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.