Before we start – a question I’m often asked …… do I prefer being called Stephanie or Steph? Long answer ……. I’ve been called lots of things (especially by my lovely Mother in Law who can never remember my name – this morning I was Vanessa!). My rule is – if you’re speaking and generally looking in my direction, I’ll assume you’re talking to me! Short answer …… either will do.
As a sucker for procedures but definitely not of routine, I love providing my clients with the photographs they are looking for, and not the photos I think they should have. Saying that, I always direct or bribe my clients to stand/sit to get an amazing image (treats given where required!).
I don’t take photos of just one thing like some other photographers. I love variety. I love creating art from multiple genres. I also believe this keeps my photography fresh and allows me to give my clients what they’re looking for.
“You can’t be what you can’t see”
Marian Wright Edelman
……….. Stephanie creates a full package experience rather than a photographic treadmill, refreshing and highly recommendedRachel M
The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us.
A daydreamer by nature, I absolutely relish the suspension of disbelief. If I could, I’d be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain Marvel; whizzing through space, flying here there and everywhere; the only thing that stops me is a ridiculous fear of falling! I’d be more of a hindrance than a hero – on a helicopter ride over London, I’m not sure which one of us was more frightened – me, or the pilot who suddenly found my grasping, panicky hand dangerously close to his joystick!
What this has taught me is how to work with multiple animals at the same time and endless patience. There is a reason they say don’t work with children and animals – but I love the chaos! How does this help you? To cut to the chase – if your dog won’t sit still or your baby won’t go to sleep – I can still take amazing images of your loved ones doing what they love (or want!).
“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter”.
The people I love to work with are those who want an experience from start to finish and not just a photo shoot; who enjoy the interactions we create, who get excited about looking through their photos with me whilst enjoying a glass of wine or tea/coffee, and who can’t wait to have their products personally delivered (always accompanied by chocolate!).