Hi, my name is Julia Vanessa.

Helping people listen to their inner voice.

I photgraph weddings and portraits
and teach yin yoga relax. recharge. recover.


Hippie thinking, low waster tiny living, caring about the planet, about people, about everything surrounding us and in us,
good with facts and reason and especially boundaries and a no-bullshit-approach yet a little fluffball when it comes to energy, intuition and alignment,
great sense for aesthetics, big love for a glass of rosé on a summer evening as well as skip-a-heartbeat-kind-of-joy for crisp fall walks and dancing in the snow or rain (that rather during summer),
hugs from heart to heart, loud hearty laughs and quiet dreamy stares into the endless void of oceans, mountain tops or just laying on green grass watching clouds all day -
authentic, honest, deeply connecting kind of love, the kind that says ‘we are learning everyday, growing stronger and wiser with every lesson, every detour, every tear and moment of brutal Truth
and we are deeply intertwined, open and loving, and we know our shit and are not afraid to speak our innermost teachings - so does my tribe in Heidelberg and the world.
And I am so proud to be part of it and beyond thankful for you sharing and walking that path with me
- for more courage, empathy, speaking openly and finding the light within and so to say our own inner voice and living accordingly.

Thank you.


A decade of Experience
in photography and travel.

A lifetime of going within.

Hej there, I‘m Julia Vanessa, I am a photographer and yoga teacher from Neuenheim, Heidelberg, Germany. What my heart sings to and my mind thrives on are weddings and portraits, everything with a real foundation, honest straight up real life stuff while seeing the divine and beautiful and inner freedom in it, thats what I love to capture and what I do best <3 Seeing the light within and knowing how to make it visible to others. When I teach yoga I dont teach something external - how to gain something from the outside or to get somewhere - but to find that light within that I capture when I photograph, when I co-create art, that light within is what I teach, the tools so you can find it yourself within yourself, and so do I. Cause it is there, it always is, sometimes - all of us - just need a gentle reminder, a little guidance, and at times even a kick in the butt paired with a glass of rosé, real talks and loud hearty laughs and the mirror we tend to avoid, at times sometimes a pat on the back, a deeply connecting hug from heart to heart, encouraging words and an understand listening ear making you feel held while everyone else is already tired of hearing your experience - in the end it‘s about balance and the deeper knowing that we‘re all walking each other home.

That's why I would love to accompany your wedding day - as a photographer, yoga teacher, new or old friend, person in charge and the person happening to be there with you in the right time and space: I’m a Pisces sun and Pisces moon with Leo rising sign, which means I am a deeply empathetic, intuitive, emotional mermaid easily getting lost beyond time and space always seeking connection and Union with those around me, but also knowing how to make things and people presentable, getting things going forward and bringing a warm embracing welcoming positive spirit into every situation. In personal life rather shy and introverted, needing a lot of alone-time, nature, reflection and quiet time with my closest tribe whom I can fully trust and be myself with all quirks and twists, I turn to full-on host taking-care-of-things-and-people mode when needed and truly appropriate. Being the bridge between both worlds.

So whenever you book me as the photographer for your wedding or a portrait session, expect all the introverted yoga inner world stuff and likewise, when you learn yoga with me be prepared to have someone around who also know how to practically bring all the mushy new agey stuff into daily life, work and relationships. Because it always about finding and navigating the middle ground,
that‘s where the gold is.

And now have a day filled with good vibes, the real ones. 

Julia Vanessa 🌿

#findingthelightwithin #authenticity #strongback #softheart



Upcoming Travels

A side note about the privilege of travels.


July: Munich, Germany
September: Algarve coast, Portugal (see Yin Yoga & Slow Living for details) 864 EUR pP
October: Munich, Germany CANCELLED
November: Munich, Germany CANCELLED
December: Berlin, Germany
December: Zurich & Bern, Switzerland CANCELLED
December: Koblenz, Germany
New Year‘s Eve: Retreat @Bali, Indonesia (see Yin Yoga & Slow Living for details) 864 EUR pP CANCELLED


May: Retreat @Casa Cook Kos - Bohemian Lifestyle Hotel, Kos, Greece (see Yin Yoga & Slow Living for details) 300 EUR pP plus accommodation and food
September: Retreat @Casa Vale da Lama Eco Resort, Algarve coast, Portugal (see Yin Yoga & Slow Living for details) DETAILS FOLGEN