“Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
Imogen Cunningham

Welcome to Vanessa Hicks Photography!  I am a natural light, lifestyle photographer in Monterey, California, serving all of Northern California to include, Seaside, Carmel, San Jose, San Francisco, Santa Cruz  and surrounding areas.  Photography should be about the feeling and emotion that you get from seeing a photograph.  It's not always about the smile but, don't worry, I'll get those too! :)  My goal is to capture real, genuine expressions from that exact moment in time for you to hold in your hands forever.



I love to shoot outside in natural light.  I have a very photojournalistic, lifestyle-like approach.  My passion lies in documenting Families, Children and Maternity portraiture. I also offer Newborn, Senior, Birth, Events, Weddings and Engagement sessions.  My sessions take place outside on-location or in the hospital for births + fresh 48 sessions.  You are welcome to suggest a location if you have something in mind.  I also have a list of locations if you need some ideas.  I make my sessions fun so you feel comfortable and natural!  I want to showcase the personalities, emotion and love that comes from you and your family.  I want our session to be fun and effortless.  So, wear your favorite or most comfortable outfit and bring that fuzzy blanket you use to snuggle up on the couch.  We will make these pictures ooze with whatever makes you, you!  And the result will be captured memories that will be personal to you and that you can cherish for years to come.

Head on over to my About Me page so you can get to know me a little better.  Then, check out the Contact page so you can tell me a little about yourself!  Questions?  I would love to answer them!  Let's chat over coffee and go take some pictures!