a little about me

I'm Vanessa - Mother of three wonderful children, married to the love of my life, and passionately pursuing my dream.   

I have always loved photography, but I was so excited to refine my talent and specialize in newborn photography.  I love to take pictures, to capture connection and sentiment, to create art that fosters emotion.  I knew right away that working with newborns was my strength and I wanted to devote my career to perfecting this wonderful imagery.  It is humbling to be trusted to record these precious fleeting moments for families.

When I am not working on photographic endeavors I enjoy watching episodes of "Friends" over and over, reading just about anything, crafting with my daughter, throwing the ball with my boys, and of course I almost always have a cup of coffee in my hand.  I am a southern girl deep down to my core, born and raised here in north Alabama.  I have a bachelors degree in molecular biology and I love chemistry almost as much as photography. Lastly, should you find yourself locked in a car with me for any length of time and Adele comes on - be prepared to hear me sing much too loudly.

As a mother, I realize how quickly time seems to pass amid diaper changes and sleepless nights, first steps and first words, how one day they need you so much and then before you know it, they don't.  The first weeks with your newborn are blissful and often, at the same time,  a blur.  You take the quiet moments to try and commit each little expression to memory, to never forget how tiny and perfect they are.  I want to help you remember these days.  I want to give you beautiful images that your family will admire long after today is gone.

This is life. It is messy and beautiful and moving at lightning speed toward tomorrow.

Please contact me today for more information and to schedule your session.  I look forward to meeting your little one and working with your family!

-Vanessa