Thankful today…

….for my many many blessings. At the top of my list:

1. God….ever faithful, loving, patient, powerful, awesome, merciful, just, good, tender, HOLY.
2. My family.
3. My friends.
4. My clients! I sincerely hope you have had the opportunity to celebrate the most important blessings in life this Thanksgiving!

Shannon - November 30, 2009 - 3:54 am

Good to see you back! Been patiently waiting for some more lovely pictures!

Ana Brito - December 3, 2009 - 3:51 am

me too! ๐Ÿ™‚
love the picture, your kids are gorgeous!

Looking ahead to fall!

I can’t believe how long it has been since I made an entry on the blog!! Today I want to make a quick post to let you in on the latest.

Lots has happened in the last while…a wonderful family vacation, four weddings, a bunch of sessions with precious babies, families and a couple high school seniors, baseball, summer rec, 20 year high school class reunion, driver’s ed, and just SUMMER! Yes, it has been busy! As you can tell, I am terribly behind on blogging my sessions, but I will be sure to post some favorites from each session in the coming days. I am so excited to show you what I have been up to!

To be honest, this summer has ended up being even more busy than I planned, and while I am steadily plugging away at all my orders and albums and correspondence, I have managed to fall a little behind. I truly appreciate you, my amazing clients. You have trusted me with making portraits for you and will get you what is yours as soon as I possibly can!!

Another thing in the works is a new studio! Most of you know I have run my studio out of our home for over four years. That is all about to change, as we are converting a barn on our property into my studio. Because we have been extra busy with working on the studio, I have decided I will not be shooting any sessions in November or December this year. The deadline for placing Christmas orders or cards will be on November 14, and all orders will be back by December 1.

I have been getting calls and emails asking about fall sessions, and I will be getting back to anyone who has called or emailed with the openings I have left for fall. If you have contacted me and have not heard back from me by this weekend, please give me a call on Monday. There have been a couple of instances where my email went into peoples’ email junk or spam folder, and I want to make sure everyone has an equal chance at booking the remaining sessions for 2009.

Thanks for taking the time to read this…..I promise the next posts will be less text heavy, and loaded with lots of images of wonderful people!!!

Margaret - July 25, 2009 - 10:36 pm

Hi Vanessa, I was just wondering if you got my emails regarding our cds?
Margaret VK

Vanessa - July 26, 2009 - 4:15 am

Hi Margaret…your CDs are in the mail! Thanks for your patience!

Hapi - August 16, 2009 - 9:01 am

hello… hapi blogging… have a nice day! just visiting here….


…pride and joy of Liz and Jon!

I so loved meeting little David…what a sweat pea!

I couldn’t help myself from grinning from ear to ear while preparing these images. This little guy is so loved….congratulations, Liz and Jon! I had a blast photographing your family!

Tony - June 21, 2009 - 11:20 pm

What a cute little guy! Beautiful family!

jaredstorer - June 23, 2009 - 3:32 am

Great photos! I'm so happy Jon & Liz chose such a talented photographer… these are adorable!

Anonymous - June 28, 2009 - 3:56 am

love the last one. those eyes!!

Misty Dawn - July 7, 2009 - 7:51 pm

Oh my isn't he adorable?! Great shots, Vanessa!

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus - September 22, 2009 - 6:21 am

Adorable, Vanessa. You had a lovely set of photography subjects, for sure, but it's also clear that God has gifted you greatly. What a joy to see the Moss family through your lens…


This girl has got STYLE….

…and I got to make her senior portraits!

I happened to see Amy’s prom dress on Facebook and was excited that she chose to wear it for a few of her senior portraits! So pretty!

Amy enjoys neutral colors, but I could not resist this colorful shot of her downtown!

I’m loving the contrast between the textures of the dilapidated door and windows and Amy’s elegance.

We had an absolutely gorgeous night for outside portraits, but it did get very cool at the end of the evening. I asked Amy to lie down on this COLD metal door thing….brrr! Then, a police officer stopped by after seeing me and Amy’s Mom bent over a lying down Amy. He was concerned she was hurt! First police encounter while shooting pictures! Or ever, for that matter. Actually no…I have gotten two speeding tickets in my life. When I was a high school senior I think. Sorry…I am rambling!

Thanks so much for making the session so enjoyable, Amy!

I hope your mission trip to Haiti went well! Hope to hear about it soon!

Shannon - June 21, 2009 - 5:23 pm

Beautiful. Beautiful girl. Beautiful shots. Love the – do you call it "bokeh"?- in the second shot. Perfect accessory for her dress.

Amy - June 21, 2009 - 6:20 pm

Thanks for taking my pictures Vanessa ๐Ÿ™‚ They're beautiful!

Anonymous - June 22, 2009 - 4:31 am

Shannon….yes…bokeh is my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Amy….sooo glad you like your pictures!

Anonymous - June 22, 2009 - 4:33 am

Oops…I am on my hubby's computer. The above comment is from me….Vanessa. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anonymous - June 28, 2009 - 3:57 am

these are fantastic shots. she is a beautiful girl. I love the first one. the blue sky is striking against her dark hair and skin.

M is for Maggie..

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of photographing little one year old Maggie.

I have never been so aware of the sound of my camera’s shutter as I was during this session. Maggie did not like the looks and sound of my camera. Not even one little bit!

The reason why she looks relaxed and like she is having fun is because her Grandma Renae came along to sing to her! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much, Kara for bringing Maggie for her one year portraits! What a little precious person you have!