Hi! I'm Stephanie.
I am Kentucky born, now residing in Truckee, California. I am madly in love with photography, the outdoors, traveling, my other half Jeff & our sweet ol'pup Brody. Wedding photography lights my fire! I absolutely adore capturing the pure love between two people.
I love leaving my photo sessions feeling like I just left an evening hanging out with friends. I want you to be comfortable and enjoy your session! Just be in the moment with your love...
Email me, ask me anything! I can't wait to meet you!
65 Reviews for Shines Photography
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Katie · Getting married on 06/12/2021
Hands Down Best Photographer!!!!!
Don't look further for your wedding photographer! Steph was truly the BEST vendor to work with for our wedding from our original big event to our re-vamped "elopement". She was completely flexible with everything, willing to work with us in so many ways. We had spoken to Steph on the phone twice prior to our wedding - she was instantly warm, friendly, easy going, and willing to do work researching locations for photos/elopements. Although we didn't meet Steph until our wedding day, it was like we had known her for years. She made us so comfortable during all of the photos and captured sooo many perfect photos of our love, our families, the scenery, and the emotions of the day. She asked us what scenes we wanted photographed and brought so many of her own creative ideas! Not to mention, she trudged through sticks and thorns, AND climbed a tree to snap some unique, beautiful photos. We received sneak peeks as early as our wedding night!!!! Also, more sneak peeks a few other times before sending all of the photos less than 2 weeks after our wedding. If you are looking for a photographer who is genuine and truly wants to make everything best for you, Steph is the right choice!Sent on 07/26/2020
Jaclyn Weber · Getting married on 01/06/2021
Stephanie was amazing! Seriously, there aren't enough words to describe her amazingness! We got married on June 13th during all this crazy uncertainty and she remained calm and optimistic the entire planning time. Her calm and relaxed demeanor made our experience run so smoothly. Not only did she take our photos, she went above and beyond during the planning process. She help us find the spot for our ceremony, scouted locations, found our first look spot, and was available when I had random questions. During the first look and the ceremony, we didn't notice she was there or taking photos which made our day so much more intimate. She made it so easy to just be ourselves and feel comfortable. I cannot recommend her enough. She truly is an amazing human being!Sent on 07/01/2020
Emerald Schwartz · Married on 09/09/2020
Steph is not only professional but truly the best, she went above and beyond to help us scout a new location for our elopement when things kept changing on us. She captured all of our raw emotional moments while still incorporating the landscape which was a big request from us. She listens to you and makes sure she can give you everything you're looking for. From the moment we met Steph, we were comfortable and felt at ease as she snapped away. She was quick to deliver the photos and sent so many good photos! We literally love every single photo! We can't say enough good things about Steph. Do yourself a favor, stop looking around and book her! You won't regret it! :)Sent on 10/12/2020
Can't wait to see the photos of Valentine and Johnny's wedding at Westshore. She was a true professional and gave these clients what they wanted....her full attention to detail and commitment to getting the best shots possible!! Looking forward to working with her again!!!!!
Of the hundreds of photographers I’ve worked with over the years as a DJ, Shines Photography is by far my favorite. Stephanie brings a wonderful energy with her, and coupled with her amazing talent and professionalism, she’s the full package! If you are looking for quality and the best photographer there is, then without a doubt Shines Photograohy is your best option! I look forward to doing many more weddings with Stephanie over our professional careers.