San Antonio Birth and Family Photographer

Meet Vanessa - San Antonio Birth Photographer - San Antonio Birth Photography

hi, i'm vanessa :)


Family photographs taken by the amazing Kerlyn Van Gelder Photography.

Thank you for stopping by!  
I am born and raised in the great state of Texas and absolutely love it here.  I am a 26 year old wife and mother to two.  My husband and I have been married for 4+ years and together for 7+ years.  We have two amazing children.  Ava, who is 5 and a badass cheerleader and Ezra, who is 2 and the sweetest little guy you will ever meet.  I love my family, very much, and hope that one day I can quit my 8-430 and work photography full time.  Don't worry!!! My 8-430 does NOT stop me from being at your birth or setting up a dreamy session with you <3

I started getting serious about photography towards the end of 2015, and as someone who is creatively challenged, I fell in love.  I mean, deep love, love that doesn't quit and wants to keep going.  So here am I, pursuing something I never knew I would be good at, but am good at and I love it.  

Now, how I fell in love with birth is a whole other story.  With my daughter, I wanted a water birth but was too scared and intimidated to even look into it.  So I had a normal, non-emergency induced birth with her and it was delightful and I loved it.  With my son, I was going to a normal OB and was going to settle for a hospital birth, until I watched "The Business of Being Born."  That documentary changed my life.  *Thank you Ricky Lake*  I was 32 weeks pregnant with my son looking into switching from an OB/Hospital Birth to a Midwife/Birth Center Birth and I did it.  I had my water birth and it was AMAZING.  From there I knew I needed to be involved in birth so I started researching doula training.  I started doula training, and had a few births under my belt and did all of my research, and turned in all of my assignments when I had the first opportunity to document a birth for a doula family.  Thats actually probably where the seriousness came from (I'm telling ya, Dec 2015).  I wanted to shoot births.  I NEEDED to shoot births.  I needed to provide families with photographs that highlighted the birth of their little one and I LOVED it.  I am never turning back.  If I could shoot births all day, every day, I would and I am not afraid to admit it.  Its not an unhealthy obsession ;)

Motherhood defines me, and I know it defines a lot of mothers out there.  I love to highlight motherhood and the beautiful love that a mother shares with her little one(s).  I love to make you as my 'clients' my friends (ask all of the people I've worked with).  

Don't hesitate to reach out to me!  I love to chat, I would love to meet and again, thank you for stopping by!