Introductions are in order.

Hi, I'm Vanessa Hansen, a natural light photographer based out of the lovely Santa Barbara, California. I've been deeply passionate about photography for years. Growing up with a father who was always behind a video recorder documenting our vacations, family gatherings and any momentous occasion instilled a sense of wonder in myself, to relive moments through the lens.

I was blessed to grow up on the west coast with the ocean and mountains within reach. So naturally my photography style highlights the beauty of these lush landscapes, gravitating towards soft creamy textures, while maintaining a natural composition. My desire is to capture authentic moments through the art of visual storytelling. To provide a distinctive, classic and authentic approach of photography. As unique as the last rays of light setting beneath the skyline, so are each of our lives and stories. I hope to cultivate visual artistry in a compelling and timeless way. 

I have a heart for God, my husband and our Cavalier King Charles, Layla, chai lattes on any given day, sunsets and crave authenticity. I'm an endurance runner, travel enthusiast, epicure, book reader, baker, lover of sea creatures, and enjoy serving others. 

Photography is a way for us to relish and reconnect with our experiences. Allow me to create and plan your next photo shoot whether it'd be a proposal, engagement, special event, family session, maternity, senior portraits, branding imagery, product or athletic endeavor. I'd love to discuss the details with you. 


Vanessa Hansen