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


    cori

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  • Stephanie was awesome! There were many things that we liked about her, including that she was very customer-focused (she was willing to accommodate our schedules to meet and discuss our wedding details). She was also very open to photo ideas that were shared by us and members of our bridal party. Further, she is clearly very experienced in shooting at our wedding venue, the Brazilian Room, as she quickly identified the best spot for our posed group photos based on the specific lighting on our wedding day. She was very flexible on the schedule, and even willing to go above and beyond, including transporting the bride and bridesmaids from the hotel to the venue. And finally, we love our photos! Thanks so much, Stephanie!

    Meghan

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  • Stephanie is such a wonderful photographer. She really listened to what me and my fiance were looking for and worked to accomplish that. Stephanie took wonderful photos and she was VERY fast to get them back to us, which was so wonderful. Her packages are very flexible and can work with whatever you need for the day. We ended up getting a second shooter for part of the day and he was also fabulous. I can't recommend her more highly!

    Mr and Mrs

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  • Stephanie was absolutely amazing before, during, and after our big wedding day! Very easy to work with. Responsive and professional. Very flexible. Fun personality. Very good eye (most importantly of course). The list can go on and on. Aside from her art, we must say that her involvement in preparation for the wedding was the most impressive (the meetings on skype, planning the timeline, etc...). It helped us more than we could have hoped. The whole day revolves around the pictures! Not a single ounce of regret choosing her as our photographer. We easily made the right choice :)

    kirsten

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  • Stephanie was a dream come true. She was recommended to us by a friend who did her wedding and we're so thankful she referred us. We met Stephanie and instantly knew she was the right one for us. She is probably the sweetest down to earth person I've ever met. She even got teary eyed when we told her about our engagement. Her work...omg is second to none. She has an artist eye, which was a must for me when choosing a photographer. She has an impressive resume before doing wedding photography. She met with us before the wedding and we game planned everything. She also brought her best friend Edwin I believe to do the shots with me. He was great and very friendly. The best part about her was we were late for the start of the wedding so Stephanie had to think on her feet and some how made it all work. We still keep in touch with her and can't wait to take baby pictures with her. She is like family. If you want the best use Stephanie.

    User6672357

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  • We are incredibly happy with Stephanie as our photographer for our wedding in Sebastopol, CA. Stephanie was very professional since the first time we met her to talk about our vision for the wedding. Stephanie was always there to help us and provide advice from her wealth of knowledge of and experience with weddings. Come wedding day, she was ready. She came with a plan and calmly captured all of our moments methodically but also gave us room during the reception to enjoy our day. We were most impressed by her (and Edwin’s, the second photographer we asked her to bring for a few hours) ability to capture genuine emotion-from the first look to the energy on the dance floor. Stephanie’s use of light and creating beautiful artistic photos of two people who are a little camera shy was amazing. Stephanie also had a very quick turnaround time after the wedding with the photos, less than 2 weeks! Stephanie was outstanding. We would highly recommend her to anyone!

    Holly

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  • Stephanie was absolutely phenomenal at our wedding. The pictures speak for themselves (but I'll add a few words as well). Gorgeous photos, beautifully captured the candid moments and had us perfectly framed in the posed shots. She was quick, friendly, and a calming presence during a hectic day. We hardly noticed she was there, and yet we ended up with hundreds of amazing pictures. Pictures were one of the wedding elements we cared about the most and we couldn't be happier with her work and wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone.

    Khristine

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  • We fell in love with Stephanie's website featuring her work. We especially love the fact that she has many years of professional experience and gives back to the community. When we met in person she was very attentive to our requests and made awesome suggestions. Her presence onsite day of was amazing. She is the friendliest person you will ever meet. She handled our 400 guest list and rigorous timeline by capturing special moments not only between my now hubby and myself but also of family and friends. Stephanie goes above and beyond to make your moment the very best as well as slow you down to allow you to take it all in before the chaos. The pictures are wonderful. More then what we expected. They allowed us to enjoy moments our guests had that we were not able to see. Some people worry about their guests having their mobile phones out and it being seen in pictures but they did not bother us nor did we notice because Stephanie faded them out. We are very excited to choose pictures f... Read more

