Hi, I'm Vanessa
I’m a Colorado lover. An ice cream addict. A mountain biking aficionado. An outdoor enthusiast. A lover of impromptu dance parties. A huge fan of good food and good friends gathered around a kitchen island, fire pit, or homemade skillet pizza. I’m a traveler, photographer, wife, mom, child of God, and one happy girl.
Photography with heart
I LOVE capturing the heart and authentic emotion in people through bright, beautiful images. I want you to have an experience you will enjoy and photos you will treasure!
Married to my college sweetheart
He's my best friend, adventure buddy, and all around favorite guy. We love to hike, bike, cook really good food, explore Colorado, play board games, eat ice cream, travel, and have fun together.
Meet my family
I'm Mom to two beautiful, creative, adventurous, loving girls. They fill my life with so much joy!
City raised, mountain based
I grew up in St. Paul Minnesota ~ but am so thankful to call Colorado home for the last 15 years. I am thankful for so many outdoor pursuits right out my front door! A few of my favorites: mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, rafting, and skiing!
38 projects and counting
We didn't exactly know what we were getting into when we bought a 120 year old home in the heart of Durango. We've jumped into renovating it one project at a time ~ and thanks to YouTube, we're on our way. Blood, sweet, and tears. We've experienced a little bit of all of them.
Always on the hunt for the next great recipe
I don't just like food, I LOVE it! I like ending the day with a glass of wine or whiskey, my Old Time Dinner Music playlist on Spotify, and garlic sizzling in some olive oil on the stove. Mmmm ... what's for dinner????
I've got you covered
I love using the best lenses, camera bodies, and gear to capture you! You just show up, I'll take care of the rest.
YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES
HAPPY GINGER MOOSE CLIENTS
TO MY COLLEGE SWEETHEART
HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS ON OUR 120 YEAR OLD MOUNTAIN FARMHOUSE
COUNTRIES I’VE VISITED,
47 MORE I’D LIKE TO VISIT
With eleven years of professional photography experience, I absolutely love what I do! Its such a joy to capture people’s stories through creating bright, authentic, beautiful images. My hope is to give you an experience you will enjoy and a collection of photographs that you will treasure for a lifetime.
One of the areas that I am strongest in is helping you feel at ease and comfortable in front of the camera. I want the photography experience to be fun and easy! This will give you gorgeous, well lit, and authentic photos that you will cherish!
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 & family personally and create photographs that tell your 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. It’s so important to me that you enjoy yourself and LOVE your photos!
Clients Love Ginger Moose
Vanessa made us feel very comfortable
in front of the camera. The photos
turned out amazing and we already have
them hanging in our home!
Absolutely wonderful experience!!
Vanessa was kind and fun!
The pictures turned out PERFECT!
Vanessa was completely organized,
genuine, and calm, which made us feel so relaxed
and ultimately this led to very natural, beautiful photos.
We cannot believe how lucky
we are to have found her!
I cannot say enough great things about Vanessa!
She is the sweetest human being
and made me feel on top of the world
on my wedding day. We will cherish
our photos forever!
Vanessa is incomparable! We live out of
state, and Vanessa was our guide to
the best locations, vendors, and timeline.
No way would we have pulled
this off without her professionalism,
experience and optimism! We are forever grateful!
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