"elegance is the only beauty that never fades"

-audrey hepburn

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Chicago illinois fine art & documentary wedding photographer

I am a wedding and portrait photographer specializing in modern-romantic photography with a fashion flair for couples madly in love. Based in Bloomington, IL; serving central Illinois, Chicago, and destinations around the world.

When I'm not shooting weddings or creating portrait art, you can find me exploring new cities and landmarks with my family or out for a glass of wine and appetizers with friends. It would be my honor to help preserve your legacy and I can't wait to hear from you!

Hi! I'm Stephanie!

The baby

the girl

THE Oldest

my family

More About the Artist

Fiona, the poodle

I grew up with cats and never thought I would in a million years have a dog, but now Fiona is my baby and I don't even know how I ever functioned without her!!! She is the fluffiest, sweetest little pup I ever did see and she made our family complete. If you are a dog person, I finally understand you and would love to get your furry little one in some photos with you during your engagement session or maybe even your wedding!

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."

Favorite things

I may not live in Chicago or even technically in a suburb, but I do consider myself a city girl. Some of my favorite family weekend getaways as a kid were long weekends in Chicago in the summertime. Staying in a hotel downtown, shopping up and down Michigan Avenue, hanging out at Navy Pier, and hitting up the Taste of Chicago. We always had a great time and now I love to take my own kids downtown to explore the Windy City.

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."

City Life

Favorite things

"Travel is the best way to learn about yourself"

Any chance I get to explore a new city is an opportunity to learn a little more about other cultures - and myself. To me, each city has its own personality - from the hip and lively NYC to the laid-back and friendly Nashville, to active and cheerful San Francisco. Each city brings out a different side of the human personality and spirit.

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."


Favorite things

Every summer for the past few years we have taken a trip up to Lake Michigan at the Indiana Dunes to get away for a weekend and stick our toes in the sand. There's this little diner we stumbled upon when we got lost our first visit there and they have the best BBQ we've found in the north. If you ever head up there shoot me a message and I'll get you the restaurant info.

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."

Beach Days

Favorite things

My BFF and I celebrated 30 years of friendship this year. (We met when we were 5, so I'll let you do the math on our age ;) ) Our friendship is so special to both of us that we decided to do a big trip to celebrate. Neither of us had been to San Fransisco before so we headed out west to visit the City by the Bay (and see the Full House house, duh). It was an AMAZING adventure together and I wouldn't have traded it for the world!!

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."


Favorite things


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