When Vanessa Isenbarger of Pearl Photo & Design asked if I would be willing to do a photo swap, I was THRILLED! I took Vanessa’s beautiful family’s photos one Tuesday, and Vanessa took photos of my family the next (which we absolutely love).
Vanessa has two awesome kids (Ian and Mila) and an incredible husband (Curt) who obviously adores Vanessa and their kids.
Vanessa and I met at Treefrog Marketing & Communications, where I currently work full time and where Vanessa used to serve as the Art Director. When I met Vanessa in June 2015, I was working full time and second shooting. By fall 2015, God was nudging my heart to start my own business, but I had no idea how I was going to work full time, be a good wife, take photos, and manage a business (even a small one).
I firmly believe God puts certain people in your life for a reason, and Vanessa is one of those people for me. When we met, she was working full time, raising a child, expecting a child, clearly making time for her husband, AND running a successful photography business. She was and is an inspiration to me.
In addition to serving as a role model, Vanessa has also answered countless questions for me and even played a role in naming Luminant and creating my logo.
I’ve now served as Vanessa’s assistant, subject, and photographer, and whenever I’m with her, I always learn something. I have so much admiration for her work and professionalism, and I’m thankful God has blessed me with this beautiful, talented friend!