    Emily

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  • Like many brides, I placed a huge priority on finding the right photographer for my wedding. It was also one of the most intimidating parts of wedding planning, because there are so many options out there! I couldn't be more happy that we chose Stephanie to be a part of our wedding day. We had a destination wedding, so she spent an entire long weekend capturing our friends, family, and the location in addition to all the wedding photography. She delivered an online gallery full of thousands of gorgeous images, all downloadable, that we could share with everyone who was there. Stephanie managed to capture all the big moments, and so many more little moments that have become my favorite pictures. Our guests all loved her fun personality, and she really fit right in. Stephanie was great at working quickly, which my husband (who hates pictures) really appreciated. She was also great at thinking on the fly- we were in a town she'd never been to before, but she managed to see the potenti... Read more

    Madisen

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  • To make it really simple, Stephanie was the most professional, friendly, caring photographer I've ever had the pleasure of doing business with. She did our wedding and it was amazing. Everything went right. The photos were amazing and there was not one single complaint/problem during the whole process. She was by far the easiest vendor to work with. From the moment we met Stephanie we knew that she was going to be great and she completely exceeded our expectations. My wife and I are more than happy with our photos and the overall experience. Plus we got our photos really quickly afterward. I don't know how she did it. You want to be able to trust the person you choose to record the most important event in your life and I can say with complete certainty to anyone that Stephanie is a total pro and will absolutely take care of you. Trust me. Thanks for all of your awesomeness, Stephanie!!!

    Laura

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  • Stephanie Secrest is a magical creature, makes everyone look amazing and is an absolute delight to share your most prized life moments with.

    Rocío

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  • Stephanie is the best ever!!!!! From the beginning, she was professional, courteous, and sweet. We continued to be in contact over the course of a year leading up to our wedding. When it came time for our engagement photo shoot-she made us feel comfortable and her fun loving self made it even more memorable. We were nervous for our shoot, but her experience and advice made it easier on us. We fell in love with those photos-her passion for her work and people is apparent in her finished product. We just got married a few weeks ago (10-10-15, Stephanie's birthday) and absolutely love our photos. Stephanie is not only creative, but elegant! Her work is incomparable. Stephanie is now part of our family. We are forever grateful! She is truly an amazing photographer and person! Love her! ~Rocío & Luis Martinez

    Christina

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  • I cannot say enough great things about Stephanie. We were referred to her through my Matron of Honor and I have many friends who have used her too. From the moment we started conversing with her, she was prompt and always upbeat. We had our engagement session with her and had SO much fun! She is a blast to work with and really makes you feel comfortable. We received all of our pictures in record time (I'm pretty sure it was about 2 weeks) and they were wonderful! We still get compliments on them. The day of the wedding she arrived on time and ready to work! We decided to add on the second photographer (Edwin) and he was amazing too. These two worked hand-in-hand and so well with our videographers. They aren't afraid to jump in the bushes if it means getting a great shot! My only problem now? Trying to pick which photos are our favorite! There are TOO many to choose from! I'm overwhelmed with joy that we have captured our special day in so many wonderful photos. Choose Stephanie... Read more

    Kaelyn

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  • I honestly can not say enough amazing things about not only the beautiful photography Stephanie and her team (thanks John Decker) produced, but also the entire experience with them! The minute I met Stephanie I immediately loved her energy, she set me at ease and helped decipher my vision into photography lingo. I can't emphasize enough how key it is to connect with and trust your chosen vendors!!!! Stephanie proceeded to come to my property on multiple occasions to check out where and how she would shoot and bounce ideas off me. It was such a great collaboration! She even visited at different times of the day as we got closer to the date to be extra prepared on her lighting and our timeline of photos. Please realize this is above and beyond what the average photographer does! I had several friends getting married at the same time as me, spending a pretty penny on their "well renowned" photographers, none of which pre-visisted the locations and my friends were all very jealous of... Read more

    Sarah

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  • Stephanie is amazing! She did an excellent job executing exactly what we wanted for our wedding pictures and they turned out amazing! Not to mention she is a pleasure to work with! She met me at our venue a few months prior to the big day so she could get a feel for the place and talk about specifics of what we wanted, timelines, etc.

    Regina

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  • We enjoyed working with Stephanie. She is friendly, thoughtful, sincere, and on time. We love our pictures. Her pricing was fair and comparable to other photographers.

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