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Hiring Steph to photograph our engagement and wedding (November 2019) was the best decision we made during the entire wedding planning process! Steph far exceeded our expectations and photographed our day more beautifully than we could have even imagined! We are forever grateful to have these beautiful memories to cherish. We look forward to Steph photographing the next big moments in our lives ;)

We contacted more photographers than we care to remember, but we noticed the difference with Steph right away. Her professionalism, organization, and genuine kindness and concern shined through the entire process. She responded so quickly and answered all our questions while provided sound advice, including creating our wedding day timeline!

Robert & Rachel

Steph is so friendly and really put Robert and I at ease in front of the camera. We are so glad we did an engagement session to get to know each other and feel comfortable before the day of the wedding. We booked Steph for 8 hours - but it goes SO FAST, people! My only "regret" from our wedding day was not including more time or adding videography in our package. If you have one place to splurge, photography and video is it!

Steph was so much more than our photographer on the day of our wedding! She helped calm nerves, she wrapped my bouquet with ribbon, she helped wrangle the bridal party, kept us on schedule, and so much more! She even helped my husband’s best man with his boutonniere..lol This is not just a job to Steph, it is clearly her passion and is reflected in the care she takes with her clients and her work.

Thank you, Steph!

We’re from Chicago and have a lot of wonderful connections to photographers around this city. I am an artist and knew that great photos were a high priority for our wedding day. When we saw Stephenie’s work, we knew that we needed to work with her. From the second she walked in the door of the hotel to the magnificent hug before she left, Stephenie immediately felt like family. She made us both feel so calm and comfortable and truly captured all of the moments that made our day so special. While the ceremony, vows and first dance we’re super important, she found beauty in the moments in between that we truly will cherish forever. We cannot tell you how grateful we are to have found her and shared our special day together. Thank you Stephenie!!

Taylor & Bill

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!!

Milena & Eric

"MY HUSBAND AND I WERE SO NERVOUS BUT SHE MAKES YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE RIGHT AWAY. "

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Danie & David

I cannot day enough kind words about Stephenie and her beautiful photography— I love her unique work, how she photographs all the details, ensuring you won’t forget a thing. I’ve worked with her twice, and each time she has been patient, attentive to our desires, not afraid to try new things all while making us comfortable in our own skin.

Our newborn session with her came at a tumultuous time in our lives after coming home from the NICU. Stephenie managed to perfectly capture the multitude of feelings that come with having a newborn— scared, unknown, utter joy... I will cherish those photos forever. If you need a photographer, hire this one. I promise you won’t regret it.

Allison & Josh

Steph Masat: Sweetest Human, Talented Artist, Best Photographer in the World, Infectiously Goofy
10 out of 10 would recommend.
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Steph and I became friends through the wedding industry and I was so lucky to experience her work from behind the scenes first. I’ve seen her strange, goofy ways of instructing couples to dance, stroke each other, jump, tell jokes, and cuddle together - all to bring out their true selves. I’ve seen her put herself in the strangest situations, from getting down on the ground to grabbing random objects to put in front of her camera. I’ve seen the way her brain ticks and how her ideas turn into brilliant photographs that bring out all kinds of emotions. I’ve seen how hard she works for her clients, how much she cares for them, and how she consistently goes above and beyond for each of them.

When I became pregnant, I knew that I wanted Steph to be my maternity photographer. I had been trying to come up with some reason, any reason, to get a chance to have her art hanging on my walls. But I was nervous. I’ve always been behind the scenes, not in front of the camera. I didn’t want to be the couple that was awkward and weird. But Steph, as usual, went above and beyond for me as her client. She helped us feel comfortable leading up to the shoot by helping us find the perfect location, style our look to best represent us and what we were going for in our photos, and she even made the most gorgeous last-minute bouquet for me out of foraged florals! With her jokes and infectious personality, she immediately made us feel comfortable in front of the camera on the day of. From start to finish, it was a day of laughing, love, and feeling beautiful. And of course, the photographs that she created are my favorite ever taken of my husband and I.

With Steph, you get so much more than pretty photos. You get her personality. Her heart. Her creativity. And you get the real you and your real emotions in those gorgeous photographs.

Do yourself a favor... hire her!

It has been an absolute joy to work with Stephenie for our wedding. She has such a calm, welcoming and confident presence that immediately puts you at ease and makes you feel like you've known each other forever. Her work is absolutely stunning and captures those special moments of the day that makes it unique to you and showcases the joy, excitement and personalities of you and your loved ones that are a part of your day.

My husband and I are awkward when it comes to being in front of the camera, but looking through our wedding gallery, I'm amazed by what she was able to capture. She allows you to be yourself and doesn't try to control or pose every single little thing - her approach allows you to feel comfortable when taking photos and later on when viewing her work you can not only see, but also feel the genuineness of the moments she has captured.

Stephenie also goes above and beyond to show support and provide help no matter what situation might arise. Knowing she was there on my wedding day truly put my mind at ease. I didn't realize it before the day of our wedding, but a photographer definitely ends up wearing more than one hat. Event planner, cheerleader, hair fixer... you name it, she can do it and does it with grace and intentionality.

We cannot say thank you enough for Stephenie and her beautiful work. She has a gift and we are so blessed she has shared it with us. We will treasure these photos forever and are so grateful that Stephenie was a part of our special day.

Amy & Jonny

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