About Vanessa

I'm Vanessa. A ginger. An ice cream addict. A Colorado lover. An outdoor enthusiast. A traveler. A lover of movies with happy endings. 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 crazy 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 putting our little ones to bed early to sneak out for a moscow mule and a movie.  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 seven years of wedding photography experience, I absolutely love what I do! Its such a joy to capture couple's love stories through creating bright, authentic, beautiful images. Your story is 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. 

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!

Want to get to know me a little better? Check out 21 fun facts about me here on the blog! 

About you

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by! If I had my wish, we'd be sitting down to get to know each other over a cup of coffee and a scone and I'd get to hear all about your story. I would love it if you would fill out a contact form so that I can get in touch and hear more about you!

My favorite part about photography is that I get to know such amazing people. I consider it a huge honor and privilege to get to know each couple personally and create photographs that tell their love story in an authentic, intimate, and beautiful way. I will invest my whole heart in serving you and making sure that you have a wonderful photography experience on your wedding day. It's so important to me that you enjoy your day and LOVE your photos! 

What Couples are saying about ginger moose

"Vanessa was wonderful from start to finish. She was flexible and easy to work with and really took the time to understand what we wanted and needed for our wedding photography. The photos she took are amazing - she has a real talent for capturing emotion and telling a story with her pictures. It is really quite stunning what she can do with a camera! Her pictures transport you to that moment in time and shed insight into who it is that you are looking at and what they are experiencing. Thanks to Vanessa, I have many priceless pictures that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Hiring her was the best decision I made for my wedding and I highly recommend her to anyone." ~ Kristal

" Vanessa, you were so wonderful to have as our photographer! I can't imagine anyone doing a better job of capturing our day, and doing it so effortlessly. You helped our wedding party and family have fun and feel comfortable as pictures were being taken. You were professional, personable, organized and kept the entire day fun. Thank you!"  ~ Tina

"Vanessa is absolutely incredible! Her warmth and kindness radiate through her entire photo session, and she made my fiancé and I feel completely at ease and able to just be ourselves and have fun with it! She captured absolutely beautiful and touching and hilarious moments during our engagement session, and the final products are amazing. We are both in love with our engagement photos, and feel so lucky to have found such a wonderful photographer! We can't wait to see how the photos from our wedding will turn out! Finding Vanessa was so fortunate, and we are so thrilled to have her capture the most special day of our lives." ~ Kaylee

"I am in complete awe. You captured our wedding in such an incredible way! I am so thankful for you and all that you have done for Alex and I! I really can't explain how much I love these pictures. I literally saved every photo on my phone so that I can show anyone, anytime! I also want to thank you for the numerous encouragements you sent me before the wedding. You helped me along every step of the way and I am so grateful. Thank you for the legacy of these photos ... we thank you from the bottom of our heart!" ~ BreeAnna

It would be my honor to photograph you and get to know you. Please contact me below so that we can connect!

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