STYLE AND QUALITY QUESTIONS
No matter how extreme the roller coaster is on your beautiful wedding day, I will remain laid back and relaxed, while still going with the flow and remaining a fly on the wall. I believe in being a stress free photographer, by not adding to the anxiety of your wedding day, but helping to keep you laughing and relaxed. I may have suggestions throughout the day – for instance, seeking out during the reception for a sunset shoot, or where to stand during cake cutting, however, I am not a control freak.
We believe that in hiring a professional wedding photographer because the clients deserve a professional that can use her technological expertise and creative vision to create a product that clients and amateur photographers could not do on their own. With digital SLR cameras becoming more and more affordable, there are many amateur photographers out there posing as professionals. Our goal is to educate our clients on the differences and provide artistic imagery that far surpasses other top notch wedding photography studios.
Therefore, our wedding photography philosophy has 5 primary priorities as follows:
1. Where words fail, our imagery speaks. Strive to capture the intangible, the inexplicable
2. Many of life’s best moments are unexpected. Anticipate and seek these moments.
3. Always appreciate our clients because they enable us to do what we love.
4. Fearless of the boundaries of creativity, by thinking outside the box– Wedding photographers are artists; therefore must have a deep understanding of artistic theory including concepts on composition, lighting, color, design, balance, etc.
5. Strive for technical and compositional perfection in every image – Being able to adjust camera settings quickly, anticipate lenses needed for each scene, use on and off-camera lighting techniques, etc. are crucial to being able to create a professional product.
Our focus is on providing you with a full Photos by Stephanie Experience. Our team will start by helping you create a custom package that fits your individual needs and desires. We will assist you in planning your complementing outfits for your annual family portraits, newborn portraits, and /or your engagement session, but also assist you in planning your wedding day, whether it is elopement, wedding, vow renewals – big or small – help you with an outline for your wedding day photography by giving you some “best practice” ideas based on our experience. When we shoot your event, we will capture each moment with our documentary approach and artistic vision. Finally, we will deliver you an fine art product worthy of the Photos by Stephanie brand.
In the end, our philosophy on client service creates beautiful friendships with each and every one of our clients that go far beyond the day of your wedding. We pride ourselves on always being available to our client/friends, so if you have any questions or would like to reach our lead photographer, please visit our Contact page for email address and phone number of our studio.
I’ve tested and compared several of the nation’s top professional printing labs. The labs that I’ve chosen to work with offer only the highest quality prints. All printers are not created equal, unfortunately. It can be difficult for lower-quality printers to accurately replicate the colors you see on a computer screen. I’ve calibrated my equipment to match the labs I work with. This means the color, exposure, and sharpness of the prints you order through me will closely match the photographs themselves.
We have shot in the darkest of dark chapels and reception halls so no need to worry! If the situation allows, we will set up additional lighting to ensure we get focused pictures. Some chapels do not allow for flash photography; and for that reason, we shoot on camera’s with superb low-light performance and lenses with low apertures.
Photos by Stephanie is acclaimed for developing a unique style of wedding photography that is deeply rooted in fearless wedding photojournalism while influenced by fine-art and fashion photography. We love using creative lighting, unique angles, compositions, perspectives and artistic post production refining to bring out our clients beauty and personalities while telling their wedding story. We pride ourselves on not just being photographers, but rather artists creating unique and expressive imagery. To see examples of our quality and style, please visit our Portfolio as well as our Blog.