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Affordable Bay Area Photography. Quality photography at the best possible price.

My goal is to give you effortless photography. Allow me to capture the candid moments and guide you through the poses that will create stunning portraits.

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Shakera Tryninewski

28 July 2019

Vee is wonderful at what she does. Our wedding and engagement pictures were beyond beautiful. She is very meticulous about how she wants to capture the moment and directs you. Along with this, she is extremely pleasant, accommodating, responsive and receptive. As well as affordable. Thank you Vee for beautifully capturing our once in a lifetime moment! More...

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Jennifer Ng

10 July 2019

We got married in June 2019, and Vee handled both our engagement pictures and wedding. She did a great job for both shoots! I really appreciated her preparation and thoughtfulness prior to the event. Additionally, Vee was very observant and patient, which resulted in some great candid shots of everyone.
Lastly, the picture quality is great! I love her aesthetic! All pictures were bright, clear, and was not over edited.
We are so happy that we have these great pictures to remember our special day. They are currently going viral within the family!
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Eileen

5 June 2019

We planned our wedding from across the country so, to minimize stress, we hoped for a photographer who was not only talented, but also reliable, experienced, and easy to work with - Vee is all of these things and more. We felt very comfortable working with her and asked her to completely run the couples shoot, but it was clear that she intended to be responsive to any/all our requests, had we made any. My mom was particularly impressed that Vee was barely noticeable moving about during the ceremony, but suddenly captured everyone's attention when it was needed for group pictures.
Just a few days later she sent us a highlights video (a compilation of 1-2 second clips) that somehow captured all of our favorite moments and, much more vividly than a picture, invokes the same magic and happiness I felt on that day.
And if you're watching the purse, Vee's services are very affordable. I think we got remarkable value for cost, particularly the video!
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alex

27 May 2019

Working with Vee has been nothing but amazing! She photographed our engagement photos, and our wedding (5.18.19). Couldn't be more pleased to have found Vee, and can't recommend her enough. She captured our love, family, and friends perfectly. Thank you so much Vee, we love you! More...

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Aimee Bidegainberry

22 May 2019

I found Vee through one of my co-workers, and I am so glad that I asked her. Vee was absolutely amazing! My husband and I did both engagement and wedding photos with her, and they turned out beautiful. Vee made us feel comfortable, as we had never taken professional pictures before. She is professional and sweet. She got us our photographs back very quickly. All of the photos are wonderful and Vee captured all the best memories of the day. My bridal party was very impressed with her as well during photos. We will recommend her to everyone! More...

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Cassidy Brooking-Lang

30 April 2019

Vee helped capture our style even when we didn’t know what it was and the photos came out beautifully- especially candid shots out in nature! We were able to trust Vee to guide us through the process and take photos at just the right moments More...

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Darion L Wilson

28 April 2019

I love how SteeVee captures each moment and makes it come alive. She's very patient and the prices are very economical. my images and slide was beautiful! I was more than pleased.

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Nancy

7 April 2019

We recently got married and booked Vee for our engagement shoot and wedding. She did an amazing job and we were very pleased with our photos and blown away by our highlight video. An extra bonus on our list was Vee flew her drone to capture the view at our outdoor ceremony. When it comes to capturing the right moments on video and photos, Vee is a jack of all trades. We were impressed how quickly she shared the video and photos with us. Vee was great to work with... professional, friendly and accommodating. For a camera shy couple, we appreciated how she guided us throughout the photoshoot and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. Vee offers a great package at a very reasonable price. We highly recommend! More...

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Annalyn

10 September 2018

It is apparent when a professional is working to clock in, clock out and get their paycheck versus when they are truly doing something they love to do. Vee is a consummate professional who is flexible, friendly, has a passion and talent for what she does. She did both our engagement and our wedding, and all of our pictures turned out fantastic and has an uncanny ability to make even the most camera-shy people incredibly comfortable as she captures what has become two of the best days of our lives.
Vee isn’t the most expensive photographer out there, but that doesn’t mean she’s not one of, if not the best in the business as far as quality goes. As a musician, I’ve gigged plenty of weddings and have seen very expensive photographers unable to deliver the service and quality that she does, for 3x or more the price. She’s excellent at communication, catering to your needs and getting the shots that you want, keeps you comfortable while balancing both allowing for flexibility and keeping to the schedule of your special day. The photographer tends to double as a mini coordinator for most weddings, and Vee has that part of her game dialed in as well.
Every shot from both our engagement shoot and our wedding were absolutely stunning, and we couldn’t believe the amount of pictures we had received and the sheer professional look and character every shot possessed. Her style is very classic with a photojournalistic approach; every picture seems and can capture a moment, emotion, and tells a story. Pictures are not overly edited, and avoids the pitfall of falling into trendy pictures. Her pictures are vibrant with color and have the ability to withstand a lifetime, making her work incredibly timeless.
We hired Vee as our photographer and loved her. If you’re looking for a professional photographer with the experience, know how, talent and most importantly the love and passion for what they do, there is not a better photographer out there than Vee.
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Sam

