Hi! I’m Stefanie.
I’m a maternity, birth and newborn photographer. I had the hardest time writing about myself for this part of my site, because this just feels awkward. Plus, I much prefer to tell your story than mine!
Let’s start with my family. My husband and I are college sweethearts and still best friends after all these years. We’re raising our three children in a community oriented neighborhood in Washington, D.C. We love to travel and introducing our kids to new food, new people and experiences!
When we’re not exploring a destination, you can find me hanging out with my kids and our friends, reading a book or trying out a new recipe. I used to cook elaborate meals but quick and easy is better for our busy lifestyle with young kids. Most days, I’m in yoga pants with a messy bun and no make up.
After putting my love for photography to work by taking photos for my high school yearbook and for my university newspaper, I dreamed of becoming a photojournalist. But after an internship during my first year in college, I thought it would be more practical to switch to a degree in public relations. Photography remained a personal passion, and my camera tagged along everywhere.
I have a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in French and a Master’s degree in German Literature. I was lucky to have an amazing career in communications and international development working for non-profit organizations. My career path introduced me to a lot of interesting people and places! I love connecting with new people and learning about their lives.
When I started my business, I focused on couples and families and their connections. I now specialize in documenting the story from pregnancy through baby’s first year. My style is honest and authentic to each family’s personality. I still sometimes can’t believe that my lifelong hobby turned into my job!
Learn more about me and my work by clicking the images below!