What is it like to be a Stephanie West Photography couple?
Read what Jesse had to say about her experience
"After becoming engaged and processing through all the initial checklists, to-do lists and must-do lists I began my search for my photographer. After spending a ton of time on TheKnot.com and researching local photographers I became overwhelmed with the amount of options we had available to us. One afternoon I was chatting with my mom and she said she knew of a photographer around the Lancaster, OH area (where I originally grew up) and told me to check out her website as she was hearing great things about her. I went to Stephanie West's photography page that same day to check out what she had going on and immediately knew I wanted to meet with her. I love the romantic and elegant style of her photos as well as her focus on greenery and natural lighting. After showing my now husband Justin her photos, we decided to reach out and meet up with her. I've said this a million times now, but Stephanie and I had an immediate connection from our first Starbucks date. When we met that evening, I felt like we were long lost friends sharing a special reunion and knew she was a perfect fit for our wedding day. Stephanie is very timely, professional, easy to talk to, open to new ideas and extremely warmhearted. From various freak out moments along the planning process to just random wedding questions, late night texting sessions to being able to tolerate me wanting to see my pictures ASAP, and lastly being an amazing photographer during our engagement photo session at Dawes Arboretum to our wedding day at Amelita Mirolo Barn, Stephanie was supportive and she magically made me feel like the most important bride she had (even though I knew she was treating many others the same way).
Since Justin and I met at yoga, we decided to spend some of our engagement photo session going through some yoga poses together. Stephanie was so open to doing something new, as she never shot photos of yoga poses before but she somehow knew the perfect location to capture the sunset behind us. These pictures turned out so well, we utilized them for our reception to display what initially brought us together. Of course the rest of our engagement photos turned out incredible and it was super convenient to have them in an online album as well as through a very adorable USB. I knew our wedding was going to be a very special day, but I didn't know how well that could possibly be captured. However having Stephanie and her partner Amy there was the perfect choice. Every moment of our wedding day was perfectly captured by Stephanie and Amy. We thoroughly enjoyed having both Stephanie and Amy as part of our big day. Amy was with the fellas and Stephanie was able to spend time with the Bridal party and they both captured the moments in the preceding hours before Justin and I saw each other for the first time. They each captured all the very special details and moments so we have those memories for the rest of our lives together. I would highly, highly recommend Stephanie West Photography to all the newly engaged and those planning their upcoming "Best Day Ever"s. "
Jesse, October 2017