We believe that the all-in, hearts-full, love-driven adventures of couples and families are what truly make life worthwhile.

the vision

ho don’t believe that tying the knot is obligatory. Temerity clients feel their commitment and can’t wait to vocalize their vows with a heartfelt YES in front of their closest friends, family, and loved ones. Then, they want a full blown party to seal the deal. 

Founded by award-winning photographer, Vanessa Hurr, Temerity Photography was created for couples...


I believe that your wedding photographs should look the way that everything felt...

THAT is what I’m here for.

... which, to me, means the graceful way that your dress draped as you processed down the aisle, the way your fiancé’s eyes welled up at the sight of you at your first look, and the unadulterated dance moves that ensued into the wee hours of the night.

ike a lot of people I know, my love affair with photography started in a dark room in high school where the excitement of developing film was consuming. I went on to receive my degree in Photography from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and quickly found myself enamored with documenting families, weddings, and all things lifestyle. My current address is in the Midwest, but my travels for work and pleasure have taken me around the globe and back again.


To me, home is where the heart is and my heart has left pieces all over the world for which I am thankful.

xo, Vanessa

Vanessa hurr

award-winning photographer

moments that give life its depth. quiet reflection, playful anticipation, wistful expressions of love.

Each frame builds a legacy worth revisiting time and time again.

the wedding experience ⟶

meet vanessa

the experience

the lookbook


Temerity Photography is a Chicago, Illinois and Madison, Wisconsin based Wedding, Engagement, and Lifestyle Photographer. Serving Clients Worldwide.

by Vanessa Hurr