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Walking into their happily ever after..... Congratulations Max and Elizabeth!! Thank you

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Walking into their happily ever after..... Congratulations Max and Elizabeth!! Thank you @chelseasmithphoto for letting me capture this special day with you!!! You are stuck with me now!

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Client Testimonials like this truly touch my heart! "Vanessa was truly amazing to work with and saved the day! We originally had a contract in the works with another photographer who had to cancel due to her baby due date being so close to our wedding and although overjoyed for her were quite sad we had to start the search over. On her recommendation we found Vanessa and couldn’t have been happier with the end result. Added bonus she is a military spouse and was prior military! Leading up to booking she was very reasonable and timely. Everything in her contract was standard and payment process was a breeze. We had an outdoor wedding and weather was horrid. From flooding to road closures the day was quite a mess. Vanessa jumped right in and helped fill the gaps and I mean literally any gaps. She corralled my bridesmaids- even helping to tie their dresses when they were in a pinch, kept the mood upbeat, and got the perfect shots of us. Everyone commented on how wonderful she was and people who didn’t make the wedding had no clue we were weathering a storm. Her pictures were flawless and she even braved taking her equipment out into the drizzling rain to help us get the shots we wanted of the valley and the ocean. Do not hesitate to book her should you have the chance and definitely follow her on Instagram to see all her amazing work."

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Who is ready for fall? Not going to lie, I miss fall so much! The changing of the colors, the cooler temps (but not cold!), cute scarves and booties, just everything! Until then, my house currently smells like pumpkin, and I'm tricking myself to not think that its currently 93 degrees outside!

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Oh, I just love engagement sessions! 💍 Engagement sessions always feel like new love, no matter how long the couple has been together! 💍 They are planning one of the most important days of their lives, ready to spend their lives together, and it’s filled with hope, possibilities, and love, always love! 💍 To have the honor to document this chapter in a couples life, well, it brings me so much joy! 💍 Helen and Jeff’s beautiful Maui engagement session is up on the blog! Head over and check it out! 💍

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One of the reasons why I love documenting weddings are the few quiet moments we find on a wedding day. A simple portrait of a bride, alone, awaiting to walk down the aisle. A portrait like this is something her daughter will look at growing up, wanting to be a princess just like her mommy! This portrait, her groom will treasure, as the years pass them by, reminding him of his partner for life. This portrait is timeless. Just like your memories. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Vendors: Designer - @bellagiornataevents Hair/Make Up Team - @ido_artistry Make Up @facesbyjordan Hair - @hairbyreyunna_ Event - @hustleinheels3.0

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There are times where I am just stopped dead in my tracks, overwhelmed with so much joy that THIS IS MY LIFE!!! Last night in Kauai, at one of my favorite locations, at the start of the Na Pali Coast, with this beautiful couple, was one of those times! Steve and Ali are visiting the islands from Chicago (where I met Ali, and actually am heading to tonight!) and they are planning their Chicago wedding for next year! So, Kauai was the perfect location for an engagement session! I can't wait to show you guys more from this beautiful session! Head over to my Instagram and see another beautiful sneak!!!

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What song did you dance to, or will dance to, for your first dance? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Josh and I danced to Etta James " At Last!" There were so many good songs we could have chose, but it was the lyrics that got us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "At last my love has come along My lonely days are over and life is like a song..." Venue: @kualoaranchweddings HMU: @whikd_weddings Florals: @sweetleilaniflorist Dress: @bijoubridal DJ: @blissdjshawaii Rentals: @accelrentals Coordinator: @charmingeventshawaii

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In Chicago this weekend for a double header weekend with the gorgeous @alexandraleephoto !!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s beautiful here in Chicago, and a nice breeze , which feels great compared to the heat wave in Hawaii! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But my travel out here was something else! 🤣🤷🏽‍♀️

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Today is wedding day number 2 here in Chicago with @alexandraleephoto ! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I truly love being able to follow my couples love journey from engagement session all the way to their wedding and beyond! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fall brings on so many engagement sessions and weddings, and I am so ready for the remaining of the year, and capturing so much LOVE! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Thank you Chicago for yet another amazing weekend! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two amazing weddings, two happy couples in love, an amazing weekend with @alexandraleephoto !! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, time to head back to my island in the Pacific Ocean! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What's everyone doing on this lovely Sunday?

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The finishing touches. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love this moment right here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The final moments as a fiancé. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The final moments before walking down the aisle, to become a wife. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These precious moments before your new chapter on your life starts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And this moment is preserved, in pictures, forever.

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Cheers to the long weekend!! 🥂 🍾 . . . . Production: @beinspiredpr Photography: @vanessahicksphotography Planning: @onesocialdesign Venue: @rivesmansion Rentals: @collective_rentals Floral Design: @inessanicholsdesign Flowers: @bloominous Tabletop Rentals: @borrowedblu Stationery: @myloveonpaper Drink Tags: @creativeamme Cake: @plumeriacakestudio Linens: @latavolalinen Desserts: @amriels_cakes

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Dreaming of you..... ✨ Sunrise sessions at the perfect locations are ALWAYS worth it!

