When I was in 6th grade, I was introduced to the trombone. I had no clue what it was before I saw it and I had even less of an idea of how I was going to learn to play. Needless to say, I fell in love with the sound, the ability to make music with others and to make art in a different way that 18 years later... I'm still playing! 
Being in a room where the audience is so captivated with the music, while you are immersed in it as you're playing is such an ethereal experience. When performing my recitals, that was my #1 goal, to make my audience feel something - to allow them to get lost in the music and leave a little more whole than when they came in. I've found that that is something I still want to convey but through my photographs. I want you to look at them and be immediately transported back to that moment. To be able to hear your grandma's laughter, or feel the hug that you shared between your best friend. I want my photographs, just like my music, to be a door between worlds. 

about me

        I'm Stephanie Renae


While the language we speak isn’t universal, love is

And my photos are here to translate.

Miami is a melting pot and being born and raised in that city exposed me to so many different cultures/food/traditions/etc. I think that, combined with my Colombian roots, really showed me what it means to make time for your friends and family, appreciate traditions but also new beginnings (as both of my parents are immigrants) and the sacrifices it comes with.

I can’t help, but get lost in the moment

My approach: Humans first, photographs second.

My first language was Spanish and I didn't learn or start speaking English until I was about 5-6 years old. This has made me feel like there's an obstacle when it comes to creating clear, concise and coherent sentences. Writing is not my strong suit, which is why I have found so much creative freedom and the ability to express myself through music and photography. These creative outlets have allowed me to connect with others on such a different and emotional level compared to words. 

In a very fast-paced, social media driven society, I strive to create art that fosters connection and community. Instead of focusing my photography career on “How can I take a pretty photo?” it became “How can I get to know this person and showcase who they are through this photograph?”. The best way to do that is by digging deep and getting to know the real you. Becoming your friend, confidant, and go-to person throughout this journey. 

Then… on your wedding day… you will see me as more than a person holding a camera, but as someone who you trust to be truly seen by. In every happy, vulnerable, and intimate moment. 

And I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Hi there,

Helena Bonham Carter

"I think everything in life is art. What you do, how you dress. The way you love someone and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or part. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art."


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