I am Vanessa Lain Torres. I am a recent transplant to San Antonio, Texas where I now live with my handsome chef husband, and our sweetest son, Walker Lain. I grew up in Austin and discovered photography at a young age from my grandfather, who was a portrait and wedding photographer, too. After farm life, then Airstream life, then small town Lockhart life, you now can find me anywhere between San Antonio and Santa Cruz as I drift back and forth, spending time with dear friends and family and photographing weddings along the way. My boys and I love to travel and to eat delicious food. We treat every day like it’s a special occasion.

I have been photographing weddings since 2007 and LOVE. IT. SO. MUCH.. It's a dream job, and I never get tired of seeing the excitement and joy on my couples' faces when they see each other for the first time on their wedding day. I am a storyteller with my camera, documenting candidly and naturally, so you will feel comfortable and relaxed with me around. Whether you’re getting married in California, Texas, or somewhere else, let’s see how we can work together! Send me a message, give me some deets, let’s talk!

How long have you been in business?

Questions and answers

I started my company in 2011. Before that I worked for other professional wedding photographers for about four years to learn the ins and outs of the business and how to take care of couples on their wedding day.

How many photos should I expect in my wedding gallery?

A good estimate is about 100 photos per hour of wedding day coverage.

What kind of gear do you use, and do you carry backups?

I use Canon professional gear. I shoot with two cameras for most of the day, and I always am prepared for anything. I have four different lenses that I use throughout the day.

What about formal group portraits?

Group photos are so important! Before your wedding we'll finalize a shot list to be sure we capture any and all "must have" group photos. I'll work with you directly to make sure that nothing gets missed.

When will I receive my photos?

Wedding day photos will be delivered within 7 weeks of your event. Engagement and portrait sessions are delivered with 14 days.

How do I book you?