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Fine Art & Documentary Wedding Photography for Couples Who Believe in Leaving a Legacy that Lasts

Your Story Deserves to Be Told Beautifully

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Fine Art & Documentary Wedding Photography for Couples Who Believe in Leaving a Legacy that Lasts

Your Story Deserves to Be Told Beautifully

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Fine Art & Documentary Wedding Photography for Couples Who Believe in Leaving a Legacy that Lasts

Your Story Deserves to Be Told Beautifully

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Fine Art & Documentary Wedding Photography for Couples Who Believe in Leaving a Legacy that Lasts

Your Story Deserves to Be Told Beautifully

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Fine Art & Documentary Wedding Photography for Couples Who Believe in Leaving a Legacy that Lasts

Your Story Deserves to Be Told Beautifully

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Fine Art & Documentary Wedding Photography for Couples Who Believe in Leaving a Legacy that Lasts

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You found the one. That one person who sees you for who you really are underneath all the layers. That one person who isn't afraid to let you in on all of their secrets and open their heart to you.

You don't complete each other, because you are already both complete as individuals. But you balance one another. Your strengths complement each other and together you are far stronger than you would ever be alone. 

You cannot wait to marry them and live a lifetime of beautiful moments together. And you want those moments to be permanently etched in time through Romantic, Elegant, and Timeless photographs. 

everlasting. perpetual. undying. love.

CHICAGO wedding photographer
Award-winning | Fine Art Photography

Preserve the most precious art from your wedding day. Rekindle your love for each other years down the road in a short glance. Inspire future generations with your beautiful journey.
Remember your youth, how Grandpa Joe did the robot, and most importantly…
The reasons you said, “I do”.

your memories are important to us

what makes us different

Being the center of attention and constantly in front of the camera lens can feel seriously intimidating.
Relax, I’ve got your back.
I’ve photographed thousands of people professionally whether they're shy, outgoing, crazy, nervous, ecstatic, happy, smelly, etc. This has taught me how to photograph their most flattering and unique self using pristine posing and gentle guidance.
I’m different because my purpose is to bring out the best in you.

we help you feel beautiful, because you are

what makes us different

We’ll chat about your expectations, share a few laughs, and maybe even a glass or two of wine before your wedding day. The idea is, getting to know you and your partner on a deeper level. Because frankly, that’s what great photography is all about.
Knowing your subject and letting each photograph represent an extension of them. Besides, you already have enough on your plate. Having a friend who happens to be a professional photographer makes things so much easier.

we treat you like family

what makes us different

Coffee dates, cabernet and deep conversations. Romantic walks and people watching. Spontaneity and that je ne sais quois. 

what I'm known for:

in a love that is worth living for in that John Legend "All of Me" sort of way.

I believe that legacy connects us to the past and builds a foundation for the future.

I believe that every story deserves to be told. And if it's going to be told, it deserves to be told beautifully.

i believe...

MEET stephanie

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for everything you did to make this day special for us. You truly made our dream wedding come true. From how comfortable you made us feel during our engagement shoot, to having pizza and wine with us til late at night, letting me borrow your studio to get ready & putting up with all the craziness that came with it, and finally capturing all of the most incredible, sweetest moments. You are not only good at this job because you take good photos, you are great because you put your whole heart & soul into it and it shows in your work.
So thankful for you! 
Love, Shelby & Cole

"We cannot thank you enough

Shelby & Cole

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regarding this whole wedding planning process! Thank you for everything you've done for us so far and we look forward to continuing to work together!
You're the best!"

"You have been the best choice we've made

Courtney & Josh

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regarding this whole wedding planning process!Thank you for everything you've done for us so far and we look forward to continuing to work together! 

You're the best!"

"You have been the best choice we've made

Courtney & Josh

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with Stephanie and how she carries her business and herself with her passion for photography! The moment my husband and I met her I knew we found “the one”... Our family and friends have not stopped talking about the photos and the collection of them as a video Stephanie put together. We have considered her a part of our family and not just a friend! Thank you so much Stephanie Wood Photography!"

"Wow! I am completely overwhelmed

Jessica & David

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with Stephanie and the way she carries her business and herself and her passion for photography. The moment my husband and I met her I knew we found “the one”... Our family and friends have not stopped talking about the photos and the collection of them as a video Stephanie put together. We have considered her a part of our family and not just a friend! Thank you so much Stephanie Wood Photography!"

"Wow! I am completely overwhelemed

Jessica & David

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"Like, I'm literally stressing over every other aspect of the wedding, but the fact that I have you as my photographer puts me at ease cause that's the most important part."

"I'm so relieved to have found you!

HAO & TYLER

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"Me and Colby have our 9 year anniversary soon and I think [our destination engagement session] was one of the best days we have spent together. Thank you so much Stephanie Wood for capturing it all. Waiting for [the video] to arrive in my email this morning was like trying to sleep on Christmas Eve!"

Destination engagement session:

Taylor & Colby

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I believe that your legacy is the most important thing you will create for your family.

Imagine 50 years from now, as your granddaughter is planning her wedding. Your daughter pulls out your wedding album to show her where it all began. The legacy of love that she came from and the legacy she will pass down to her own children one day.

What do you want those photographs to represent? What stories do you want them to tell? How do you want your legacy to be preserved?

Do you want pictures that fall victim to today's trends? Or do you want timeless and elegant photographs that show a family legacy your loved ones can be proud of?

That's where I come in. Together, we can preserve your legacy in a romantic, elegant and timeless way. 


I don't just care about your pictures. I also care about your legacy.

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