Stephanie Wood

About the photographer

Hey there, I’m Steph. I have a bachelor's in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University, and I believe that having an understanding of people is vital to portrait photography. 

My creative influences come from photography greats such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, and Annie Liebovitz to name a few. Inspired by studio art and my couples’ personalities, I take a documentary and fine art approach to wedding days. I believe that your wedding images should not only be drop dead gorgeous, but authentic and timeless as well. 

I believe strongly in the power of print and that the images we create deserve far better treatment than simply for posting on Facebook and Instagram. I believe in the value of seeing your artwork daily on the walls of your home. And that holding your albums in your hand, slowly looking through the images, touching the pages, and savoring each moment held within is an experience unmatched by any other viewing platform. 

When I’m not behind the camera you can find me taking my kids and poodle to the park, exploring new cities with the fam, or out for wine and tapas with friends. 

I consider myself an introverted people person and love getting to know people underneath the layers and personas we all put out on social media, to get to the real heart of what makes each person tick. 

You are currently experiencing one of the most magical times as you prepare to build a life with the person you love the most in this world. I couldn’t be more honored to explore this time together with you and capture it in a way that shows future generations who you are and what matters most to you.