I'm Stephanie, the proud mom of 2 teenage boys (Peter, 19 & Tommy, 18). 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 was born and raised in Southern California and got my degree at USC. I never planned on this as a career, but I'm always thankful that this is the way my life went.
Almost 18 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.
After photographing people for many years, I also started doing interior photography around 2010. Since then, I've photographed many beautiful spaces, residential and commercial. Go here if you want to see a little bit of that part of my work.
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!