I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, my soul feels at home, surrounded by rural living and the raw beauty of nature. I genuinely love what I do, and feel so passionate to share the enthusiasm and joy of these celebrations with you!

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since 2012.

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January 16, 2015

2014 Best of Engagement Portraits

Best Engagement Portraits | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Last year I did the “Best of 2013” and it was a huge hit! This year, I planned to continue this series with the “Best of 2014”! Starting off this series with engagement portraits today! I completed 46 engagement sessions this past year (holy moly!) and found my personal favorite photo from each session to share with you all. 🙂 The photos I chose for this series are based on several characteristics I look for in a photo — lighting, color, emotion, unique moment and composition. These sessions happened anywhere from downtown Warrenton (my hometown) to West Virginia University to James Madison University to the Homestead to Richmond to D.C. to Charlotte, North Carolina to Virginia Beach to everywhere in between!

Thank you to all of my lovely couples for an AMAZING 2014 year! These engagement sessions mean so much to me. Not only was it time for you to get to know how I work, but you were also able to walk away with new photos AND we were able to get to know each other before the big day! Enjoy some of my personal engagement favorites from 2014!

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  1. These are gorgeous Stephanie!!!! Love looking at your work — so much joy!!!

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