hello there.

I’m Vanessa!

I’m a wife, a mom of three, a believer, a friend, a sister, a daughter, and a passionate creative. I have photographed for the past ten years and made it my full-time gig three years ago. My setups are simple. I find joy in documenting life with minimal props or setups. I want zero distractions as I slow down and photograph the real you. I want your portraits to be raw, real, and authentic.

If you love:

  • Fresh Herbs

  • Devouring Peanut M&Ms

  • Trying out new restuarants

  • Watching the Sunset

  • Camping with Family

  • Lounging on the beach or Lake Michigan

  • Learning new thing (guitar for me!)

  • BIG, BIG windows

  • Working out (so I can eat those M&Ms)

Then we will be BEST friends and we need to hang out RIGHT NOW. Push that button below and let’s get together. We can do a playdate, yummy brunch, or meet up at an ice cream shop. You pick, I’ll pay. 😘



The greatest part of my job is getting to watch memories being made. Getting to document your family’s firsts, lasts, or new moments. And then afterwards, watching you re-experience these moments is amazing.

I crafted this business to inspire joy on a daily basis. To bring your most treasured moments to the forefront of your lives. From the moment I meet you, I am dedicated to documenting what you love most. During this process, I will ask you “Why…why document this moment.” What are the reasons these memories mean so much to you? This will help me know exactly what to capture and what emotions to focus on.

I have a Client Closet with dresses, headbands for kids, and boudoir pieces for my boudoir clients. I work with incredible make-up artists to create the look you want. Once it’s time to shoot, I will guide and direct you for natural, authentic photos; ones that will allow you to be YOU. I will laugh with you, take dance breaks with you, pretend with your kiddos, and create memories together that will last a lifetime.

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let’s capture your story

and create your legacy.