Hi there! My name is Stephanie and I am delighted to meet you.

My goal with every wedding captured is to bring you right back into each moment, as if you were witnessing it for the first time.

swp couples are...

Forever lovers of timeless romance and rip-roaring celebrations. Never taking a moment of this incredible life for granted.

The Stephanie Wood Photography couple values the people in their lives first and foremost, and believes that everything else is just icing on the wedding cake. They love to travel, to experience new cultures, and to soak up all that this beautiful life has to offer. Life-long romantics, they are forever grateful that the universe brought them together and they whole-heartedly believe that the love they share is something deep, treasured, and worthy of celebrating to the nines. 

"We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams."

An artist with a warm and calming presence. Nurturer, deep-thinker, romantic in the truest sense of the word.

Stephanie Wood is an award-winning wedding photographer with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University, serving primarily Chicago and New York City. In what she describes as a “soul calling,” she left her full-ride Neuroscience PhD program at the University of Illinois to pursue her passion for photography. She is a mother of three and a self-described introverted people-person. 

Stephanie’s artistic style is a blend of romantic fashion-inspired editorial photography and photojournalism. She delivers true-to-life color and iconic black and white images with the philosophy of timeless over trendy. Her artistic inspiration comes from photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, and Greg Williams. 

Her clients describe Stephanie as a true artist with a warm and friendly personality, a calming presence, and occasionally their part-time therapist. She strives to not only provide beautiful imagery that will withstand the test of time but she also prioritizes her couples’ experience, encouraging each couple to live their wedding day fully in the present moment while trusting her vision and skill as both artistic director and keen observer of moments to preserve their wedding day through her photographs.

Enneagram 4, Aquarian as they come... with a heart for people and a passion for authenticity.

meet steph


Steph is the girl-next-door with refined taste and acute attention to detail. She has a love for people, art, and pondering the depths of life. She prefers timeless over trendy, and she has a special fondness for capturing the most authentic versions of yourselves.




My favorite parts of the wedding day are private vows and hearing all the heartfelt toasts


I have a poodle and I'm a firm believer that pets are family, so yes, please bring your dog to your engagement session


Major movie buff; I love studying films for their storytelling and cinematography


Francophile - I love all things Français and am currently re-learning French on Duolingo

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.


Favorite SONG

Never My Love, by The Association

celeb i'd love to meet

Annie Liebovitz

favorite movie

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

alternate universe job

Interior Designer

favorite place i've been

Paris - cause I'm a romantic at heart

drink of choice

Starbucks Iced Espresso

can't live without

My kids - they challenge me to be the best version of myself

Favorite Composer

Hans Zimmer

beach vs mountains

The sound of ocean waves soothes my soul


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