15 Years of Photography, 9 Years of weddings, 5 Years of Business Ownership
(Not to mention 5 College Degrees)
Vanessa is an Award-Winning Photographer, living with her husband, Rob Adams, in the great state of New Jersey. She has been studying photography since 1998 and has spent most of it photographing weddings in the New York / New Jersey area with a destination wedding here and there.
In her first few years of business ownership, Vanessa accomplished more than most established photographers do over many years. Accolades such as over 20 publications in print magazines (including 4 cover photos and interviews in PDN and a cover photo on Rangefinder), awards from online wedding forums and blogs, a Grand Imaging Award from PPA, 2nd place wedding Image Award from WPPI are just some of the honors that she’s received.
As learned in her years as a Marketing Project Manager for a corporate company with over 350 franchises, Vanessa’s skill in networking and word-of-mouth marketing jump-started her business in 2008, booking 14 of her own weddings in her first year, while consistently raising prices, and all during a recession. She now runs one of the most successful wedding photography studios in NJ shooting 35 weddings a year at a premium price, while speaking across the world at venues such as CreativeLIVE, Clickin’ Mom’s, WPPI, Imaging USA, Seamless Photo in Ireland, PPA related conventions and personal workshops. Recognized for her talent and more so her business sense, her clients love working with her and industry peers love to learn from her generous, informative and open-book style of teaching.
Additionally, Vanessa and her husband have developed their own Photoshop scripts and actions that enable photographers to work with video clips in Photoshop to create fusion presentations. Rob and Vanessa have learned the in's and out's of working together as cinematographer and photographer and husband and wife and enjoy sharing all they've learned.
Canon 1D Mark IV
Canon 5D Mark II Backup Camera
Canon 50mm 1.2
Canon 85mm 1.2
Canon 35mm 1.4
Canon 16-35mm 2.8
Canon 70-200mm 2.8
Canon 135mm 2.0
Canon 580EXII Flashes and Battery Packs
Sigma 70mm 2.8 Macro
SanDisk 16GB Cards
Dedo Video Light
MeFoto Tripod – Rose Gold
Canon Pixma i100
Nix 18” Digital Frame for Same Day Edits