The Journal

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my daily blog! My name is Stephanie, and I'm a wedding + lifestyle portrait photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Feel free to browse around and check out some of my recent work!

FOLLOW ALONG

Ryan & Despina | The Airlie Center, Virginia Garden Wedding Photographer

It’s not very often when I meet my couple for the first time the day of their wedding. Well, Sunday morning was my first time meeting Ryan and Despina, and it wasn’t long before these two became my new friends! Haha! They are one of the most appreciative, encouraging, loving and beautiful (inside and out!) couples…

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Eric & Tracy | Mount Vernon Inn & Restaurant, Virginia Wedding Photographer

Saturday was FINALLY the day Eric and Tracy tied the knot!!! So let me tell you all about the day from my perspective, along with the photos below! :) Not too long after I walked onto the Mount Vernon grounds, I found Tracy standing close to the George Washington painting holding a hilarious, yet natural,…

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  • Cindy Jacobson

    Beautiful pics – love the purple!

  • Tracy Swann

    Omg! Stephanie you are beyond amazing! I loved working with you! Thank you so much! Xo

  • Carole Ferguson

    Absolutely love this!!!

John & Shannon | Apple Orchard, Virginia Engagement Photographer

What a sweet couple!!! Just looking at these photos, even without knowing them, you must think the same thing. :) I really enjoyed the opportunity of photographing John and Shannon’s engagement, but also getting to know them when we weren’t shooting. We met at a local apple orchard where the apples were in clear sight…

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  • Shannon Palmer

    Love these!! 

  • Dad P

    Great Picture of some great kids…Love Yah

  • Patricia Schone

    Shannon and John these are so perfect. So excited for your big day.

Weekend Recap

Gosh, so much to update on this blog post since I didn’t do a “Weekend Recap” last Monday due to Columbus Day. Not like I really took the day off, but I did lessen the typical Monday workflow by not blogging. ;) I’m in the midst of the “fall craziness,” but I’m surviving. Even if…

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David & Michaela | Mount Vernon, Virginia Engagement Photographer

What a dreamy engagement session!!! That’s all I could think when I left last Thursday’s engagement session. We had the most incredible sunset, and I’m so glad we took advantage of the colorful skies by the water! David, Michaela and I met at the beautiful Mount Vernon estates, where we were able to run around…

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  • Barbara Mitchell

    Beautiful pictures!!! And, David, your engagement story brought tears to my eyes. Love you both. Aunt Bobbi

Jonah & Hannah | Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Virginia Wedding Photographer

Jonah and Hannah are MARRIED!!! Wahoo! I’m so glad my brother (Hannah’s “Dude of Honor”) introduced me to Jonah and Hannah because they are a ray of sunshine! I love looking through these photos and seeing their happiness and genuine mannerisms! Hannah has a way to brighten your day and make everyone feel loved. Her…

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