1 September 2018

V is the best photographer we've worked with so far. From the beginning, she provided advice and guidance on ideal places for our wedding session, taking into consideration the types of pictures we wanted and the lighting for the time of day the pictures would be taken. During our wedding day, V was able to capture all our special moments while not being too imposing. V was very accommodating. From start to finish, V was very professional yet at the same time, it felt like working with a long time friend. The final pictures turned out wonderful and as expected. The wedding slideshow was beyond expectation. V went above and beyond the entire time we worked with her! We will definitely find V if we need to document future milestones. More...

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Alex

25 August 2018

Vanessa is a true gem!
From our first initial contact with her, she was punctual, easy to work with, and a friendly professional. We would be lost in planning our own wedding if we hadn't consulted a proper timeline with Vanessa and made it easier for us both.
The day of the wedding, despite having multiple locations she was able to be at each site on time and ready to get started. I had lots of complements from family members saying she was "on it" and she discreetly make her way around crowds to get amazing shots.
The quality of the pictures were more than expected. I was legitimately blown away by the pictures she was able to capture with the tons of emotions shown
We had received our photos quickly after the we returned from our honeymoon. The whole process was easy and quick and her instructions were pretty easy to follow.
I would recommend Vanessa for any special event!
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Mabel

11 August 2018

Book her before you're too late! That's the first thing I need to say. :D Besides that, I am so grateful to have met and worked with Vanessa for my wedding.

First of all, her communication via email was always quick, informative, and professional. Just how I like it! The whole booking process was painless and well-organized. I really appreciated how she was thoughtful of my needs. You could always tell she had the bride and groom's interest and happiness in mind.

We booked her for our engagement shoot and wedding and I'm so glad we did! It gave us a chance to get to know each other before the big day. During the engagement shoot, I was able to observe how committed she was to her craft. She scouted the place beforehand to find the right spots and coached with our posing the entire time. That was very helpful! Little did I know that this was only a small glimpse into her work ethic.

She went above and beyond during our wedding day. Vanessa arrived early carrying all her gear. She wasted no time at all and started taking pictures. I was pretty anxious that day, but it was a comfort to know that she was there capturing all the great memories with my family. I never once doubted her capabilities. During the reception, my mom was actually looking for her to make sure she ate! My bridesmaids told me that they almost had to force her to sit and take a break. The day was a blur for me, but I do remember admiring how dedicated she was to getting beautiful shots. My husband and I loved the private time we had taking pictures together. It was probably one of the more memorable moments of the day for me, and I'm glad I shared it with someone that understood that.

In the end, all the pictures turned out amazing! I'll share some of my favorites. She also did a video montage for us that exceeded all my expectations. To any brides out there pulling out their hair looking for a photographer, please look no further. You'll be lucky to have Vanessa take care of you!
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Aericka V Bledsoe

6 August 2018

SteeVee is amazing , she makes you feel comfortable and has a real eye for a good shot ! She catches the best off guards and is so fun to work with . And doesn’t even lose patients if you’re doing too much ! I WILL be using her again ! More...

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Rochelle Settle

26 July 2018

Please support this young sista, starting her own business!

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Megan

20 June 2018

Vee was great to work with for our engagement shoot. It was our first time photo shoot as a couple. She made us feel at ease and is great at capturing awesome photos, even when there was a lot of wind! Highly recommend!!

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Jeremy

13 June 2018

Maybe you can relate: We're quirky introverts who don't love attention, but we wanted to have wedding photos. Well, Vee made us feel comfortable in front of the camera immediately. She's really easy to work with, and she gives great art direction. We ended up having a lot of fun on our engagement shoot, and we'd recommend the experience to other couples. We've received so many compliments on our wedding photos. Vee caught all the important moments, but also the little details. She goes above and beyond, even making us a video that included the audio from our vows. We'll forever treasure the amazing images from our wedding day. If you're looking for affordable wedding photography with a personable professional, you can't go wrong with Vee! More...

