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Photography in Arroyo Grande, CA,
(510) 337-9796
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  • 145 Reviews


    Karron

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  • Stephanie was absolutely marvelous, I can not stress that enough! She delivered just what I was looking for in photos. I did not want flat, one-dimensional nor very staged pictures. I wanted the unscripted emotions of the day captured. She delivered 100%. So much goes on during your wedding day. Your mind is racing with trying to be and do all for yourself, your family and guest that you forget some of the happenings and moments that occur. Stephanie did such a fabulous job with the sequence of photos that when my husband and I look at our wedding pictures (which is almost everyday) we re live the day from beginning to end. I love it! We've shared our photos with family and they are all impressed with how Stephanie was everywhere and caught so much action. Trust Stephanie's judgement, experience and know-how. You can not go wrong with her. We trusted her from the moment we met at our 1st (and only) consultation to the very last photo of the evening saying goodbye to all. I... Read more

    Emma

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  • It was a pleasure to have Stephanie at our wedding. She was so helpful. Not only she was our photographer, she acted as our witness and even helped me with my shoes. She was accommodating in every single way and her pictures are amazing. She was very attentive to our requests and was able to take the pictures that we wanted and with her special talent to make them WOW. She is worth every cent!

    Victoria

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  • I can't say enough about Stephanie. Not only is she incredible kind, passionate about her work, very professional, and organized.... she is an AMAZING photography. There are hundreds of photographers out there, but I chose Stephanie because not only can she capture special emotional moments, but she has a very beautiful and talented artistic eye that adds so much depth and character to each photo. It was unbelievably easy and awesome working with her every moment... even when first meeting her, she brought her A game and displayed herself to be a very organized and professional person. I have just received my photos (2 weeks after the wedding date! I know many people who don't get them back for months to a year!) and I am absolutely in love with the photos. Stephanie is amazing. And I couldn't be happier with the process and with photos.

    Shanda

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  • We loved working with Stephanie and cannot say enough wonderful things about her! She is extremely thoughtful, professional, and knowledgeable. Not to mention her amazingly talented eye for beautiful shots! We had such a great connection with Stephanie from the moment we met her, that it made the whole process fun, easy and smooth. We also loved Stephanie’s flexibility, especially during the shoots, to make random stops and try new things. We highly recommend Stephanie to anyone wants to have a great time doing their photos and who wants to love their photos even more! Thank you Stephanie!!

    Diana

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  • Stephanie photographed our wedding at the Brazilian Room a couple weeks ago. We were incredibly pleased with the quality of the photos and working with her was a breeze. We were planning our wedding remotely, but she was available to meet with us multiple times through Skype. She was very professional and clearly interested in making sure that we had memorable images of our wedding. Her familiarity with the wedding site was invaluable, as she was able to suggest a great location for first look photos. During the ceremony, she made sure to take stunning portraits as well as capture the feeling of the wedding through her candid shots. We would strongly recommend her if you want to have an amazing, artistic and elegant account of your wedding.

    Rebecca

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  • Stephanie did an amazing job capturing our intimate wedding in the woods! The pictures are gorgeous and fully capture all the special moments and emotions of our day. Not only is she an incredibly skilled photographer, but she is personable, flexible, and accommodating. We couldn't recommend Stephanie enough - definitely meet with her!!

    Nicole

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  • When I look back over our wedding, Stephanie played a huge role and is one thing that could not have worked out better. From our engagement shoot to the wedding pictures, she captured my husband and I perfectly. She is professional, fun, and extremely organized. It is hard to put into words how much we enjoyed working with her, and how amazing the pictures turned out. I have had several guests tell me how they did not even notice her taking pictures during the wedding, or after looking at our pictures, how they wish they could redo their wedding with her as their photographer. The photos she gets capture so much emotion, love, and are something we will cherish forever. She is worth every penny, and having the pictures she took will forever keep the memories alive of our special night. I have recommend her already to several people, and will continue to for years to come. Stephanie from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for experience and for the wonderful pictures! We love you!

    Devika

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  • I just have one word for Stephanie.. 'Wow!!' She is such an incredible lovely person, soo good at her work it makes you feel confident choosing her. I just spoke to her once over phone before going ahead with her and have never looked back. I still remember our first conversation.. she understood exactly what I wanted, how I wanted and even worked to fit us in her tight schedule with a short notice when she understood that my fiancee was in town for just that one day. She always kept us informed and made sure we were aware of everything from the beginning till the day we received our pictures. We had a lovely funn photoshoot at The Palace of Fine Arts and Bakers Beach! The entire shoot was soo much funn and energetic and she made us feel very comfortable and tried to capture as many candid moments possible. She accommodated everything we asked for and many more, making everything look so easy and stress free.. It was never like we met a photographer, rather we felt like we hung ou... Read more

    Linda

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  • I am not the bride, but the mother of the bride. I wanted to take the opportunity to say how wonderful our experience was with Stephanie. Both my daughter and her new husband are in the Army. The timing and logistics were at times stressful for my daughter (and myself) concerning all the wedding details. She was stationed in Alaska and not able to meet with Stephanie before the wedding, but Stephanie was able to Skype with her and figure out how she wanted her special day captured. Stephanie is a true professional in every way, with the added warmth and calmness so very much needed on an occasion like this. Her photographs were simply put WONDERFUL! I would highly recommend her for any occasion.

