Anne Stephenson Photo & Narrative
Anne Stephenson Photo & Narrative

Anne Stephenson Photo & Narrative

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Introduction: We're there for you every step of the way--from figuring out the kinds of photos that make both you and Grandma happy, to coming up with plans A, B or C to get those perfect photos (yep, that rain and family drama thing won't get us down!) Our style incorporates a mix of candids and creatively directed photos for an authentic look and feel. Core business values include timeliness (being there and delivering as promised) and listening. It's your day and we're there to capture your story in a beautiful way, just the way you and your partner meant it to be.
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Hired 19 times

6 similar jobs done near you

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1 employee

10 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

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Laura C.

It only let me pick the top three qualities on here, but she definitely was all of them...great quality, professional, responsive, was punctual, and was a great value. Anne was so fun to work with! She did our wedding photos in October 2019. She was responsive and super easy to work with. She made my fiance and now husband feel comfortable from the initial call and throughout the whole process. We were coming in from out of town so I appreciate the scouting she did for us to find some great locations for the shoot. She was very prepared the day of the event, and one of my favorite memories from that day was the light snacks she brought for my husband and I to have between the wedding and the reception. It was perfect to keep us settled for the hours in between. I also love what she did with our photobook. It was beautifully put together and really told the story of the day.We loved working with her, and the quality of her photos!
Jul 18, 2021
Angelina A.

Wedding and Event Photography

Anne was so amazing! She was extremely organized and professional. She really made our whole experience smooth and stress free. We were impressed with her vast knowledge and suggestions.
Jun 20, 2021
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Mark U.

Wedding and Event Photography

Anne was the Photographer for our wedding ceremony and reception two weeks ago. We can't say enough good things about our experience with Anne throughout the entire process. From our first venue meeting I could tell that she is a professional that really cares about not only her clients, but her craft as well. She provided us with a pre-wedding questionnaire to help us stay organized when it came to family photos and other groupings. We've recently got the sneak peak back from Anne and we think she did an extraordinary job of capturing our DIY style wedding. We couldn't be happier that Anne could be apart of our special day, and highly recommend this true professional for any event.
Aug 17, 2019
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Rachel C.

Wedding and Event Photography

Anne Stephenson - A highly skilled photographer and an overall awesome human being! This was the 2nd marriage for both me and my now-husband. We knew we wanted to have a photographer, but honestly, we didn’t want to spend an exorbitant amount of money. On the advice of a friend who was a photographer but was unavailable to photograph our wedding, we found Anne through Thumbtack. Our initial communication with Anne was a short phone call to determine her availability (which she was), the overall size and timing of the wedding, what we were hoping for, and scheduling a time so she could see the venue (our back deck overlooking a lake) and the reception area (a nearby restaurant). Our initial meeting with Anne was very productive. She asked all the right questions, and even some that we didn’t consider. Her thoroughness, professionalism and knowledge of her art (photography is an art), was evident in our meeting. We showed her where we would have the ceremony, and we walked around to where we could take photos after the wedding (the lake behind our house). Then we drove to the restaurant where we would have the reception and Anne sat with us and the General Manager of the restaurant to get a full idea of how the reception would flow. Anne took notes throughout this entire meeting. It wasn’t required, but we offered Anne an opportunity to join our casual rehearsal the evening before the wedding, and she happily joined us. She took pictures during the rehearsal to test out her equipment, and to make sure she would be prepared for the framing of certain aspects of the ceremony. As the bride, I wasn’t attached to having photographs of getting prepared, or having pictures of my dress or shoes, etc. But Anne not only offered up those options, she took it upon herself to get to the wedding early and take pictures of all the preparations, anyway. I am SO GLAD she did! When the day came, Anne was able to capture the ENTIRE day, from before the ceremony, through to the end at our reception. The pictures are AH-MAZING! The area where we had our ceremony had very challenging lighting because it was outside, but the roof on our deck was tinted, and the sun was spotty in many places depending on where you stood. Nonetheless, in every shot we received in our gallery, Anne managed to find the sweet spot in all the shots— clear images, beautiful color, wonderful translations to black & white. It was a small wedding, 27 people total including Anne, plus me and my groom. She coached, cajoled, and encouraged everyone in the group shots to show their true personalities. As for the photos of me and my groom… WOW! The background of the lake and puffy clouds was spectacular, and the timing (early evening) was spot on. Anne captured it all— magical, spontaneous, heartfelt, funny, and just perfect! The same could be said of the reception— from our guests, to the toasts, to our connection with the restaurant staff, to the live music, to the food and our two cakes. The whole day was absolutely and perfectly recorded with Anne’s pictures! Even after the event was over, and we waited for her to cull through the hundreds of pictures she took, Anne asked us if we wanted to see some pictures in advance. We wanted to be surprised, but I was also dying to see something, so she sent us one picture. That one picture floored me, and I knew we were in for a treat. In addition to the hundreds of photos included in our final gallery, Anne created a short video (less than two minutes) highlighting a handful of shots that, if one sees it, can get the gist of our day. It was such a bonus since I didn’t recall that was part of our agreement. As a person, Anne is warm and friendly, genuine and thoughtful, creative and considerate. She is extremely easy to work with and talk to. Her communication skills and our interactions were superb— from answering emails and texts in a timely manner, to being punctual with scheduled phone calls and in-person appointments. If you read through this entire review, you MUST contact Anne yourself and see what she has to offer you. If you are prepared; have a vision of what you want for your day; can voice your ideas, concerns, and questions; then Anne can meet you where you are and deliver a spectacular record of photos that you can treasure for a lifetime!
Jul 15, 2018
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Kristen H.

Wedding and Event Photography

We are so happy we found Anne. From our first meeting, we knew we were in good hands. Each meeting was productive. She was super responsive and helped us to think through our day and what we wanted to capture. She was truly professional and took amazing photos!! We highly recommend her!!!
Oct 4, 2019
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  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I believe good communication before, during and after your event or project results in photographs you will love. I usually start with a phone call and ask questions to understand the scope of work required and ensure I'm the right person for the job. A couple of months out, we have a face-to-face meeting or video conference where we can go over the timeline and details. A week before, I confirm things and we go over any last minute changes. Yes, there will be some! The day before the event, I text for final confirmation. After the event, I ask my client's for feedback and what worked/didn't work or advice they might have for future couples.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I went back to school after working in marketing communications and received a BS degree in photography from the Art Institute of Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm a lover of learning--My first BS degree focused on chemistry and professional writing which helps with problem solving and communicating effectively. I frequently attend photography workshops, binge watch Creative Live, and am on my way to becoming a podcast addict. The more I learn, the more I bring to my photography and business for my clients.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I've always enjoyed photography as a creative outlet. When my marketing job became more about project management than making things, I decided to pursue my passion. I felt it important at that point to go to art school and get serious about understanding photography, handling equipment, learning to problem solve and gaining experience. And here I am!

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