Photography With  Heart

Wedding Photography
based in Durango, CO

A wedding photography experience you will enjoy.
Photos you will treasure for a lifetime.

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.

Wedding Collections

Flowers and mountain wedding

Purgatory Resort Wedding

Flowers and mountain wedding

Intimate Fall Wedding

Flowers and mountain wedding

River Bend Ranch Summer Wedding

Flowers and mountain wedding

Purgatory Resort Dantes

Clients Love Ginger Moose

from Danielle

We had the best experience on our
wedding day! Vanessa is so warm and
caring. With her help the day turned out JUST
how I imagined, but even better

from Ben

Best engagement photos ever!
Vanessa helped me plan the most
incredible proposal and the whole
experience was absolutely amazing!

from Amy

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!

from Krii

As a wedding venue owner, wedding
coordinator and personal client- working
with Vanessa is an absolute DREAM!

from Kristen

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!

from Hannah

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!


PICK your photographer

Vanessa is an expert you can trust

  • Top of the line camera gear
  • A photographer you will connect with
  • Check if your date available

PLAN your day

Your guide to relaxed mountain photos

  • A local resource to vendors, locations, and planning
  • Your guide to the best lighting and timing for photos
  • Experience from hundreds of weddings

PHOTOS you will treasure

A wedding day you will enjoy

  • No stress wedding photography
  • Delivery of all edited images within 8 weeks or you get an album
  • Online wedding gallery for everyone, no hidden costs

Wedding Collections

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.

Wedding Collections Include:

  • Wedding day photography coverage
  • Edited, high resolution digital photos that are yours to keep forever
  • Online wedding gallery to share with friends, family, and wedding guests

Prices for 2021/2022 starting at $3,500

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m ready to book my session or wedding. What do I do?

Simply fill out a Contact Form below and I will be in touch soon!

How would you describe your style of photography?

I photograph in a fine art mixed with photojournalism style. I focus on capturing images that tell the story of who you are as a couple. Natural. Intimate. Sun-filled. Bright. Breathtaking. And beautiful.

I believe that getting your picture taken should be easy and fun…without all the fuss. Captured in a natural outdoor setting to make you look your absolute best. I want to capture authentic moments that are true to who you are.

I’ll work with you to pose and put you in settings and lighting that makes you look the best … then I’ll let your natural interactions take center stage. On a typical wedding day, I’m a mix of hands on and behind the scenes. For couple, group, and family photos, I’m comfortable and happy to give direction, which helps things to run smoothly. Once it comes to the ceremony and the reception party starts rolling, I’ll be more behind the scenes, capturing the moments as they naturally unfold.

How does the wedding process work?
  1. Simply scroll down to submit a Contact Form. I’ll be in touch shortly so that we can connect and reserve your date!
  2. Here’s my favorite part! The wedding day! I can’t wait to capture all of the people and moments that make up your day ~ I’ll capture a collection of images that tells the story of your day through authentic, joy-filled images.
  3. Within eight weeks of your wedding, your edited photos will be ready in an online gallery to view, share, and download. Shortly after you receive your online gallery, I will send a flash drive of all of your edited photos to view, share, print and cherish forever.
Where do you live? Do you travel?

Ginger Moose Photography is based in Durango, Colorado and specializes in documenting weddings and portraits in Durango, Telluride, Pagosa Springs, Ouray, and throughout western Colorado. I also travel throughout Colorado and the U.S. for destination weddings.

If you have any other questions, please send them to me through the form on my contact us page and I’ll get back to your shortly. Thanks!


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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. Ginger Moose Photography accepts a limited number of wedding commissions per year to ensure the highest level of service and attention to each of my clients, so make sure to get in touch soon.

What’s my specialty? Making you feel comfortable in front of the camera so that you get genuine, bright photographs that you absolutely love. I’ll capture authentic moments in a relaxed, no fuss way to maximize the joy of your wedding day.

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 fully enjoy and photograph real moments that you can enjoy and share for a lifetime.

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