Our Journey.

One of the things I love most about photographing people is learning about their lives, and the journey they are on, and how they ended up in that moment with me. Newborn sessions (best in the first 10 days of life), are a great opportunity to learn about the parents.

This little man slept snugly in dad’s service helmet. A piece of protective equipment that has traveled quite a bit. Dad serves with the National Guard, and has been on active duty at times. This little man has a big hat to fill.


Men and women are still on active duty, all around the globe, serving our wonderful country. And remember that many of them leave behind a spouse and children. They too sacrifice for our freedoms. As a civilian, it is easy for me to go on with my life and not think about our uniformed friends over seas. This image has really stuck with me. It hits me in the heart. In this tiny new baby I see peace and calm. And the men and women wearing these helmets abroad helped to make this moment possible.


Hello color! I just had to try something new. He was so very cooperative.


And sleepy.


March 2, 2010 - 12:02 am

Tonya - The photo of him in his daddy’s hat brought tears to my eyes, Vanessa! Amazing creativity and sentiment in that photo! Great job once again!!!

March 2, 2010 - 9:12 am

Melody Callihan - Yes, I must agree with Tonya! Beautiful photographs. Great job Vanessa!

March 3, 2010 - 9:25 pm

Renee - This is a beautiful baby! You have such an amazing talent, Vanessa. I wish you had been around when my twins were born. I can only imagine how precious that would have been. Love your work!!

March 3, 2010 - 10:55 pm

Danny "JR" Britt - This boy looks handsome just like his daddy 🙂

March 4, 2010 - 3:11 am

Paula - He sure is beautiful. He is also my grandson.