Stephaniellen Photography

Tampa, FL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I serve both the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas. I offer a variety of services and get your photos back to you quickly. I provide individual customer service and hope to have clients come back to me again and again. I am generous in what I include in my packages compared to many photographers and feel my prices are reasonable. Photography is my full time job, not just something I do 'on the side' I earned a degree fro IADT Tampa in 2010 and have continued to learn more and more about photography on my own. Very proud of how happy all of my clients have been with my photos!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love learning to master different kinds of photography. Pets, People, Events, Weddings they are all fun and challenging in their own ways. I have met a wide variety of people (and pets) and experienced a lot of fun events.

Location

Tampa, FL 33614

Years in business

7

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

67

Reviews

47 Reviews
  • Michael R. Feb 12, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Very pleased
    The final product turned out amazing! Very talented head shot photographer. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a professional shot.
  • Penny V. Feb 2, 2017
    Headshot Photography (Package Options)
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    Great experience!
    Stephanie was the ultimate professional! On-time, helpful, with a quick-turnaround, and an amazing product. You can't go wrong.
  • Carrie F. Dec 3, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent job
    Stephanie was easy to work with and professional. I was very happy with the experience and the pictures came out very well!
  • Jyl I. Oct 23, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome photographer
    Stephanie took our engagement photos & she did a wonderful job! She's very patient & sent our pictures to us quickly. We will definitely use her services again in the future.
  • Tina M. Oct 22, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Family pics at Honeymoon Island, Florida
    Stephanie was Awesome!! Our dogs were not being very cooperative but she still got some great shots. She has an amazing talent. Thanks Stephanie!! I will definitily use your services again.
  • Aleeta W. Oct 18, 2016
    A Joy to Work With!
    Stephanie is a joy to work with! She has done two amazing photo shoots of my son—the 1st when he was 3 months old and then another when he was 3 yrs olds—and my husband and I were absolutely thrilled with the photos she took. So much so, that we used her images for our Announcement Card, Holiday Card and a special collage for my son's Grandparents! She has a great eye for detail and an amazing ability to capture her subjects at their best. We just booked her again to take some more photos of our son and to do a family portrait!
  • Heather V. Oct 3, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
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    Headshots-quality at a great deal
    Would highly recommend Stephanie! Easy to schedule, great value, quick with edits and was very happy with quality of work.
  • Maria T. Sep 29, 2016
    Always a Great Professional
    Stephanie is a great photographer--flexible, kind, with attention to detail, overall a great professional. I hired her a few times and she has not disappointed me. Great use of colors and light. Attentive and receptive to the client's needs. I will definitely hire her again, and I highly recommend her.
  • Tanya F. Sep 27, 2016
    Amazing creativity and great detail!!
    We have used Stephaniellen Photography many times, and each time, Stephanie has exceeded our expectations!! She has done an amazing job with our professional portraits, our baby photos, our pet photos, and our wedding photos! Stephanie is very professional and courteous, and just a true master of photography!!! Her portfolio speaks for itself. We are very pleased with the services and photos from Stephaniellen Photography, and would definitely use her again.
  • Maria C. Sep 27, 2016
    St. Petersburg glamour shots
    Stephanie is a very professional, patient and great photographer, I have hired her a couple of years ago' for some inside and out at the beach glamour shots, I really loved her work, I would definitely hire her again.
  • Nilesh S. Sep 27, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Daughters 1st BDay
    I had hired Stephanie for my daughters 1st b' day for still photography. She was on time and very friendly. I would say she took decent photos but was not that colorful. We had spent a lot on decorations with good lightings and all, but those decorations were missing in her clicks. She had used flash in all the photos. The photos were crisp, I would say because of the lens. I don't think she took any of the photos in manual mode making proper use of shutter speed or wide aperture. And these things I know because I myself is a decent photographer. Other problem with Stephanie is we hired her for 4 hours and paid extra for 30 more minutes (she asked for it) but in those 4.5 hours she took like 200 odd photos including the details and decorations. I have been to other b' day parties and those photographer clicks like 600+ in those hours, so am not sure why she took so less. Being a photographer you are supposed to guide us with which is a good pose or which situation is good or what timing is best but in her case we were telling her when to take photos. Like for example through out the party she was standing at one place or in one section of the hall and not moving around the hall capturing what's happening in the next hall as in our case we had rented 2 halls because of the bigger crowd. On our request and it was so nice of her, she shipped as the original photos in the thumb drive but that too had 200+ photos only and colors were missing again, they were only made bright or I would say yellow. After the party couple of invitees shared their photos which they took on their smart photos and I would say they were much better. Over all I would say she was OK, but probably I would NOT hire her again
  • Kristin M. Sep 26, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Wonderful experience
    Stephanie was wonderful! She came to the resort we were staying at and worked very well with us. She took the time to make sure we got the best shots possible. Allowed us to capture some beautiful photos our my entire family. Thank you Stephanie!!!!
