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-audrey hepburn

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Chicago illinois fine art & documentary wedding photographer

Hello, friend - Have we met?

I’m Steph and I like to make art with new people. If you like photos and also happen to be people, we’re going to get along smashingly.

Wedding photography shouldn’t be a Facebook wall full of congratulations or your most liked photo on Instagram (but I mean, who are we kidding you’re getting married, you deserve it).

Real wedding photography is capturing authentic: 

laughs (with snot)

laughs (without snot)

bad dance moves

cake facials

emotional moments

joy

hecklers

love

romantic gazes

secret handshakes

family

When I’m not behind a camera lens my time is best spent with my three wonderful children and my poodle. Being a mom is tough, and if you haven’t had the pleasure, raising kids is best described as: 

Overwhelming love, fear, and anxiety-filled cupcakes layered with uncomfortable questions, outrageous circumstances, and beautiful moments that are all drenched in sunshine sprinkles. 

Or something like that. ;)

I wouldn’t trade it for the world. They drive me to get creative with my art, erase complacency, and put on my best impression of an absolute perfectionist with everything that I do. 

Photography, much like motherhood, doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. My influences like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, and Annie Liebovitz taught me how to capture micro-bits of life, flickers of fate, and glimpses of eternal happiness without asking anybody to say “cheese”. 

So, let's chat, we can have a good ole’ business email or sit down and break bread with a glass of wine. I’m a professional but also a human. I’d love to get to know you, your person, and your love story. 

let's make something special together

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois \\ 309.838.3634

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