Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.
After five years of shooting both elopements and the big, all-day weddings, I've chosen to specialize in elopements and intimate weddings so my couples can have the opportunity to slow down, be fully present, and soak in every single moment of our time together without rushing to the next item on the timeline. I believe your wedding photos are your first family heirlooms, so both my local elopement package and destination elopement package include the high-resolution files and archival-quality prints to treasure for generations to come.
Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
I don’t believe in doing things just for the sake of doing them and APW couples totally get that, too. Whether they fall on the traditional or non-traditional side of the spectrum, they instinctively know what it means to be thoughtful, personal, meaningful, and deliberate in their wedding planning choices in order to celebrate who they are both as individuals and as a couple. As a former APW bride, I feel fortunate that I am able to work with like-minded couples who are enthusiastic about photography, see their wedding photos as family heirlooms, and truly appreciate the time and skill it takes to make great images.
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
I believe photography is the closest thing we have to a time machine. It has the power to transport us to a different place and time and flood us with emotion all over again. I’ve discovered that what I absolutely love most about the wedding day is the pure emotion of the ceremony and the one-on-one time with my couples to capture portraits that give an inside glimpse into their relationship - the stolen glances, bashful smiles, and subtle winks that show their love in a quiet yet significant way. As a natural light photographer, my focus is on capturing sweet candid moments between you and your love, along with a healthy dose of authentic and beautiful portraits, to create your very own personal time machine that transports you back to your wedding day whenever your heart desires.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
It's hard to find time for hobbies when you're running a business from home and raising a little human, but when I have some down time I like to read, hike, and shoot nature or travel photos. I try to do yoga everyday, "try" being the operative word, and I've also returned to my old college hobbies of knitting and crosswords because I'm actually a 70-something grandma trapped in a 30-something's body. 😉
What’s your favorite book?
The Harry Potter series. That counts as one book, right? East of Eden, 100 Years of Solitude, and Jane Eyre top the list, too.
What’s your favorite movie?
Does Game of Thrones count? I mean, it's basically a short movie-quality show every week!
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
Now that my toddler has discovered music, we have regular kitchen dance parties to Bruno Mars and Johnny Cash (his two favorites!).
One review on “Stephanie Court Photography”
Thank you so much for your awesome presence at our wedding. Your professionalism, kindness, and skill in wrangling our slightly rowdy bunch were much appreciated. Working with you has been such a pleasure! -Shannon & Jim