Preserve your best memories.

the experience

I. Before your session

Inquiry. Simply hit the book now button and it'll take you to my contact page. Fill out the form provided and hit submit! From there I get your email, we discuss what you are looking for in a session to ensure I can meet your needs. We discuss the packages available. 50% of the package you choose is due upfront to hold your date. The rest is due the day of your session.

II. During your session

I am involved with the planning of your session from initial contact because I want to create a stress-free, relaxing experience. I make the experience personable and take the time to get to know you and your family. I help with styling wardrobe and picking a location, and all I need from you is to bring you (and your family) and just relax and enjoy the experience that I provide.

I am a mother, so I know how difficult it can be to work with children. Rest assured, I take every precaution and step to help your children relax and simply be themselves. I also provide bubbles for the end of the session. I find this is a great bribe to help the kiddos enjoy the photos more so we can get those great shots!

III. After your session

After the session, your sneak peeks will be ready within 2-3 days. You are free to tag yourself and share with family on Social Media. Your full gallery for viewing is ready within two-three weeks following that. I am with you every step of the way to ensure a smooth, easy process.

the investment

Outdoor lifestyle session

Couples / Family / Maternity / Newborn

A luxury photography session on-location in St. Louis or surrounding.

What's included?
  • 60-90 Minute session on location (outdoor) @ sunset/golden hour
  • Pre-session planning/consultation (location, wardrobe styling)
  • Professional hand editing and retouching of your images
  • Online Viewing Gallery to order your images

Pricing starts at $349.

50% is due at time of booking.


the kind words



“I highly recommend Vanessa. She's super fun to work with. My kids had a blast and it was like she captured just a day at the park with us.”

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Where are you based and do you travel?

I am based in Herculaneum, Missouri. I service all of the Saint Louis area. Some of my favorite locations for shooting are August A. Busch Conservation Area and Queen Park! Part of the pre-consultation is going over locations. As for outside of St. Louis and surrounding, I am always open to new opportunities up to four hours from St. Louis. However, a traveling fee will be applied to cover mileage and hotel stay.

When will we get our photos?

Your will receive an online gallery link with all your photos within maximum 4 weeks (sometimes less depending on the season I photograph your story). You are then given an online gallery in which you can download the images included in your packages as well as upgrade should you want more images.

How many pictures will we receive?

That entirely depends on which package you want to purchase. I am more than happy to help you decide what's best for you!

Can I have the original unedited images?

As per the contract when you receive it at the booking of your session, I do not give out original files as they are not a reflection of my full work. If for some reason, you are not happy with my editing choices I am more than happy to work with you to achieve a middle ground!

Do you offer prints?

Yes, in fact, I do. My prints come from a lab that uses both high-quality Ink and Paper. I guarantee only the prints done with my lab. You can see the prices for prints in the Investment part of my website.