Because Your Wedding Day Should be remembered

Thanks so much for stopping in! I would LOVE to connect with you and hear more about you and your wedding day!

What’s my specialty? Breathtaking photos captured in a relaxed, no fuss way that maximize the joy of your wedding day. I’ll capture bright, natural, and sun-drenched photos in a fun way, ensuring you and your honey feel comfortable in front of the camera and love the way you look and feel. 

I’m here to serve you and be your guide to all things wedding photography ~ from timeline recommendations to lighting tips ~ I’ll walk alongside you to capture a wedding day that you absolutely love and photograph moments so that you can enjoy and share them for a lifetime.

If after reading through this information you have questions, or would like to reserve your date, please email me at or give me a call or text at 970.260.0888.  I can't wait to connect and hear more about your love story!

~ Vanessa, Owner & Lead Photographer


Meet Vanessa


Durango Wedding Photographer


I'm Vanessa. A ginger. A Colorado lover. An outdoor enthusiast. A lover of good coffee and bourbon. A traveler. A road biking aficionado. A photographer. A wife. A mom. And one happy girl. 

I’m married to my college sweetheart and best friend. Together, every day is an adventure as we raise our two spirited and beautiful little red-headed girls. You may find us biking to the local bakery, breaking into a spontaneous dance party in the kitchen, loading up our car for an impromptu road trip, or sneaking out early for a Kentucky mule and walk along the river.  We’re putting our heart and soul in to loving God and living life to the fullest in a cute little corner of southwestern Colorado.

With ten years of wedding photography experience, I absolutely love what I do! I specialize in photography for the outdoorsy adventurous couple who love fun, natural, sun-drenched photos. You and your love story are so important to me and I want to create a collection of photographs that you will treasure for a lifetime. It's my job to create an enjoyable, organized wedding photography process from start to finish, so that you can feel totally at ease about the photography on your wedding day. 




I believe every couple should walk away from their wedding day with a complete set of images that tells their love story. You’ll own all of your edited high resolution wedding images to view, print, and share forever.

Classic Wedding Collection :: $3,500

  • Eight hours of photography coverage by Vanessa AND an assistant photographer

  • Online Wedding Gallery

  • 50 gift prints

  • Includes full rights to your edited high resolution Digital Negatives on a custom USB drive, to use and print as you choose

Essential Wedding Collection :: $2,950

  • Eight hours of photography coverage by one photographer, Vanessa

  • Online Wedding Gallery

  • 25 gift prints

  • Includes full rights to your edited high resolution Digital Negatives on a custom USB drive, to use and print as you choose

* Please inquire about travel fees to destinations outside of Durango, CO


Engagement Session Special :: $250 ~ with the purchase of any Wedding Collection

I love the chance to get to know couples before the wedding day! That's why I've offered to add an engagement session to any Wedding Collection for just $250. This is a highly discounted rate because I love the opportunity to meet you and build a relationship before your wedding. Plus, you'll get some gorgeous photos to use for Save-the-Dates, guest book, or pre-wedding materials. 

  • 1 1/2 hour engagement session with Vanessa

  • 25-30 edited high resolution Digital Negatives on a custom USB drive, to use and print as you choose

* Please inquire about travel fees to destinations outside of Durango, CO


Wedding Album :: $750

Wedding albums are an heirloom that are treasured, shared with family and friends, and enjoyed for countless years to come. With the purchase of any Wedding Collection, I offer to add on a custom designed wedding album ~ working with you to include photos that you love most to reflect your wedding day.

  • 10x10 20 page wedding album

  • Custom designed to tell your wedding day story

  • Hand bound album with lay flat, thick board pages and the highest quality photo printing

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 A retainer of 50% of collection price is due to reserve your date. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the wedding. Sales tax may apply.

At Ginger Moose Photography, I view every couple and wedding as unique. I am happy to customize a photography collection to meet your specific needs. Please inquire.

Ginger Moose Photography specializes in documenting weddings in Durango, Telluride, Pagosa Springs, Ouray, and throughout western Colorado. I also travel throughout Colorado and the U.S. for destination weddings. Please inquire about your specific wedding date and location.



Why choose Ginger Moose Photography to capture your wedding? 

I love answering this question because I believe there is unique value that I bring to your wedding day! I believe that I am worth the investment and I think you will be thrilled with the work that I do and the experience that I provide.

The photographs that I deliver to you are edited, color balanced, with optimal exposure, and handled with the highest level of care so that every image you receive is the highest quality possible. It's my job to provide a fantastic photography experience for you on the day of your wedding, and it is something that I absolutely love doing. 


Here are a few reasons to invest in Ginger Moose Photography:

  • Great people skills ~ This is paramount on a wedding day! The wedding day is such a beautiful day, but it can include stressful moments, tense family interactions, and tight timelines. This is why choosing a photographer that you trust not only as a photographer, but as a great people person, is so important. I feel that interacting with the variety of guests, vendors, and wedding party members is one of the most valuable skills I bring to the wedding day. I am able to help lead and direct people throughout the day in a calm, easy going, and fun way to make the photos as enjoyable as possible. You will spend a lot of time with your wedding photographer throughout the day, so you should choose somebody that you have confidence in and great chemistry with. It will make your day so much more enjoyable!

