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Photography in Arroyo Grande, CA,
(510) 337-9796
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    Kimberly I Chew

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  • Stephanie was our photographer and she was excellent! We wholeheartedly recommend her. She made us feel comfortable and is a wonderful, sweet person. We were so lucky to have her on our wedding day. The photos she took of us showed how precious it was to take our vows before friends and family and how much fun we all had.

    Marisol

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  • This photographer his a husband and wife couple. They did an amazing job in capturing all the photos we recommended. The pictures turned out better then we expected.

    Jaax Del Carpio

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  • My husband and I are incredibly grateful to have had Stephanie as our photographer. She captured the essence and joy of the best day of our lives. Her kindness, passion, and energy gave me comfort and confidence throughout the process. She took amazing pictures and made me feel at ease throughout the day. Stephanie is a wonderful professional and I am very pleased with her and her work.

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    You're such a gem, Jackie!! We had such a grand time! I'll always remember your most epic Greek ceremony- it was so special! I felt so blessed to have been there as a witness, thank you for having me as your documentarian! All my best to you both!

    Corinna Stolp

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  • I am so thankful that I chose Secrest Photography. Stephanie is a pro and our wedding photos exemplify the phenomenal work that she does. She is amazing and fun. Her artistic eye is priceless! Our family and friends can’t stop talking about our lovely photos. Now we get to relive every fabulous moment of our wedding day forever!

    Stephanie

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  • Stephanie was such an incredible photographer and an absolute joy to spend time with. From the first meeting with her, we knew we wanted to work with her. She is efficient with her work but the warmest soul you will meet and will put anyone at ease who is nervous in front of the lens. It is clear she puts her whole heart and soul into her craft and the results are incredible. We have gotten so many compliments on our wedding photos and she got them back to us so quickly! Quit your photographer search now and book her if she is available for your day. You won't regret it and you will have someone capture the most special moments for you who is the upmost professional and easy to work with.

    Linda

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  • My husband and I were so lucky to have Stephanie capture the moments of our wedding. When we were searching for photographers, it is so rare to find someone with 5-stars-- and there is definitely reasons why Stephanie has it! She is incredibly skilled and passionate photographer. It was hard for me to come up with ideas, but after spending an hour with her, she was able to see the vision I wanted and she had a lot of ideas on how to make that happen. We highly recommend Stephanie for any photos you may need and hope to work with her again in the future.

    Melissa Fant

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  • Stephanie is such a delightful person to work with and an incredibly skilled, creative, & passionate photographer. We are ecstatic with how our wedding and engagement photos turned out. They truly tell the story. We don't even regret not having video from our wedding because the photos Stephanie and Connie captured tell it all. We also had so much fun during our engagement session--Stephanie had us laughing and relaxed immediately. She was open to our ideas and also had tons of creative ideas of her own. She is personable, down to earth, professional, and she was able to clearly articulate what angles and poses we should attempt to get the right shot. She has an artistic eye for creative and fun shots as well as more serious portraits and sentimental moments. She actually also photographed my grandmother's birthday party about a month before our wedding, and those photos turned out awesome, as well. Stephanie is all around a wonderful person and talented photographer! My husband and I ... Read more

    Ranjini

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  • I would have given more stars on flexibility and professionalism if I could! Stephanie did an amazing job capturing every part of the wedding, especially the ones you wish you had more time to remember while they were happening. She's also wonderfully collaborative, and I felt totally comfortable trusting her vision. Remember your day the best way possible with Stephanie to capture your memories!

