A Texas native, Stephanie moved to southern California in 1987 to attend the University of San Diego. While pursuing her passion for photography, she received a Bachelors degree from the highly regarded Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara.
Settling down in Ventura, California, Stephanie began a very successful wedding and portrait business, earning the respect and admiration of the Hollywood elite and presidential and the senatorial campaigns for her unique style. Her work has been published in multiple publications including Time magazine, People, InStyle and Modern Bride and many others.
In 2012, Stephanie pursued her lifeling dream and founded Latitudes Fine Art Gallery in Ventura, California. Latitudes showcases her work and longtime friend, renowned marine and wildlife photographer Steve Munch. After rave reviews and success in California, she opened a second Latitudes Fine Art Gallery on the island of Kauai, in the beautiful Po’ipu Beach area.
“So much of our world can easily be taken for granted as it becomes ordinary and familiar. Through the lens of my camera, I search for treasures. Whether exploring on a remote adventure or rediscovering familiar places, sometimes the images present themselves, other days they aren’t so obvious. But the challenging images are the most rewarding and often most surprising. Those are the days when I find beauty in the smallest things... the fleeting moments and the subtle gifts that surround us. These moments are the ones I love to share the most.”