Yours is the          by which my           

         "e.e. Cummings"

light

my  sprits  born;

my sun, my moon 

all my stars

 
You are                             and 

I am your not-so-average girl who goes out of her way to step on crunchy leaves. A Latina who knows maybe 5 words in Spanish and indulge in too many Snickers. The girl known for a vibrant personality, a love for unicorns, and an adventure enthusiast. 

I love serving the world by spreading joy and love to everyone I meet. Since I'm guiltly for wearing my heart on my sleeve, it's one of the many reasons why I quit the nursing program to become a photographer. I am passionate about love, family, and friends. I believe in living in the moment. And that no morning is complete without coffee!

When I’m not photographing beautiful stories, you can find this extroverted introvert at home with a book or at my latest adventure with my dashing husband -- and second photographer -- Jorge. Of course I can’t forget our beast of a mutt, Logan. He makes our lives a bit more interesting one day at a time. 

Vanessa Marie

Dreamer. optomist. Travler. Lover of coffee.

meet  the artist

three things you should know about me

01.

hopeless  romantic

I can watch Pride & Prejudice every day - and I would cry every single time! I adore happily ever afters, and is a believer that love conquers all!

02.

native  jersey  girl

Born & raised in Northern New Jersey, I can guarantee you will find Bon Jovi on my playlist, and yes, I say coffee like a Jersey girl too!

03.

kate  spade  addict

I love fashion! But if I see a Kate Spade store... Doll, there's no overcoming the need to go in and find my next accessory

things that bring me

joy

My Husband

It's crazy to wrap my head around the fact that I've been with my husband, Jorge, since we were 16 years old! We met one Sunday at church, and since then, we've grown together in so many ways. How he survives my loud and vibrant personality? No one knows! But every day spent together is a blessing. I honestly could not imagine spending forever with anyone else. 

things that bring me

joy

traveling

In life, you can have all the material items in the world but what’s left at the end of our lives are the experiences we had and whom we shared it with. Living in the moment is big for me -- and it’s what originally inspired me to document my life. I want to see the world, jump out of airplanes (which I did), snowboard on the mountains of Colorado, watch the sunset in Tuscany, and make new friends!

things that bring me

joy

Logan, The mutt

Our Great Pyrenees, Australian Cattle dog is a cuddly fur beast whose energy levels are off the walls! And he does not know the meaning of a nap! The 70 lbs beast is called, Logan. Although this pup can drive us nuts, he's one of the best additions to our family... for the most part, just hide your socks!

things that bring me

joy

Unicorns + Kate Spade

Fact: I love purses, shoes & unicorns. My husband jokes that we would lose our apartment before I sold my purses, and well, he’s right! Hey! We all have that one thing… I just think he’s jealous that my shoes have more closet space than his clothes. As for the unicorns, maybe it's the dreamer in me!

things that bring me

joy

Next on my reading list

If it wasn’t for my Kindle, I would have an entire room dedicated to books! Preferably like the one in Beauty and the Beast, when Beast gifted Belle the Library (Yes, I love Disney!). Like most women, I enjoy a good romance but also murder mystery and fictional stories.

things that bring me

joy

Coffee is my addiction

And is the essence of life. Not only does coffee make the world go round but it’s fuel to my madness. My addiction to Starbucks, and practically everything on their menu, is real. But fresh ground coffee beans is the way to my heart. 

Things that                 bring me

joy

My husband

It's crazy to wrap my head around the fact that I've been with my husband, Jorge, since we were 16 years old! We met one Sunday at church, and since then, we've grown together in so many ways. How he survives my loud and vibrant personality? No one knows! But every day spent together is a blessing. I honestly could not imagine spending forever with anyone else. 

Things that                 bring me

joy

traveling

In life, you can have all the material items in the world but what’s left at the end of our lives are the experiences we had and whom we shared it with. Living in the moment is big for me -- and it’s what originally inspired me to document my life. I want to see the world, jump out of airplanes (which I did), snowboard on the mountains of Colorado, watch the sunset in Tuscany, and make new friends!

next

Things that                 bring me

joy

logan, the mutt

Our Great Pyrenees, Australian Cattle dog is a cuddly fur beast whose energy levels are off the walls! And he does not know the meaning of a nap! The 70 lbs beast is called, Logan. Although this pup can drive us nuts, he's one of the best additions to our family... for the most part, just hide your socks!

next

Things that                 bring me

joy

unicorns + kate spade

Fact: I love purses, shoes & unicorns. My husband jokes that we would lose our apartment before I sold my purses, and well, he’s right! Hey! We all have that one thing… I just think he’s jealous that my shoes have more closet space than his clothes. As for the unicorns, maybe it's the dreamer in me!

next

Things that                 bring me

joy

next on my reading list

If it wasn’t for my Kindle, I would have an entire room dedicated to books! Preferably like the one in Beauty and the Beast, when Beast gifted Belle the Library (Yes, I love Disney!). Like most women, I enjoy a good romance but also murder mystery and fictional stories.

next

Things that                 bring me

joy

coffee is my addiction

And is the essence of life. Not only does coffee make the world go round but it’s fuel to my madness. My addiction to Starbucks, and practically everything on their menu, is real. But fresh ground coffee beans is the way to my heart. 

next

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