Hi! I’m Stephanie. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelors in Human Resource Management. I am currently living in the great city of Charlotte, NC working in Human Resources, but my heart is in photography.
When I was younger, I would have never described myself as capable, ambitious, brave, strong, or loved. Now, photography has led me to realize that I am all of those things and so much more. In May 2017, I was called by the Lord to purchase my first camera. The Lord revealed a new passion of mine that I never knew existed.
I begin my day with a cup of coffee and Jesus on my mind. I read books for fun, I am a vegetarian, I hate spicy food, I love to travel and I believe green tea helps you stay young. I can’t remember the last time I went to the mall and every time I pet a dog, I am filled with joy.
My family and friends are the backbone of who I am. I live for long and intimate conversations. I dream about owning my own dog every night. I believe that if you pay for a movie ticket and hate the movie, you should be reimbursed. I love people who encourage me to follow my dreams and inspire me to be a stronger woman of God. And I think words can cut like a knife or spark a fire in your soul.
As life transitions and seasons change, staying grounded has been a struggle. Life seems to go full speed while I'm always one moment behind. Needless to say, having a camera in my hands makes the days stand still and continues to remind me to refocus my attention on the here and now.
It is so important to obey each command of God. Although you may not know where He will lead you, He knows what is ahead and I think that is all that matters. As long as He knows the future, you will be okay. As long as you trust Him without knowing what tomorrow brings, you will be okay. My roommate and dear friend once told me, “If it’s a calling from God, you should expect struggle. The enemy seeks to destroy that which God has called us to. It will be hard. But there is holiness in the midst because you are following God’s design.” This is my fight song and I’d love to sing it with you.
I want to live my life on purpose in the midst of unbelief. As seasons change and life transitions, I struggle to be in the present moment. I believe that the Lord blesses us with each moment for a purpose. When I am behind the camera, I am able to refocus my heart, mind and soul on the here and now. I am able to expose the true beauty deep within each person, unravel the real moments that matter and capture the everlasting love of the Father. That is why I love what I do. I want to help heal every scar and bring confidence to every insecurity. I want us to laugh at our failures because we know God is victorious in the end.
I do not want to meet with my clients for the sole purpose of the photoshoot, I want to dive into new relationships. Whoever you are, I want you to know that you matter to me. I want to know who you are. I want to share stories and testify about our journeys. Trust is everything to me, and I want to build that with you. I want to build a real friendship with you. You are a part of my “why.” You are the reason I love photography.
Before you leave this page, know that in addition to every shot I snap, each moment we share, and the hours of editing, there is love, care, passion, and prayer behind it all.