I still remember when we started talking about having a surprise wedding, all the jitter and excitement. We had no idea how we were going to be able to pull it off; the only thing we knew for sure is that we wanted Vanessa to take our wedding pictures.
We met Vanessa about a year ago when she took some family pictures at Toronto’s Distillery District and she was just amazing; she was able to bring out the best of us and let us feel at ease.
So, as soon as we set a date I emailed her and she was on board..! She was probably the first person to know about it, since it was a surprise and we had family visiting, so the planning had to be done over the phone and email.
The day came and everything work out perfectly - it was beautiful and intimate. Vanessa was able to capture everyone's reaction: my parents’ faces when we announce that it was not an engagement party but we were actually getting MARRIED, my mom helping me to put on my wedding gown and my dad crying the moment he saw me in it and my now husband's face during our vows…Everything. I can live the moment over and over again looking at her pictures.
It is hard to put to words how grateful I am. She was celebrating and cheering us on, capturing for us the moments that are now some of our happiest, most cherished memories ever. Memories that we can share with our friends and family who were so many miles away and are now able to smile and enjoy our surprise wedding.
Thank you Vanessa…. We love you!
I had family portraits done by Vanessa. As most parents will tell you it is very difficult to have a three year old smile and sit still long enough to take pictures. Not only did the photos turn out great but Vanessa was absolutely amazing interacting and getting my son to pose for the pictures naturally. She was a joy to work with and I cannot wait to have her take more family pictures! I highly recommend her to anyone!
We are thrilled with our family photos. Vanessa was great with our two little girls (4 & 2) and rolled with running around, eating snacks, silliness and more. While a family photo shoot can be stressful, Vanessa was calm, collected, flexible and mostly patient! She was able to capture all of our personalities and what our family interactions are really like. We did the shoot down at Kinsmen Beach/Pynelogs area mid June. We recommend her and proudly share our photos with family and friends.