Stephanie Bryan

From my very first camera, I've always had a passion for photography. As a little girl, I daydreamed of having my own big magical darkroom where I could spend hours developing photos and holding my breath just waiting for that breathtaking image to appear. Like many others, my obsession with photography began soon after my children were born. I wanted to bottle up every single detail of their life. I wanted to take a step back and observe my own life and these ordinary moments through my lens.

I always strive to capture moments that make you FEEL something. I have a strong passion for bringing out the heart and soul in imagery.  I want you to show you your life and blessings through the eyes of a camera. I want to show you the good, bad, beautiful, mundane and extraordinary moments from your life. I want you to see how amazing your life is and to help you record those everyday, fleeting moments. I truly believe each person has magic hidden inside of them. 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. 

Learn how to shoot film and all my film tips and tricks in my newly release FILM LOVE WORKSHOP! 


Stephanie Bryan Photography is a Raleigh newborn and family photographer who specializes in newborn, family, child, baby and motherhood photography in Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas, including but not limited to Wake Forest, Durham and Chapel Hill.