Steph Smith Photo

Full wedding (ceremony and reception) pricing

Prices start at $3,000

Elopement pricing

Prices start at $1,000

About Steph Smith Photo

Steph Smith Photo


If you're the kind of couple that would prefer their photographer feel like one of the guests as opposed to a paparazzi, and if when the neighbors complain about the noise, you just invite them to the party, keep reading. I take a documentary-style approach to my weddings. Roaming with a camera, I capture the candid moments and small details that make your wedding unique to you, while making sure to set aside time for a few special portraits.

While most of photography (including mine) is digital, I began by learning in the darkroom. My appreciation for the organic-- along with big helpings of wanderlust, curiosity, and awe-- lead me to capture weddings for what I believe they are: celebrations and relief that in this giant cosmos, you two found each other. Oh, also, I've been shooting these for over a decade, I'm a runner, and I've worked for some insane NYC bosses, so I've got the whole left-brain/fast-paced organization part of this down.

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  • Bride-only session
  • Engagement session
  • Extra hours
  • Image editing
  • Online proofing
  • Printing rights
  • Same-day edits
  • Second photographer

Photo formats

  • Digital
  • Film
  • Hybrid


  • Digital files
  • Digital rights
  • Online gallery
  • Same/next-day sneak-peek images


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5.0 (15 reviews)

  • Steph is a GEM!

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    W Hitney Witthaus3 months ago

    Steph was our spectacular wedding photographer this summer, and she blew us away with her creativity, warmth, and skill. She is such a joy to work with, and pours her heart into the process of capturing love on film! Steph is professional and accommodating and made sure that our love story was showcased in the photos. Her attention to detail is superb--she made one photo that was an overlay of my Maid of Honor's speech with the photo of her delivery that is an absolute piece of art! Steph is also just a really cool and interesting person that anyone would be lucky to share space with! She made out guests feel comfy and beautiful, and we cannot recommend her enough!!!!


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    Emily3 months ago

    So first I should say—the photos are gorgeous. Steph did an amazing job capturing the experience of the day (which is exactly what I wanted) and made sure to get photos of everyone I had specially mentioned. Multiple people stopped me during my wedding to tell me what a good job she was doing. If you want photos that look like YOUR wedding instead of everyone else's, book Steph. But I want to also say, it's not an understatement that we could not have pulled off our wedding without Steph. We had to massively shift our wedding plans the morning of our ceremony due to severe weather. Steph helped us find new locations for family photos, helped us figure out the best lighting in our new ceremony location, and so much more. Despite our stress levels, getting our photos taken one ended up being a true highlight of the day. Steph radiated calm and infectiously fun energy throughout the whole experience. I was confident the photos would be great—and they really, really are—but the level of care Steph put into helping make the WHOLE experience special was truly incredible.

  • Steph Smith Photo: Exceptional Photographer!

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    Angela Chan4 months ago

    From the moment we discovered Stephanie through Zola, we knew we had found someone special to capture the moments leading up to our wedding day. Her warmth, professionalism, and exceptional talent made our photography journey a joy. Choosing Stephanie for our engagement photos, welcome party, and wedding day was easy. Her prompt, detailed responses, and extensive portfolio showcasing her blend of candid, documentary-style, and portrait photography solidified our trust in her to capture our intimate wedding celebration. Stephanie’s flexibility and accommodating nature were evident from the start, adapting seamlessly to changes like a rain backup date and offering valuable insights on locations, outfits, and shooting times. Her eye for optimal settings, creative backgrounds, and her considerate approach reflected her commitment to delivering the best possible photographs. She effortlessly incorporated our extensive group photo wish list, capturing various combinations of family and friends while maintaining her signature style. Her meticulous planning, note-taking, and venue scouting ensured she was well-prepared for the multiple locations, diverse lighting conditions, and different rooms throughout our wedding weekend. Our engagement session not only provided an opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera but also served as an introduction to Stephanie's chill and friendly personality. She effortlessly captured the casual essence of our relationship, creating a natural and relaxed atmosphere that carried through our wedding weekend. Stephanie's dedication shone brightly during our welcome party, where she artfully mingled with our guests, ensuring every significant moment was documented. Her ability to capture candid and natural interactions, especially among family and friends meeting for the first time, added immeasurable value to our wedding memories. On our wedding day, Stephanie skillfully captured spontaneous moments during the ceremony, including a few surprises that added to the overall enjoyment of the day. We were delighted that she could portray the lively reactions of our guests during these unexpected moments. From the early setup to the late-night dance floor light trails, Stephanie's genuine enthusiasm added to the fun and magic of our celebration. And, of course, her skill in tying the perfect square knot on the bride's dress was much appreciated. Stephanie's attention to detail and dedication to capturing finer elements truly stood out. Documenting everything from florals to table décor, furnishings, food, and beverages allowed us to cherish these details forever. Despite our busy timeline, Stephanie's keen eye noticed small yet meaningful nuances, and her photos became invaluable memories. What sets Stephanie apart is not just her stunning photos but the entire experience she provides. From dependability and organizational skills to the fun and ease she brings, Stephanie is more than a photographer; she's a wonderful person. Her ability to document unique moments, combined with a seamlessly organized online gallery, exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Stephanie to anyone seeking a photographer who not only captures breathtaking moments but also enhances the entire experience with her warmth, professionalism, and creativity. Stephanie played an integral role in making our wedding weekend unforgettable, and we are forever grateful for the beautiful memories she has preserved for us.

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    C D4 months ago

    Stephanie was an incredible photographer for our engagement shoot and then our actual wedding day! At our first shoot, she worked through posing with us and helped us to get comfortable with both the camera and each other in a way that really helped remove any potential awkwardness or stiffness for our wedding day. Throughout the lead up to the wedding, she was prompt and communicative, responding quickly to ideas and inspirations we had and in general helping assuage any concerns that arose. On the day of, she was a STAR. Steph joined us early in the day for some getting ready shots and from that point on, blended so seamlessly into the background that I was genuinely surprised the 3 times I saw her (all 3x were to grab us for agreed upon shots with family, friends and each other). Our wedding guests were equally impressed with how unintrusive she was throughout the ceremony and dinner - something I appreciate so deeply as we wanted this to feel like a fun night out with friends in Brooklyn, and she inherently understood what we were going for, which was reflected in both her presence and the photos, On the photos, they were STUNNING. We wanted several vogue-esque posed photos with our wedding party and then more in the moment capture of the rest of the night, and Steph nailed it. Every photo felt thoughtfully curated, and the entire collection represented our day perfectly. All key moments were captured along with some wonderful ones that I wasn't aware of as I was too busy dancing. Our dog was part of the wedding, and Steph worked so wonderfully with him, incorporating him in all important shots and in general, loved on our little guy so much. In conclusion, Steph is thoughtful and talented - a dream of a vendor and an asset to any event you would hire her for!

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