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Now Booking 2023!

I'm Stephanie!

Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS on getting engaged! I am genuinely so excited for you!!!

Weddings are one aspect of photography that I have grown to love and please excuse my dorkiness here but I still have so much love for love! 

When you contact me, there will be 3 questions I'll ask you and these 3 questions are REALLY important because it's the beginning process of me making SURE I get every big moment captured for you. 

Hello Sweet Friend!

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& I'm a bit obsessed with what I do!

Grand Rapids, Michigan Based Wedding Photographer for Modern, Joyful Couples Who Don't Want to Forget a Single Memory from One of the Brightest Days of Their Lives

Portfolio

weddings

engagement + Proposals

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As you’re looking through this website, you might notice it’s lacking LGBTQ+ couples. I want to know that it is simply because I have not had a chance to photograph an LGBTQ+ Wedding yet. I have spoken to 2 different couples in the past, but it either did not work out because of pricing or I did not have a second shooter at the time that I could rely on. However, I am so happy to work with any couple!

Process

This is where friendship with my couples starts, right over a virtual video chat talking all things wedding! It’s where you tell me what your biggest wedding day dreams are, what ideas and inspirations you love and from there, I make sure you feel confident and comfortable, knowing that we’re a good fit for one another, which leads to me capturing the best day ever for you!


Virtual Consultation

Process

The fun really begins here! I specialize in guiding my Couples with natural posing and lots of laughter and love! Get ready to be extra cute, extra cuddly, and have extra amounts of fun!

Your Engagement Session

Process

There might be a short time of silence from me but we'll get started again once we're planning your customized timeline! However, I do post a lot of inspiration, tips, and general wedding planning education on my TikTok and Instagram

Planning

Process

Why worry about putting together your own wedding timeline when I can help? We’ll move around times based on what is most important for me to capture on your wedding day. You shouldn’t be left guessing how long photos should take! If you're ever interested or want to know how a First Look might change your timeline, check out this blog I wrote!

Timeline Creation

Process

This is it! The Best Day Ever is happening! We’ve planned, we’ve coordinated, and now it’s all happiness, joy, tears, and LOVE! Your smiles are so contagious that you make me smile all day long! Is there such as thing as too many exclamation points for how happy your wedding day makes me? Too bad because you’re about to be officially married!!!

Your Wedding Day!

Process

This is the part where we make the “I Do’s” a permanent part of your future memories no matter how many years pass. The design process is made to be as seamless as it can be with a few hand-crafted leather cover options that I’m sure you’ll love.
 

Designing Your
Legacy Album

Process

I also include an online gallery of the high-resolution, digitally edited photographs that you can have to download and share. The best part? I include the print rights for you, your guests, family, and friends who attended! There’s no longer a need to feel worried about not having access to sharing your memories how you want to!

The Bonuses

Process

It’s like Christmas but better! Your Heirloom, Leather Wedding Album, print orders, and any other books for gifts are delivered right to your door. Be ready for the water works because going back through your wedding photos creates extra happiness!

Everything Arrives!!!

Reviews

micaela & kylie | 2022

We found Stephanie on TikTok and we were slightly obsessed. From the tips that she shared to her beautiful photography we knew we wanted to use her for our wedding. I (Micaela) actually got Stephanie to photograph my proposal to Kylie! She was so accommodating responding to my hundreds of emails, and even helped find a second location when the first one was no longer there. Fast forward to amazing engagement photos in Chicago, and several zoom conversations regarding timeline (hello planning and organizing queen Stephanie!!) and it was finally our wedding day.

The day of the wedding, she showed up so early, took thousands of beautiful photographs and made sure the whole day ran smoothly. Stephanie even helped Kylie and I fix a minor seating chart issue. She went above and beyond in every way, and our families could not stop commenting about how great of a photographer she was! We will always be so thankful that we found Stephanie and cannot wait for the next time we need photos taken!

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jayce & zach | 2022

Working with Stephanie for my wedding was the best decision I could have made! She is so professional, talented, and fun to be around! During our engagement photos she taught us poses and tips that helped so much on our wedding day (even though I was convinced I wouldn't remember them).

She makes being in front of the camera so comfortable even for someone who usually isn't. Our wedding party could not stop telling us how much they enjoyed her as well! From the moment she arrived on our wedding day she was on point with the timeline but was also so helpful when needed - like sending my entire wedding party to get on the bus while we secretly did our first look because I didn't want anyone to watch.

Her work speaks for itself but I will say that her photos are absolutely incredible. She has such an eye for photos and her bright and airy style is everything I could have dreamed of. She knew what my husband and I liked and made sure to keep that in mind the entire time we were taking photos. In addition to her photography skills, she goes above and beyond to make sure you are well prepared for your wedding day, and also became my go to person during the entire weekend when I needed advice on little details.