    Dante

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  • Stephanie is great, and her work is invaluable because now my wife and I will always be able to remember our special day. Her process is easy and helpful. From the very beginning she was extremely accommodating and flexible to our needs. She is easily reachable and worked with us tirelessly to plan out the photo session and make smooth the entire experience. Her eye is fantastic, and you'll find yourself surprised at the magic she can get from little moments throughout the night. She even worked with us to make our budget work. It's truly worth having Stephanie capture your special moments, and I would enthusiastically recommend her to all my family and friends. I hope you use her too.

    Sydney

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  • My husband and I were married this past September. As soon as we met Stephanie, we knew she was the perfect wedding photographer for us. She is such a kind-hearted, sweet, attentive, professional, creative, and talented individual. We could not be happier with our decision to hire her. On our wedding day, Stephanie captured all of our favorite moments and much more. She was so great about taking us aside to get some beautiful photos and then getting us right back to the party to spend time with our guests. We really never felt like we were missing anything. She is attentive while also being invisible. Some of the moments she captured, I didn't even realize she was taking our photo. Stephanie was wonderful to work with from the moment we hired her, through the wedding, and even after the big day. We live out of state, so most of our communication was done by email, phone, and Skype. Stephanie was great at communicating and answering any questions we had before and after the weddin... Read more

    Katy

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  • Our advice to couples who are searching for a wedding photographer? HIRE STEPHANIE SECREST! Stephanie is top-notch. She is the perfect wedding photographer!! Our photos are gorgeous - the highest quality and a great balance of all the things you want to capture on that special day. Stephanie takes the time to really get to know a couple and their hopes for and expectations of the photography. She is thorough; she thinks of things that the bride and groom not only don't have time to think of, but would probably never occur to them. She gets amazing candid shots of guests enjoying themselves, fabulous family & wedding party portraits, and she finds and captures sweet moments that can't be posed or orchestrated. And she has a knack for taking command and steering people with grace and humor to create fun and sweet memories. It seems effortless because it comes so naturally to her. Stephanie's incredible talent with photography and people, and her poise, personality, and sense of fun make ... Read more

    Jennifer

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  • I found Stephanie through my florist (Megan Haney in Walnut Creek) as a preferred vendor. And my goodness I'm so thankful I did. I had met with photographers but nobody blew me away. I knew photography was going to be my biggest expense and I was fine with that as long as the quality was fabulous because that is really almost the only thing you have left after wedding years in the future! I was a crazy bride that didn't want to hire a coordinator and do it all myself. I found that communicating via email helped me the most and I had emailed Stephanie and got a response RIGHT away with all her services and pricing. She also was willing to meet me at a nearby Starbucks so we could go over samples. My mom and I started flipping through her sample books and knew INSTANTLY she was the one! They were beautiful!!!! I chose to do a package that included an engagement session which I highly recommend so that you can get Stephanie's vision, style, personality etc all before the wedding. Our ... Read more

    Moran

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  • Stephanie is the most AMAZING photographer in the world - no doubt! She is so lovely to work with, and we knew that if we chose her to be our photographer, her enthusiasm and positivity would be contagious, and make everyone around her happy. Our prediction was true. From the moment she appeared she was incredibly professional yet she made everyone happy and brought the smiles out of everyone! Even though we were busy throughout the night celebrating with our guests, she made sure that she captured the moments that we would want to treasure forever. She also had a super speedy delivery of the photos! She was able to send them to us within two weeks, which is quite impressive! She also was staying in touch with us throughout those two weeks by sending us photos that she came upon that she thought were cute :) Overall, I highly recommend you go with Stephanie! Your wedding photos will always connect you to this special moment, and the only way to share this beautiful occasion... Read more

    Thuy

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    5 out of 5
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  • Stephanie was such a great person to have around! She knew the ins and out of a wedding. She knew when to let us mingle with our guest and knew when to pull us out for a quick photo shoot. She is very bubbly and professional! She also has an optional secondary photographer that takes pictures of the guest. which allowed her to fully focus on us, without missing the candid pictures of the guest! She is totally worth it!

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