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founder & principal artist
With a deep appreciation for capturing meaningful, genuine moments and elegant wedding days with a timeless aesthetic, I proudly serve couples across the US and destinations worldwide.
My refined approach that focuses on composing and styling your details in an organic artful way, directing with an editorial approach to highlight your personal story and magnetically capturing the heartwarming, candid moments that unfold for a full scope of your legacy provides a luxury experience for couples from all walks of life.
I’m a hopeless romantic that strives to authentically capture your love story , believing that your photographs will someday become an heirloom. It would be an honor to document your wedding day and tell your story with an honest approach.
My work has been recognized in top national wedding publications including Inside Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge and more.
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XO and Fetti, was established in 2017 by founder, Vanessa Mestas. Vanessa and her Associate Photographers are dedicated to providing best in class service to couples and industry professionals. Their passion for documenting life’s most beautiful moments with an honest and artful approach result in heart-fluttering, emotive imagery that enriches storytelling for future generations.
When someone loves what they do, you can tell.
“Her incredible work is a direct reflection of the passion she has for wedding photography. I admire her for always learning, striving, and honing her craft. A colleague of mine hired Vanessa in 2017 and I've been a fan of her work since.”
-Jessica + Cary
Vanessa is not only an amazing wedding photographer;
my husband and I both wholeheartedly agree she is one of the best people we now know in this world. She's genuine, sincere, thoughtful, so so so kind and patient, and passionate about her work and clients.”
- Lois + Ryo
I wish we could adequately express how grateful we are
to Vanessa and her team - I didn't know it was possible to look through a photo album and love *every single picture* - but somehow they did it. Unbelievable!
- Qi + Ken
XO and Fetti Photography documents love for the wildly romantic, believers in magic, soulmates and true love. Combining fine art styles with a documentary approach, we are dedicated to expertly capturing the unforgettable moments of your unique fairytale. XO and Fetti believes in building relaxed, comfortable photography sessions for every client so that each shot is authentic and natural. We do this by valuing the individuality of our clients, getting to know both their personalities and their story before the camera ever steps into the picture.