I had an instant connection with this mama the moment she told me about her family. Her oldest son goes to the same elementary school as my daughter so I had seen her around school a few times.

When this gorgeous family arrived for their Oakley family photos – I knew it was going to be an amazing one. They chose the best wardrobe for these photos and I could tell there was an epic sunset upon us. I really did not want to stop taking their photos – they are such a beautiful family and the boys did amazing.

What resulted was some of my new all-time favorite family portraits.

Thank you to this family for choosing Vanessa Montano Photography. I’m glad I can make this process seem painless and provide you with memories to last a lifetime.

I look forward to seeing you guys again year after year!



From a young age I was obsessed with photography! It gave me a sense of creativity and appreciation for freezing time. As we get older it seems like time passes by faster and faster, photography has given me the ability to stop the clock just for a second. Since becoming a mother, I couldn’t stand the thought of my littles growing up so I picked up a camera, taught myself how to capture memories of a lifetime.