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About Me

Photographer - Vanessa Viola


Hello! Of all the places you could be right now, you're here. This brings me so much happiness. Thank you!

Originally from Salinas Valley, I graduated from CSU, Chico, received my BA in Communications with an emphasis in Media Arts. Meaning, I dabbled in many aspects of entertainment: writing, animation, film production, theatre, photography and music, basically making me a jack-of-all-trades, master of none.

​With that being said, the common thread between these mediums is creativity. My soul thrives on creativity and my heart beats for a genuine desire to connect with people. The beautiful fusion of creativity and human connection is what draws me most to photography. 


While behind the lens; I'm getting to know you. Vulnerable, raw, sexy, joyful, empowered...whatever it is you're feeling in that moment, I'm existing with you to expand on it, create it and capture it. As my mentor always said, "like water we flow." I love to play and have a good time that lies at the heart of my work. 

I now reside in Los Angeles with my two amazing children, believe deeply in the magic of the universe, the spirit of teamwork, and am forever a student of life. 




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