VBH Photography

VBH Photography Vanessa is a mom of 5, passionate about life and capturing the beauty of our every day moments.

Legacy Sessions are up there at the top of my favorite to do.  Listening to the stories of youth and how it brought them...
07/08/2019

Legacy Sessions are up there at the top of my favorite to do. Listening to the stories of youth and how it brought them to the point where they are now is powerful and beautiful. As I listened to these two tell their story, I could see the love and admiration in their daughters' eyes. The legacy unfolded right before me. It is such an honor to be brought into these sacred spaces.

A Legacy session includes time for still images as well as video. Contact me today for more info!

Happy 4th of July from our family to yours  @ Petoskey, Michigan
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July from our family to yours @ Petoskey, Michigan

It was such a beautiful June day to match an equally beautiful bride
07/03/2019

It was such a beautiful June day to match an equally beautiful bride

This isn't a typical wedding day sneak peek for me, but this is no ordinary wedding either.  Katie, Megan, and Jenny and...
07/03/2019

This isn't a typical wedding day sneak peek for me, but this is no ordinary wedding either. Katie, Megan, and Jenny and I were the best of friends as children. I remember the day Jenny was born and how in love with her I fell the moment I met her. Daily life can feel slow sometimes, but in moments like this all the memories of childhood and growing up can come flooding back in such a powerful way and you realize how quickly it all goes.

When Jenny asked me to photograph her special day, I was so humbled and loved the full circle that life can bring us to. Watching Pat (Mom) and the girls and their own children standing there together, feeling the moment, it was beautiful.

Thank you, Jenny, for allowing me to be a part of your amazing day. I know God will bless you and Dave on your journey and I cannot wait to watch as your story unfolds.

xoxoxo

07/02/2019

Hey guys! I am having some technical difficulties and have what I need being expedited in shipping! Thank you so much for your patience!

over the weekend......I remember looking at him as we drove through the tunnel of trees today, toward sturgeon bay, and ...
06/25/2019

over the weekend...
...I remember looking at him as we drove through the tunnel of trees today, toward sturgeon bay, and thinking; “This has been a perfect day.”

I found the someone that brings out the best in me and my heart’s desire is to love him the same. He loves my babies as his own. He makes me laugh...a lot. He has a quiet strength and brings so much peace to our home as we face life’s challenges. He is my missing piece. He is my better half and life is truly better and more beautiful with him in it.

Tonight we ended our drive at sturgeon bay. It was beautiful and calm. We dipped our toes in the water and it was ice cold!! I turned around as I told Jeremy, “I am about to get crazy” ( ...meaning I was going to get down to my bathing suit and dive in.). ...And as I turned around he said, “Well, let’s get crazy together forever” and got down on one knee.

I said, “yes”.

Mrs. Jeremy Steer September 2019

Shooting with my girl, Tatum!  Busy wedding month!
06/23/2019

Shooting with my girl, Tatum! Busy wedding month!

A beautiful morning was spent snuggling with this sweet boy.  Welcome to the world, Jack!
06/20/2019

A beautiful morning was spent snuggling with this sweet boy. Welcome to the world, Jack!

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06/20/2019

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The fruit trees are beginning to blossom!  We ventured out tonight and got sweet mommy and me images
06/05/2019

The fruit trees are beginning to blossom! We ventured out tonight and got sweet mommy and me images

I don't know quite how life flies by so quickly, but here we are.  I remember vividly the day that Jenny was born and no...
06/01/2019

I don't know quite how life flies by so quickly, but here we are. I remember vividly the day that Jenny was born and now I will be photographing her wedding. Stay tuned for some pretty amazing sneak peeks from this super fun session. We laughed the whole time

Hi guys!  I know it’s been a bit quiet on my end.  On this journey, sometimes the bumps that we thought we had smoothe...
05/17/2019

Hi guys! I know it’s been a bit quiet on my end. On this journey, sometimes the bumps that we thought we had smoothed out “bump” us again. I’m super excited for this 2019 summer season!! Today, it’s coffee and planning dates for golden hour beach sessions! Happy Friday!

I sure have the best people that I work with ♥️. A surprise birthday present today. I love vintage cameras!!!
05/16/2019

I sure have the best people that I work with ♥️. A surprise birthday present today. I love vintage cameras!!!

We had a gorgeous engagement session tonight.  I cannot wait for this wedding in August, it is going to be fantastic!  L...
05/15/2019

We had a gorgeous engagement session tonight. I cannot wait for this wedding in August, it is going to be fantastic! Look at the headlights! What a creative way to propose

Sweet Aspen is 12 months old
05/02/2019

Sweet Aspen is 12 months old

It has been a busy month and I am so excited to be sharing sneak peeks this week of the adorable faces I have been lucky...
05/01/2019

It has been a busy month and I am so excited to be sharing sneak peeks this week of the adorable faces I have been lucky enough to capture! Tomorrow is May 1st! How did that happen?

