about

Me...

I am a wife, a parent to two bulldogs and an Editorial Wedding, Portrait, and Real Estate Photographer. I like to stay busy, I talk a lot, I am an aquarium hobbyist and powdered sugar donuts are the way to my heart. Sony over Samsung, Apple over Windows, and beach vacations over big cities any day. I enjoy being hooked on a tv show. I play a mean game of tetris and my entire social life revolves around my husband of 12 years and our Bulldogs Ruby and Maddie. On that note, I'm also the President of the Houston English Bulldog Meetup. Anyway, I have always had a passion for art. Drawing, painting, and just being crafty. While I have always enjoyed the art of photography, I also equally love the relationships I build with my clients. It is truly an honor to be a part of your memories. I turned my hobby into a profession in 2011 and I am also a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

 

 

Side note...

I started Portraits of Blessings with the help and support of my husband and our dear friend "Sumo." This wonderful friend helped me get my start and it is important to me that he have a shout out. He was a very successful and talented graphic designer, but most importantly, he was a true friend. He created my first branding and taught me everything he knew. He passed away unexpectedly 5 years ago and on my recent re-branding, I used his favorite color orange. 

 

 

All business...

Artistic and affordable photography for Houston, Texas and all surrounding areas. Portraits of Blessings specializes in natural light editorial photography. This means that sessions will take place at an outdoor location that means something to you. You will choose the backdrop of the story your session will tell. I love beautiful light, color, and textures and my location suggestions will have those elements. I will also move anyone, anything and everything to make sure every image is beautiful and in the right light. Of course I'll also capture natural shots in between.

 

 

The gist....

I am pleased to photograph weddings, showers, baptisms, and children of all ages. Grads, pets, and families of all sizes too! Even real estate. Each new photography experience I am blessed to be a part of still excites me to this day. I take pride as an artist in my ability to improvise, to recognize what I have to work with and think outside of the box. I truly believe the value of photographs increase with every single passing year. That being said, you will see that your experience with me will show you the passion I have for what I do and it will reflect in your images. I promise.


- Vanessa

 

 

Photo credit to Briana Rodriguez