Among the rolling hills of Kansas, Stephanie found herself roaming the world around her as a child. ‘I would run away from home and hide. My parents could never find me’ she explains. ‘It’s part of human nature to explore–to find new places, to look beyond our borders. I guess in a way that’s what I’m doing today. There’s a child-like curiosity in me about the world and my camera is the porthole to see it.’
Digging her hands into pottery, acrylic paint, watercolor and of course — photography; Stephanie’s passion for art has only grown with age. She explains, ‘Photographers are masters of time because we can freeze that split-second moment. The camera allows me to capture it in a bottle, so to speak. I want to transport the viewer to that time in space and hold them there. Maybe that moment is breathtaking or lonely and isolated. Maybe it’s sterile or filled with life. Maybe it’s just been forgotten. I try not to leave any emotional stone unturned.’
Dabbling in wedding and portrait imaging work for years has pulled Stephanie back to her roots. Turning a passionate hobby into a full-time career, she has crafted captivating and dramatic fine art photography. With an eye for beautiful and haunting imagery, she showcases a bold body of photographic work. Her work captures the spirit of natural settings and minimalism.
Stephanie returns to the origins of fine art photography — rebuking current trends in high-tech staged photography. She is currently a featured artist of Serena and Lily and frequently partners with interior designers and fine art collectors alike.