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This styled shoot was such a treat!! It was planned by Katie from Fruitvale Designs, she envisioned a rustic farmhouse feel with lots of red apples. I think she nailed it! This shoot was set up at Julian Station, we lucked out with dreamy light and picture perfect spots. & How cute is the very […]


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we are truly lucky to live in California! This beautiful venue, Sunstone Winery, is not too far from Los Angeles – it’s in Santa Ynez…far enough to feel like a destination wedding but close enough to drive to and back in a day! As soon as […]


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 […]


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 […]

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