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Getting married or engaged on Lanai, Hawaii? It's such a magical place!!! Hawaii Wedding Photographer | Vanessa Hicks Photography

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Just like a fairytale..... . . . . . Host: @styledshootsacrossamerica Planning & Design: @heatherbengeevents Creative Direction: @magnoliavineevents Venue: @stonewoodfarms Florals & Decor: @cecedesignsllc Accent Flowers: @knoxflower Stationery: @gracefullymadeart Hair & Makeup: @brushedandblushedhmua Bridal Boutique & Tux Rentals: @imperialformalwear Cake: @cakesbykimllc Tabletop Decor: @teaandoldroses Linens: @nuagedesignsinc Catering: @tazikis Shoes: @bellabelleshoes Jewelry: @ariemtreasures Models: @carlyccollier #styledshootsacrossamerica

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“But these are the days that we dream about, when the sunlight paints us gold.” -Unknown Venue: @daylightmindevents Shot for @chelseasmithphoto

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It all lead to this moment.... It took 5 years of a long distance relationship between Ryley and Allen to get to this beautiful moment right here. Emotions were flying high to say the least! From meeting in college in North Carolina, to Allen moving to New Zealand to finish his schooling to become a doctor, to trying to get through getting Canadian citizenship, I’m sure Ryley and Allen didn’t know if they would ever get to this moment right here. In 5 years, all they had were moments. Time to visit each other and travel, yes, but that moment where you can wake up to your love one every day, they’ve never had that. So, on their wedding day, as their dreams became a reality, both Ryley and Allen (and everyone in the crowd, including this photographer) , was overcome with emotion. Because in this moment, they finally became one, husband and wife. Congratulations Mr. And Mrs. Champagne 🍾! (Coolest last name ever right!) I wish you guys a lifetime of happiness!!!

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Walking into their happily ever after..... Congratulations Max and Elizabeth!! Thank you @chelseasmithphoto for letting me capture this special day with you!!! You are stuck with me now!

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“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – Arrigo Boito

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I am attracted to beautiful light. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Beautiful light in the sky. Beautiful light that radiates from someone smile. Beautiful light in my images. Beautiful light that shines from someone’s aura. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I leave this planet I would like to be remembered as bringing light into just one person’s life!

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Currently in Los Angeles for less than 24 hours to attend the amazing @tasselsandtastemakers networking event!!! #l 🛫 Then it’s off to Chicago tonight for the weekend!! 🛫 For those of you that travel often, what are some travel hacks/tips that you use that I may not know about?!? Crown: @ocean_dreamerr

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CHICAGO!!!!!!!! I see what you are doing here.... You are trying to turn this island girl here into a city girl with your good food, kind people, amazing skyline, and my pretty friends as well! I SEE WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO! And it’s working!! Oh, and Alex, you got some EXPLAINING to do!!!😉😉😉

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Staring off in the distance... constantly trying to figure out what I want to eat..... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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When the final shot of the night is one of your favorite shots of the entire day! 💍 Fasha and Chad’s @waimeavalleyoahu wedding was everything they dreamed of 11 years ago when they fell in love! 💍 Surrounded by the beautiful or Waimea valley in the heart of North ashore, their friends and family flew in from around the world, to include Guatemala, to witness this special day! 💍 I’m so honored to have spent time with them and their family, capturing the laughs, the tears, and Fasha’s amazing wedding dress that had POCKETS! 💍 Congratulations Fasha and Chad! Here’s to wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

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I am attracted to beautiful light. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Beautiful light in the sky. Beautiful light that radiates from someone smile. Beautiful light in my images. Beautiful light that shines from someone’s aura. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I leave this planet I would like to be remembered as bringing light into just one person’s life!

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I just can’t get over how STUNNING Kaily and Christer’s San Diego wedding was! Surrounded by their closest family and friends, they said their I Do’s as the ocean air blew, the sun, that hadn’t come all day shined, and Christer cried as Kaily walked down the aisle to the song from Disney’s Up! It was the most perfect day! Venue: Martin Johnson House Dress: @nicolemillernyc Florals: @lajollaflorist HMU: @jt_hairandmakeup Wedding Planner and Catering: @theabbeycatering

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How I'm feeling about today!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Woke up early, had a shoot, took a hike, knocked out 6000 steps, showered, and now sitting down to upload hundreds of images, including this beautiful Kualoa Ranch wedding! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today is one of those days where I feel like I could take on the world! Don't you just love days like that?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: @kualoaranch @kualoaranchweddings Florals: @jadorefloralhawaii Wedding Coordinator: @abcvendors @abcweddings @zander_fit @ll.smooth.r ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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🌺🌺 Aloha Friday!!!🌺🌺 @ocean_dreamerr @lei.lai_studio @sisigiirl

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"The wedding ring goes on the left ring finger because it is the only finger with a vein that connects to the heart." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -unknown

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Julian and Ashley’s sunrise Engagement session was just spectacular! 💕 It of course rained so much that week, and we even woke up and got to Lanikai Beach, which was an hour drive for them, to have it rain on us that morning out of nowhere! 💕 But we all were determined to make this session happen! 💕 So, up we were the next morning at 4am, crossing our fingers and hoping for the best! 💕 And luckily, the best happened! 💕 I am so incredibly excited to capture their wedding next year at @haikumill ! If it’s anything like their engagement session, it will be one for the books!!

