Operating out of Austin, Texas, Vanessa Joy Photography has been documenting weddings and other special occasions since 1998. Boasting multiple awards and decades of experience, owner Vanessa has an eye-catching style that combines natural and photojournalist aesthetics. She takes delight in capturing the candid moments that define her clients’ romantic connections. Inspired by your chemistry, this talented photographer endeavors to provide you with a photo album for you and your loved ones to treasure forever.
Vanessa Joy Photography is willing to serve milestone celebrations in the Austin, Dallas, New York City, and New Jersey areas. From your walk down the aisle to your first dance as newlyweds, Venessa is committed to photographing every glorious scene. She only serves around 20 weddings per year and operates under a one-event-per-day policy. Available photography items consist of albums, canvases, prints, proofs, digital files, and thank-you cards. Vanessa Joy Photography’s specific services include:
135 Reviews for Vanessa Joy Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Danielle · Married on 06/12/2020
Thank you Vanessa Joy!
We discovered Vanessa after seeing pictures she had taken at our wedding venue, and we knew we wanted her to capture our special day. During our first phone call she was warm and welcoming while also clearly communicating all of the important information. Her assistant Jaye is wonderful , and the booking process could not have been easier! When we were forced to reschedule our larger celebration due to the pandemic, Vanessa was responsive, accommodating, and supportive as we re-imagined and downsized our wedding. She even sent us clever "still engaged" T shirts, which added humor and lightheartedness to the stress of postponing. The day of our micro wedding, she was delightful to work with from the moment she arrived. Give her a veil and a camera, and she will make magic! Her assistant and second shooter were equally professional and talented! Our portraits exceeded my high expectations, and the photos of the ceremony and celebration captured our genuine emotions. As the rain began to fall at the end of our outdoor cocktail hour, Vanessa captured one last portrait of us under the stormy sky. After dinner, she presented us with an IPAD of images form earlier in the day that evoked laughter, tears, and applause! After the wedding, we worked with Vanessa and her team to design beautiful thank you cards, and a gorgeous wedding album. Vanessa's ability to connect with the people she photographs is equal to her technical expertise. We will cherish the beautiful memories she gave us!Sent on 12/28/2020
Vanessa Joy Photography's reply:Your wedding was SUCH a delight it made me fall in love with micro weddings. I'm so happy you love your images and hope you enjoy them for years to come!
Adana · Married on 10/13/2019
5 Star Rating - Thank you!
Vanessa Joy and the (Vanessa Joy's) team has been a dream to work with from the moment Vince and I had our first wedding call session in (2018). Vanessa and Jaye were very responsive to any and all creative inquires we had. Our wedding day (October 13th, 2019) was truly magically in the sense that, at times, we would forget they were there - they made us feel so comfortable. At the end of the night, we were surprised by Vanessa when she handed us a mini photo booklet which had Vanessa's favorites from the day! What a Joy! Vanessa Joy Photography is best in class!Sent on 10/18/2019
Adana and Vincent
Brianna · Married on 05/18/2019
Best in the business
Vanessa and her team are the absolute best! We started working with Vanessa immediately after getting engaged hoping to secure our wedding date and plan for engagement photos. We were fortunate enough to work with Vanessa a few years ago for my sister’s wedding so we were already familiar with her professionalism, expertise, and style. Vanessa and her team assisted us every step of the way.Sent on 07/10/2019
We worked out the day of timeline weeks in advance which helped organize the timing for the rest of the vendors. Coming from someone who is usually on the shyer side especially in front of a camera, Vanessa made me feel extremely comfortable. Once she started shooting, I never gave it a second thought as all the poses felt so natural and like “me”. Vanessa works so efficiently, capturing all the the tiny details as well as organizing large groups for family photos and bridal party shoots.
Vanessa gave us a preview of some photos throughout the day before the end of the night and by the time we left for our honeymoon, we were able to see more photos highlighting some of our favorite moments. We were beyond thrilled with the rest of the photos, getting the chance relive every moment of such an incredible and surreal day! We would definitely recommend Vanessa Joy Photography to anyone looking to capture such an important day in your life.
Vanessa Joy Photography's reply:Your wedding was INCREDIBLE!! It’s been such an incredible honor being a part of your lives and I’m thrilled that you love all of the photos and will cherish these memories for a lifetime. Can’t wait for your ammmmmazing two volume album to be in your hands!
Vanessa Joy Photography should definitely be on your list of photographers to seriously consider. The gorgeous photos, ease of working with one of the best in the business and peace of mind, knowing you have made the right choice, are the reasons we love Vanessa Joy!
What can I say about Vanessa Joy that has not been said before...... Attention to details, Eye for the unusual, Punctuality, Professional - check all the above and list can go on and on. She captures the event in the most special way to bring to life those moments that will last forever and never fade to a memory. I highly recommend Vanessa Joy for anyone looking for an award winning cutting edge photographer that will make all the dreams happen!
You know that picture you have been imagining....Vanessa is there to make it real.....love is eternal and so will your photos on that special day. Even the ones you havent imagined ....she has...and that is why she is such a professional.