At the end of our session we will end up with few special, timeless and emotional moments that you and your family can cherish for a lifetime.