Vanessa Joy began her photographic journey in 1998, and has since earned five college degrees, received a PPA Photographic Craftsman degree, been named a WeddingWire Education Expert, and become sponsored by Canon, Profoto, and Animoto, to name a few. Vanessa has spoken at almost every major convention and platform in the photography industry, such as CreativeLIVE, The Wedding School, Clickin’ Moms, WPPI, ShutterFest, Imaging USA, Wedding MBA, WeddingWire World, and MobileBeat. She also hosts personal workshops and numerous small business and photography conventions around the globe. Recognized for both her talent and her business sense, Vanessa’s clients love working with her and industry peers love to learn from her generous, informative, and open-book style of teaching.

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