I am seriously so thankful for Stephanie and I hope I get the chance to work with her again in the future!

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lindsey & hunter | 2021

Working with Stephanie made our whole wedding planning process seem so much easier. Not only was she an awesome photographer to work with, she was so involved and ensured that our wedding day ran smoothly. I was so relaxed the day of the wedding and never even knew what time it was because Stephanie made sure I was where I needed to be according to our itinerary (that she made!)

All of this on top of beautiful photos that we'll cherish forever! We've gotten so many compliments on Stephanie. From bridesmaids who picked up on her ability to take charge of the schedule still while making things light and fun. And from family and friends, who were stunned by how our photos turned out and loved the ability to look through our shared album.

We're forever grateful for you Stephanie! Thank you again :)


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apral & Stephen | 2021

Stephanie made both our engagement photos and elopement photos amazing!

We made some changes for both sessions and she was so flexible and willing to find us the right spots. She is fun and energetic to work with and made the posing easy. Her pricing is very affordable and the pictures all turned out wonderful!

We loved working with her and would defiantly work with her in the future on any photograph needs we may have. Thank you Stephanie for making our photo dreams come true!

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emily & joshua | 2021

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Stephanie!!! I booked her last minute when our original photographer fell through. She traveled to our wedding in Southgate, MI and she exceeded expectations!! Her bright, joyful style is exactly what I wanted in our wedding photos. I love how she shared some of our photos on social media and posted to her blog with even more sneak peek photos just 4 days after the wedding. The second shooter she brought with her was amazing as well.

I am OBSESSED with how the photos turned out and I can't wait to see the rest of them. Stephanie also did a great job directing family members on where to go in photos, how to stand, who needed to be where, and keeping everyone wrangled up so we could breeze through photos. She also did a great job keeping the rowdy groomsmen under control to get some awesome pictures of them. Thank you so much Stephanie!!!


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logan & evan | 2020

It’s hard to even put into words how excellent it was working with Stephanie...From start to finish, she was always responsive to emails and texts, and was willing to meet up in person (pre-COVID) or video chat whenever we had questions or wanted to chat. The free engagement session was incredible and allowed my very shy hubby to open up and feel comfortable in front of the camera in preparation for our wedding day! Stephanie not only is so talented at taking and editing photos, she makes the overall experience so much more relaxed and enjoyable.

When COVID caused us to move our wedding date, we were horrified for many reasons, but Stephanie provided many resources, guides, and the reassurance that we needed to continue to enjoy the process leading up to our wedding. On our wedding day, Stephanie was early to take pictures of our details and already had spots planned out for all of our different photo combinations. As a very anxious bride, there was no one better to have there moving the day along so well.

Our bridal party was in awe of how easy posing for pictures was because Stephanie directed them so well. The posing for everyone seemed effortless and smooth with Stephanie’s guidance. Our wedding day wouldn’t have been the same or have been as relaxed as it was without Stephanie. There truly is no one better and your photos will turn out AMAZING. Also, it is pretty amazing to see our photos from our wedding on her Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as all of the other couples she has photographed! She creates a fun, bright, and exciting community on all of her social media for anyone to be apart of (who wouldn’t love that?) 

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Gabbie & Zak | 2019

Stephanie was hands down the best person we worked with throughout our entire wedding and planning process. I can't even count the amount of compliments we have received from our friends and family on Stephanie herself and the work she did for our wedding; she was the most complimented vendor we had! She goes beyond an absolutely phenomenal photographer, she is a great resource for all things wedding related, and she is SO hands on with ensuring everything leading up to and on the big day goes exactly as you planned.

 Stephanie is truly a beautiful soul and the amount of passion she has just pours out of her work; she has a way of making you feel totally comfortable in front of the camera and knows exactly how to create picture perfect moments. Our engagement photos and wedding photos turned out better than I could have ever imagined and I will be forever grateful we chose Stephanie to capture those most important moments in our life!

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Katie & Andy | 2019

Where do I begin when recommending Stephanie Parshall?? From the moment we met (at Starbucks in Kalamazoo), my fiance and I loved her! She was bright, organized and SOOOOO interested in "our" story. She loves love! Stephanie's talents were evident from her website and through the photos she shared during our Starbucks date - but were absolutely undeniable during our engagement shoot.

 She was fun, made us feel totally comfortable in front of the camera and truly captured our love, our love spirit. Flash forward to our wedding day - again, Stephanie hit our look and feel right on the head. She even photographed my bouquet with a photo of my late mother and me. That photo is one of my most favorite - and it's just something she did because it felt right and she was tuned into us. I recommend her wholeheartedly!

