Josh & Vane: Short for Joshua & Vanessa! Everything is short to us. We are literally short people. But not short on fun! ...Or bad puns, apparently.
Josh is from foggy San Francisco, USA. Vane is from the seaside city of Santa Marta, Colombia. We met in New York, and dated mostly through video-chat. Long-distance couples, we feel your pain!
We married at a historic house at the Botanical Gardens of Medellin. In the years since, we've lived in six places, four cities, and two countries, traveling and working internationally.
After packing our lives into suitcases more than a few times, we've come to treasure living simply: Own less. Live more!
Another reason we keep life simple is so we can dedicate more time to teaching people about the Bible. As Jehovah's Witnesses, helping others to improve their lives and gain a positive outlook through Bible study is super important to us!
When we're not teaching or making photos, we like spending time with awesome friends. We love good food, hot coffee, and great conversations.
Jazz & Bossa Nova
Exercise (See Above)
Arts & Crafts
High Fructose Corn Syrup
The Line at Customs
2006: Josh moves from San Francisco to New York
2008: Vanessa visits New York and meets Josh for the first time through mutual friends. Unfortunately, they don't speak each other's language. Despite Josh's impressive dancing skills, no sparks fly. 🕺🏼🙍🏻♂️
2009: Thanks to his photographer cousin Jonathan, Josh discovers photography is awesome, buying and selling three different cameras within two months.
Early 2010: A co-worker notices that Josh has a biggish camera, and asks if he would shoot his wedding. Although this is horrible criteria for choosing a wedding photographer, Josh agrees, and promptly freaks out 😱 buying another two cameras. Thankfully, the wedding is a success, and Josh Liba Photography is born!
Late 2010: Vanessa returns! Josh and Vane talk, see a live Jazz show, dance, and... sparks! 🎇
2011: Josh and Vanessa get married and live in Medellin, Colombia. Vanessa fights cancer. 💪
2012: Vanessa begins creating her own art with the camera. She develops an eye for intricate details, often noticing beauty and emotion in little things. They move to Santa Marta, Colombia.
2013: I stop talking in third person! Our different shooting styles coalesce beautifully into one cohesive “look” and we shoot our first wedding together as a husband-wife team! 👲🏽📷👸🏻
2015: We keep traveling internationally for weddings and portraits, and see the quality of our work improve each time we shoot as a team! Mid year, we move to Connecticut, USA.
2017: By now, we’ve been extremely honored to have photographed more than 150 weddings in several U.S. states and internationally. We move to San Francisco, CA.
2018: We decide to officially rename our business Josh & Vane Photography! 🎉
Our clients almost always come to us from positive word of mouth, and we are truly grateful to have been a part of so many memorable occasions, making so many awesome friends around the world.
Now that you’ve learned a little about us, we would love to hear your story!