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Hi! I am Stefanie! Gym AND pizza lover, wife to my childhood best friend Chris (who might also be your videographer!), and momma to four amazing kiddos. Being a photographer is a dream.. I am able to immortalize love & joy, heart & soul. Creating art from both every day moments, & once in a lifetime events, is an absolute passion! I consider myself so blessed to be able to do it for a living.

My family is the most important thing in the world to me. I became a photographer when my babies were little. With three under three, life was a whirlwind, so I convinced my husband Chris to let me buy an entry level SLR. To justify the expense, I even joked that maybe I could “start a photography business or something”. Little did I know that picking up a camera would change my life. I was instantly obsessed, passionate about learning as much as I could! As I have become a real grown up (haha!), I have become incredibly aware of how quickly time passes! My wedding dress has faded and been pushed to the back of the closet, and my babies are growing up and changing before my very eyes. I was not blessed with a great memory- and my memories are fallible, imperfect, and fading.

photographer and videographer team stefanie and chris zeltner
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Memory is a funny thing. Emotion, fortunately, has a much longer memory. This is why my sole purpose as a wedding and portrait photographer/videographer is that through my work, we can all look back at those fleeting moments and remember not just how we looked, but re-experience how we felt . My work is emotional, sweeping, and grand in feeling. While everyone needs a 'look here and smile!' shot, the images that touch me the most are the ones with the crinkle nose laugh. Messy hair as you dance during the sunset. The tickle fight between siblings. And the way he looks at you, as you celebrate your own personal love story. My images are not about posed smiles and grand perfection, but are about what you FEEL when you look at them, and how you felt when you took them.

 

Stefanie

Some people like to paint trees. i like to paint love. i find it more meaningful than painting trees.

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our pictures were stunning! what a joy she was to work with.

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