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We are lovers of love, we document destination weddings with passion and creativity. We cover the whole east coast, spending a lot of time in Miami, Puerto Rico and New York Weddings. For us it's not just about the beautiful images but about capturing the moments that truly matter and every detail in between. From getting into your dress to seeing your dad for the first time, to walking up to the ceremony and capturing the love. For us, no detail is left behind, we strive to get everything that is important to you and beyond. What will remain from your day is the real essence of your day, the memories that are captured and for us there is nothing more important than capturing that.

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EAST COAST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

meet vanessa

My passion is all wrapped up in love. I believe in the fleeting moments and the memories made along the way. The tiny roads that lead us to the hidden valleys. I am a lover of love but also of life. I've witnessed some incredible moments along this 14 year journey of being a wedding photographer. Our clients love us because we know how to document the small details and how to capture the story of their day. but above all, in all honesty I FURIOUSLY love what I do and i wouldn't change it for anything. 

The legacy and value of my work is what drives me to always go above and beyond for my clients.

I come from a mixed family, I am a mother, a wife, a friend and an entrepreneur. Apart from the love for photography I am also a writer, educator and community leader for TuesdaysTogether. I love to drink tea, my favorite dessert is anything lemons and I don't like chocolate or coffee {shocking!}. I am obsessed with Jane Austen, Period Pieces like Downtown Abbey and anything French or from England {Great British Bake Off is my favorite thing EVER!}. 

I am just a girl standing in front of you, asking you... what are the things that make you who you are? And how do you want those captured on your wedding day? 

ABOUT

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We are based out of Miami, Fl, with hubs in New York City and Puerto Rico but we are wanderlusters and we would love to travel the world in an air ballon if it was possible. We are Wedding Photographers and Artisans. We curate each and every image we give our clients and this is one of the reasons we have the privilege of being featured in multiple wedding blogs. We love all weddings, be it day or night, we will always prefer natural light but we are experts at artificial illumination at night.

Our Collections begin at $4,500

Our Work has been published in over 25 publications, including some of the top wedding blogs and magazines:

ruffled 
wedding chicks
grace ormonde
lover.ly
weddings unveiled

style me pretty
destinationweddings magazine
burnett's board
munaluchi bride

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Shoes: Bagdley Mischka / 

Hair & Makeup: Lizzie Ibarra  /

Venue: El Convento

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 chosen as 
photographer crush by B&b & photographer of the week by grace ormonde

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It's hard to start a review like this with any other word than, Wow.
Vanessa  literally made our wedding.
I don't say that lightly either. I am in the wedding business and poured my heart into a lot of details for our wedding. Vanessa saw that and worked to capture every detail. She was not only flexible, but went out of her way to make me comfortable. 

LITERALLY MADE OUR DAY"

"VANESSA

A PUERTO RICO DESTINATION WEDDING

Streater & John

I. Love. Vanessa. I wish I could move to Puerto Rico just to be friends with her... In all seriousness, I can't imagine that there is a photographer on earth who was a better fit for us than Vanessa! On a personal level, she was easy-going, calm, and fun which helped us feel the same way despite wedding day jitters. We planned our wedding from Chicago, and our wedding planner sent us a long list of photographers. I knew that Vanessa was the one the second I saw her work. Her photos were natural, beautiful, and attuned to the little details which I loved. My husband and I don't necessarily love getting our picture taken so we knew we wanted the least-staged photos possible. 

ON earth! who was a better fit" 

"There is no photographer

A puerto rico destination wedding

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WE HAVE BEEN WEDDING & EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR THE PAST 14 YEARS AND IN THAT TIME WE HAVE SEEN IT ALL AND HAVE LEARNED FROM IT ALL. ONE OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IS TEACH, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING TO START OR TO UPLEVEL THEIR CREATIVE BUSINESS. WE TEACH ALL TYPES OF CREATIVES AND ALSO OFFER PHOTOGRAPHY GEARED MENTORSHIPS.

for those who want to BEGIN OR uplevel

we are educators

for creatives & photographers

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MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CREATIVES

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA

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FOR CREATIVES LOOKING TO GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL 

CREATIVE BUSINESS 
MENTORING 

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GEARED TOWARDS PHOTOGRAPHERS LOOKING TO UPLEVEL THEIR POSING, LIGHTING & BRAND

PHOTOGRAPHY MENTORING

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ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE GEARED TOWARDS BEGINNERS

THE BASICS

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FOR THOSE PHOTOGRAPHERS LOOKING TO BEGIN THEIR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS AND LEARN ALL THERE IS ABOUt SHOOTING AND LIGHTING. ON A WEDDING DAY. AN ONLINE BASIC COURSE WITH 3 MODULES AND LOTS OF GOODIES INCLUDING A BASIC CONTRACT & IDEA AUDIT. AND BRAINSTORM SESSION.

THE BASICS

AIMED AT EXPERIENCED PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO ARE LOOKING TO FINE TUNE THEIR POSING, LIGHTING AND BRANDING VOICE. A 3 MONTH MENTORING WITH VANESSA + ENUEL, INCLUDING 6 ONE HOUR CONSULTS AND ONLINE COURSE

PHOTOGRAPHY MENTORING

ARE YOU A CREATIVE LOOKING TO UPLEVEL YOUR BUSINESS? DO YOU FEEL STUCK AND WANTING TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS IN A BETTER DIRECTION. THIS MENTORING LASTS FOR THREE MONTHS AND IT COVERS SOCIAL MEDIA, BRAND VOICE, MARKETING & TACTICAL TEACHING. ONLINE COURSE WITH 6 ONE HOUR COACHING CONSULTS WITH VANESSA

CREATIVE BUSINESS MENTORING

THIS ONLINE COURSE HAS TWO MODULES GEARED AT LEARNING AN IN DEPTH APPROACH TO UTILIZING AND LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS. LEARN HOW TO PREPARE CONTENT,  CREATE A SCHEDULE THAT COMES TOGETHER, THE BEST TACTICS FOR TARGETING YOUR NICHE AND MARKETING EFFORTS FOR CREATIVES.

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA COURSE FOR CREATIVES

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