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Brian & Emily | 2018

Stephanie is an amazing wedding photographer!! She helped my wife and I though the entire process. As part of our package, Stephanie came to Pittsburgh to shoot our engagement session and the pictures came out amazing. She was always available for questions and was a great support system for us. The turn around time for the wedding pictures was super fast and they all were fantastic!

 There were some pictures that were added that we had no idea happened at the wedding, but were so grateful for Stephanie to capture those once in a lifetime moments. Overall, Stephanie is an amazing person and an extremely talented photographer!! I can, without hesitation, recommend Stephanie for all you photography needs!

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KASI & JB | 2019

She is truly the BEST! I first hired Stephanie for new business head shots and she was pure magic. She made me feel absolutely gorgeous and comfortable in front of the camera. I’ve hired her multiple times since and of course had to have her for my wedding day! She is an irreplaceable member of your wedding team and the memories she captured on our big day are truly art.

Everyone raves about our fairytale wedding after seeing our photos. She will always go above and beyond her duties as a photographer to support you in ways you don’t always know you need. She braved the polar vortex and rode on a ski lift for the first time to capture epic shots that I cherish. She has become my go to photographer for every life event and I can’t recommend her enough. Hurry and book her, you’ll be happy you did!

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Rachel & Tom | 2019

Photography was something that was extremely important to us both but sometimes my fiancé is a hard sell, he is overly skeptical and in his own words “unphotogenic”. At my insistence we booked Stephanie and did our engagement session with her. Our session could not have been more fun and relaxing. Stephanie’s constant coaching and posing tips made us feel at ease and it absolutely showed in our finished pictures. After we received our engagement photos, we both had complete confidence in Stephanie and her work.

Stephanie was involved in many steps of our planning process, met with us often and was always just an e-mail away should I have questions or concerns. Stephanie built the timeline for our wedding day and she did everything in her power to keep us to it; we received many compliments that our wedding ran on schedule and that was all thanks to Stephanie, she kept the bridal party in line and things moving forward which I knew would be a difficult task as many of our party are easily distractible. Stephanie is extremely detail oriented and professional but at the same time fun and easy going, her laughter and smiles as she is shooting make you feel like you are working with a friend, not someone who is over serious, she is no nonsense at times but it is definitely needed, especially on the wedding day.

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Wedding Photography Investment

Package
number two
$3,600

8 Hours Day Of Photography Coverage
2 Photographers
Initial Consultation (AKA Meet & Greet)
Complimentary Engagement Session (my gift to you!)
2 Meetings with Me where we plan your Timeline, go over logistics, details, everything you can think of for your wedding day so nothing is missed in your photographs
Roughly 700 Digitally Edited, High-Resolution Photographs delivered through a Private Online Gallery
Full Print Rights for you, your family, and your friends
All Photographs Delivered in 4-6 Weeks
Payments are broken down into 3 installments
***Most Couples who choose this package add on at least one hour of photography coverage***

Package
Number 1 one
$4,500

10 Hours Day Of Photography Coverage
2 Photographers
2 Meetings with me where we plan your timeline, go over logistics, details, everything you can think of for your wedding day so nothing is missed in your photographs
12x12 Legacy Wedding Album with hand-bound Leather cover - 15 Spreads
Initial Consultation (AKA Meet & Greet)
Complimentary Engagement Session (my gift to you!)
Roughly 900 Digitally Edited, High-Resolution Photographs delivered through a Private Online Gallery
Full Print Rights for you, your family, and your friends
All Photographs Delivered in 4-6 Weeks
Please see below for any additional hourly coverage & Travel costs
Payments are broken down into 4 installments

Add-ons +
basic travel
costs

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Hourly Photography Coverage - $400/hour
12x12 Legacy Wedding Album with hand-bound Leather cover  - 15 Spreads - $900
Additional Spreads can be purchased for $75 per spread (2 pages)
5x5 Legacy Wedding Album with hand-bound Leather cover - 8 Spreads - $400
Travel Fees are charged on a per wedding basis but please ask about things like:
Hotel, Gas Mileage, Car Rental, Plane Tickets
  • Chicago Travel would include - Hotel stay (1 night)
  • Northern Michigan Travel would include - Hotel Stay (1 night)
  • Detroit Travel would include - Hotel Stay (1 night)
  • Other Travel costs made on a per wedding basis

Engagement
Session
$400

60 minute long Photo Session
2 Outfits
2 Locations that are within a 10 minute drive of one another
Roughly 50 Digitally Edited, High-Resolution Photographs delivered through a Private Online Gallery
Full Print Rights for you, your family, and your friends
All Photographs Delivered in 2-3 Weeks
Payments are broken down into 2 installments