Chasing Joy Photography

Full wedding (ceremony and reception) pricing

Prices start at $2,800

Elopement pricing

Prices start at $1,000

About Chasing Joy Photography

Chasing Joy Photography

Stephanie Schnautz

Hi Gorgeous, I'm Steph! I am a portrait photographer based in San Diego, CA. I'm passionate about what I do and love capturing genuine, candid moments between loved ones. I'm here to capture the joy, laughter, emotion, and beauty on your wedding day from start to finish. I love it when my clients tell me how relaxed and comfortable they felt with me as their photographer. My clients become my family and that's the relationship I strive to make with everyone who trusts me to capture their wedding day.

My goal as a photographer is to make my client feel comfortable in front of the camera and create a timeless portrait that you can look back on years from now and smile. I hope to meet you and create something beautiful together.

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  • Bride-only session
  • Engagement session
  • Extra hours
  • Printing rights
  • Second photographer


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  • Best Wedding Ever!!

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    Amanda R.Oct 19, 2023

    Stephanie photographed our wedding beautifully. She made sure to capture all of the important moments, and all of the moments I didn’t know I wanted captured. She worked closely with me on my wedding day timeline to make sure each section of our day had plenty of time to get all of the photos we wanted. We were able to get our full album back faster than I’ve ever seen from friends and family members weddings, and did not compromise on the quality while working so quickly. I seriously love every photo and can’t wait to call Stephanie back in a few years for a maternity shoot!

  • Stephanie's work is amazing!

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    Andrew ReederMay 26, 2023

    I have worked with Stephanie quite a bit and she never ceases to amaze me, the moments she captures, the great angles she gets and what an enjoyable experience she makes being photographed. With her lighthearted and kind nature she makes getting photographed really easy, fun and simple and gets tons of good shots! I love her editing style and artistic eye. I will definitely be recommending her to everyone!

  • Phenomenal wedding pictures!

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    Cassandra H.Oct 10, 2022

    Where to even start…you book your wedding photographers hoping for beautiful snaps of the day, and you get that & so much more from Stephanie! Her work speaks for itself, but I still have to add that our wedding photographer is better than we could have ever expected or dreamed of (direct quote from one of our guests – “They are the best wedding photos I’ve ever seen!!”). The style of photography was simply stunning!!! Stephanie was great to correspond with and answered all our questions. We cannot wait to use her services for years to come and highly recommend her to anyone!

  • Amazing wedding photographer

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    Claudia and S.Aug 24, 2022

    Stephanie was so wonderful to work with . She is extremely talented and passionate about her work . We absolutely loved our engagement and wedding pictures !! She used every minute to capture our special moments . On our wedding day she took charge and kept us on schedule and arranged timing with our driver . She went above and beyond . You will not regret signing her on for your big day ! You will love your pictures !

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