Secrest Wedding Photography is a wedding photography business based in Alameda, California. Owner and photographer Stephanie has a passion for preserving life's beautiful moments. With a sharp eye and a master's degree in photojournalism, she is sure to capture pristine, flawless and stunning photography of your special day. She believes that photography should reflect the joy and the raw emotions vividly. As an award-winning photography business, and even a pre-qualified judge for Adobe, she loves what she does and will deliver only the best to her clients.
Secrest Wedding Photography offers impeccable attention to detail and a gorgeous gallery of photos for couples. Services include:
Stephanie also offers other services for her clients to remember their wedding day. They include:
Recommended by 98% of couples
Georgina · Married on 09/14/2013
The biggest difficulty in writing a review for Stephanie's photography is to figure out which amazing point to start with. First of all -- and seemingly most relevant, I guess -- our wedding pictures are amazing. There are absolutely beautiful ones and really funny ones and artsy ones and ones that I know will be up on the mantlepiece for decades. There are ones where I think "wow, is that really me?" and ones where I go, "haha, yup, that's me." Our wedding was such an emotional day, and I think Stephanie really captured that. I can see our happiness -- and that of our friends and family -- reflected in the images that she took.
But the fact that Stephanie takes amazing pictures is probably pretty obvious and easy to see from her portfolio. I think one of the things that she does really well that may be less obvious is that she's an absolutely wonderful support to have around during the day-of. In quiet moments she was almost invisible; in stressful moments, she radiated calm; when we corralled everyone for a group picture, she was a drill sergeant. I'm incredibly grateful to her for the part that she played in making our wedding such a wonderful experience.
Rebecca · Married on 06/17/2018
Stephanie did our wedding photos. She is talented and so lovely to work with! The whole experience was awesome and she even set my shy little step daughter at ease with her cute, kind and silly personality. (She’s still saying ‘holy unicorn!) we love the pictures she took and we are so thankful. Aside from being a great photographer she is also just the sweetest person who can really put herself in your shoes and be in the moment with you!
Connie · Married on 11/09/2017
We did baby photos with Stephanie. We had 2 photo sessions: the first one is when my son is a new born (literally new born, second day after he's born) and the second one is when my son is 4 months old. First, It's very easy to work with Stephanie. Our time was not very flexible both times, because parents and siblings were visiting short amount of time, but she was still able to make it. I really appreciate her effort. Second, she is so kind that she offered us the second mini session for free because she thinks the first new born session wasted a lot of time. Last but not least, I like the photos she took. Those photos are very realistic and recorded all the happiness on our faces :)
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Stephanie Secrest is a fantastic photographer who will capture the most memorable aspects of your wedding day. She's creative in using the venue, personable in working with bridal party, families and guests and has impeccable timing which makes the wedding day shine. I recommend her highly.
I love working with Stephanie! The photographs are fabulous and she just knows how to capture those special moments! Stephanie also makes it easy to have your photo taken..and putting you at ease on your wedding day is important! You need to feel comfortable with your photographer as you will be spending a whole day with them! You will not be disappointed when hiring professionals that create the spirit of your event and Stephanie is one of them.
Wonderful to work with. Total pros, whose care and talent produces beautiful photos and memories. They have a gentle, but professional air which made taking the pictures a joy, so the Bridal party was able to celebrate throughout the picture taking. Because you can't be everywhere, they show you parts of your wedding you didn't see. A great gift!