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Photography in Arroyo Grande, CA,
(510) 337-9796
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    Melinda

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  • Stephanie Secrest is amazing! A friend introduced us and I knew right away she was the photographer to work with because of her talent, passion about photography, and her happy attitude (which is key to have happy people around you for a happy day). She is very quick to respond and really goes above & beyond the call of duty. I am incredibly lucky to have had a photographer like her at my wedding. She made everything easy. I would recommend her again in a heart beat for any occasion. *Addition: I was in my brother's weekend this past weekend and his photographer was in all of our faces and incredibly intrusive. Made me think back to my wedding and how Stephanie and her 2 other assistants/co-workers were complete ghosts. They got amazing photos and you could barely tell they were there. That is a perfect team of photographers. :)

    Zsaleh

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  • Stephanie is beyond incredible. Her work from my wedding covers everything I could have hoped for. It is beautiful and fun, and it also documents everything about the event--from the big shots of the ceremony, dinner, and dancing, to the little moments throughout the evening. My husband and I looked at many photographers in the Bay Area when we were looking for our wedding photographer, and we didn't see work from anyone else that came even close to Stephanie's. Moreover, you can hire her without spending every last penny that you had saved for the honeymoon! She does engagement and baby shoots for all of her wedding couples. Stephanie is also incredibly professional. When we interviewed her, she met us at our house and brought a huge portfolio for us to look through. She spent as much time as we wanted answering our questions, and she answered more via email. Because we don't currently live in the Bay Area, we had to squeeze the engagement shoot into a short visit over the holidays,... Read more

    Renee

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  • There is just not enough I could ever say about Stephanie. She is so warm and friendly- my husband and I knew right away that we wanted to work with her to photograph our wedding. Stephanie took amazing photos, and we get to keep them all! From start to finish, wedding dress shopping, engagement photos, etc Stephanie has always been there for us and willing to go the extra mile. She is the best, and you will have such a gift in your photos for the rest of your married life!

    Julie-Anne

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  • As most people know... your wedding photographer is one of the most important aspects of your wedding. The pictures will serve as the memories of your special day for the rest of your life. To my husband and I, our wedding photographer had to be outstanding. I searched high and low through magazines, personal recommendations and the internet to find the most perfect photographer. Stephanie Secrest was an absolute treasure amongst the hundreds I found. As soon as I read through her amazing reviews on YELP, I sent her an email and she responded very quickly. She made a trip to our town to meet with us face to face and show us some of her beautiful work. Stephanie is an artist. Her photographs are like pictures in magazines and perfect in every way. She did our engagement shoot a few months before our wedding and we couldn't believe the beauty of the pictures she took. Each one captured the love my husband and I have for each other in the most perfect way. I had hundreds of my friends... Read more

    Laura

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  • Best wedding photos on earth. Stephanie has an artist's eye and her photos look stunning. We were especially impressed with how she captured expressions; the delighted, surprised looks when the lid flew off the ring box in our ceremony (cuz I wore it out looking at the rings beforehand), the adoration as I looked up at my father in our dance, the tenderness my husband feels for me showing in his face during the ceremony. Weddings are emotional, and Stephanie tells that story well. She has won numerous awards as a professional photojournalist. She took 1507 photos, and the final cut of "only the great photos" was 575. Everyone who sees them says, "Wow! You had a GRRRREAT photographer!" Plus, Stephanie is a wonderful, caring person, the kind of gal you'd want for a best friend. We were completely happy with our photos, and so was everyone else in them.

    Amy

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  • Over two years ago, we were looking for a photographer to capture our wedding on June 5, 2010. I found Stephanie, a five star rated photographer on Yelp and decided to shoot her an email to get more information. I emailed a few other photographers in the Bay Area as well, but to be honest, wasn't as excited about them after seeing their "best of shots" from their websites. I was more engaged with Stephanie's artistic eye and ability to capture the moments I was looking for in my own wedding. Her photojournalism style was what I preferred - candid and on cue. Stephanie responded to my email that night, hours later. I was immediately impressed with her quick reply, fun-loving attitude and obvious passion for her career choice. I couldn't wait to meet her! Stephanie invited us into her home that weekend. It was an overall lovely experience. When I first met her in person, I felt like I already knew her. She is a very welcoming and warm person. Her samples were impressive, ... Read more

    Debra

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  • What can we say about Stephanie? Not only is she someone you would want to be responsible for recording your day on film, she's someone you'd want to have around at your wedding. She is positive, upbeat, calming, friendly, warm, professional, kind, caring and an extremely talented photojournalist. She is creative and sees the world in a different way giving her photography that special something we were looking for. Stephanie gave us much more than our money's worth on our day and our pictures are absolutely stunning. Please do yourself a favor and meet with Stephanie before you book a photographer. You won't be sorry.

    Laura

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  • All I need to say about Stephanie is WOW! Prior to the wedding she came to my house to show me and my fiance albums and pictures she has taken for other couples. I was sold after just looking at one album! She has a great style and good eye for catching amazing shots! I love that she tells a story in her pictures. I am so happy we chose her to photograph our wedding on 11/7/09. She is very professional and so easy to work with. Not only does she know what looks best in a shot, but she works quickly. And, she had our photos ready to view only 2 weeks after we had gotten married! My husband and I went to her house to view them on a slideshow- I was blown away with all the shots! I would definitely recommend Stephanie Secrest as your photographer! You will not be disappointed at all!

    Sheena

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  • Stephanie is simply an amazingly talented photographer and a lovely person. We so enjoyed working with her, the pictures were beautiful and I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone. In fact I did recommend her to a close friend who used her for their wedding and also loved working with her and their pictures.

    Leslie

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  • I have to write a disclaimer: I know Stephanie from having worked with her at two Bay Area news publications. Naturally I wanted to select her for my wedding from knowing her work as a journalist. However, after reading her other reviews on Yelp, I have to say that it seems she treats all her clients the way she treated me and my now husband- as a someone she purposefully got to know well so she could do her best in showcasing what was important on the wedding day. She had us over to her studio twice to pick our brains on what we wanted from a photographer: shots of some of the guests we probably wouldn't see a lot of given our quick time frame and artistic shots of my dress, our dog, and the beauty of Tilden Park. Stephanie is a consummate professional who loves what she does- and it shows so well in her photos. She understands the stress of juggling different vendors and respectfully worked well with everyone else on our day. But above all it's her skill that made me want... Read more
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