My name is Vanessa; I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. I’m currently living in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta and enjoy the change in pace of life and the scenery around the province is outstanding! I work part-time as a Licensed Practical Nurse and enjoy the rewards and struggles that come with a nursing career. However, my main passion is photography!
I have a love for abandoned homesteads and buildings; the history of them has always captivated my imagination and feeds my creativity. What type of families lived there? What made them leave? How long has it been vacant? My ideal day would be travelling the Alberta back roads looking for these hidden gems!
I enjoy taking photographic workshops throughout the province; it allows me to work alongside other photographers and network within the large Albertan photographer community! I have also taken classes at the Burwell School of Photography in Edmonton, Alberta and have learned many tips and tricks that I continue to use on a daily basis.
I have been taking pictures since my late teens, but just recently as 2016 started taking it seriously. I enjoy capturing images that tell a story or portray a relationship in a relaxed, candid, naturally lit setting. To me, the best feeling in the world is hearing the words of a happy client. I know the options for photographers these days are endless, so I consider it an extreme honour when a client chooses me to capture their memories.
Please feel free to take a look throughout my website and don’t hesitate to contact me for any additional information needed.
- Vanessa :)
Sharing some of Vanessa's images from our Cozy Couples session:
This is how morning coffee should be!
I love the play on reflection and shots from outdoors looking
in that Vanessa captured.
Such great images of our Cozy Couple Session!
Can't wait to do this again!
I absolutely adore how this community comes together and creates such magic. I love sharing their work with our features...so watch for more to come!!
lead photographer Meg Skalicky
planning & host The Open Trunk Workshop
rentals & styling Heather Johnston of Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals
creative & production assistant Chelsea Townsend of Coco & Ash Weddings & Events
hair and make up by Robin Hubert of Avenue Beauty
kimono Lost in Layers
models Ashia & Kevin Sanders
lunch & food props The Italian Farmhouse
venue private residence
swag bags provided by The Open Trunk Workshop, Box Smith, Lost in Layers & DOTE magazine
thank you friends
Hi, I'm Heather, creator of the Open Trunk Workshop Series. Follow along as we introduce you to the vendors, guest speakers, and all things 'styled shoot' in the industry!