About Me

Hi there! My name is Marcy Vanegas and I am a Photographer

I am nothing but proud and honored to call myself that.  A Photographer. From what you have seen on the front page of this website, most of my work derives from documenting weddings.  As my business grows, the relationship I have with clients grows.  I feel honored to be a part of that too.  To me, I have one of the best jobs on earth!  I get to be a part of a person's life and I get to see their family expand.  With a camera by my side, I feel pretty darn lucky to do what I do. I reside in the heart of South Florida in a city called Fort Lauderdale.  Half of my business is local and the other half takes me all over the United States.  My career puts two of my favorite things together; photography and traveling.  

Outside of my career, I have a pretty cool family of own.  I am a wife and mother of an awesome family.  I married the second time around at a point of my life when I thought it would never happen.  I met my husband when I was a single mom of four boys.  Never did think I would be handed love a second time around nor did I think I would find someone who would want to marry me with four boys.  Life is funny that way, isn't it?  I've been married for 15 years and I am currently going through that wretched, 'empty nest syndrome'.  All of my boys are gone from the nest.  Though there are feelings of sadness, I can't help to feel as well proud of the fruits of my labor.  I have been photographing since I was in my teens.  It was always a "side job" because I had the fear that I wasn't good enough to do this full time.  Once the kids left the nest, I took a leap of faith and I started to photograph full time and I've never been happier.  My choice of camera is Nikon.   No need to get in depth of what brand is best; that is what I always used and always will.  I love my Nikon camera and lens.  I have had the honor to attend numerous workshops and get mentored by some pretty incredible Photographers both local and nation wide.  My favorite colors are purple, red and olive.  I love to watch documentaries, I have an incredible love for travel and I love to cook.  

So that is me in a nutshell.  My first love is my family and my secondary is Photography.  My style tends to lean me on a documentary style of photography.  That came out of the kids hating to have their photograph taken.  To this day when I bring out the camera, they still roll their eyes.  I learned to do it discreetly and go in a corner and observe.  This style allows me to tell a story rather than having photographs that are posed.  Having a family, I realize that it is important to document moments.  That is where my awareness comes in.  When I see a bride has her grandmother alive, I make sure that I photograph them together.  I lost my Grandmother many years ago and to this day I still miss her.  She got to see me through my youth and my adult life.  She saw me graduate high school, get married and become a mother.  Those photographs I have of her are so precious to me.  This is what I have in the back of my mind when I see that grandma is there for her grand daughter's wedding and I do my best to capture that.  That's just one example on how much I regard my job as a Photographer.  

Well, I hope that you were able to grasp a part of me.  I would like to get to know a little about you!  Take a look at my work and if you like what you see, I would love to chat!  The more I know of you and your family, the more that I can deliver to you the best images of you, your family and of your special moments in life.  Thanks for stopping by!