Stephanie Bryan

I'm Stephanie and from my very first camera, I've always had a passion for photography. As a little girl, I daydreamed of having my own big darkroom where I could spend hours developing photos and holding my breath just waiting for that magical image to appear. Like many others, my obsession with photography began soon after my children were born. My sweet mom passed away when I was just 19 years old and a part of my childhood left with her. As I watched my children grow, change and develop, I knew I wanted to record and capture every single detail of their growth and personalities and made it my mission to learn as much as I could about photography.

I would love to share my passion for photography with you! I am a film photographer based out of Raleigh, North Carolina + I adore capturing those everyday and special moments for others. I have a strong passion for helping mothers and families not only record their time together, but to tell their story. As your photographer, I want you to see your life and blessings through the eyes of a camera. I want you to see how amazing your life truly is and to help you document those everyday, fleeting moments. Whether you are capturing your family together, welcoming a new, sweet bundle to the family or want to record those precious mother-child moments, I would be honored to help you preserve your memories. 

Why film?

When I say “I shoot with film”, I’m not referring to using a video camera to capture video. I’m talking about taking a roll of photographic film that you load into a good old film camera (just like your grandparents used) and then have it developed by a lab.  Film is a timeless medium. It has this incredible way of capturing light, color, and detail. The richness and depth that comes from a film image is balanced by the dreamy skin tones and overall softness. When you look at a film image, it almost looks like an artist painted it….capturing so much more of the moment, because it was created with intentionality and purpose. When you shoot with film, magic happens. It's not fast, it's not always perfect, but it's pure and real and honest. We live in a digital age of instant gratification where it takes little effort for instant results. Film takes us back to our roots and is a breath of fresh air. Film brings back the magic of photography. 

Email me at stephanie@stephaniebryanphoto.com or via my contact page for more details and information. xo

photo: Heather Burris Photography
photos by Heather Burris Photography

photos by Heather Burris Photography