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.

select clients:

pinterest / method home / freda salvador / audi usa / netflix / bryr studio / loho bride / aleksandra zee / heather day art / cuesa / new amsterdam spirits / the joshua tree house