Family of three.  I love that some of the older classic names are coming around again.  Sweet, Eleanor
04/25/2019

Family of three. I love that some of the older classic names are coming around again. Sweet, Eleanor

VBH Photography's cover photo
04/25/2019

VBH Photography's cover photo

This sweet, beautiful, and highly anticipated little girl came into my studio last week and let me snuggle her for an ho...
04/22/2019

This sweet, beautiful, and highly anticipated little girl came into my studio last week and let me snuggle her for an hour or so. This little one has great things in store for her

A little taste of the adorable session with,  6 month Eleanor. 💜💜
04/07/2019

A little taste of the adorable session with, 6 month Eleanor. 💜💜

04/04/2019

Easter Minis are available by appointment! $75 for a 15 min session! Message me to schedule yours!

Anyone itching to travel?!   I love the sights and sounds of the city or learning the culture of a different country!   ...
03/28/2019

Anyone itching to travel?! I love the sights and sounds of the city or learning the culture of a different country! Where is your favorite spot you have traveled?
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03/21/2019

Hey guys! Due to events beyond my control I will be taking some personal time until Tuesday. I look forward to delivering galleries and responding to inquiries then! You guys are the best. 💜💜

🎓Attention Class of 2020!  I'm look for two seniors to participate in our Senior Rep Program! --Requirements: *Easy g...
03/12/2019

🎓Attention Class of 2020! I'm look for two seniors to participate in our Senior Rep Program!
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Requirements:
*Easy going and fun to work with 🔆
*Laugh easily at my goofy jokes 😎
*Willing to do multiple photo shoots 📸
*Must have active social media accounts 📱
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Our senior rep program is fun, easy, and affordable! You also get some really great benefits 😉. If you are a senior, or parent of a senior, graduating high school in 2020 in Petoskey, Alanson, Pellston, Cheboygan, Mackinaw, Inland Lakes, or Harbor Springs - let's chat! Message me here, text, or email!
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Why do I love what I do?   This. Right here. Being able to work from home while sitting on my bed next to my sick boy.  ...
03/10/2019

Why do I love what I do? This. Right here. Being able to work from home while sitting on my bed next to my sick boy. Gathering my tax info for my accountant, planning summer 2019 sessions, and editing all while being taking care of my baby. Being entrepreneurial is never easy. It's a lot working weird hours, long hours, thinking out of the box... Also, being able to set my own hours. Days like this it is everything. What is your why?
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I looked back as we sat in the carwash this afternoon and I was struck at how fast it all goes. Before I know it,  she w...
03/10/2019

I looked back as we sat in the carwash this afternoon and I was struck at how fast it all goes. Before I know it, she wont play with dolls. But for this moment right here, she's still my little girl with her dolls perched on the window ledge admiring the colors of the soap... And my heart slows and my mind takes in every detail and burns it into memory. I love you, Hannah Acala.
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This couch has seen laughter and tears. It's seen quiet moments and heart felt sharing. Sleeping babies and toddler jump...
03/08/2019

This couch has seen laughter and tears. It's seen quiet moments and heart felt sharing. Sleeping babies and toddler jumps.
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Recently, I have nurtured a relationship with a sweet human. She moved thousands of miles from her home and feels alone.
Everything is new. Everything is lonely. As she faces hurdles, she feels the lack of that safety net of a tribe.
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One thing I have learned is to use my circle, my tribe, to reach out and support those without. I'm meeting with powerful women tonight and as I look at each of their faces I see how each of them have taught me something that has made me better... Many of those lessons have taken place right here on this couch.
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Women, be sure that you use that powerful place of having support, love and acceptance to reach out and share that gift. Maybe your tribe will become her own. Maybe it will be the place she finds her strength to find her own.
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I'm grateful for this comfy old couch. For the stories told and the lessons learned here. The friendships forged and the support given.
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Women, let's support each other from our areas of strength. We've got this. Invite someone to your "couch", lift someone up.
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I can FEEL it!   It’s coming!   Sunshine!   Fresh greens buds on trees and dewy grass!   Windows down and the fresh wi...
03/06/2019

I can FEEL it! It’s coming! Sunshine! Fresh greens buds on trees and dewy grass! Windows down and the fresh wind blowing in our faces - can feel it! We are SO close! ...but...For now, I’m going to bask in this heavenly sunshine filling the studio with its warmth.
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I absolutely LOVE spending time with this beautiful family. The tones,  lighting and natural connection between them is ...
03/06/2019

I absolutely LOVE spending time with this beautiful family. The tones, lighting and natural connection between them is always perfection. 💙
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Like a sudden break in the storm, I found I had an unexpected free morning, so I slowed down to just enjoy the beauty of...
03/04/2019

Like a sudden break in the storm, I found I had an unexpected free morning, so I slowed down to just enjoy the beauty of where I live - take it in. Take some deep breathes and be grateful for a break in the crazy business of life.
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This sweet town of Alanson is often overlooked, but the longer I’m here, the more I love it. The Crooked river was beautiful this morning even in with negative temps as the morning mist still hung in the air.
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My sweet 15 year old, Sophie,  crossed over the rainbow bridge last night.  She was a sweet girl who saw me through near...
03/03/2019

My sweet 15 year old, Sophie, crossed over the rainbow bridge last night. She was a sweet girl who saw me through nearly half of my life. She thought she was mama to each of my babies and looked at me with utter exasperation like I didn't know how to do my job when they cried. I could tell she was happy when she would wink at me and a year ago I actually captured it in a cellphone shot. Thank you for your faithfulness, your love and your goofiness. Until we meet again, sweet Sophie May. @ Alanson, Michigan

“You may think a boudoir session is something you do for someone else... In fact,  it’s always something you do for ...
03/02/2019

“You may think a boudoir session is something you do for someone else... In fact, it’s always something you do for yourself. “
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It’s true. Boudoir sessions are liberating, exillerating, vulnerable and raw...Most of all, they are powerful.
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The studio is all set up to capture these powerful sessions now. Come in book one for yourself and own your journey.
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P. S. this is for guys, girls or couples
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Looking out across the bay and feeling the warmth of the gorgeous sun. Spring is coming... I’m SO ready but there is s...
03/01/2019

Looking out across the bay and feeling the warmth of the gorgeous sun. Spring is coming... I’m SO ready but there is something about the sparkle of that late winter snow.
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She’s got the photobug. “Mom, stop!  It’s the perfect picture”...and she hopped out of the car and went over to ...
03/01/2019

She’s got the photobug. “Mom, stop! It’s the perfect picture”...and she hopped out of the car and went over to capture the sunset standing against a snow bank as tall as her. I love seeing her come alive as she notices the beauty around her 💜.

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I know I say it a lot,  but seriously,  watching families and babies grow NEVER gets old. I think it is one of the most ...
02/25/2019

I know I say it a lot, but seriously, watching families and babies grow NEVER gets old. I think it is one of the most treasured parts of my work...To be invited in to document your life is an honor. Thank you 💙
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Included in our vision board workshop was the time for some portraits in the studio. I love how each of these women owne...
02/24/2019

Included in our vision board workshop was the time for some portraits in the studio. I love how each of these women owned their personality and brought it into their time in front of the camera. Rock on, girls!

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This may not look like much. But I have a whole 16 hours to myself. Catching up on my temperature blanket,  sitting in q...
02/24/2019

This may not look like much. But I have a whole 16 hours to myself. Catching up on my temperature blanket, sitting in quiet, breathing.
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I spent the beginning of my day being inspired and listening to the dreams of other powerful, unique and amazing women. Now I get to take stock of my own path in this serene space.
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I was gifted with this night away... Something I didn't quite realize how much I needed until I found myself anticipating this time all week. Something I'm learning is we all need to find out how we fill up our own reserves...after all, you can't fill up others from an empty cup.
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What restores you? What fills you up?

#vanessabrookephotography #ownit #dreamitdoit #authenticlovemag #lifestyle #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #lifestyleinspo #lifestylephotographer #lifestylephotography #lifestyler #livestylemodel #livestyles #photobugcommunity @ Charlevoix, Michigan

Vision board workshop in progress!   A wonderful group of people dreaming and moving forward in their goals!!  #vanessab...
02/23/2019

Vision board workshop in progress! A wonderful group of people dreaming and moving forward in their goals!! #vanessabrookephotography #ownit #visionboard #vision #dreamitdoit

Filthy chai,  one of my favorite girls and phone chats with my amazing 2019 brides. Love my job 💜💜💜****#northpe...
02/20/2019

Filthy chai, one of my favorite girls and phone chats with my amazing 2019 brides. Love my job 💜💜💜

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I would rather care and love too much - to live passionately,  than too little. The times I look back on with fondness i...
02/20/2019

I would rather care and love too much - to live passionately, than too little. The times I look back on with fondness in my life are those that I lived fully with reckless abandon. Sure, there were mistakes, lessons learned, but it is all part of that story only you can create. I went through a time of mere surviving. A time of simply existing. Those times are hard and soul crushing but so much can be learned from them. Rising from the ashes is dirty and messy and exilerating!! Do something today that is out of your comfort zone. Do something today that makes you feel ALIVE!! Hold onto that feeling and don’t let it go. Use that spark of life and turn it into a flame. LIVE because you are worth it. Own your day. Xoxo
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