articulating human connection 


the process ⟶

e’ll schedule a consultation because, from the very beginning of our time together, I want to know what’s most important to you as a couple and build off of that as we curate your photography coverage. Floral is your thing? I love that too. An epic dance party is at the top of your list? YES. I feel that. Talk me through any hesitations you have about the photography for your wedding (sensitive family situations-we’ve all been there) and we’ll discuss how to best navigate that. 

I’m here for ALL of it.


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will build a custom wedding photography collection specifically tailored for your wedding. That way, you have just the right amount of coverage and all of the essentials such as a wedding album and an engagement portrait session.

Once your proposal has been accepted we’ll schedule your engagement portrait session and we’ll keep in close communication about your wedding weekend details.

all of the essentials for your day


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weeks prior to your wedding day, you’ll receive a questionnaire from me that helps me to confirm all of the wedding logistics that have been firmed up at that point.

Once I have received your completed questionnaire, we’ll schedule a final call or meeting to go over the final wedding day timeline and photography locations as well as answer any remaining questions you have.

let's get the details all planned!


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edding Day! You’ll see me dressed to the nines in a way that compliments your suggested wedding day attire (cocktail, black tie…) and we’ll probably hug it out + top it off with some air kisses as to not smudge your makeup.

You have survived the wedding planning process and now we’re going to take some incredible photos of your biggest and best day ever.

let's do this!


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Commissions for Temerity begin at $5,900

We know that your wedding photos will adorn your walls, your custom designed heirloom album pulled out at family gatherings, and key moments gushed over by future generations for decades to come. We do not take that honor lightly.

get in touch ⟶

The Temerity team is truly one of the best vendors out there!

- Becky + Stephen

Vanessa went above and beyond to make us feel confident and comfortable in both our engagement shoot and on our wedding day. She is the perfect balance of calm, kind, and assertive which is exactly what you need to wrangle the wedding party and get through family photos while keeping everyone happy. Vanessa and our second shooter, Madi were exceptional in every detail. They were so efficient and so thoughtful. Vanessa even made sure I was hydrated throughout the day! Their energy and overall presence was a joy to work with. So much love for this team.

...a very timely fashion and her work speaks for itself.

- Jackie + Nate

Not only was Vanessa a joy to work with in person, but she works in a very timely fashion and her work speaks for itself. Our pictures are absolutely gorgeous! To my surprise she emailed us with a large sneak peek gallery just 10 days after our wedding which took place over the holidays. Then we got all of our images back in under 4 weeks after our wedding! It was amazing to get all of our beautiful photos back so quickly and we also received our stunning wedding album faster than expected. We highly recommend her for any of your photography needs!

She was the calmest, and most fun addition to our wedding.

- Claire + Sam

The wedding planning process was crazy and one of the best decisions my husband and I made was to book Temerity for our wedding. She was the calmest, coolest, and most fun addition to our wedding. Our entire wedding party commented on how much they enjoyed having her there. Because we were planning our wedding from afar our first meeting took place over the phone and we instantly knew it was a great fit. She knew exactly where we would be doing our photos and took all of our requests to heart. Thank you thank you Vanessa for the incredible wedding photos!

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