I am passionate about capturing weddings because I love telling love stories. I love capturing beautiful images, but it is the people behind the images that bring me back to wedding photography each year.

As you look through my site, you will notice that I have separated Real Weddings from Wedding Inspiration Shoots. While I love the pretty details that come with photographing editorial work, photographing a wedding is a very different thing. A wedding day is often unpredictable and full of surprises while a styled shoot is very controlled.  Also, you may noticed that I feature complete wedding galleries and not just one or two images from several weddings.  I believe that photographing a wedding is a lot like telling a story and it is not possible to tell the story of an entire wedding day in one or two images. I love getting to know each couple that I work with and photographing their wedding day in a way that is special and unique to them.

You will look back on your wedding day and the pictures from that day for years to come.  You will share them with friends and family and maybe-someday- your children and grandchildren.  I would be so honored to document this important day in your love story.

I’d love to talk with you more, and I’d love to hear your love story.  If you’d like to talk more, please click the “contact” button above or you can reach me at smballo@stephaniemballo.com or 208-869-5634.