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Vanessa Lenz is an award-winning photographer and artist, who has been producing captivating and diverse images for over 20 years. Vanessa began her career as an on-set photographer for Martha Stewart’s television show as well as staff photographer for MSL magazine. From there she started Vanessa Lenz Photography/ VLP and has since taken on a wide range of clients including in the fashion sector (Sydney Garber, Kaval Inc., YOOX, Vera Neumann Vintage), celebrities (Sheryl Crow, Iris Apfel, Common, Rihanna), corporate/financial businesses (First Republic Bank, Echoing Green, AOL), publications and small businesses. No matter the size of the project, she always strives to find inventive and fun ways to bring images to life. In 2020 she relocated from Brooklyn, NY to Litchfield County, CT with her husband and producer, Michael Neithardt, their two kids and two cats, broadening her client base to reach outside the NYC metro area. 


VLP provides full production service - from creative direction to casting models/talent to retouching to booking additional production support such as hair/make-up, stylists and locations.  No matter the scope of the project, VLP will see it through from pre-production to post and delivery.  In addition to still photography, we can also provide video,editing and GFX services as needed. Go to for more information and view this work. 


Awards & Exhibits:

2021: 14th International Color Awards Honorable Mention

2020:  American Photography 36 '(AI-AP) Winner Award

2020: 13th International Color Awards 'Nominee award'

2017: Group Show, ImageNation, Paris France

2016: Group Show, The Clemente Soto Vélez Galerie, NYC

2015: PDN "Faces" Winner For Iris Apfel Portrait

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