A Few Words About Me

I am a daughter, wife, mother of 3 and unbelievably blessed. Being around my family and wanting to preserve every laugh, every day life and every amazing milestone, is what drove me to become a photographer.  


Photography has never been a hobby or a job for me. It’s been a way for me to freeze time. I have such great respect for the generations of family that have come before mine and there is nothing more precious than getting a peek into a parent’s life before us and even seeing what our grandparents did in their youth. Therefore, when I create an image I imagine future generations sitting around a table with a cup of coffee, flipping through photographs and reminiscing about where they were that day and how they felt in that moment. I’m not capturing an image; I’m creating a memory.  


Unbeknownst to me my first job out of college, where I received a Bachelor of Engineering, would pave the way for who I am today. I started working at Nikon in 1999 as a Product Specialist of Confocal Microscopes. A large part of my responsibility was working with state of the art digital cameras and imaging software. I was immediately hooked on the beautiful images that were created through the microscope and drifted away from the actual hardware that was used to create them. I continued to advance my career in the scientific imaging world for almost 10 years before my first child was born and MAGIC… the most inspirational subject I’d ever laid my eyes on. I was instantly obsessed with preserving his every smile, every step and every quite moment. Soon after I had two more breathtaking lives to capture. As time went on I felt the need to preserve my friend’s lives and their friends until here we are. I hope and would be honored to work with you so that future members of your family tree can see what your life was like today, at this very moment in time. 

The Vanessa Guzzo Photography Experience

I am constantly inspired by the world around me and most of all by my clients themselves. I draw from the relationships that I build with my clients before, during and even after their session. We’ve usually become friends way before the shoot even takes place so that we both know what to expect. Because of this I am able to diversify my portfolio and take on new challenges every day. I am a photographer, mother and in another lifetime an engineer so I can improvise on the fly and adapt to any situation which further allows me to create bigger setups, bolder images and heartfelt photos. Once your amazing images are created and meticulously edited they are brought to life as fine art prints delivered in beautiful boutique packaging. I will be there with you from beginning to end guiding you towards your dream of the getting that image that hangs on your wall that makes your heart skip a beat each time you it by!

NEWBORN

Documenting how your new baby is bonding with your family and all the joys that come with welcoming him/her into your hearts and lives. Capturing those special first few weeks of your baby’s life when they still have all of the signs of newness...little bumps on their noses, wrinkled toes and fuzzy skin.

FAMILY

Family is the most important part of life and is at the very heart of everything we do so I believe it’s important to document for future generations. Preserving forever the bond of your immediate family or the heritage of your family tree.

FIRSTS

Who doesn’t want to remember their baby's first EVERYTHING? Some special firsts that come to mind are 1st day in the World (hospital), 1st Bath, 1st Birthday, 1st Dance Recital, 1st Day of School..

CELEBRATIONS

For those once in a lifetime events where every detail is important and the story must be told. For if a picture tells a thousand words, together, we are going to write the world’s greatest novel as your family celebrates special religious events or scholastic ones, birthdays or other adventures. 

PROFESSIONAL

When you want your business to shine, it’s essential to have a professional photographer who will make you, your brand, store or products look
their absolute best. 

DREAMS

I am a photographer and artist and if you can dream it, I can take a picture of it. I love working with clients to turn their dreams and imagination into a physical reality by creating tangible albums and stunning wall art.

 

What Clients Have to Say...

Love the photos!! I am amazed at the candid shots that were captured! Everyone loved the pictures, I can't wait to have my own family pictures done! Vanessa was efficient and friendly, she was part of the family that night!! Thank you so much! I will absolutely recommend her too all of my friends.

Trish M

I am absolutely in love with all the pictures. Thank you so much for your time and patience. Not only are you amazing at what you do but you are one of the sweetest people I have met. My daughter was cranky and you understood and took your time and still got amazing and beautiful pictures. Look forward to many more photo sessions with you.

Daniela R

Vanessa is amazing! She went above and beyond to make my sons 1st birthday cake smash fun and gorgeous. From the amazing back drop that she herself designed to all the little details within the entire shoot. She made sure everything was perfect for him. I can't thank her enough for all she did to make this so special. 

Michelle E

CHARITY EVENTS

It’s better to give than receive. That’s what they say, and it’s absolutely true. Every time that I donate my time and talent I tend to feel somewhat euphoric and thus am inspired to great fantastic images for the organization who trusted me to provide a quality service and high end products. In addition I get the opportunity to meet new people with new dreams for me to capture. 

Ladies Night Fundraiser

Our Lady of Grace Church

Howard Beach, NY

Ladies Night Fundraiser

PS/MS 207

Howard Beach, NY


Snowball Dance Fundraiser

Holy Trinity Catholic Academy 

Whitestone, NY

JCC-Fundraiser

Friedberg JCC - Merrick/Bellmore Branch

Fashion Home Run Fundraiser

Howard Beach, NY


Special Photoshoot Donation to Individual Family

Massapequa, NY