If you're looking for a wedding and portrait photographer who is an approachable, caring person who makes working together easy and personal, all while creating beautiful photos of your favorite people, I would love to meet you. I'm based in St. Louis, MO and serve couples all over the St. Louis metro area as well as Chicago, Kansas City and beyond.
Hello friends, I am Steph and I love helping you create photos you love of the people you love. My work is characterized as timeless, fine art, and artistic - all while capturing real emotion and connection.
My personality traits are: INFP, 4w3, Mediator
I believe in serving my couples with compassion, kindness and humanity- quietly observing, documenting and beautifully capturing each unique story that I get to witness.
If I would have you know anything about me or how I do business it would be this: You matter and you belong here, no matter who or how you love, or what you look like
When working with me, you can expect me to celebrate you, to encourage you to sit in the moment, to ease you into natural posing while photographing so you don't feel or look uncomfortable, to calmly love on you and your loved ones, quietly taking care of details and documenting your favorite people.
I believe in love and every form is takes and in creating a safe space for you and loved ones to connect. I believe that your photos are a piece of your beautiful legacy, and that they should live and breathe off of a screen, in your homes, on your walls and in your hands.
Get to know me
My absolute favorite thing to photograph on a wedding day are hugs. There's just something so simple, yet so powerful about two people embracing in a hug that just seems like such an important, human interaction to capture.
I was recently going through my parents wedding album from 1977. They have around 75 photos from their day. That's all, and yet, they have never felt like they were lacking. It was a reminder to me as a photographer to always strive to deliver quality over quantity for my clients, so that the photos they have of their wedding day, are the ones that you children and grandchildren will cherish 50 years later.
I think we've come a wonderfully long way in allowing couples to express themselves how they see fit when it comes to their wedding days, and I think that's beautiful. One of my favorite moments as a wedding photographer was documenting a beautifully sweet, intimate wedding for some clients with just their parents and grandparents in attendance. It was markedly relaxed and intentional and just so special.
Hannah & Leo, Wedding Clients from St. Louis
"Partnering with Steph was the best choice we made in our wedding planning process! We wanted someone who would capture the emotion of the day and Steph completely nailed it. She gave us subtle queues when we needed and wanted them but was a very natural presence, something that is so important in those intimate moments of your wedding day. We wholeheartedly recommend Steph to all those looking for an insanely talented, professional, warm, and caring photographer!"
"We absolutely loved Steph's style, approach, thoughtfulness, and direction at every step of the process."
"I’m so grateful to have discovered her work at the very beginning of my little ones life. At our in home newborn session with our then 3-week old, Steph was beyond patient, and again so kind. As a new mom still healing, I was so anxious to see myself in these (and with a little dread) but any self doubt/image fear I had was completely shattered once I saw our gallery and I am so grateful. I love that she is the biggest advocate for printing photographs and albums. The newborn album she created for us (and hand delivered) is swoon worthy. A true treasure.
"Steph’s work is art. Her soft, timeless, delicate, beautiful images resonate so much with me"
Steph is an absolute dream to work with. She has such a calming presence and takes care of you throughout the wedding process. Not only did she take gorgeous pictures, but she helped create our wedding day timeline, gave us amazing vendor recommendations. She was part photographer, part planner, part best friend. She was the best investment I made in my wedding, by far.
"I personally hate having my picture taken, but you made the process effortless, and most importantly, not awkward!"
"Steph was such a calming, helpful presence throughout the day of our wedding. She stayed flexible, helped make the schedule for the day, and went with the flow anytime things got crazy! The photos turned out beautiful, of course, but she is more than just a fantastic photographer. She is also incredibly sweet and easy to work with, and it was a joy and pleasure to have her photograph our wedding. Highly recommended!"
"Steph was such a calming, helpful presence throughout the day of our wedding."
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