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Diana

7 May 2018

Vee was an amazing photographer. Super sweet and the images came out perfectly! The turnaround time was unreal and we could not be happier with her service and the end product. Recommending her to everyone and will definitely hire again More...

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Veronica

26 March 2018

I’m a bride to be from Houston and found Vanessa via Facebook because I was going to SF for a work conference and thought it would be a great idea to do a photo shoot with my fiancé. I had reached out to various other photographers however they were crazy super expensive and didn’t offer much for the price. Thankfully I came across Photography by Vee who was within my budget and had great photos in her portfolio. Working with her felt like a breeze. She communicated with me along the way and provided direction the day of the shoot. Happy to have found a Texan native in San Francisco to have taken our pictures. More...

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Devika

5 March 2018

Vanessa is absolutely great! She covered our wedding and also did a pre wedding shoot for us and we couldn’t have been happier with the results. She’s super friendly and accommodating, and extremely professional. We had a traditional Indian ceremony, which can be a bit overwhelming to cover, but she was flawless! More...

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Maria

19 November 2017

We used Vee for both our engagement photos and wedding. All of the photographs turned out fantastic. We like them very much. Also Vee was an absolute pleasure to work with. She made us and all of our guests feel very comfortable. Nothing during the photo sessions or afterwards was too much trouble. We are very grateful that we found Vee and we recommend her wholeheartedly. Thank you Vee - Pat & Maria. More...

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Amit

11 October 2017

Vanessa is excellent, look no further for a photographer who offers great quality snaps for a good budget. She stuck by her agreement and didn't accept parking fee reimbursement, but I went ahead and paid her extra, because she was that good. She is down to earth and it feels as if she is a friend who is helping you get the best snaps possible, I would love to hire her again in the future whenever we need great photos. We contacted/reviewed over a dozen photographers, she is the best. More...

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Nathaly

21 September 2017

Vee captured every single important moment and more... she is amazing! I did not met her until the day of the wedding due to our separate geographical locations, but her communication was superb. I felt so relaxed with her that day of the wedding and did not have to worry about the photography aspect of the wedding which is a wonderful feeling when you're worrying about other things that day! If you're considering Vee as your photographer, do it without hesitation. Thank you, again for the amazing photos! More...

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Sevana

7 September 2017

Vanessa is a phenomenal photographer. I hired her to photograph my bridal shower, and the pictures are beautiful! She was professional throughout the event, and took beautiful candid as well as staged shots. I dragged her around throughout the event, and she kept up with me the whole three hours. She was also invisible - and I mean that in the best way possible! She took pictures in such a natural and quiet fashion, and we were able to get such gorgeous candid shots because of this! Best of all, she had the pictures to me in one week - ONE WEEK! I have already shared her information with my wedding planner, and I plan to hire her for so many events in the future! Thank you so much, Vanessa! More...

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Yuri

28 August 2017

Vanessa was kind and helpful even in the beginning. And during our wedding, she took the lead and help us to get awesome photos. Great turnaround and retrieving the photos was a breeze with her online gallery that we shared with our guest. We are very happy with the quality of the photos. For anybody who is planning to have a wedding, definitely you should go for her if she is available!!! More...

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Amie

19 July 2017

Vanessa did our engagement pictures and photographed our wedding. We loved her work! Her pictures are timeless, clear, bright, and she has a knack for capturing candid moments beautifully. I could not be more pleased with our pictures. She was wonderful to work with - personable, punctual, and flexible. She was incredibly patient with our large family and bustling wedding. I can't wait to hire her again and highly recommend her services! More...

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Abbie

25 June 2017

writing this review bec. I think she needs to be known in the Bay area not just bec. Of how affordable it is to work with her but also how proffesional and how easy it is to be in touch with her. At first when i was looking for an afforable photographer for our engagement shoot, I almost gave up the thought that I can even find one, but luckily I found Vanessa. At first I couldnt believe it. I immediately emailed her and thank God she responded quickly. She was super nice to talk to. And she hears out all my ideas, she even went to scout the area where i specifically wanted to take the pictures. Although i had to cancel a few times, she was still all for it work with us. She is also quick to provide with the pictures after. It didnt take her a week and we got our photos :) Im super happy woth how the pictures turn out. Will def. recommend her to anyone on a budget like us but still hope for good quality pictures! Thank you Vanessa for your work! More...

