I believe in being gentle on yourself, hugs rather than handshakes, sunshine and saltwater as the best therapy and how you make people feel is always most important.
Some of the things I love are..my family, dancing in the kitchen, a big breakfast on Sunday morning, fields full of wildflowers, sunshine, cuddling up with a good book, a hot cup of tea and being present with the people I'm with. I'm not a huge fan of being too connected in the digital world or following along in the hurried overbooked life. I try every day to go a little slower, take a little more time and just be here.
Aside from being very fulfilling as an art, I also photograph because photos ARE my memories. There aren't many memories I have as a child that aren't centered around a photograph. And I treasure them. It's amazing to me how many stories can be told and remembered with a single photo and how even staring into that tatter edged piece of paper can bring you right back in time. I photograph to preserve moments forever and it's kind of a big deal.
I want to learn your story and capture it in a way that is both meaningful and beautiful. Whether it's rolling in the grass with your kids, piggy back rides, snuggles under a blanket on the beach or making pancakes together on a Saturday morning. Your story is worth remembering and you can never have too many memories tucked away. If you want photos that capture your joy and and take you back to a moment you never want to forget, I 'd love to be your storyteller.
Stevie is a natural light lifestyle photographer based in the Bay Area, CA.