Wedding Styling Workshop with Anna Delores Photography

I did something pretty darn brave for an introvert photographer – I attended a workshop. Not knowing what to expect, all I could think as I drove from the San Fernando Valley to beautiful Santa Barbara was,  “Vanessa, you love photography more than your fears, more than your social awkwardness.” So, I walked into the Soiree Center with a smile, ready to meet new people and ready to learn.

I knew within the first few minutes that this was the best investment I was going to make for 2018. I learned a ton and came home, not only with a [freakin’ awesome] styling starter kit, but with a lot more confidence with styling flat lays and couples!! Take a peek at some of my favorites from the day!

“Motivation comes from working on things we care about.” – Sheryl Sandberg

This couple really made our jobs easy!!

“The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.” – Ansel Adams

I’m so thankful to the wonderful team that put together this workshop!!

Vanessa Noel Events Anna Delores Photography









Retro Inspired Elopement Featured on Bridal Musings!

Imagine it … you have an idea, perhaps a theme, a feeling, a color palette, textures, and/or patterns all flying through your mind and you envision something so clearly that you just feel compelled to create it. That’s what it is like for me when I jump into styling photo shoots. I feel like I’m breathing life into imagination. [Cue the Frankenstine “It’s ALLLIIIIVVVEEE” moment.]

So, let’s face it, seeing my work on Bridal Musings was quite honestly, one of those “OMG I’m so happy I could cry right now” moments… it’s validation that the hard work that happened behind the scenes, with several talented people, was worth every text, every phone call, every email and every baggy-eyed day.

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A special S/O to Laura & Claudia…

Laura had imagined this theme from the start, we collaborated together to bring it to fruition. She is so talented and has so many ideas, I swear, this girl is going places!

Claudia is one of those special girls that radiates love. She is someone I trust very much and know that her involvement in these projects adds a bit of magic!

Thank you both for all you do!!

I feel so motivated for the next styled shoot and cannot wait to start planning it… now to catch some ZZZzzzzssss while I still can.