stephanie & Charles

the husband and wife team - literally - behind the camera.

In 2014, I received a BFA for Video, Sound, and Production design from Virginia Commonwealth University. I fell in love with the camera when I was in college. Through a series of a lot of resumes and even more luck, I was able to work with a production company on a number of projects.

That’s when I happened to meet my husband, Charles, one very early morning in an airport. He was a Marine training in Richmond at the time, and while we were dating he got stationed in Jacksonville, NC—he brought me down south to Wilmington. 

we totally met in an airport at 5am

Now, Charles is my right hand! He has done amazing work helping cover weddings as my second photographer and lead videographer! Instead of hiring separate photography and videography companies, we know how to work together to make sure your wedding day gets captured from every angle possible. Our mission is to ensure that your love is captured in the best and fullest way possible.

Schedule a consultation today to find out more about how-we-do, what-we-love-to-do.

In 2014, I received a BFA for Video, Sound, and Production design from Virginia Commonwealth University. I fell in love with the camera when I was in college. Through a series of a lot of resumes and even more luck, I was able to work with a production company on a number of projects.

That’s when I happened to meet my husband, Charles, one very early morning in an airport. He was a Marine training in Richmond at the time, and while we were dating he got stationed in Jacksonville, NC—he brought me down south to Wilmington. Now, Charles is my right hand! He has done amazing work helping cover weddings as my second photographer and lead videographer! Instead of hiring separate photography and videography companies, we know how to work together to make sure your wedding day gets captured from every angle possible. Our mission is to ensure that your love is captured in the best and fullest way possible.

Schedule a consultation today to find out more about how-we-do, what-we-love-to-do.

fun facts

we met one early december morning at an airport... at 5 a.m.

Hah, our own little love story started when I saw this handsome Marine standing in-line to check our luggage at the airport... and we talked for 45 minutes until we hopped on the same plane and exchanged phone numbers.

we love, like - super love - puppies. we have three.

I can't imagine our little life without our furry best friends! Rauz - a 6 year old Lab mix, Pluto - a 5 year old Lab / Jack russel mix, and Skadi - the princess of all puppies who's a 3 year old pitbull mix. 

you can usually find us duking-it-out on our xboxes.

Not only do we love being creative, but we are HIGHLY competitive with each other. In our downtime you can probably find us on some kind of video game like Call of Duty or Destiny. Usually playing with each other (it gets kinda spicy if we play against each other!)

food makes the world go round, and we hunt for the best around the world. 

New cities or new countries, it's on our bucket list to eat at Michelin Star rated restaurant, (at least) once a year. We've eaten at fine-dining places in Washington D.C., New York, the Bahamas, and can't wait to add European cities in 2021!

by the end of 2020, we will have been to 180 weddings.

In just over 5 years, we will have been to 180 weddings, and we're looking at 45 weddings for the 2021 season. Covid may have postponed some of our plans, but we're so excited for the weddings ahead and capturing weddings better than ever. 

stephanie has also worked as a graphic designer / web designer.

Not only am I the girl behind the camera, but prior to running my business full time I was a full time Graphic Designer where I was responsible for designing 20 magazines... a MONTH.... for 6 years. For those keeping track, that's over 1400 magazine layouts. 

charles spent four years in the marine corps when we met.

Charles, the man behind our videos, was in the Marine Corps. for 4 years when we first started dating. I was drawn to him quite a bit (if you can't tell) and it was because he got stationed in Jacksonville, NC that's responsible for us now living in Wilmington, NC.

why we do, what we love

genuine, authentic love stories. Inspired by you.

It was 2015 when I decided to start this little business of mine. Back then the above was the first mission statement I wrote, and it still stands today. Photography, to me, centers around capturing the moment and all the glorious feelings you're having in it. It shouldn't ever feel like a "deer-in-the-headlights" moment, because - who wants that? No one, that's who.

I've always believed in getting to know each and every client - how I work with you will bring out your most authentic self in the photos. They aren't just photos afterall - they are moments in time, moments of your life, that you should be able to look back at and love just as much as the day they were taken. 

In 2020, I've had the pleasure of working with almost 300 couples, dozens of families, businesses, professionals, and ladies excited to celebrate themselves through one of the best kinds of photography sessions - boudoir. (Definitely ask me about that if you're interested, because trust me, it's probably one of the coolest things we offer right now!)

I absolutely love what I do. The one goal I’ve always had in my heart is to be able to create anything I can imagine, whether that be in photos, designs, illustrations, videography, anything. I translate that passion and dedication for photography through my work. Honestly, though, if I wasn’t passionate about what I do, others wouldn’t feel the same about the result!

It was 2015 when I decided to start this little business of mine. Back then the above was the first mission statement I wrote, and it still stands today. Photography, to me, centers around capturing the moment and all the glorious feelings you're having in it. It shouldn't ever feel like a "deer-in-the-headlights" moment, because - who wants that? No one, that's who.

I've always believed in getting to know each and every client - how I work with you will bring out your most authentic self in the photos. They aren't just photos afterall - they are moments in time, moments of your life, that you should be able to look back at and love just as much as the day they were taken. 

In 2020, I've had the pleasure of working with almost 300 couples, dozens of families, businesses, professionals, and ladies excited to celebrate themselves through one of the best kinds of photography sessions - boudoir. (Definitely ask me about that if you're interested, because trust me, it's probably one of the coolest things we offer right now!)

I absolutely love what I do. The one goal I’ve always had in my heart is to be able to create anything I can imagine, whether that be in photos, designs, illustrations, videography, anything. I translate that passion and dedication for photography through my work. Honestly, though, if I wasn’t passionate about what I do, others wouldn’t feel the same about the result!

but that's enough about us!

One thing's for sure, is that all of our clients have hearts full of love, and are ready to capture all that life has to offer. We love working with people who are kind, loving, thoughtful, get excited near the water, love all types of fur babies, and who have a crazy but total obsession with the color blue. (Don't worry, we capture weddings of all colors and themes, we just have a deeply rooted thing for blue. )

If any of this sounds like you - well we definitely should be friends! Reach out to us and say hi - we'd love to meet you!

we want to get to know you

of course, our three pups: rauz, Pluto, and Skadi

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