  • Jen G. Aug 22, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Stephanie responded quickly and pleasantly and was on time to the event (she even came a bit early to pick an outdoor spot). She delivered the pictures very fast with clear instructions on how to download them.
  • Carissa J. Jul 6, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    All the photos were brilliant, and exactly what I asked for.
  • Jenna M. Jun 9, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Stephanie for our furniture store ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony and were very happy with her. Her pictures were great, she was easy to communicate with and she sent links to the pictures within 24 hours of the events. Would definitely recommend her!
  • Lewis B. Jun 4, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Stephanie did a great job capturing our family event. She had great candid shots and made sure all the pictures we wanted were taken. Had the photos email to us very quickly and we're able to share with all our family members.
  • Jason F. May 24, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    After searching Thumbtack for a photographer, we hired Stephanie to shoot our Spring Symposium in Orlando on May 15 and 16, based on the images posted on her website. The results of her work are outstanding and her professionalism was evident throughout the shoot. We also liked Stephanie personally, which made it a pleasure to work with her. I highly recommend Stephanie Hayes for event photography. She rocks!
  • Tina V. Feb 29, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Stephanie shot wedding photos for us at Florida Botanical Gardens. She is friendly, professional and did an excellent job. The photos turned out great and we are really happy with them! She really knows her stuff, don't think twice about hiring her :) Thanks Stephanie
  • Amy H. Nov 28, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Stephanie was great! Very patient with our dog and baby. Our photos were adorable. Exactly what we wanted. Will definitely call Stephanie again for photos.
  • Meghan T. Oct 13, 2015
    Corporate Headshots
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  • Gary H. Aug 28, 2015
    Event Photography
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    Stephanie was a pleasure to work with. She took terrific photos for our event and got them back to us extremely fast. I am relieved to know I now have a go to photographer that is reliable.
  • Greg S. Jul 19, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I am so excited to work with Stephanie!
  • Arlinda E. Jul 10, 2015
    Engagement Photography
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    Stephanie knew exactly what we wanted regarding our wedding photos. She even suggested some wonderful ideas for poses (location, aesthetics). We couldn't have chosen a more professional and competent photographer. We even recommended her to friends who are getting married next year. Thank you, Stephanie, for the outstanding work and beautiful photos!!! A.Ezell Gray
  • Michael F. Jul 6, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    She was beyond helpful in putting ideas together for my surprise proposal and her pictures were outstanding. I would highly recommend to anyone that needs a quality photographer.
  • Jaci O. Jun 29, 2015
    Pet Photography
    Verified Review
    Stephanie was wonderful! Great communication, great pictures,great person! I highly recommend!
  • Lisa M. Jun 28, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Stephanie was very professional her pictures were great... thank you Stephanie
  • Jordan K. May 29, 2015
    Event Photography
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  • Elizabeth T. May 27, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Stephanie was very easy to work with and was very flexible and responsive! I am very glad I used thumbtack to get matched up with Stephanie.
  • Matt C. May 12, 2015
    Headshot Photography
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    Stephanie did a great job. I was very impressed with the shots that we got, and she had them fully edited super fast. Her price was also significantly lower than others I received quotes from. I would definitely do business with her again! Thanks Stephanie!
  • Taylor C. Apr 30, 2015
    Event Photography
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  • Debbie S. Apr 13, 2015
    Event Photography
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    We hired Stephanie for a four-day corporate event and wow, we couldn't have asked for a better photographer! She was very professional, fun to work with and made those she photographed feel at ease. We threw her a few curve balls throughout the event (asked her to work an hour later than originally requested) but she accepted without hesitation. We highly recommend Stephanie and can't wait to work with her again!
  • Nathalia T. Apr 3, 2015
    Stephanie is amazing to work with! The first time I worked with Stephanie was several years back taking personal pictures and also of my dog. Working with pets is not easy but she captured many awesome shots of my Cam. So it was a natural choice to use Stephanie as my wedding photographer. We had Stephanie for our engagement pictures, my bridal shower, and then our wedding pictures. Stephanie takes amazing pictures, very professional, works with you and the space you're in to get the right shots. Stephanie is very quick to turn the pictures around for you to review, I've never had to wait to see when the pictures would be ready because she would send it to me before I even ask for it. Thanks Stephanie!
  • Matthew F. Feb 22, 2015
    Event Photography
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    Stephanie is warm and sweet with an "I can do that!" Attitude which we loved. She made two long days shorter.
  • Jon Y. Feb 14, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Stephanie came early to scope out places for the group shots I had requested. Her equipment, sense of style and overall great eye for special shots made this important family event come to life. This was my Mom and Dad's 65th Anniversary celebration and the fact that my Mom passed away a few days later made the photographed event that much more important for our family. Thank you Stephanie for memorializing this special time for the Youngdahl family.
  • Michele S. Jan 15, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I enjoyed working with her. She was on time, remembered everything asked of her and deliverables were provided quickly and efficiently. We loved the photography, too!
  • Krishna G. Jan 6, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Was very friendly and professional!
  • Mariah K. Oct 18, 2014
    Headshot Photography
