about me

Hello! My name is Vanessa (Vanessa Escobedo Barba – Photography By Vanessa) and I have been making Austin my home for the last 19 years. I love this town and the people who make it so unique. I feel extremly fortunate to have been in the photography industry for over a decade. I take a tremedouns amount in pride in my work and hope that every photograph or video we produce for you is a unique work of art. Please feel free to contact me for a detailed pricelist. I look forward to hearing from you.



Margaritas, a good chick flick, fresh flowers, going to nice restaurants, running, reading , WILCO!, David Sedaris, traveling, not making plans and just going with the flow, girls lunches (no boys allowed), french food, date night with the old man ; ), a good lipstick, shopping, stalking other ARTIST blogs, shawls (it’s the mexican in me), crown&coke, nice bags, a good red blend, playing canasta with the folks, my BLOG!!!!!!

Do we have to do video and photography together or can we just book you for photography.

YES, you can choose to have me document your wedding any way you like. You can book me just for photography or just for videography.

How did you get into documenting weddings?

By accident… really. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Journalism. After a short stint (very short) following the newspaper path I decided it wasn’t for me. I packed up all my stuff and moved to London. I just wanted to travel and see the world. After some amazing adventures in Europe, Mexico and the US as a graphic designer/bartender/waitress I decided to take some photography classes. I had always loved photography and considered it my passion but not my career. From there everything just started spinning out of control and before I knew it I had a photography business. I’m very lucky! I love what I do and I can’t imagine going to an 8 to 5 job. Answering emails in my bathrobe is one of my favorite parts of this job.

Do you do this full time?

YES! I have no other full time job, unless you consider being a mom!  I have 2 amazing children.

What makes your work unique?

Everything! Ok… I think that I have a unique way at looking at weddings. Not only do I see it as an incredible honor to be given the task to document your memories, but I’m also a sucker for LOVE! It makes me giddy and sometimes it makes me cry.  I love capturing the intimate moments that two people share.  I believe that your wedding day is one of the few monumental moments of your life.  My goal is to give you a work of art that you will cherish forever with a new and fresh perspective. Your wedding images and or video should bring back wonderful memories. I want it to make you laugh and cry.

Do I get copies of my digital files?

YES! I’m a firm believer that the files belong to you and your family. They are family heirlooms. I can’t imagine not having my weddings photos around for my kids or future generations.

Do you Shot in HD video?


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