I want to be a part of your story. The parts you planned for so long, the parts that didn’t go exactly as planned, and the parts that will make you laugh and cry with joy when you look back years later. I want them all, because I would want nothing less for myself, and because this part of your life, even if it isn’t exactly what you thought it would be, might be the most beautiful piece of all.


My goal is to capture every part of your

When I met my husband, I felt like I was meeting an old friend. It took us some time but he gave me hope that it could work for me. In my humble opinion, it doesn’t matter how long it takes, you’ll find that person. That beautiful complicated independent person that becomes the one that makes you believe in everything again.

Now you've done the hard part - you got the person. Leave your wedding day up to me. I capture your wedding in a real and honest way. I want to deliver a full gallery that you'll love now and that will be the legacy for your family. To inquire about your date and chat about your plans, maybe over some cava and queso, message me at vanessa@vanessarayphotography.com. Photos on this page taken by my darling friend and most talented photographer, Julia Wade.


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Your wedding story deserves to be told to the fullest. 

I have captured hundreds of couples and families. With that comes knowledge on how best to approach your day.

you should get to be present on your wedding day.  I will be there to capture what you might miss.

I am a storyteller

Which photograph is my favorite? the one i will take tomorrow.
-imogen cunningham

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Alabama // 10 - 13