VaneSSA MAYBERRY

VaneSSA MAYBERRY

SETTING EXPECTATIONS

01 Connection

Finding a photographer to capture something so close to your heart is a big task. 
Then, once it comes to selecting and booking a photographer, it involves a great deal of courage and vulnerability on your part to commit and to trust.

I believe it is just as important to feel a connection and share a natural chemistry with your photographer as it is to be a fan of their style of work.

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02 Process

It is my devotion to always put my full heart and soul into the work I do. It is my passion to create beautiful imagery that makes you look and feel like gold and for us both to get excited about!
 
It's not only about the photos, it is about creating an experience. 

I want to learn about your objectives and curate an experience based on this.


03 Style

As imagery speaks for itself, if I had to describe my style in words, I would classify my portfolio as 'nostalgic', 'candid' and ''authentic'.

My clients can feel their hearts racing when they view my work. They trust the creative process, my attention to detail and  storytelling techniques.

“WORKING WITH VANESSA IS A DREAM! SHE IS A DOWN TO EARTH CREATIVE TYPE WITH A KEEN SENSE OF AESTHETIC! SHE IS HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL AND COMMITTED TO HER WORK, AND EVERY SHOOT WE DO, I FULLY TRUST THE PROCESS OF HOW ORGANICALLY WE ARE ABLE TO CREATE SOMETHING SO INSPIRED AND UNIQUE. SHE’S AUTHENTIC, AND THAT’S WHAT SETS HER APART. SHE IS SUPER INTUITIVE AND DRAWS FROM HER KNOWLEDGE IN THE ARTS AND APPLIES HER UNIQUE EYE THAT IS CHARMINGLY BEAUTIFUL TO EVERYTHING SHE DOES. I AM CONTINUALLY AMAZED BY HER WORK, AND HER THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT!

 Vanessa was absolutely AMAZING! We got married in July in Mexico and had booked Vanessa about a year and a half in advance (I think???) because I had seen some of her photos online and they were absolutely stunning. I knew right away we had to have her take our photos for our special day.

When corresponding via email, she was always quick to answer any questions that we had and was flexible and patient while we were attempting to book and settle our destination wedding. When we met in person, she was the kindest, sweetest person ever! We had asked if she was able to take a few photos to use for our Social and only expected a few, but she exceeded our expectations. The photos were beautiful, despite my then fiance and I being extremely awkward - we are not good in front of the camera but she helped us feel so comfortable and you could not tell from the photos.

Vanessa was able to capture so many beautiful moments during our wedding in Mexico. She found beautiful spots within our resort, as well as outside our resort. Everyone who has seen our photos have been so impressed with them! We are amazed at the amount of photos she was able to take, on her own! Since we've received our photos, I look at them almost daily. It takes me back to that day, and truly brings joy to my face every time I look at them. Vanessa makes everything so comfortable and enjoyable, and we couldn't have asked for a better photography. Thank you so much for helping us capture every moment! Now we can cherish that day forever and relive it as we look through our photos.

Testimonial:
Our photographer Vanessa Mayberry was fun, easy, classic, affordably and professional! Vanessa was the one and only photographer we met with in person to discuss booking and by the time we were leaving we were confident she would be the one that would capture our love story. She wanted to know about us as a couple, how we met, which felt really special. Our engagement shoot in May 2018 was great practice for how to pose and "act normal" and gave my fiance and I great confidence in what to expect on our wedding day. You can expect fun adventure and nature when booking a shoot with Vanessa, which is very much our style too. Fast forward to Sept 2019, a misty overcast wedding day but Vanessa managed to still capture it perfectly! The night before our wedding she scheduled an indoor studio which we were so thankful for because we used it for our first look and wedding party photos. Onward to the ceremony and reception, we got many compliments from friends and family that our photographer was everything and anywhere, but you would hardly notice her ;). I think that is what is most special about Vanessa's photography, her ability to story-tell and who even needs a videography when you have an amazing photographer like her! Thank you so much Vanessa for our countless memories, we do and will cherish them forever.

Additional:
Second-Photographer:
Yes, had little interaction with the 2nd shooter but all the "getting ready" and ceremony pictures are especially stunning so no complaints. Also both shooters were around, but NEVER in the way, it was amazing. I actually received a few compliments from family that the photographers were everywhere, moving quickly but you hardly noticed them.

Capture:
Yes, her story telling vision really shows through in your photos. If you want some more traditional couple photos too, just tell her!

