My name is Vanessa Maldonado. I was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1981, number 6 of 8 siblings. I spent my primary school years in Koreatown (still one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city) and later Mid-City, very close to where I live now. I have been shooting since I was a freshman in HS, and back then fell in love with the hours lost playing in the darkroom. I still love film but transitioned to digital back in 2006. I shoot events, families, weddings, and portraits. My favorite things to capture are in between moments, the moments that show connection and interaction, and a bit of the story of who you are. My greatest goal is to share your beauty with the world.
I am serious about my coffee (the drinking part at least), I love waking (I’m already that old lady with a walking schedule), and I love movies, ALL the movies, but some of my favorites include: Before Night Falls, Moonlight, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Roma.
I have an incredible partner and a 4-year old who rule my world!!