Hi! I’m Stephanie Laree Schmidt.

As a wedding photographer, I get to capture all the love, joy, and excitement of your big day – and let me tell you, it’s the BEST job in the world!

With my camera in one hand and my caramel macchiato in the other, I’m ready to turn your special moments into lifelong memories. I love nothing more than capturing real, authentic emotions and creating images that transport you right back to the happiest day of your life.

So if you’re looking for a hype girl to document your love story, look no further! Let’s chat, put on our dancing shoes, and plan the most amazing celebration you’ve ever seen!



Want to know my love story?


Ok, I’ll spill. In 2011 I met & fell in love with my neighbor, Eric.  Yes, a little unique, I know.  After moving in together and adopting our dog Stevie, Eric invited me to a work party at the John Hancock in downtown Chicago.  Little did I know this “work party” did not exist. It was just an excuse to get me downtown in front of the big Christmas tree for him to propose.  

So, I married my neighbor.  It was a hot, rainy July day at The Gardens of Woodstock, but nevertheless it was one of the best days of my life.  I remember so many happy tears, the feeling of knowing I’m marrying the right one and that I would marry him again and again.  Whenever I look at our wedding album or see the wedding photographs on the wall, it brings back all of the emotions from that day in July.

This is why I want to serve couples who truly are in love and can’t wait to get married.  They’re excited and ready to make this commitment.  Producing timeless, treasured images together is just one way we can celebrate your lifelong devotion to one another.