  • Beautiful Couples Photos ~ One of the areas that I feel I am strongest in and stand out among other photographers, is my ability to capture breathtaking and intimate photos of you and your spouse to be. I make it a priority to carve out time during the wedding day to capture photos of just the two of you together and I believe that these photos will be some of the images you cherish most for years to come. It is my job to produce gorgeous, well lit, and stunning photos of you and your spouse. It is one of my absolute favorite parts of the day!

  • Availability ~ I accept a limited number of wedding commissions each year to ensure the highest quality of service to you. I care so much about taking care of my brides and grooms and want to be available to help you throughout the wedding planning process. Let's face it, wedding planning can be stressful at times, so I want to be a resource and friend to turn to when you have a question or hit a roadblock. With my vast experience serving brides, I love helping you create a wedding that you will absolutely love. You can count on me for recommendations for venues and vendors, how to create an ideal timeline, and how to plan a memorable Colorado mountain wedding. I will be available and always excited to help throughout the planning process via email, phone, and text.

  • 9 years of wedding photography experience shooting dozens of weddings each year.

  • Quick turn around time ~ I know how important it is for you to be able to see and share your wedding photos soon after you return from your honeymoon, so I promise that I will ship your custom USB of edited wedding images within 60 days from your wedding date, or I will send a custom wedding album to you for free.

  • Quality gear ~ I choose the highest quality lenses, camera bodies, and equipment to ensure that I capture every moment of your wedding in the absolute best way. You can rest easy knowing that I have top of the line equipment, backup cameras, and backup lenses always ready in case any glitches happen.

  • Safe Backup ~ When I come home from photographing your wedding, I will make 3 complete backups of your images on three different hard drives to ensure that your photos are never lost or damaged.

  • I absolutely love what I do and I think that reflects in every step of the wedding process! From the first phone call, to the last delivery of wedding prints, I will invest my whole heart in serving you. I would be honored to be your wedding photographer!


:: STYLE ::

How would you describe your style of photography?

Bright. Authentic. Intimate. Natural. Sun-Drenched.

I photograph weddings in a fine art style mixed with photojournalism. This means that photos have a shallow depth of field (subject in focus, background blurred), will include a portrait session with the couple, will include all the details of the day, and will together form a cohesive collection of photographs that tell the story of your wedding day. During the bride and groom’s portraits I often direct and help pose in order to create the most beautiful photos possible. The wedding event itself is photographed mostly in a documentary/journalistic style so as not to disturb the flow of the day, and to capture the important moments as they happen naturally.

Will you make sure to get photos of just the two of us?

Absolutely. These are my favorites from the day…hands down, and find that they are usually the bride’s favorites as well. I prefer to have 30 minutes alone with you sometime during the day. This short portrait session gives couples their most personal, emotional and intimate photos of the day. You might consider scheduling a First Look—a short meeting before the ceremony. I will also pull you away for a few minutes as the sun is setting to create portraits in the best light of the day.


Do you photograph formal, posed family portraits?

Yes, these portraits are important to your family’s history and should be documented. I suggest creating a selection of groupings so the formal portraits can happen in a timely way; this way you can fully enjoy your wedding celebration. I try to make the formal portraits easy, fast and enjoyable for everyone.

Can we give you a list of photographs we want you to take?

My job is to capture the full story of your wedding day, including the people that matter to you most. Leading up to the wedding, I will ask you what photographs are most important to you, and if there are specific shots you would like with any special guests or family members. I have found that working from a checklist hinders my ability to create images that are unique, spontaneous, and specific to your wedding in my photographic style. Generally, I will capture the images you want without the use of a list, but I am happy to accommodate specific requests. 


Where do you live? Do you travel? What are the costs?

Ginger Moose Photography is located in Durango, Colorado and specializes in documenting weddings in Durango, Telluride, Pagosa Springs, Ouray, and throughout western Colorado. I also travel throughout Colorado and the U.S. for destination weddings. Please inquire about your specific wedding date and location for associated travel costs.

Is Vanessa the only photographer?

Vanessa will be the lead photographer at your wedding and the person who you will be in contact with throughout your wedding process. There is also an option to add a second photographer to your wedding collection, who will photograph and help assist throughout your wedding day.


How many photographs will you take?

The number of photographs varies greatly depending on the collection choice, length of the event and number of guests, but generally your gallery will include 400-600 images.

How long before we see our pictures?

Your entire collection of digital images will be ready and shipped to you on a custom USB within 60 days of your wedding date. If your wedding collection includes an album, it will be delivered within six weeks of your approval of the final design. I accept a limited number of weddings per year to ensure that you receive your photos in a timely fashion... I know how important these photos are to you! You getting your wedding photos back quickly is of utmost importance to me. 

Will you give us the digital files?

Yep, absolutely! I provide you with the full-resolution digital files in all of the wedding collections. With the digital files, you will receive a copyright release for making copies for personal use. I will also provide you with a list of resources from which to order high quality portraits. Ginger Moose Photography retains copyright to use the images for promotional use, professional review and competition.


Do we need to feed you at the reception?

I can assure you that feeding me and my assistant (if included in your collection) will keep us energized throughout the evening. Caterers will often provide vendor meals at your request.

Do you come to the rehearsal dinner?

This is an option that you may add to your wedding collection. Otherwise I do not attend the rehearsal dinner.

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I accept a limited number of wedding commissions per year to ensure the highest level of service and attention to each of my clients. Please email me at vanessa@gingermoosephotography, text or call 970.260.0888, or fill out a contact form below to reserve your special day!

Thank you for stopping in to Ginger Moose! I can’t wait to connect and hear more about you and your wedding!