"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." -- John Muir

My work is inspired by the Buddhist concept of mindfulness: being fully aware in the moment without judgement.  After studying literature, philosophy and creative writing, I found photography to be my best form of expression and communication.  

Now, I can't imagine my life without it.

I love to work with people who are passionate and require emotive and effective imagery.  I specialize in styling, lighting, shooting and retouching of imagery for web/print.  I'm available to shoot in CT/NYC.  I would love to hear from you!

--Vanessa Van Ryzin



Tap Cancer Out, Ben & Jerry’s, Greenwich Dance Studio, Guess Watches, Fujifilm, buildOn, Swim 'n Surf, Pure BioDerm, Wag Central, Landfall Navigation, DKF Enterprises, Conair, Kanev Tennis Academy, Forevermark, Santa Margherita Wines, Grace Farms, Big Mouth Inc., National Council on Aging, Dannon, DeMet's Candy, Soundwaters Org., Match Drive MG, Stonepost Bakery & Cafe, Julia B. Couture Linens, Grasslands Road Gift Division, Olympus Imaging Europa, Blue Maria Jewelry, Bellini Furniture, The Bean's Closet, Carrie Dunham Handbags, Oliphant Design, Higher One, HL Group, Warner Communications, Sweet Expertise Chocolates, Ulysses Press, American Museum of Natural History, NYLO Hotels


Feature Shoot, Practical Photography Magazine, People.com, Vogue.com, Vogue Mexico, Traditional Home, Matchbook Magazine, Architectural Digest Mexico, Harpers Bazaar Mexico, Casa Trendy, In Style Mexico, Forbes Mexico, Glow Magazine, The Editor at Large, Hartford Magazine, Town & Country, Engaged Magazine, Fetch Magazine, Veranda