I'M STEPHANIE! WIFE, MAMA, PHOTOGRAPHER, AND FRIEND
I like to describe myself as a mix between a southern girl and an island girl at heart, which works out since my husband is part Hawaiian... and I'm technically southern (Maryland IS below the Mason-Dixon Line, y'all).
I'm a mama to the cutest little baby girl, Maggie Rae, and the wife to the funniest and best looking husband in the world, Daniel. My world revolves around my family and making new memories with them every day.
I picked up a camera at the age of 13 and never looked back. I've been so blessed to have wonderful, supportive family and friends. They've continually motivated and inspired me to keep learning and have helped me grow my business.
I COLLECT PAINTINGS FROM MY INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS
My parents raised me to love traveling. I grew up and still live so close to Washington, DC, so I'm a big fan of meeting people from all over the world. They bring their customs and foods and families to not only live here, but to share their culture with us!
As a child, I attended a French Immersion school and that gave me a strong appreciation for the world's culture. 75% of my teachers were from West African countries! My husband and I traveled to Senegal with our church to serve with missionaries there in 2015 -- it was LIFE CHANGING. I can't wait to go back.
My favorite travels have been to: Senegal, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, the Bahamas, Paris, and Texas. I've still got quite a few places on my bucket list, though!
MY NAME IS STEPHANIE AND I HAVE A FLAMINGO PROBLEM.
My little (ha!) obsession with flamingos actually began with my dad's love for them! I guess whenever I saw a flamingo, I'd think about my dad and get it for him... but then I started getting them for myself!
The amount of flamingos in my possession is pretty astounding. They're everywhere in our home! We even call Maggie "our little flamingo."
The day I got to meet flamingos up close at the Honolulu Zoo was AMAZING. I pretty much freaked out and chased them around their enclosure for an hour. I loved it. So if you ever are at a loss for what to get me for my birthday, just get me a flamingo item or two!!!
Believe that a beautiful marriage is the goal, not just a beautiful wedding.
Love spending time with their family and can't get enough of them.
Will most likely cry at some point during your wedding day -- and their hubby might, too!
Love having fun and enjoying life to the fullest & believe that adventures are a big part of life!
Believe that the details of your big day are important and want to remember every little thing.
Believe that friendship, love, and a good sense of humor hold the key to a happy and healthy marriage.
Have most of these qualities & book me!