Welcome to the blog...so glad you stopped by. I don't write as often as I should. But when I do you can bet it's from the heart. I write when I am inspired; when my heart thumps and my smile is backed by emotion. Grab a glass of red, get in your comfies and enjoy. 

XOXO, Stephanie 

From time to time I get the opportunity to photograph some extraordinary kids associated with Arizona’s Make-A-Wish program and each time I am moved beyond words. Listening to their stories breaks my heart; especially seeing that I have two healthy children of my own. It makes me realize how lucky I am and how life […]

We as photographers are always searching for the perfect location, the newest-and most obscure and the least cliche.  Always searching for beautiful natural light…and perfectly posed children. Right?! This lifestyle session defied all the odds. A cloudy day in Chicago…no beautiful natural light. Just rain. Newest location? A hotel room. Not even a new hotel. A […]

About a year ago, my partner Don and I had the honor of photographing a little boy named Leo. Sweet, spunky and smiling; and aside from the typical side effects of chemotherapy you would never have guessed that this boy had been battling a life threatening bout of cancer. After being diagnosed with malignant lymphoma,  a […]

“Joie de Vivre“, a term introduced to me by a great man; Hans Heymann (1920-2012). Hans definitely embodied what it meant to have “Joie de Vivre”, a joy of life. With his passing on Tuesday, memories flooded back reminding me of the time that he looked at me and told me that I too, had […]

Every time I photograph a family, I feel like I have new friends. Sometimes I become friends with the mom, sometimes the dad, and most always the kids. This time was no different. I had the opportunity this year to join the Board of Directors along a group of some of the most dynamic women […]

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