no silly poses, just you guys, being yourselves

Missouri & Illinois Documentary WEdding Photographer


no silly poses, just you guys, being yourselves

Photographing how it ALL felt

It's All about You, Babe

It's easy to get lost in the middle of wedding planning. To ask yourself "Why are we doing this?" Your wedding day is all about you. It's not about the photos or the perfect center pieces.  It's about your story, your future, your past and your love. Gosh, the freedom you have to make it look like you want - it's amazing. 

no silly poses,
just you guys,
being yourselves

how it felt.

Missouri & Illinois Documentary Wedding Photographer

I am at your wedding simply to be a witness to the beautiful life you've created.

My job is to be a fly on the wall, capturing all the life in front of me so you can relive it over and over again. Imagine yourself curled up on your couch 10 years from now, flipping through your wedding album - laughing again over all the beautiful moments, patting yourself on the back for creating a day that looked like you. That's the gift you're giving yourself - and that's the feeling I want to capture. 

-Milena & Eric

"Stephenie's services were simply amazing & exceeded our expectations. Having her assist in planning our special elopement day and capture all of our photos was the best decision we ever made. She was so creative, flexible, down-to-earth, and detail oriented in her work, as well as a joy to be around! We absolutely love every one of our photos and will cherish them forever. She was also so accommodating with our scheduling and went above and beyond in assuring we captured every special moment before, during, and after the ceremony. Thank you Stephenie for making our day memorable in a fashion that was so fun, intimate, relaxed and, made us feel comfortable within our own skin- we could not be more grateful!!"

-Kristina & Taylor

Stephenie is AMAZING!! My husband and I were so nervous but she makes you feel comfortable right away. She also obviously has the most beautiful photos! We LOVED working with Stephenie and would highly recommend her. Can't wait to find an excuse to do pictures again!

-Saida & Dan

Amazing person and incredibly talented photographer. Went over and beyond for us on our wedding day and engagement session. Stephenie never made us feel like clients but as old friends, that’s the magic to her incredible photography skills. I’m glad we chose Stephenie to capture our special day. Can’t wait for her to capture the other milestones in our life’s. Thank’s Stephenie

-Jamie & Ray

If you want your photo shoot to feel like you are just hanging out with a friend but get amazing pictures after then Stephenie is the way to go! She has a way of making you feel super comfortable and is able to capture images that really showcase your relationship with your significant other. If having photos of yourself makes you nervous then Stephenie is the photographer you want shooting your photos. You will not be disappointed with your experience or your photos, she’s the best!

Affirmations from real couples





We will be a great match if you are...

Ready to be vulnerable, trust me and provide an invitation for me to see you as you really are. There's no need to perform for me, or have an Instagram worthy wedding. The world needs more honest couples who are willing to stop curating their love and are ready to create meaningful images. Is that you?

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