Time:
VERY QUICK. I think I got my entire wedding collection (with edits) 3 weeks after my Sept wedding, that is unheard of. Very impressed! Not to mention I've heard of other brides waiting 4-6 months for their photos and that is just sad and disappointing in my opinion, Vanessa is the best what can I say!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING PICTURES OF OUR BIG DAY, ENGAGEMENT AND FOR THE AMAZING BOX AND ALL THE TREATS INSIDE! I HOPE YOU HAD AS MUCH FUN AS WE DID AND THAT YOU KNOW HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE YOUR INCREDIBLY PROFESSIONAL EFFICIENCY, ALL YOUR HELP AND ENTHUSIASM.

“I WANT TO SAY A HUGE, HEART-FELT THANK YOU FOR ALL THE TIME, EFFORT, AND TALENT YOU POURED INTO OUR WEDDING PHOTOS! RYAN AND I ARE BEYOND HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS, AND HAVE GOTTEN SO MANY COMPLIMENTS FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS. REALLY, THEY’RE COMPLIMENTS FOR YOU! I RECENTLY GAVE MY SISTER-IN-LAW TWO OF THE PRINTS YOU TOOK OF HER CHILDREN (THE RING BEARER AND FLOWER GIRL) AND THEY HAD HER, ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS IN THE ROOM, IN TEARS. YOUR PICTURES ARE TRULY STUNNING, AND YOU WERE SO INCREDIBLY LOVELY TO WORK WITH!! 
THANKS AGAIN, VANESSA. YOU DO SUCH QUALITY WORK AND MADE OUR WEDDING DAY A DAY WE’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER!

“VANESSA AND HER ASSISTANT WERE VERY EFFICIENT FROM THE PRE-WEDDING DAY PLANS AND DETAILS TO MAKING EVERYTHING RUN SMOOTHLY AND ON TIME ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING. THEY WERE GREAT TO WORK WITH AND WE COULD RELAX AND HAVE FUN ON OUR WEDDING DAY. WE WERE EXCITED WITH HOW FAST SHE GOT OUR EDITED PHOTOS BACK TO US AND THE AMOUNT OF PHOTOS WE RECEIVED FROM HER. VANESSA WAS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH AND WE WOULD RECOMMEND HER TO EVERYONE!”

“ONE OF THE FIRST DECISIONS WE MADE WHEN WE GOT ENGAGED WAS OUR PHOTOGRAPHER. WHEN WE DISCOVERED VANESSA MAYBERRY, WE WERE INSTANTLY DRAWN IN BY HER EXQUISITE PHOTOGRAPHS, AND THE WAY SHE USED LIGHTING. WE WERE SO IMPRESSED WITH OUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS FROM VANESSA, AND THE SPEED WITH WHICH SHE GOT THEM BACK TO US, AND OUR EXPERIENCE WITH HER AS OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WAS EVEN BETTER!”

— ASHLEY KLASSEN | KLASSH

— KIMBERLY + EUGENE

— SABINA + DERRIK

-LANE + CHRIS

— NATALIA + RYAN

— SARAH + ERIK

— BECCA + MITCHELL

Vanessa and I worked together almost every month for an entire year. From the moment I met her, she was professional, creative, flexible and impressively quick. I'll never forget our first shoot together. It's always interesting working with someone for the first time because you don't know each other's style, rhythm or flow. Vanessa was so accommodating to my preferred way of working while offering her creative direction, producing photos that were so beautiful I wanted to work with her again and again. Over the year, she went into deep snow on a cold day with me, scaled the side of a steep hill and flowed with whatever idea I had in mind for new photos. Vanessa Mayberry is talented, driven, creative, fun to work with and I miss her a lot. Anyone who has the honour of working with her is so very fortunate. 

— Ashley Wood, ALN Within

Vanessa is one of the most amazing photographers I have had the pleasure of working with. From the initial emails to creating artistic concepts, she was able to do a deep dive into my business and pull out exactly what our brand needed in showcasing who we are. She took our products and was able elevate they way our customers saw them through her lens. Vanessa has this magical way of looking at things and create a masterpiece out of anything you give her. I was constantly asked by multiple business owner colleagues, “who does your photos”? They were instantly captivated and interested by the way she was able to bring everything together. She’s the fine-art of photography and a pleasure to work with!

— Giovanna Minenna, Brows By G & Brow Luxe

Vanessa has always been our go to photographer for all things business and more. She always executes the vision and has an amazing eye. She makes you incredibly comfortable in front of the camera and knows how to get that perfect shot. I would recommend her 1000 times over. 

— Lineage House