vanessa mona hellmann.
video. photography. art direction.
about. contact.




equipped with a background in photography and a master's degree in film and production, i am a storyteller at heart. i grew up in europe and currently live and work in san francisco, california.

i'm a visual explorer and inspired by intimacy and in-between moments, road trips just about anywhere, my badass grandmothers, tropical colors, and quite possibly your story. i believe in making art that is personal, beautiful, and brave, and in creating customized content that is short, non-traditional, and fun.

alongside photography, i'm a video maker and the founder of a rad wedding film production shop called gold & gumption. whenever there's time left, i do art direction and design for advertising and local brands. you can take a look at those projects here.





there's not a thing in the world i would rather be doing than this. i'm so glad you're here! if you happen to connect with my work, send me an email sometime - it always makes my day.



some brands + people i've worked with: