Congratulations on your engagement! As you revel in the excitement of sharing the big news with your loved ones, the planning begins...

My name is Vanessa and I am so happy that your journey has led you to XO and Fetti Photography. My passion is capturing the unique love stories of couples who are wildly in love and unafraid to be themselves. I love working with couples who find ways to incorporate their personalities into their wedding. Imaginative couples who are silly, free spirited, kind, and playful. Your eccentricities make you, you. They are what made you fall in love with each other. They are what make me fall in love with you too!

My style is every bit as eclectic as the couples I shoot for. Everything from framing to posing is essential to creating images that are artful, whimsical, and as magical as you are. I aim for the dreamy, romantic, fairytale feeling from start to finish.

my journey as a photographer

Nice to meet you!

A LOT of work goes into planning your wedding, but the day itself will go by more quickly than you can imagine. With my experience, you can rest assured that I will capture every detail you worked so hard to plan, from your quirky invitation suite to the thoughtful favors your guests will bring home with them. Most importantly, I will capture the precious, fleeting moments that encapsulate the joy of the day. From your first kiss as a married couple to the candid grins of your friends and family celebrating your love on the dancefloor. I will ensure that you and your guests feel at ease in front of the camera so that you aren’t concerned with anything other than being present and soaking it all in. These authentic moments cannot be recreated and you will enjoy every single one of them.

I’m a California native, born and raised in Los Angeles. I have always been a hopeless romantic, drawn to fairytales and timeless stories of true love. My husband and I are best friends and have been since we were teenagers. We met as next-door neighbors and although I have been taking pictures since I was a kid, it was my husband that helped me graduate from the disposable cameras of my childhood by giving me my first consumer film camera. We had a seven-year engagement and married after fourteen years of dating. There is no wrong way when it comes to love.

On our wedding day, our photographers gifted us tangible memories of the singular joy that is marrying your soulmate. Our laughter, our tears. The anticipation of getting ready, the excitement of driving off together at the end of the night. Our love, our story.

I began professionally shooting weddings shortly after that day. I started out under other photographers, working and building experience for three years. I launched XO and Fetti after discovering my own creative voice. I photographed the first XO and Fetti couple in June of 2016 and have had the honor of documenting many love stories since then! I want to build an experience for a couple from start to finish that only I can create. I want to give other couples the same gift my wedding photographers gave me. I’m grateful to be part of such a joyous moment in someone’s life.

get to know me personally

my journey

I’m grateful to be part of such a joyous moment in someone’s life.

My favorite movie growing up was the Labyrinth

My favorite movie growing up was the Labyrinth. I still play “As the world falls down” when I’m feeling nostalgic.

I’m obsessed with Disney!

I’m obsessed with Disney! Especially the classics! The romantic tunes, the heavenly dances, the adorableness…!

my planner is my life

My planner is my life. I journal everything and decorate the pages with various colored pens and stickers.

I’m a momma to two fur babies

I’m a momma to two fur babies, dachshunds Pepper and Molly. I LOVE animals, especially at photo shoots!


If I had infinite time and money, I would travel the world with my hubby! We love discovering new places, near and far.

i never thought...

I never thought of myself as a collector of things until I looked in my kitchen cabinet and found I own way too many mugs.


I love plants and I enjoy gardening. I hope to have a greenhouse some day!

I’m always up late!

I’m always up late; usually snacking and editing photos while listening to a binge-worthy show play in the background.