My love of photography started young and I can distinctly remember the first time I captured a photo I was immensely proud of. The photo was of my sister in our backyard at a family BBQ. It was not long after that I begged for a "good camera" from my parents. So at the precious age of 16 my love for this art was born.
I captured my first engagement session when I was 19 for that same sister. Then as news through my tiny community grew that I was an aspiring photographer this journey began.
I believe that inspiration can come from anywhere. But, my greatest inspiration comes from human connection, natural light, vulnerability, architecture, great movies, slow music and when the sun streams in through the window just right.
Every session is different, just as every couple is different however, my goal always remains to capture you artfully as you are.
A core value that I hold as a photographer is that trust needs to be at the very core of our relationship. Any photographer can go in to a beautifully designed wedding and take pretty pictures. It requires openness from both of us to timelessly encapsulate the emotions from the day. I want you to text me when you buy your dress and update me about your planning. I want to feel like we are genuinely friends before the wedding day even happens.
Now if you've gotten this far I want to thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little bit. But I also want to say this, if none of what I've said here has resonated with you, that's okay. I may not be the right photographer for everyone, however, I am the perfect photographer for some. And if you are feeling that connection, please inquire! I can't wait to get to know you too.
Like all great love stories mine was utterly unexpected. I met my husband when we were 15 years old however, we did not start dating until 7 years later. In high school we ran in the same circles but somehow kept missing our connection. It wasn't until after we both lived in multiple different cities across Canada and the United States that we found ourselves serendipitously in Calgary at the same time. 15 year old me would be absolutely shocked to be told she married this hometown hottie. Now after 6 years of dating, getting married in the middle of the pandemic, welcoming an adorable golden retriever and baby girl Sophia into our world we are living that 15 year old girls dream life.
My style is photo journalistic. That means I’m going to capture the moment without taking you out of it. So that when you look back at these photos it will feel like reliving the best day of your life.
I’m going to prioritize your experience from start to finish so that means responding to your emails quickly, and making sure you are feeling seen and heard every step of the way.
Not only did we receive our sneak peaks just TWO HOURS after our session, but she sent us our full album within the same week... She is super human. We are absolutely in love with our photos. To top it off, Stephanie sent us a hand written card in the mail to say thank you for choosing her. If you're looking for a photographer for ANY occasion, I highly recommend Stephanie. She is creative genius and will make you feel so comfortable with her bubbly personality. Even my fiancé, who hates getting pictures done, said "that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be".
We had a great time with Stephanie! She’s a lovely, easy person to be around and made our wedding photos feel like a breeze. We were initially drawn to her beautiful, candid style of photography and she absolutely delivered. Our photos are gorgeous and we are very happy with the results. We felt she took our requests to heart (for example, we really wanted a lot of shots our dogs because we are crazy dog people) and she even made us a fun little playlist.. Thank you so much, Steph, for taking care of us on our big day!
Steph is an amazing communicator right from the get go- and I can easily say she is the best decision I’ve made in my wedding planning process so far. Before we even signed a contract with her, she was so warm, inviting and full of enthusiasm and information. I knew right away we clicked and she made sure we were a good match. We recently took our engagement pictures with her and immediately took to her style and spending time with her was so fun and easy. Her photos are INCREDIBLE- and it is clear she seeks to understand her client’s visions and personalities.