I'm Stephanie, an adventurous and intimate wedding photographer for the bride who is a little boho gypsy inside, loves trekking up the mountains and dangerously close to waterfalls, maybe not the most traditional, and wants to wed in front of some beautiful nature. I work best when you trust me so just let me do what I do and I promise we will have an amazing adventure together.
I originally went to school for Biology and graduated with my bachelors but I fell in love with capturing love stories and have been passionately pursuing it as a career for the past 4 years. I have two chihuahuas and husband who are all just the bees knees and more. We are the type of couple who thrive when were together. He truly is my other half.
We met through our campus ministry at Illinois State University and he is quite possibly the best looking man alive as well as my number one fan who I love dearly. We both love Jesus and aim to glorify him. Our favorite thing is driving to beautiful places with our pups, folding down the seats, and camping out in the back of our jeep.
Clients are constantly asking me where I currently live because I travel so much. Currently, we are living in Manhattan, NY after my husband decided to take a job here but we also own a house back in Boulder, CO. We love everything there is about Boulder and agree that of all the places we have lived/traveled nothing feels quite like home to us. But it's so fun getting to know the lifestyle of the city. We have a little (and I mean little) apartment in NY and I love every inch of it. It's such a blessing to be able to get to experience both. I like to think of myself as a mediocre minimalist so before we moved to NY we were in the process of getting rid of EVERYTHING which was amazing. Moving into a small apartment in the city forced us to downsize even more but it felt refreshing. Quality over quantity.
My favorite places to shop are stores with hand-made clothes/shoes/beauty products that are all local. Stores that have a story or a mission. I'm not the healthiest eater but I'm all about minimal and fresh ingredients (minus my chik-fil-a milkshake addiction). Balance people. Animals are everything to me, so if you hunt them and don't eat them we aren't friends. Pine trees are my favorite, along with anything nordic. I love farmers markets, anything involving florals, gardening, and travel.
I'm the kind of photographer who wants to travel, explore and connect with my brides. I want to be 100% there for the couples I shoot. I've made the mistake in the past of taking every inquiry because my heart is so over joyed with people wanting me as their photographer. Less is more and I don't want to feel tired and constantly overworked. It's important for me to take the time to know my couples, talk with them and really listen to their story. In return, the photos turn out beautiful because we are comfortable with each other and they're never just another booking in my eyes.