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Romalynn

7 June 2017

Had our pre-wedding photos done and it looks amazing! Vanessa is very talented and professional. She responses to my emails quickly and accommodated all our request. The price is affordable. Highly recommended. Can't wait to work with her again. More...

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Emily

5 June 2017

Vanessa was really great to work with- both the day of the wedding and leading up to it. Before the wedding she would respond to my emails within the day I sent them. The day of, she arrived early to the venue, which is a huge relief for a bride. I also can't say this for sure because I didn't have a clock on me during the reception, but I'm fairly certain she stayed a little later than her designated end time to catch some shots of my husband and I cutting the cake which was such a nice touch. Speaking of nice touches, Vanessa also had three preview shots of the day available for us the night of the wedding.
Also when we got the photos back (less than 2 weeks after the ceremony I might add!) it seemed as though she has gotten shots from every angle during every key moment of the ceremony (which to me seems impossible for a one-woman-show- but Vanessa did it somehow!) I would definitely recommend using Vanessa for any kind of photo services. I've heard many wedding photography horror stories where a couple only got a few out of focus shots for thousands of dollars (and that didn't even include the license to print the photos). Vanessa worked with us to give us over 400 for a reasonable price that fit our personal wedding budget, all of which came with the freedom to print and post on social media.
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Yesi

30 May 2017

Vanessa was such s sweet person! She was so helpful from beginning to end when planning a surprise proposal. I told her exactly what I wanted her to capture and she did just that. Throughout the shoot she was open to any ideas we had. I would definitely recommend Vanessa. More...

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Sophie

14 May 2017

The pictures look amazing!!! I'm so pleased with the results and super happy that you took the time to capture these special moments for us to treasure forever. Working with a toddler is a challenge, and you did a great job, we ended up with great results! Excellent suggestion to shoot at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, the scenery was perfect. Can't thank you enough! Thanks for the beautiful memories Vee! More...

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Emelda

30 April 2017

Vanessa was awesome from start to finish. I hired Vanessa to photograph my brother's wedding and everything about that day was DIY, from the florals to the decor so we were on a very strict budget. I was the wedding coordinator, hostess and everyone's GO-To-PERSON. There were approximately 80 guests, all family and I catered to everyone's needs, from the handicapped to the party instigator. Prior to the event, I envisioned what types of pictures and with whom we would take them with. Because my mind was always occupied and overwhelmed, everything that I had envisioned vanished but Vanessa knew exactly what I wanted and did it. My brother and his new wife are very happy. She did a great job! The photos came out absolutely beautiful. Her photos told a fairy tale come true. More...

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Shivani

31 March 2017

The pictures turned out amazing...everyone loved it!

Vanessa is an awesome photographer and did a wonderful job of taking our photographs. I was on a crunch for time and she helped us decide the details of the photoshoot within just one week and was extremely patient and flexible. She is a very responsive person and easy to work with! I absolutely loved working with her and will definitely recommend her to my family & friends! She was positive during the shoot and supportive of our creativity. Also, after sending the initial round of photographs, she was still willing to put additional work on making any adjustments I asked for!

Thank you for working so hard and giving us such beautiful memories to cherish...Vanessa, you're awesome!! :)

Much Love,
Shivani Malika & Devarsh
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Pam

23 March 2017

Vanessa was my wedding photographer. This was my first time hiring a photographer and she absolutely exceeded my expectations. She was stealth and meticulous with every shot. She captured the lighting and moments perfectly, I really couldn't have asked for more. Even my family loved her sweet demeanor. If you need advice from a 3rd Party source, I can vouch for her! More...

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Kathy

22 March 2017

Vanessa was great! She was quick to respond and easy to work with. The pictures were amazing. I could not be happier.

Q&A

Photography is all about light. Let me find the best light, or if necessary create it.

I love the people and the places that photography takes me. I love being in the moment and capturing it all at the same time.

I have loved photography since a very young age. When my son was born I was faced with the challenge of how to get better pictures of him. I then began to look for other subjects to photograph and little by little my business was born.

My approach is simple. I want you to feel like you asked your friend to take your pictures while still providing you with professional grade pictures.

Services

Celebration who you are as a couple regularly. Let me photograph the you as a couple in your element, enjoying each other without the pressure of a wedding.

Let me chronicle your day so you remember it just as it was as well as provide you will beautiful portraits that you will share with future generations.