I’m Stephanie–an adventure mama of two little explorers. Always a writer, always an artist, and always an adventurer, I combine these loves by writing about my family’s time in nature, and getting outdoors with the couples and families who hire me as their photographer. And after losing my mother earlier this year, I am even more passionate about my work as a photographer, knowing all too well how important it is to have pictures of–and with–your loved ones after they have passed away.
I have found my calling is not in traditionally posed portraits or working indoors, but in going to the outdoor spaces that are the most meaningful to my clients. Weddings and elopements that require a hike to get to make my heart sing, just as much as taking candid photos of your kids playing outdoors during a family session. I also love to travel! While I am based in Chattanooga, my home state is Virginia and I frequently travel back for sessions. I also love working in the Smoky Mountains or Pisgah National Forest, and have traveled as far as Jacksonville, Florida. If you aren’t in southeastern Tennessee and still want to work together, I want to work with you! Check out my galleries, and send me a message about any ideas you have!
I am a staff photographer, Branch Ambassador, and occasional blogger for the non-profit Hike It Baby, and a 2018 Grand Prize winner of the Virginia State Parks Get Outside! Photo Contest, and have been featured in Backpacker and Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. I also write and photograph for the trail guide Tennessee Hiking Report, and am a top reviewer and ranger for The Dyrt.