Hi, I'm Stephanie. (Sonju. Sonj. Just not Steph.)
Put away your Pinterest boards and picnic baskets - we're about to get real.
After years of meeting families in the park and seeing the pain in mom's eyes while dad takes a phone call and the kids plot my demise through fake smiles, I decided enough was enough. Standing under some tree in an awkward pose says nothing about you or the people you love.
That look in a bride's eye when she's held a pose for too long and just wants to say hi to her friends she hasn't seen in months and can't wait for portraits to be over? I've seen it, and I'm a big believer that weddings are for love, family, and friends, not photoshoots.
Whether it's a full Day in the Life session in your home, or while telling the story of your wedding day, I focus on the genuine moments, the quick glances, and I promise no cheesy poses. (Like, why are y'all jumping?!)
I freak out (like, get stupid-giddy) about light, grunt when I get THAT shot, and can't wait to show you how beautiful your life already is.
Things I'm absolutely #obsessed with: Yummy light, guacamole, brides that smile, genuine hugs, peppermint patties, TRAVEL, large vocabularies, iced coffee, anything lavender, the sound of my shutter, and cat videos.
Things that creep me out #ew: Butterflies. Shiny food. Khakis.