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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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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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 […]

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To start out a beautiful October day … it was sure HOT! Regardless of the weather, everyone kept the positive and joyful attitude like it wasn’t 90 degrees! Just what we all needed for an outdoor wedding day. 🙂 And gosh, was it beautiful! Many tears shed before, during and after the ceremony … of […]

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First of all, I am SO sorry this was not posted up yesterday! I was out of the house with meetings and errands from morning until dark and did not think it would be fair to post this up super late. So without further or due, here is Robbie and Cassie’s beautiful wedding!!!! As we […]

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This session … a session I won’t forget! Let me just start off by saying that I try to be fully under control from beginning to end, but there came a moment in Kenny and Natasha’s session where I just freaked! We were in a field when I asked them to lay on the ground […]

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I have gotten to know these two throughout our journey together and could not have had a better time! 🙂 Our last time meeting for their engagement session, I knew that this wedding was going to be one to remember!  And it was! The details … the moments … everything was perfect! Watching Scott and […]

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What thought to be a rainy day turned out to be a sunny and bright Saturday! … and thank goodness! I can only imagine having an outdoor ceremony and having to worry about rain. It worked out to be gorgeous! I can say that I absolutely fell in love with this wedding because of the […]

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Not only is this triathlete amazing in sports … but she is one of the sweetest girls you will meet! Very outgoing, smart, obviously athletic, talented and very sweet! I am soooo glad that Leann and I had this time together to run around Kyle’s farm to take portraits because we had an absolute blast! […]

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Today, you should recognize this lovely woman from her wedding back in February! 🙂 And if you have kept up my blog since last summer, then you should also remember Jess and Derek’s engagement session! Now, it is time to reveal Jess bridal session! Andddd a trash the dress to end off the beautiful sunrise […]

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I love getting to know my couples! Not only my clients, but my friends. 🙂 We started our journey last year with the engagement session … then traveled to Turks and Caicos in March for their FABULOUS wedding … and just this past weekend, they celebrated their marriage with family and friends back at home! […]

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