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Elisa and Simon’s North Shore wedding is up on the blog today! Filled with so much love, family, beautiful and huge waves, this small intimate wedding was just so romantic! And, we share the same wedding anniversary! So they will always be an extra special couple to me! Florals: @jadorefloralhawaii Rentals: @accelrentals Dress Designer: @sarinatavrabridal

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Beautiful wedding Portaits in Hawaii!

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I have a love/love relationship with cathedral veils! Love capturing movement with bridal portraits! Plus, Melanie made my job pretty easy as well!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: Akala Chapel at @hiltonhawaiianvillage Dress: @bylillianwest Florals: @watanabefloral ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Haiku Mill in Maui, Hawaii is one of the most stunning venues to get married at! Hawaii Wedding Photographer | Vanessa Hicks Photography

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I love capturing real, authentic moments like this!!!!

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The best views are from way up high!!! Hawaii Engagement Photographer | Vanessa Hicks Photography

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Beautiful Sunset Wedding at Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii! Hawaii Wedding Photographer | Vanessa Hicks Photography

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Disneyland is the best place for an engagement session!

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I love this colorful wedding bouquet!

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"Play that song The one that makes me go all night long The one that makes me think of you That's all you gotta do" -Train Dress Boutique: @epiphanyboutique_carmel Dress designer: @essenseofaustralia

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Hawaii is the perfect place to elope! Love this floral crown on Jeanine's head as well!! Hawaii Wedding Photographer | Vanessa Hicks Photography

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I’m not a morning person by any means! 💛 But my sunrise sessions always end up being my favorite sessions!! 💛 Absolutely worth the 4:30am wake up call!

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Amazing venue ✅ Stunning bride ✅ Perfect desert sunset ✅ One happy wedding photographer ✅ 💛 Excited to head back to Arizona twice this fall! I just LOOOOVE photographing there!! Venue: @thepaseovenue HMU: @idealbridalaz Florals: @jbarrydesigns

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Webster's dictionary defines wedding as "the fusing of two metals with a hot torch." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This quote was at Melissa and Cary’s wedding, and it if you know me at all, you know I freaked out when I saw it!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who can tell me where this quote is from?!?

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“The right shoe can make everything different.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jimmy Choo ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In love with these stunning @jimmychoo heels for a wedding! And this amazing @kissbooks styling mat is one of my favorite mats to use!!!

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“Think of the one thing that you’ve always wanted. Now find it in your mind’s eye and feel it in your heart.” – Beast 🥀 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let me tell you about my real life Disney couple right here! 🥀 Now, Khrystian is no beast whatsoever. 🥀 But, the love that he has for his Princess Ashley, who so happens to love Disney and Belle as much as I do, really replicates the love in their favorite fairytale! 🥀 I mean, he proposed at Disneyland, at Christmas time, with him in a blue suit, and Ashley dressed like Belle! 🥀 Does it really get any better than that? Swipe to see their engagement at Disneyland (I took it from your page Ashley ;)) 🥀 I had such a blast getting to "officially" meet Ashley and Khrystian for their Hawaii engagement session, as they plan their Hawaii wedding for next year!!

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There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty. Steve Maraboli

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So, I’ve been holding on to a few little secrets from you guys! One of them being this INCREDIBLE shoot at @rivesmansion that is currently in a two page spread in @californiaweddingday magazine, which is on stands NOW!! I was so excited and honored to be a part of this fun shoot with some INCREDIBLE California vendors!! I can’t wait to show you more images from this shoot, but you can pick up the current edition of @californiaweddingday and see the write up from this shoot! It truly could not have happened without these talented vendors!! ⬇️ Production: @beinspiredpr Photography: @vanessahicksphotography Planning: @onesocialdesign Venue: @rivesmansion Rentals: @collective_rentals Floral Design: @inessanicholsdesign Flowers: @bloominous Tabletop Rentals: @borrowedblu Stationery: @myloveonpaper Drink Tags: @creativeamme Cake: @plumeriacakestudio Linens: @latavolalinen Desserts: @amriels_cakes

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Sunset Ranch is one of my favorite venues on the island! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tucked away in the heart of North Shore, this hidden gem has one of the most beautiful grounds, and the most incredible sunsets overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the distance! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Huey the beautiful horse makes it awesome as well!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dress: @whitehothawaii Florals: @jeffalencastre Venue: @sunsetranchhawaii

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Perfection.

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It's all about the details on the wedding day! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prepping for my 3rd wedding of the month today! Head up to my stories and I'll show you some BTS of the day!

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