Who I Am, and MyWhy


Hi and thank you for stopping by! I’m Vanessa Holden and I can't wait to learn more about you, but first, you should know a little about me…

I feel pretty darn blessed to call Ventura, California my home. I’m a Montana native, but came to the West Coast for college, and wound up staying and raising my family here. I’m passionate about all kinds of things like exploring new places, eating really good food, and finding excellent coffee. But I’m most passionate anything that has to do with my family and my two precious young daughters Samantha and Madeline. My journey into motherhood began in 2012 when I first found out I was pregnant. I’m pretty certain that I changed on a cellular level and life has never been the same.

My family is my number one priority but after that, photography is a close second. It’s the thing that feeds my soul. I began photography like many others, first shooting my kids, and then a bit of everything else. For years I photographed families, couples getting married, and even cat portraits once! And while I was happy doing that for a long time, I knew that my heart was being pulled in one direction, and I had no choice but to listen.

I now focus on photographing all things Motherhood, which to me, is the most beautiful thing on Earth. It’s so raw, and real, and eternal. I love supporting moms on this journey in life and being able to tell their story is something I am so grateful for and humbled by. So please consider sharing a little of yourself with me, and send me a message about how I can help tell your story.

I can’t wait to meet you!