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 99% of couples
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Lauren · Married on 09/28/2019
Steph needs to be your photographer!
Steph was amazing!!! We originally found her through WeddingWire and loved her pictures. We had an on the phone interview/chat, and she was so down to earth and easy to talk to. From there, she was great to work with every step of the way. We were a “destination” wedding, and she was able to help refer us to other vendors she trusted- we ended up hiring them as well!Sent on 09/05/2019
We hired her to photograph our Friday night rehearsal dinner/meet and greet party as well as our wedding day. Both days she was like a photographing ninja, unobtrusive when everyone was emotional or partying it up, but so friendly and kind when taking one on one shots. The Friday night pictures were wonderful to have- she took so many photos of our loved ones from all walks of life mingling together. For the wedding, we loved every picture- the colors were amazing and she captured a down to earth feel that we really wanted- nothing felt or looked staged, and we have never looked better in a photo!
Steph sent us sneak peak pics straight away. It’s only been 3 weeks now and we have all of them! We would recommend Steph over and over again for your photographer for any event.
Grace DeTore · Married on 08/10/2019
Her experience shines through her confidence
From the first conversation through the final photos & hugs on our wedding day, Steph has been an amazing support/photographer/resource/friend every step of the way. The photos she took are exquisitely framed, edited, and promptly shared, and her energy and enthusiasm for the work that she does radiates from her. It is clear that she loves her work, and that made us feel comfortable and confident in having her be a part of our big day. As someone who tends to take awkward photos, I was concerned about having my picture taken throughout the day. Steph has a relaxed, comfortable, “chill” demeanor that helped us feel at ease, while at the same time remaining professional. Watching Stephanie at work, it is clear that she has a broad understanding and appreciation of the art of photography, and her experience shines through her confidence. Steph came in with a plan of what she thought would work best, but at the same time allowed us the flexibility to personalize the experience.Sent on 09/22/2019
After the first time we met Stephanie, we were confident that we had found our photographer. What we hadn’t yet realized is that by the time the wedding was over, we had also gained a friend. She is warm, passionate, and heartfelt about the work that she does. Take a gander at some of her photos, talk with her on the phone, and you will quickly realize you’re in good hands.
Kayla Angela Schettler · Married on 07/28/2019
Steph is amazing!!
Steph was hands-down one of the best vendors we booked for our wedding!! From the initial phone meeting through the wedding itself, Steph was incredibly professional, knowledgable & quick to respond to any email/call. She exudes such positive, fun energy & is very easy to work with! The photos she took are absolutely incredible!! I highly recommend hiring Steph for your future event!Sent on 08/02/2019
Shines Photography's reply:Thank you so much Kayla!!! I had the absolute best time getting to know you two and your incredible families!! Thank you for letting me be a part of your amazing wedding day!!
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.