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    Sweet Ranjini! Thank you so much for your kind review! Yours and Eric's wedding day was utterly dotted with magic! The venue and your florist created something right out of a magazine! How blessed I felt to be your documentarian! Just stunning- lucky me! :')

    Matthew

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  • Before seeing a single photo from my wedding, I was already prepared to give Stephanie a 5-star rating. Stephanie was incredibly responsive and on top of communication throughout the entire planning process. I never felt like I had to chase her down or that I wasn't her top priority. She is very easy to get along with, open to lots of ideas, and always ready with fun suggestions of her own. I wanted to work with Stephanie because I saw from her portfolio that she has the ability to capture intimate moments that tell the grander story all in a single frame. With her photojournalism background and approach, she is a master at capturing authentic moments, rather than creating posed, unnatural ones. Stephanie's ability to artfully capture moments as they are was key for my wife and me because the wedding was actually a surprise we sprung on our guests the day of. We needed someone who would be able to navigate the uncharted territory of such a unique event and still artfully docu... Read more

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    A wedding like I've never had the honor to attend! The multiple surprises that you both kept your guests at the edge of their proverbial chairs will forever be in my heart! It was a spectacular wedding day and it was beyond an honor to be chosen. Thank you both for such a lovely review! :')

    Lauren Smith

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  • Stephanie is an amazing photographer and a gem. My husband and I could not be more pleased with our photos. She went out of her way to find another first look photo location when we found out the original location would be closed less than a week before our wedding date. She went above and beyond by driving to multiple locations sending us videos from four different first look locations to choose from and also helping drive the wedding party to multiple photo locations day of. She assisted in other ways not just related to photography and helped make our wedding day as magical as possible. Highly recommended

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    You're wedding was unbelievably charming and I was so honored to be a part of it! You both were so brave learning (at the last second!) that we couldn't do the first look in the redwoods! I was so impressed how you held it together! Rock on, Lauren and Matthew!

    David M.

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  • Both my wife and I JUST LOVE Stephanie, we want to adopt her! She has experience, professionalism, an obvious love of her craft, and produces excellent results! At the same time it's so clear that she's fun loving and silly, which fit so very well with our personalities. She has an AMAZING eye for composition, framing, color, and lighting, and somehow a perfect trigger finger for getting THAT shot. Her photojournalism expertise is very evident in the quality of her photos.

    Stacey R Smith

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  • Hiring Stephanie to be our photographer was the best vendor decision we made for our wedding. Not only is she a warm and sweet person to be around she is an extremely talented photographer. She had the best ideas for shots and even made time in her schedule to come to our rehearsal to make sure all our plans went smoothly day of. I can not say enough good things about her! I loved my photos and loved having a photographer day of that felt more like an invited friend.

    Rebecca

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  • Stephanie did our wedding photos. She is talented and so lovely to work with! The whole experience was awesome and she even set my shy little step daughter at ease with her cute, kind and silly personality. (She’s still saying ‘holy unicorn!) we love the pictures she took and we are so thankful. Aside from being a great photographer she is also just the sweetest person who can really put herself in your shoes and be in the moment with you!

    Connie

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  • We did baby photos with Stephanie. We had 2 photo sessions: the first one is when my son is a new born (literally new born, second day after he's born) and the second one is when my son is 4 months old. First, It's very easy to work with Stephanie. Our time was not very flexible both times, because parents and siblings were visiting short amount of time, but she was still able to make it. I really appreciate her effort. Second, she is so kind that she offered us the second mini session for free because she thinks the first new born session wasted a lot of time. Last but not least, I like the photos she took. Those photos are very realistic and recorded all the happiness on our faces :)

    Lorie

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  • Stephanie Secrest is a true gem and such a sweetheart! She was recommended to us by another photographer and we are ever so happy we chose her, and we are so lucky she was available! We booked her for our engagement shoot and wedding and she is amazing!! She is a dream to work with and we love her expansive photo journalism background and the fun epic shots that made us feel like movie stars. Her attention to detail is bar none and she executes the perfect shot instantly and perfectly. She is supremely talented! She is so much fun to work with, as though we have been friends for years. Our in person meeting, Skype calls, email and text were courteous, thoughtful and super responsive. She is well organized and is chockful of awesome ideas for locations and fun romantic shots. She went above and beyond and her team are excellent shooters and made our special day. They respected our time, but captured every shot we requested. We have so many beautiful photos and we cannot wait to ... Read more
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