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Vanessa Lain Photography

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About

Vanessa Lain Photography is a wedding photography service in San Antonio, Austin, and Santa Cruz.

Vanessa is an candid, natural wedding photographer who specializes in making her clients feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. She loves to make documentary imagery that is engulfed by the organic emotions of the wedding day, and then couple that with romantic fine art portraits, so the resulting photo collection is moving and tells a complete story.

She uses a candid, contemporary photography style to capture images that are timeless and reflect the most important moments and emotions from your wedding celebration.

Vanessa discovered photography at an early age and later studied photography in Austin, Texas. She has been photographing weddings since 2007.

Services Offered

Vanessa Lain Photography offers a range of wedding photography services. She loves engagement sessions, bridal sessions, and day-after sessions. She also offers additional hours, destination wedding collections, a second shooter, professional editing and toning, albums, prints, and digital files.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$3,500

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Add'l Hours
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Toning
Digital Files
Proofs

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$4,000

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Toning
Digital Files
Proofs

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Natural
Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Prints
Proofs
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    Selina Married on 06/24/2022
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    Gorgeous Photos From an Expert Photographer

    It was a joy to work with Vanessa and we are in love with our wedding photos. She was exceedingly professional, kind, and just an easy person to talk to. We had a tight window and Vanessa made it all work to get the best shots. HIGHLY recommend her! Her high quality and expertise won't be beat.
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    Michelle B. Married on 04/16/2022
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    BEST wedding photographer!

    To say that I am obsessed with our wedding photos is an understatement. Vanessa and her second shooter did such an amazing job at our wedding! They got every shot I wanted and more. I still have family and friends commenting on how amazing our wedding photos are and I am so so happy we went with Vanessa. Prior to the wedding Vanessa was super responsive and helpful. She helped with the wedding timeline and always had helpful suggestions. She was super flexible and let me add on an extra hour about a week before the wedding. Day of she had such a calming presence and seriously was the best to work with. If her style is your vibe do not hesitate to book her, you won't regret it!
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    Julia P. Married on 10/16/2021
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    Vanessa Lain Photography

    Vanessa was so amazing to work with. I had seen her previous work and I loved her style which translated so well to my wedding. She was professional and sincere and made our day totally chill. She worked elements that meant a lot to us into our photos, and brought out so many fun emotions of everyone involved into her work as well. Vanessa is a one woman photo machine and we seriously love everything she shot for our special day. She made our portraits so unique and I can't wait to stare at them forever! Thanks so much Vanessa!
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    Nohemi N. Married on 10/10/2020
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    More than ever expected!

    My husband & I couldn't be more happy with Vanessa because her services were worth every penny! We were halfway through planning our wedding as covid initially hit. Between canceling & replanning our wedding, Vanessa made sure to make herself available to us. She helped us feel comfortable from the engagement session to our wedding day. This was our first time having a photographer, least to say we are no models, but damn did she make us look like we were! Vanessa made family photos a breeze & timely.. especially when I forgot to add some members to the list (oops). She was also so stealthy! A true wallflower in the best way b/c her photos proved that we put our trust in the right person to capture every moment! The list goes on; her friendly demeanor, positive words from guests, & personalizing our album. We couldn't be more grateful.. for her presence during a pandemic and for the endless amount of beautiful photos she's given us to look back on. Thank you!
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    Alicia Married on 08/30/2020
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    Best photographer ever!

    Vanessa Lain Photography! I mean wow! We are so grateful that we chose her as our wedding photographer. We were married in the Santa Cruz mountains and she blew us away. The light was always changing, because of clouds and trees, yet she knew exactly what to do and when. She directed us and made the entire process seamless. When it was time for the reception she blended in with our guests, we didn鈥檛 even know she was there! We have the BEST wedding photos with fun shots of everyone and couldn鈥檛 be more pleased. Our wedding day went by fast, so we are glad we went with such an amazing and professional photographer. We love the memories captured by her. Thank you Vanessa!
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    Karissa Married on 08/02/2019
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    Beyond perfect.

    My fianc茅 and I had our engagement photos done with Vanessa Lain Photography. I could not be more estatic with how our pictures turned out. She made us feel comfortable and natural. I would recommended her ten times over. I could not be more thrilled to have these photos for a lifetime!
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    Kate H. Married on 10/27/2018
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    Hire Vanessa - you will not regret it!!

    Vanessa was AMAZING! From the first time talking on the phone, I could tell that she was incredibly professional, detail-oriented, responsive, talented, and easy-going. She makes you feel like you're the only wedding she has all season and always responded to quickly to any questions that came up. During the actual wedding day, she was so organized and on top of every little detail we had asked for beforehand yet brought this calm energy at the same time, which was so important to us during the chaotic day! The end results were AMAZING and we honestly didn't think it was possible for the pictures to turn out so well. She captured such beautiful, funny, and emotional candid shots that helped us relive our special day. Thank you for everything Vanessa, 100% recommend to any future bride/groom!
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    Megan J. Married on 09/07/2018
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    She became part of the family!

