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!
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Macy · Married on 01/11/2018
Steph was absolutely amazing!! We could not have found a better photographer for our special day. She made our day stress free and full of laughs. Her locations for our photos were perfect and she was more than patient with our extremely windy day. My husband was sick with the flu and even had a fever but you would never know it looking through all of the moments she captured. Steph felt like a friend and a guest more than a photographer which fit great with our laid back cozy wedding. Planning a wedding from across the country can be more than stressful but she was there every step of the way even recommending other vendors! I highly recommend Shines Photography and can't wait for her to do our family pictures on our next trip to Tahoe. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Brittany Swails · Married on 11/08/2018
This woman is truly the best there is. She traveled across the country to capture our wedding day and there’s not one bad picture.
Can’t simply praise her enough
Jenna · Married on 10/08/2018
Honestly, there should be a 6 star rating for Steph! She is the epitome of an amazing photographer. She is kind, professional, upbeat, engaging, flexible, and TALENTED! She captures love and nature in a fluid way, which is EXACTLY what we were searching for. We figured anyone could take a photo of us smiling and kissing, but it takes real talent to find someone who can capture love and nature in such a beautiful way. For our engagement photos we went on a hike in 20 degree weather and had the BEST time. Steph made us laugh the whole day and the photos were incredible. The wedding was equally as amazing. It was also awesome watching her work with a new team of videographers, again she was professional, kind, and flexible...all of the things you want around on your wedding day! After the wedding I was worried I wouldn't look good in the photos (normal self-concious girl, I guess), and Steph brought me out of that mindset with her kind words and her TALENT! She loves to send sneak peeks and I swear she sent the most amazing photos at all of the right times. When I told her how grateful I was that she captured those photos in such a beautiful way, she lifted me up with her positive energy and kind words. My husband even said, "did you really think Steph would let you look bad?" He was right!!! She makes you look amazing and you don't even realize she is doing it! We love Steph and would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for any event! We will definitely be using her in the future. Thank you Steph!
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.