I'm Stephanie Laree Schmidt. I started photography in 2007 and shortly after went to college and graduated with a fine art bachelor degree in photography. I'm married to my husband Eric, and we have one daughter, Summer. We live in Buffalo Grove, Illinois but I photograph all around the Chicagoland area.
I love photographing newborns, families, couples, and events such as weddings and mitzvahs. Each and every session is unique and is treated as such. I take great pride in fulfilling each client's needs and am dedicated to making sure the client gets the images they are wanting. For engagement and family sessions, I really love using the golden hour- the last hour of sunlight in a day and mix the light with my portable off camera lights. I'm obsessive when it comes to lighting; the natural light of the sun casts a beautiful warm glow that I can't pass up. If you'd like to book a session or have questions, feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to take a look through the site.