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 say it was FREEZING is an understatement! It felt as if the temperature dropped from 28 degrees at the beginning of the session to the negatives by the end of the session! Anna was such a trooper standing in the unbearably cold temps in her adorable sequin dress! I don’t know how she did […]

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As we all know, the third time is a charm! So true … we have rescheduled their engagement session three different times due to the weather. But it was SO worth it! Plus, I felt eager and excited going into this session since it was the first one of the year! That is exactly what […]

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I cannot believe that this session concludes the final season of their collection! If you do not recognize these two already, we have done a spring, summer and fall engagement session! Now, we just completed the final session and now there is a BIGGER and more EXCITING photo shoot coming up for them … their […]

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Kaye and I go back years ago when we met during the brutally hot days of MRD camp! I can say that I’m glad those days are over, but of course I miss the MRDs soooooo much!!! It really felt like a GIANT family … no matter the year throughout college! I am determined to […]

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I’m surprised this was my first time getting the chance to photograph an engagement session downtown Alexandria! Most of my clients I guess are pretty centralized around where I live and not necessarily out towards DC. But I am SO glad I finally made my way out there because I love new spaces! Even though, […]

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Matt, Shannon and I met bright and early Sunday morning to finally have their engagement session! I have had to reschedule so many sessions this summer due to thunderstorms in the evening time last month and the month prior. It does make it tricky to reschedule, but my clients and I always find a way […]

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It was Bethany Beach where Clint, Alexis, her family and I met at the wee hours of the morning for a beach sunrise session. I absolutely LOVE the beach … and obviously I LOVE photography … so those two put together equals a fabulous session! 🙂 Too bad the beach has to be so far […]

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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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Gosh, I am SO sorry guys … when I thought I had this post all ready to go, the internet bombs out the night before. 🙁 Now that I just got home from my vacation at the beach and out to Jeremy and Hope’s wedding today (YAY!), I finally can show ya’ll Brian and Tara’s […]

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