some really kind words from some of my favorite people on what it's like to work with me


“Where to begin? Steph takes photography beyond the ordinary and infuses every session with genuine friendship. When choosing our photographer for our wedding day (and engagement photos), I knew without question that Steph would be the perfect fit. Her photos are a mix of romantic, moody, earthy perfection and she had such a unique way of capturing the essence of our relationship in every photo. I love having something so special to look back on to remember the small moments of our wedding day. I will continue to hire Steph for every photography need I have, even though we live states apart! You truly cannot go wrong by hiring Steph – she will become one of your very best friends while you’re at it.”

-Karen & Ryan


“Best photographer around, I will recommend her to all of my friends! Steph is so laid back, fun and creative!  I was in tears when we received a few sneak peek pictures right after the wedding, I couldn’t wait to see the rest of the pictures she snapped of our perfect day! Nick and I got married at the Sleeping Bear Dunes and we wanted a photographer that enjoys working outdoors and uses the beauty of nature in the pictures. After looking at Steph’s blog, I knew I wanted her to be there! Nick and I did not think about where we wanted pictures taken after the ceremony but Steph was ready with great ideas and knew just where to go! Thank you, Steph, for capturing every moment of our day! It is impossible to pick a single favorite, we love them all!”

-Jenni & Nick


“Steph is truly an amazing artist we are so happy we chose her to photograph our wedding. The photography was very important to me and I was very picky with what I wanted. I looked through what felt like hundreds of potential photographers until I found Steph. Her style is laid back which was perfect for us. She made sure to capture all our moments without having us stop and “pose” which made our pictures so genuine and real. We are not a couple who takes a lot of pictures but Steph made us feel so comfortable and our pictures reflected that. Steph was also super organized and responsive to all my questions; overall she was jut wonderful to work with! I cannot emphasize how happy we are that she was our photographer!”

-Lauren & Eric


“I am completely stunned by the talent of Steph. She was the best photographer to work with, so easy going and full of talent. When she asked what I was looking for in a wedding photographer I told her I wanted moments and emotions captured more than posed pictures. If I can’t put into words my emotions on the day of the wedding, she captured it all in this photo. With tears in my eyes and my heart filled with joy, she managed to capture the myriad of emotions that consumed me and that is what I would describe as pure talent. I couldn’t ask for anything more from her. Having some of my closest friends and family beside me and an amazing man waiting for me down the aisle, I know I’ve been blessed.”

-Kristin & Alfredo


“I just want to write this thing in all caps…Steph is the cat’s meow! She was so so so great for our planned elopement! She not only stood as one of our witnesses, but followed my partner and I around and just captured US. She’s seriously amazing if you’re looking for an adventure/elopement wedding. We are so happy she helped us keep our day intimate and simple.”

-Diana & Mike


“Steph was amazing! There was a lot of uncertainty with our wedding due to the crazy weather of that week- the town didnt have power for 3 days leading up to the wedding, it would storm horrendously for hours then the sun would come out- it was a very strange week. The day of the wedding, Steph arrived on schedule, and right away you could tell she was a great person- she rolled with the punches with a great attitude, joined in on the joking with our ridiculous friends and family, and got the candid shots that we were really wanting. It absolutely poured during the 5 minute ceremony on the beach- sideways rain poured- and she was out there, laughing and taking photos with everyone else! The sun came out as soon as we walked back to the parking lot, so we went back out to the beach and got so many great shots, while still drying out. It was overall a great experience, and she even sent about 10 sneak peeks the very next day- they are AMAZING. Cannot stress enough how awesome those few photos turned out- she captured such great candids and they turned out beautifully. We are 100% glad we went with her for our photographer! Thank you so much, Steph!”

-Shannon & Steve


“Key points to know before hiring Stephanie:
-You will want to be friends with her
-She will be a constant professional but also highly personable and caring
-She will be your go to support throughout your wedding
-She will make you feel like a model
-Her calming aura will help you not throw up before your ceremony
-You won’t regret saving the money to book her
-You’ll fall in love with the pictures she takes and want her to follow you around and document your life
10/10 would hire again!”

