Love, Captured Authentically 

Hey! I'm Stephanie.


After a stint in the fashion industry, I fell into photographing couples over 5 years ago, and I haven't looked back. Wedding photography speaks to so many different parts of me. My desire to travel, my creative expression, and most importantly my love for human connection.

That’s what is at the core of my work: CONNECTION. The connection between you, your partner, and all your loved ones who are here to celebrate this transition with you. Because of this, I think it’s important that WE ALSO have a connection. It just feels right that the person photographing your most emotion filled memories is someone you can be open to with your heart.


I grew up in Southern California in the 90’s and early 00’s. My family had a yearly ritual of taking our Christmas card photos on my dad’s old SLR mounted to a tripod. You can image the chaos that would ensue in these hours-long photo sessions, with us three kids complaining, my dad running back to get in the photo before the timer went off, and my mom insisting on just one more try. 

Because of this memory, like many others, I am not the most comfortable in front of a camera. I much prefer candid moments, when I’m not aware that anyone is taking photos. 

I think this helps me relate and empathize with my clients. I get that uneasy feeling when a lens is pointed in your direction. So, it is my goal to fix that and ease you into natural and genuine moments. I’m trying to capture memories that you’ll cherish for many years to come, versus place you in an uncomfortable pose. 

Now I live in San Francisco with my partner and our dog, Freckle.

I’m in love with the natural beauty and ambiance of the Central and Northern Coast of California. But you still catch me driving south on the 5 a couple of times a month for work. If there’s anything this girl loves more than maintaining relationships with her wonderful clients, it’s a good road trip!

In my spare time, I’m hiking, knitting, throwing clay, or just hanging out on the couch with my family. I love sunsets, Mexican food, and all things fluffy. I prefer deep emotional talks one-on-one, so don’t be surprised if I throw out some philosophical questions during a photo session. And most of all I love making lasting and meaningful friendships with anyone I meet.

Let's be friends!

Let's connect: @Stephanieklotzphoto

let's Make magic together!

Now booking 2024 and 2025 weddings.

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