Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Wood

Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Wood


It all started when…

My Story

Like I mentioned, I’m a Wedding & Editorial Photographer, but with a fashion inspired flair to my images. I love 'STRANGE' poses and over the top looks. I also love shooting candid images and lifestyle. My love and fascination with photography spans way beyond my 7 years of professional work. Through the years I've spent countless hours attending workshops and self-training through trial and error to find my style. It’s ever evolving and I love every bit of it.

Like most young children growing up, I loved to play with toys.  For me “Toys: (Toi-Z) – Noun, anything your parents say not to touch and not designed for children.” :-)  My definition of toys has since evolved. In the early 90’s I loaded my cameras with Film/ Polaroid or just shot with an empty camera. Yes, I even took pictures for fun even when there was no film loaded. That stuff is expensive you know! Tell the truth, you've done it too. Those were the options the average consumer had available to them back then. I'm all about looking for interesting perspectives and angles, so call me a shutterbug!

I discovered my deep love for photography on a family vacation to Las Vegas. This was the first trip that my intention was to come home with creative images, not just snapshots. This city was perfect for artistic expression. There were so many sights and characters to be seen. Aside from the fact that this was a great vacation, one thing was frustrating me. It was my point and shoot camera. Without going too deep in to details I'll just say that my tool was holding me back. It was at this point that I made a conscious decision to invest in a tool; notice how I keep saying tool, that would allow me the freedom to express myself and depict a scene as I desire others to see it, as I see it. It was because of this vacation that I decided to make the leap and invest in a DSLR.