Hey there lovers!
Welcome to my corner
Hi there and welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm Stephanie and I'm the woman behind the camera! My love for photography started when I took a photography class in high school, although I didn't start taking photos of other people until my 20s! I'm originally from the Metro-Detroit area and now happily reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2019, I married the man of my prayers after being a single mom for 10 years! We had our son in 2020 and bought our first home that year! I am proud of my little blended family and like to brag about them whenever I get the chance. If you like tacos, board games, and music then you're in good company!
I cannot wait to know you more.
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WE ALL HAVE
HERE IS MIINE
Meeting people from all walks of life has always been a value and passion of mine, which is why I decided to pursue my masters degree in social work. What does social work and photography have to do with anything? Well I realized several years ago, that combining my love for people and my hobby of photography were the perfect marriage! It is so fulfilling to document and capture life's important moments while building relationships along the way. Being photographed can be such a vulnerable, but incredibly empowering experience (hence the name)!
Photographer. Storyteller. Lover of people.
Love notes from the best people.
We absolutely L O V E our photos! Our kids were not cooperating in the beginning, but Stephanie was so patient and kind. She was engaging with the kids and helped us all feel relaxed for our family shoot. She really captured each personality and who we are as a family so well. I am in awe over our gallery! We will definitely be using Empowered Photo again!
MY LOVE FOR OTHER THINGS
What sets my soul on fire other than photography.
When I am not photographing people, you can find me spending weekends watching my daughter play travel volleyball, playing cars or watching Power Rangers with my son, and free styling with my husband in the car. But honestly, if you know me you know I love my family and value my time with them. I also love random adventures, hiking, and trying new restaurants. I love Jesus and my husband and I also lead a youth group at our church every week!