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VANESSA A SIMMONS
As a 39-year-old first-generation Ghanaian-American woman, wife of 15 years, and a work-from-homeschool mother of three children, life has always been pretty interesting and I plan to keep it that way. I like watching the sunset, snuggling during movies, walking our ultra-girly pitbull, and practicing jiu-jitsu with my husband and our children. Most of all, I love cooking delicious meals for our sometimes-vegan family and a good belly laugh. :)
VANESSA A SIMMONS
In 2014, Ghanaian-American mother and photographer, Vanessa Simmons, authored the Normalize Breastfeeding® movement to address the taboo of public breastfeeding in modern society. Her mission was to document diverse variations of normal infant feeding, across cultures and delivery methods of human milk.
Through Simmons' viral blog, her photographic speaking tour, philanthropy, and artistic inspiration; she mobilized and motivated thousands of women to share their breastfeeding photos on social media. After a very successful first year, she reached out to the Mayor of San Diego to proclaim June 27th the International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding, in support of the worldwide anniversary event!
"I did a very intimate very shoot with Candid Perspective photography. Vanessa was able to capture the beauty that exudes through every woman. The confidence and strength I walked away with after our session has been unmatched. I highly recommend anyone to use Vanessa for their next event."
“Not once did I feel uncomfortable around Vanessa while she worked. She does amazing work, very passionate about it. She always makes sure she gets the right shot. Amazing with kids even ones that get distracted easily. I would definitely work with Vanessa again."
“Vanessa and I did a breastfeeding photoshoot for the Normalize breastfeeding campaign. She was AMAZING!!! When we first connected I didn't know what to expect. Upon our shoot, every fear that I had quickly evaporated. The photos are AMAZING and I hope that we are able to connect again soon. I will always recommend her. She's a great person to be around and an even better photographer!"
“Vanessa is by far the best photographer I've ever worked with. She's extremely talented and is very good at staying on schedule. She strives to make you feel comfortable and ensures that you get what you pay for. Her photos are beautiful!"
“I've known Vanessa a couple years now and finally had the pleasure of working with her for a boudoir shoot. I've modeled in the past, and with all experiences considered, this was by far my favorite. Vanessa is incredibly thorough, responsive and caring. She went out of her way to ensure my comfort and that any and all needs were met. I felt beautiful, confident and sexy in every shot she took! My biggest problem and only complaint... was having to choose from so many stunning shots. There were simply too many beautiful ones - I'm shocked! I never imagined it would turn out so well when I signed up for a boudoir shoot. Do not miss out on a chance to work with her or take advantage of her lifetime client offer!"
Seasoned editorial portrait photographer, Vanessa Simmons, captures visual stories through photography and video sessions. She offers family lifestyle, headshots, and business branding in San Diego, Ca. Limited availability.
Seasoned editorial portrait photographer, Vanessa Simmons, has been a visionary behind large brands and public health campaigns. Allow her to provide your company with top-quality imagery for your next project.
Public Health Campaign
Philadelphia Department of Health Maternal & Child Health Division
Philly Loves Breastfeeding
2011 - 2020