Hey, I’m Vanessa.

I am a musician and photographer raised in Rockville, MD. My love for photography started when I picked up an iPod Touch and discovered the Instagram app — the most millennial-esque beginning of a story you could possibly think of, right? I started snapping photos of anything and everything around me, but eventually began to focus on my friends. I love capturing people in moments where they feel comfortable to show who they really are — regardless of whether the photo is posed or candid. Photography turned from something I do as a favor for my friends into something I saw myself doing for the rest of my life.

As a Public Relations major at Washington Adventist University, I’ve come to recognize the power that media of all genres has to form the minds of those who consume it. I believe I can create positive change in the lives of those who consume my work by always striving towards creating things that will resonate with people, whether they be auditory, visual, or verbal. In my work as a photographer, I hope to connect with my subjects one-on-one and translate some part of who they are to the images I create.