Stephanie Anestis Photography
I am not your typical wedding photographer. I don't observe from a distance - I get really close, photographing your day as it unfolds from by your side. I don't come to your wedding with a standard wedding photo list (and I don't want you to give me one) - I'm not there to make your wedding look like everyone else's. I don't just photograph how things look - I want to capture how the whole day FEELS. Do I take some posed photos? Of course. But my true love is photographing real moments for the couples who hire me. Also, love is love, and I celebrate all loving relationships wholeheartedly.
STEPHANIE HAS A GIFT
The way she captures moments, the way she is present yet invisible, the way she makes you feel calm. I remember the next day flying to our honeymoon and receiving sneak peeks of our wedding pictures. It was so significant having a glimpse of the masterpiece she had taken so soon after our special day.
Jen & steve
HOW I WORK
“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
STEPHANIE AT WEDDINGS
I take my job very seriously,
but I am definitely not a very serious person!
i'm right by you all day
i smile so much during a wedding day that my face usually hurts by the end
i bring triple backups of all my equipment
i love getting to know people
i believe what i do is important and i love my job
ALL QUOTES ARE CUSTOM
Every wedding is different,
so every quote is different
what goes into your custom quote:
how many hours i'll be there
how far your wedding is from guilford, connecticut
how many albums you are including (e.g. for parents)
if you'd like an engagement session
how large your party is
IF PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT A BUDGET PRIORITY, I'M PROBABLY NOT THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU
If my style feels like exactly what you're looking for,
click "contact me" to jump to my contact page!
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examples of my work
photographs of the albums i design
a contact me form
The greatest advice I got when planning my wedding was to hire the best photographer I could, then worry about everything else. Stephanie Anestis is the best of the best! I cannot overstate how happy I am that she captured our wedding day.
ERIKA & FELIPE
Take a scroll through to see some of my wedding work. It's so important that you absolutely LOVE the style of the photographer you choose!
Your wedding book will become an heirloom in your family. Your grandchildren may treasure it in fifty years, and you will treasure it now. I custom design each album for my couples, and they are archival and absolutely beautiful. There are lots of cover choices and options to make it uniquely yours.
can I design my album later?
I can't tell you how many couples in their 40s have hired me to make a wedding album for them, because they never got around to doing it the first time! Invest in having your wedding album made now. You will not regret it!
WE ARE SO HAPPY
It’s hard to imagine our wedding without Stephanie’s calm presence and gorgeous photos. We had a very small wedding at a vineyard in Connecticut. Stephanie captured the intimacy of our event and so many wonderful spontaneous moments. She has the uncanny ability to let the wedding flow unhindered, and yet - when the moment comes for that great shot - she is in the right place at the right time!
MARGOT & SEAN
YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTIONS
how do i book?
The most important step is the first one: let's figure out if we are a good match! It's important to me that the couples I'm photographing are excited about my candid-heavy, moment-heavy style. Send me a message below with your wedding date and we can set up a chat!
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?
I only take on a small number of weddings per year. Sometimes these are booked over a year in advance, and sometimes just a few months in advance. I rarely photograph weddings mid-June to mid-August.
CAN I SEE MORE OF YOUR WEDDING WORK?
Of course! Contact me via the form below and I can send you lots more examples of my wedding photography.
CAN YOU HELP US FIGURE OUT OUR TIMELINE?
Yes! It can be confusing to decide on things like a first look, how much time for family portraits, etc. I'm here to help guide you.
HOW DOES BOOKING WORK?
If we decide I'm the right wedding photographer for you, I'll write us a contract and send you an invoice with a clear payment schedule. I typically require a $500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your date, 1/2 payment due by your wedding day, and final payment when photos are ready.
where can i see all your offerings?
Just contact me if you'd like to see my full product list! In addition to albums, I create beautiful prints and other products for my wedding clients. I want your photos to be part of your family's legacy.
BOOK WITH ME
I would love to hear from you if my work resonates with you!
Serving Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, & beyond