Hi! 👋🏼 My name is Stephanie and I am the head photographer for Acacia Living! My photography journey technically started 11 years ago when I bought my first pro camera, but my love for taking photos started when I was 6 and my parents bought me a Barbie film camera. I’ve been snapping pictures ever since!
What I love most about photography is enjoying the beauty in life’s everyday moments while capturing them just as we see and feel them, turning our experiences into a still image that mirrors the emotions we remember. Our memories are much clearer then the underexposed phone picture we snap, where emotion can be missing. A photo has the ability to be so much more. My favorite part of being a photographer is giving the gift of a colorful memory that fully describes the emotions of a moment in time, forever frozen for the viewer.
”You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever.”
My husband Michael is the peanut butter to my jam, I wouldn’t be who I am today if it weren’t for him and his love for me.
Braden and Joycelyn are the little loves of my life.
Jesus Christ is my eternal love.
From Our Clients
Lucy & Kerris, Lakewood IL
““Two words…PROFESSIONAL and STELLAR!!! Right off the bat, Stephanie was super professional at directing our poses, chasing the light and finding the perfect shot…a total package! I’ve attended many photo shoots (working as a producer in multimedia) and I was in awe at her skill level and you can tell this is her passion…definitely her heart was in it and she wanted to make sure the shots were amazing! Not only is she wonderful at photography, but on a personal level, she is super gracious and kind.””