-Sheila & Dan


“I can’t even begin to say enough good things about Steph! She was an absolute joy to work with on the day of the wedding (and all of our correspondences prior!) She is so down-to-earth, kind and most importantly – an amazing, gifted photographer! Steph perfectly captured all of our beautiful moments and delivered the most stunning, authentic photos. We relive each and every moment every time we look at our pictures. Throughout the wedding planning process, I was unsure if I picked the right venue, if my vision would come out exactly as I wanted, etc. The one thing I had no question about was Steph. She made me feel at ease the entire process and I fell more and more in love with her work with each passing photo. She is truly the best! You will not be disappointed!”

-Susie & Mike


“We are so glad we chose Steph as our engagement and wedding photographer! She was truly amazing. From our first phone call to go over wedding packages, I knew Steph would be a perfect fit as our photographer. She was very friendly, funny and laid back. She asked lots of questions to get to know my husband and I, and to get a feeling of what we were looking for in our wedding photos. We first met Steph in person for our engagement photo session. My husband and I had never done photos together—and we’re not really the lovey dovey type—so I was concerned our photos would be awkward. But, Steph made us feel comfortable instantly. We had a blast during the photoshoot and were very pleased with how the photos turned out. Steph kept in good contact with us leading up to the wedding and made it easy to coordinate details. She helped us with our wedding day timeline and had lots of suggestions for what types of photos would be good to capture. On the wedding day, Steph was once again amazing. She took initiative to get the photos we needed—whether that meant corralling family members for our formal portraits or riding in the back of a golf cart all over the course to capture our first photos as husband and wife. Steph truly exceeded all our expectations. She is kind, friendly, organized, knowledgeable, professional and talented. Our photos turned out amazing and we are beyond thankful that she was there to capture our big day.”

-Sarah & Brad


“Steph is the absolute best to work with! We hired her to take photos for our wedding and could not be happier with our experience and end result photographs. Her package comes with an engagement photo session, which she made fun and easy. She has an ease and effortlessness about her that I really appreciated on our wedding day. She really knows how to capture the best moments! We get so many compliments on our photos and I will cherish them forever.”

-Erin & Mitch


“Steph was absolutely incredible. Other wedding photographers use your wedding day as any other business day… they’ll take some photos, touch up a couple, and post the rest on their blog to gain likes. Steph makes everything personal and authentic. You can always get in touch with her, and she gave us a USB of all of our wedding photos much to the delight of our families. Her style is elegant, and you can truly tell she loves doing her job. Plus she’s super affordable for the quality of pictures! She’s as best as anyone you will find for the job. She also brought on an assistant photographer for our wedding who was just as incredible, courteous, and professional. My wife and I highly, highly, highly recommend her as your photographer for your big day.”

-Evan & Emily


“STEPH IS NO JOKE THE VERY BEST! She made sure our pictures were US! She was so flexible too- she made sure our elopement and engagement photos were everything we could imagine! <3 if you are wondering if she is the right photographer for you, I’m assuring you SHE DEFINITELY IS!”

-Cassie & Brandon


“Steph Pickard is one of those people that you meet and feel as though you’ve known forever. She made us feel so comfortable and we had so much fun working with her. Her work is absolutely stunning. We are so, so, so, grateful to have such gorgeous wedding photos to look back on for years to come. Call Steph! You won’t regret it. :)”

-Hannah & Mitchell


“Steph was such an amazing photographer to work with! She was very professional and listened to what we wanted for our photos. She also gave us excellent advice so our pictures would come out perfect as well as on locations to shoot at. She captured so many moments of our wedding I will be able to remember it forever.”

-Ashley & Dan


“Steph did engagement photos, wedding photos and a bridal session for us this past year and we could not be happier with how everything turned out! The photos we received from our wedding are so beautiful and she did such a fantastic job of capturing every moment perfectly. We can’t stop looking through them! Plus she is just super sweet and fun to work with!”

-Lindsay & Jeff