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    I was happy with the shots that we got in the end.
  • Jon B. Oct 9, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Needed help getting some decent photos of myself. Ended up with great pictures and I had a lot of fun!
  • Trevor C. Aug 6, 2014
    I hired Stephanie to resurrect and fix an old black & white photo of me, my grandmother and my brother when I was about five years old. The photo had holes in it and I wanted to get it preserved for family history. Stephanie digitized it, patched it up and embellished the colors/shades of gray. I could not be happier with the results. She quite an experienced photographer as evidenced by her brilliantly colored pictures of her subjects and landscapes - all framed with an artistic perspective and attention to detail.
  • Brenna C. Aug 6, 2014
    Portrait Photography
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  • Mayra R. Jun 12, 2014
    Portrait Photography
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  • Jena P. May 20, 2014
    Event Photography
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    Stephanie took photos of our corporate beach event at the TradeWinds Resort. She was professional and timely, and her photos turned out great! We appreciate it.
  • Nancy R. Apr 22, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I am a Real Estate Agent and needed a head shot photo for my business card/web page/etc. Of the 5 quotes I received from Thumtack, Stephanie's photos really stood out. The personality of her subjects really shone through the pics and the bright colors seemed to jump off the page. We had an outdoor photo shoot, and even though the weather conditions were not great (windy/cloudy), she got "THE SHOT" and then some. The photo I chose for my cards, etc has gotten sooo many positive comments from friends and family just moments after I posted it. I'm extremely happy with the pictures. They were exactly what I was looking for. Thank you Stephanie!
  • Ashly C. Apr 12, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    She was super nice, met us where we wanted even though we changed our location at the last minute. She was great about that. Our engagement photos came out amazing. Super happy with them and got a lot of compliments, among one of them was "you had a talented photographer". We will be getting married in florida next year and she quoted us a great price for the ceremony so we are going to try to use her again
  • Paula M. Dec 11, 2013
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I worked with Stephanie on an event with children that was fast-paced and hectic. She handled the day like a true pro, and the results were amazing! I provided her with a shot list in advance of shots we would like to see, and she gave us those, and so much more. Her work was fantastic and turnaround quick. I would highly recommend Stephaniellen Photography for any photo needs that you may have.
  • Natalia S. Oct 7, 2013
    I hired Stephanie on two occasions: once to shoot portraits and recently to photograph my wedding. Both times I was speechless when I saw the results of Stephanie's work: it's as if she sees the best in you and illuminates it! You won't believe the amount of compliments I received on the portraits! My husband asked me to hire Steph to photograph our wedding: he saw that she can really capture the beauty of the moment. Steph spent the time with me to understand what kind of shots we liked. Our photos are stunning! We are so very happy how beautiful our wedding photos are!
  • Frances B. Oct 6, 2013
    Stephanie it's a really talented photographer. I love the way she made the colors pop in the photographs. She had taken portraits for me, my husband, and even our dog. Stephanie knows how to bring out the best features in everybody. She has great patience with animals.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduated from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa with a degree in Digital Photography in 2010. I took classes there in all different kinds of photography, Photoshop and marketing. Before that I was in Retail Management for many years where I learned to work with and/or train a wide variety of people and to think fast on my feet! I earned the Manager of the Year award at Sam Goody in 1999. I feel a lot of those skills have carried over to help my in my photography business.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I offer various packages which include a shoot of a certain length as well as set amount of edited Web/Email resolution files. Customers may then purchase print products separately or upgrade their files to Print Resolution with permission to print as desired of personal use. A lot of photographers charge close to what I do just for their time taking photos and do not include any edited files at all. I do full artistic Photoshop editing on my art portrait and pet photography and on the best photos from Weddings. Events-both private and business typically include more files and basic editing for exposure/color etc only unless specified.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I am fortunate that I get to do a variety of different photography jobs and meet a variety of people. I photograph adults wanting nice photos for their dating or Facebook profiles, families, children and pets-I love animals! I have photographed a variety of events from the Multi Day Conferences in Orlando to a golf clinic at TPC Tampa Bay led by Hank Haney to photographing over 100 dogs for AKC in Orlando. I enjoy meeting with portrait clients to plan their shoot and give them one on once customer service. I want to give all of my clients the most beautiful photographs I can.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you are hiring a photographer for portraits or a wedding be sure to meet with them in person to see if you have good 'chemistry'. Look over all of the galleries on their website to see examples of their work, the more they are willing to show the better. You also want someone who is talented at editing/retouching photos-not just shooting photos and giving them to you as is. Be sure to know what exactly is included in the packages they offer-web res or high res (printable) photo files, photos just edited for exposure/sharpness or fully retouched with skin smoothing/artistic filters etc.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That there is a lot more work involved in photography than most realize. Understanding how the camera works, learning composition and lighting, posing, editing in Photoshop etc. I probably spend a good 6-8 hours on any portrait shoot from beginning to end and a wedding is a solid week worth of work!