I am not usually one to write reviews, however the experience of working with Clarissa from VM warranted a review. I can honestly say I have never met anyone quite like Clarissa. She has such an artistic eye for things, and captures love in a still photo. I have never felt so beautiful as when she was photographing me. I joked with her "Your sessions come with an ego boost!" She can make you feel like a million bucks no matter what. She pours herself into her work and it shows. There were other aspects of my wedding I was beyond stressed over, but not my photography. I had several meetings with Clarissa not to mention countless emails. She planned every photo, every pose, and every tiny detail. Together we developed a schedule for ceremony and pre-ceremony pictures to ensure everyone was in the right place at the right time and boy did it help! The package we opted for included an engagement session and a bridal session. Clarissa went above and beyond for both. We shot in two locations for hours to capture our AMAZING engagement pictures, which were also used in our photo guestbook at our wedding. I have had several people tell me they look like they are straight out of a magazine, and I can assure you it's not because we are models it's because she is just that talented. After the engagement shoot I couldn't wait for my bridal, and Clarissa did not disappoint. She pulled strings and got us in to an old Victorian museum and took some of the most creative and beautiful vintage style pictures I have ever seen. I almost can't believe it's me in them! She worked so hard on our wedding day, I couldn't have asked for more. Not only did she shoot our wedding and reception all day, but she followed us downtown to our hotel for some sunset rooftop shots. If you are going to splurge on one thing for your wedding, I suggest it be your photography. It's the one thing you will be able to look back to and Clarissa at Vantage Media makes it worth looking at!