    Vanessa was amazing! She was so easy to work with and basically became part of the family! She took control and got the portraits done quickly so we could all join the party. The candid shots she got during the reception truly captured the atmosphere! The photographs are gorgeous; the only problem I'm having is choosing which ones to print because they're all so good!!!
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    Hildie Married on 05/11/2018
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    Vanessa did such a beautiful job capturing my daughter鈥檚 wedding. I love her style and thought she would be way too expensive for us, but we worked out a way to make it fit our budget.

    She was super flexible about traveling to our different venues for the wedding and the reception which were on different days. Vanessa got all sorts of cool pictures that I didn鈥檛 even know she was taking.

    There were a few shots that she didn鈥檛 get, but that was totally my fault for not communicating better. So make sure you tell her everything little thing you want her to photograph! Our photographs from Vanessa make me smile every time I look at them!
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    Lindsay Married on 04/21/2018
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    Vanessa was such a pleasure to work with! We found Vanessa last minute to photograph our rehearsal dinner. Even though it was last minute, Vanessa followed up to ensure all of our needs were met. She was so flexible and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. Vanessa also had a quick turn around time on the pictures and we can鈥檛 stop looking at them. She captured all of our family and friends perfectly. I can鈥檛 say enough great things about Vanessa and we would absolutely use Vanessa again! Lindsay and Blake
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    Kriszta Married on 11/25/2017
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    Vanessa was absolutely wonderful to work with! She captured our wedding in the Santa Cruz mountains, and we are so grateful to have worked with her. She put up with our last minute procrastination (so sorry, Vanessa!), was so kind and friendly, went with the flow the day of our wedding, and captured gorgeous photographs! The day of the wedding, she arrived early to scope out the perfect spots and was super calm (helped calm us!) and professional. She was able to beautifully capture every moment throughout the day -- both formal and candid. Thank you, Vanessa!
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    Kady Married on 09/30/2017
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    5 stars all around!!! Vanessa photographed our Aptos, CA wedding in September of 2017. I booked Vanessa a year in advance for our wedding so we had plenty of time to talk about what I wanted and get to know each other. Vanessa was extremely responsive (even a year+ out!) and was so sweet with answering all of my little questions :) I had never had professional photos taken before but she really eased my anxiety and helped me through what I needed vs. didn't need. I would recommend Vanessa to anyone who wants BEAUTIFUL photos that will last a lifetime. We recently received our prints and I haven't stopped smiling! On top of all of that her packages are extremely affordable! She is an absolute gem and I would work with her again in a heartbeat. Thank you Vanessa!!!!
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    Angela Married on 08/20/2017
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    I'm not sure where to start with how fantastic Vanessa is.

    We traveled from the UK to marry in California so finding the right Photographer was slightly more difficult. I instantly fell in love with her portfolio and contacted her through this site. Through the entire process not only was Vanessa a complete professional, but she was also so enthusiastic, friendly and went above and beyond to get all the info she could on the Ceremony site to ensure she captured the best photographs for us.

    Vanessa traveled very far out of her way to photograph our day, and we could not be happier with the amazing photographs she captured. She was so easy to work with (even if I am a total cameraphobe) it was like having another friend there to share our day.

    I think the photos speak for themselves and show just how talented this woman really is. I would not have traded having her with us on our special day, and now we have the most incredible photographs to enjoy for the rest of our lives.

    We can never thank her enough!!
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    Katie Married on 06/24/2017
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    Vanessa was an absolute dream to work with! She was so flexible and was able to calm the nerves of an anxious bride by being accommodating and with her professionalism. She responded to every email with my many questions within 24hours, if not sooner. She did not miss a beat, nor any detail of our wedding and her photos were absolutely stunning and clear! I would highly, highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a photographer. Her pricing was very fair and by the quality of her photos you can see that she really takes pride in her work. She worked with me to give me a wedding package that was in my budget and stayed late to make sure that we got photos of our sparkler exit. Please use this photographer, she is fantastic!
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    Kamala Married on 07/26/2016
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    I can't say enough good things about Vanessa Lain. She was a top notch professional from start to finish. Her work is absolutely stunning, she had a very calming demeanor and made our family feel comfortable. She stayed until we were satisfied that we got everything. She gave us a TON of AMAZING PHOTOS. So many to choose from, it was hard to choose my favorites! Her presentation of our final photo package was really sweet and beyond my expectations. She gave us a fair price for week day short wedding/elopement. I hope to use Vanessa's services again for a family photo shoot.

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San Antonio San Antonio, TX, 78210
Location of (Vanessa Lain Photography)
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA, 95076

Vanessa Lain Photography frequently asked questions

Vanessa Lain Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • Add'l Hours
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Toning
  • Digital Files
  • Proofs
Vanessa Lain Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Toning
  • Digital Files
  • Proofs
Vanessa Lain Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
Vanessa Lain Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Boudoir Shoot
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Wedding Portraits
Vanessa Lain Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Prints
  • Proofs
Vanessa Lain Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
Vanessa Lain Photography currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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