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THE STEPH DEE BLOG

WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Tips for Choosing Your Engagement Session Outfits

We put your session on the calendar and found a perfect setting for telling a chapter of your story. And now, the outfit planning begins. Before decide you have nothing to wear and spiral into a black hole of online shopping, take a real good look at the pieces you already own. Make extra special […]

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Engagements, Photography

Oct 14

Travel Stories | An Ireland Adventure

I got home and could hardly wait to share my photos. A two-week road trip all around Ireland with my camera in hand for the entire thing? Kiiind of a photographer’s dream. (All that was missing was an awesome couple to travel around with and photograph at each destination. Where can I find me one […]

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Personal, Photography, Travel

Feb 5

Planning the Ideal Wedding Timeline

“You must know exactly what your wedding day will be like, right?!” It’s a question I hear pretty often when folks first find out what I do. A perfectly logical assumption, I get to see SO many wedding ideas on a weekly basis, I can just pick and choose the best ones and use them for […]

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May 13

Scout it Out | Location Scouting

Most days, I just can’t turn it off. I’m walking around Old Town or driving through a new place and I make a mental note as I see them. Golden light. Perfect lines. Incredible colors. I’ll forget where I was walking or driving and veer off my path to take a closer look. Yup. Mmhmm. […]

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Apr 30

Photography 101: Off-Camera Lighting

I might be digging myself a rabbit hole with this post. The world of flash and off-camera lighting may not be dark (ba-dum-pshh!), but it is a deep, never-ending learning experience. Just when you think you’ve mastered a technique, a new angle is thrown at you or new light is thrown into the mix and […]

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Apr 24

A Lesson from a Burger Joint | A Much-Needed Thank You

A few weeks back, my sister and I were returning from a trip to Pennsylvania when we decided to stop at an outlet mall near home. We did a little shopping and walked around on one of the first really beautiful days of this spring, but after an hour or two we looked at each […]

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Apr 3

Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration | The Katelyn James Workshop Experience

Well, THIS post has been a long time coming! These images are actually from last September (which I’m just now realizing was embarrassingly six months ago), when I had the opportunity to attend Katelyn James‘ Workshop Experience. After six years of stalking following her blog and marveling at the growth of her business and the […]

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Mar 28

The Viewfinder: July 2013

An incredibly novel thing is happening as I type this: I’m on my way home from a wonderfully whirlwind weekend of weddings (my 11th grade English teacher would be so proud of all that alliteration) and I’m getting work done. Normally I’m the one in the driver’s seat, sipping on black coffee and singing along […]

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Personal, Photography

Jul 2

Ahoy! It’s a boy! | A Nautical Baby Shower

Call it bad planning, call it poor timing or maybe attribute it to the crazy genes that seem to keep us going 24/7, but this year at the end of June, my mom and I were really the LAST people who should have been planning a baby shower. My mom is a public school administrator […]

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DIY, Personal, Photography

Jun 27

Favorite Things: Madera Books

When I was going through my internship with Sarah Barlow two years ago (two years ago!?), I distinctly remember her commenting on how one of the most exciting parts of wedding photography is finally receiving albums, and man, was she so right. Of course, it’s amazing to see that very first blog post or to […]

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Jun 12