west coast and world wide wedding and elopement photography
Light reflecting off a crushed velvet suit jacket. Bold gem tones popping in your invitation suite. The rich textures of the rug you’ve chosen as your center aisle. The epic view of Mt. Hood, La Jolla Cove, or Yosemite’s Half Dome in the background while you say, “I do.” These are all things that inspire my photography, and I have a feeling they just might inspire you, too.
As a wedding and elopement photographer for California, the West Coast, and far beyond, I’ve found my niche photographing couples who want something that’s not your average wedding photography. They want that extra spice that makes their day far from cookie-cutter. You know the feeling of starting the night at a bougie rooftop bar with colorful cocktails and ending it at that dive bar that always has incredible live music? Or waking up in a tent deep in the wilderness, then digging into tacos on the beach by the time the sun sets over the Pacific? That’s what my photography style (and, well, my lifestyle) is like—radiantly romantic with a wild side! I thrive while working with couples who are stoked to celebrate their love in a unique way. Road-tripping to Vegas with your close-knit crew? I’m in. Swapping the Cinderella–esque horse-drawn carriage and heels for a mud-covered ATV and boots? Let’s do it! I live for new experiences and fun people—so let’s connect to bring your vision to life.
When I’m not photographing couples on breezy oceanside rocks or stunning city rooftops, I’m probably catching a wave at the beach, heading to the climbing gym with friends, or trying the newest bar in town. Or, you might catch me snuggling (well, only if she feels like it) with my cat, Fern. What can I say—she’s an independent woman!
Whether your adventure is a short drive or a long plane ride away, I’d love to hear about you and your love story. Let’s meet up for margs or chat on Zoom. I can’t wait to get all the details!
Connection! Getting to meet so many amazing people, hear their stories, cry with them, giggle with them and share my best dad jokes.
part of my job
I like to escape to the Alabama Hills. Not much more you can ask for in terms of beauty and a slower pace
Black coffee in the morning and an Old Fashioned in the evening. A hazy ipa if i've been outside all day
Climbing or surfing–generally being outdoors to explore and play
I go nuts for a really bougie cocktail bar or aesthetically pleasing drink, or both!
Road tripping around Iceland and exploring the art and night life in Tulum. Zion, Switzerland–you can't just pick one!
places i've been
Does this sound like you?
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You want to find a trusted guide who can usher you through the photography process with expertise and warmth. You want photos that feel unique and exciting, while documenting the special connection you and your partner have.
you are laid back and go with the flow, but also enjoy the finer things in life
It's like Keeping Up with the Kardashians minus the drama, the lavish lifestyle, a momager and Scott Disick's hilarious remarks.
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LGBTQ+, BIPOC and body inclusive
Stacie shoots - Wedding and elopement Photographer and engagement photographer
San Diego California, Oregon, and Worldwide
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