I'm Stephanie, the proud mom of 2 teenage boys (Peter, 18 & Tommy, 16). If you've visited my site before, you may have seen a very light-hearted version of my 'about me'. While this is still light-hearted, I've decided to bare a little more of me to let you know who I am, what and why I do what I do and why we might be a great fit!
I've been taking pictures forever. When I was in elementary school, I took a photography class at the local community center which my instamatic camera in hand. I still remember the pictures that I took. They weren't great, but there were a start. Photography and creativity is in my genes. Many members of my family are in creative fields, so although this wasn't the path I anticipated, it definitely all makes sense.
Almost 16 years ago, my life took a change of course and I needed to get to work. I sat with some girlfriends at the Pasadena California Pizza Kitchen one afternoon and did a brainstorming session on a paper napkin. The subject was possible jobs. One of my friends suggested photography... I really couldn't believe at that point that anyone would pay me to do something that I already loved but had no formal training in. That's how it all started. Those friends took the pictures that I took of their kids to every meeting they went to and since then it's almost all been word of mouth.
I believe that through pictures, we are creating family treasures for generations to come. I am so honored that clients (I prefer to call them friends) trust me enough to bring in in to their most intimate zone - their family. I have so much respect for the huge privilege that I'm given as the person who is capturing these moments for them. Whatever the session involves, I will honor everyone's privacy and do my utmost to make it a positive and easy experience for all of us. The best compliment at the end of a session is to hear how painless it was!