I am writing this review to try to convince anyone at all thinking about booking Vanessa to absolutely go ahead and do it. It was seriously a lifesaver for me. Not only was Vanessa extremely easy to work with and helpful, she also genuinely cares about making your proposal go smoothly and as possible.
On my planned proposal date, when I was about to lose service and start my drive into big sur, I received a phone call that my dinner and hotel plans were cancelled because of a mandatory fire evacuation. I pulled over and went into panic mode because I had no idea what to do. However, I was able to text Vanessa without my then girlfriend knowing. Vanessa went ahead and made suggestions as to an alternative proposal location in Carmel, made suggestions for dinner plans, made dinner reservations for me, and offered to try to find a hotel room for us for that night because she knew I was driving and wouldn't have service. She also told me to relax, enjoy big sur, and that her and I were going to make everything work.
So basically on top of all of that she had offered to drive another 30 minutes out of her way to still make sure she captured the moment of the proposal - a moment she audibled the location on with less than half a days notice. The location was absolutely stunning and so was Carmel. All I'm saying is that there is no way I would have been able to make the proposal happen without all her help and I cannot thank her enough. Vanessa you are the best. Again, anyone trying to chose between photographers, look no further. I was extremely lucky to have chosen her.
Oh also, Vanessa takes great pictures. My mom and fiancé kept crying every time they looked at them. I'm very happy to have had the moment I proposed captured and the pictures really did turn out extremely well.
Thank you again for all of your help Vanessa, we hope to have you there to capture our wedding too!!
Where do I begin? From the very first correspondence with Vanessa my (now) husband and I knew we were working with a professional and talented photographer. Vanessa was prompt in answering our questions and provided guidance and recommendations for vendors along the way. Being unfamiliar with Big Sur (where our elopement took place) Vanessa was the perfect person to work with as she had many experiences with and knowledge about the area.
On the day of the wedding she was early, prepared, calm, cool and collected. While I felt wedding-day stress she was a very calming and fun presence. She helped everyone feel at ease and comfortable. My family still gush over how amazing she is and how wonderful it was to have her capture our special day.
Vanessa was prompt with communication after the session and the photos were sent to us on a private, password protected website. The website was easy to use and the photos.... oh the photos... were absolutely breathtaking