Vanessa Hicks Photography

Vanessa Hicks Photography


On your wedding day, you make promises to each other in front of your family and friends. You vow to love each other, cherish each other, forever.
It got me thinking of the promises that I want to make to my wedding couples when they hire me.

I vow to be more than just a photographer on your wedding day. I’ll be there to hold your dress when you have to use the bathroom, I’ll be there to help fix the strap on your shoes, I’ll be there to hand tissues to your grandmother as she’s crying. I’ll do everything in my power to make this the best day of your life!
I vow to make sure you feel like the most stunning bride and/ or most handsome groom in front of my camera. I vow that any insecurities you have , you will not feel them in front of me. I vow to show you just how incredibly beautiful and special you are.
I vow to have fun with you! You will see me more than any of your vendors on your wedding day, and even more than your significant other. I vow we will laugh, maybe even cry! But it won’t be boring!
I vow to you to document your legacy to the best of my ability. I understand the importance of these images. I understand that these images will be seen by your children and grandchildren. I vow that this is not something I take lightly.
I vow to you that hiring me will be one of the best decisions you make for your wedding day. I vow that you will be more than happy with my services. I vow that you will love your images. And I vow that I will take care of you, not only on your wedding day, but throughout the entire process.
This I promise you....
4 Reviews for Vanessa Hicks Photography
Naomi Bennett
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Where do I even begin with describing what it's like to work with Vanessa?! Amazing doesn't even begin to cover it!! I still remember the very first time that I met Vanessa. She was genuine, kind, and like a burst of sunshine! I left our brief time together just smiling nonstop. The first thing that you notice about Vanessa is her vibrant personality, fun energy, genuine attitude and a smile that lights up the room. Those characteristics instantly transfer into the imagery that she creates. Every portrait and image reflects beauty, vibrant joy, unique personality and timelessness. I've been so blessed to have worked with Vanessa quite a few times and every session is an absolute blast and joy, literally endless smiles and laughs the entire time!!! Vanessa is so amazingly talented and I'm always blown away by her talent, artistry and craft. She is truly so personable, professional, thoughtful, kind and just the BEST!! She has the biggest heart to serve others and each couple and it truly reflects in her work! She is a true joy to work with and any couple would be lucky to have her as their photographer!! I cannot wait to work with Vanessa again!!!

Jul 29, 2021
Kyra A
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I had the honor of having Vanessa shoot my wedding in May and I can’t even begin to describe how amazing my experience was ! She was right there the whole day making sure that my Hubby and I felt as good as we looked that day. She took time to make sure that we were fully taking the time to enjoy our time at the wedding we worked so hard to plan. Her energy is so amazing and there is nothing but good vibes when she’s in the room! It feels like I have known her forever and I’ve only worked with her twice (I loved my engagement pictures so much I HAD to have her shoot my wedding)! There is no doubt that I will hire her again for future shoots ! Thank you Vanessa for everything !

Apr 08, 2020
Colton P
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I am writing this review to try to convince anyone at all thinking about booking Vanessa to absolutely go ahead and do it. It was seriously a lifesaver for me. Not only was Vanessa extremely easy to work with and helpful, she also genuinely cares about making your proposal go smoothly and as possible.
On my planned proposal date, when I was about to lose service and start my drive into big sur, I received a phone call that my dinner and hotel plans were cancelled because of a mandatory fire evacuation. I pulled over and went into panic mode because I had no idea what to do. However, I was able to text Vanessa without my then girlfriend knowing. Vanessa went ahead and made suggestions as to an alternative proposal location in Carmel, made suggestions for dinner plans, made dinner reservations for me, and offered to try to find a hotel room for us for that night because she knew I was driving and wouldn't have service. She also told me to relax, enjoy big sur, and that her and I were going to make everything work.
So basically on top of all of that she had offered to drive another 30 minutes out of her way to still make sure she captured the moment of the proposal - a moment she audibled the location on with less than half a days notice. The location was absolutely stunning and so was Carmel. All I'm saying is that there is no way I would have been able to make the proposal happen without all her help and I cannot thank her enough. Vanessa you are the best. Again, anyone trying to chose between photographers, look no further. I was extremely lucky to have chosen her.
Oh also, Vanessa takes great pictures. My mom and fiancé kept crying every time they looked at them. I'm very happy to have had the moment I proposed captured and the pictures really did turn out extremely well.
Thank you again for all of your help Vanessa, we hope to have you there to capture our wedding too!!

Feb 02, 2017
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Where do I begin? From the very first correspondence with Vanessa my (now) husband and I knew we were working with a professional and talented photographer. Vanessa was prompt in answering our questions and provided guidance and recommendations for vendors along the way. Being unfamiliar with Big Sur (where our elopement took place) Vanessa was the perfect person to work with as she had many experiences with and knowledge about the area.
On the day of the wedding she was early, prepared, calm, cool and collected. While I felt wedding-day stress she was a very calming and fun presence. She helped everyone feel at ease and comfortable. My family still gush over how amazing she is and how wonderful it was to have her capture our special day.
Vanessa was prompt with communication after the session and the photos were sent to us on a private, password protected website. The website was easy to use and the photos.... oh the photos... were absolutely breathtaking

Feb 02, 2017
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