MEET STEPH

“These are a few of my favorite things...”

 

Hi! I'm Stephanie Cantrell, lover of art, music, fashion, beauty, and the God who gives it all to us. I'm a West Texas girl who is passionate about making real connections with people and helping them express who they are and what they’re about in creative ways. I fulfilled this passion for 14 years as a professional graphic artist, and have decided to transition into a new form of expression – photography.


I’ve always delighted in creativity and the freedom it brings. For as long as I can remember, I've enjoyed taking photos of people. Growing up, I persuaded my girlfriends and sisters to model for hours while I played fashion photographer with my Kodak Disc. Six years ago, after many years of editing photos for photographers as part of my design business, I was inspired to see what I could do from behind the lens. My desire to capture honest, beautiful images of my family also helped me discover that I wanted to invest more time in developing as an artist and photographer.


I’ve discovered that I especially enjoy taking senior portraits, which stems from my love of working with teens through student ministry. Helping a senior feel confident and relaxed during a photo session and bringing out his or her individuality is one of the greatest perks of my job! My goal is to make each client feel wonderful inside and out and to give evidence to the beauty of God's design in all of us.


What started as a hobby has grown into a profession where my work reflects the things I value: relationships, creativity, and beauty. Over the years, I've cultivated my own style and gained expertise in capturing emotive portraits. I stay current on the latest advances in photography and gain inspiration by attending classes and workshops on a regular basis, and I am a member of the Texas Professional Photographers Association.


My husband and I married in 2014 and live in the Northwest Austin area. Between us, we have three gorgeous teenage daughters, two entertaining pups, one "grand-horse," and an 11-year-old goldfish. My hobbies include traveling, reading, cheering on my Red Raiders, spending time with family and friends, singing, and playing guitar.


Scroll over the photos below to learn more, and let me know you were here. I’d love to work with you!



LET'S CONNECT!

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MY PLACE ☕

I can't go a day without my

coffee. The best place for

a cup - our back porch with

a smart historical-sci-fi-

adventure-romance in hand.

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HE & I ❤

I'm married to my

own personal comedian,

my favorite extrovert,

my biggest encourager,

my handsome best friend.

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OUR BOYS ♂

Meet Buddy & Nolan -

the absolute cutest and

most opposite dogs to ever

refuse to take baths.

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DIY ♻

My therapy is refinishing,

crafting, restoring, fixing,

remodeling, updating,

gussying up...

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OUR GIRLS ♀

I raised my darling daughter

as a single mom for 14 years

then gained two more

amazing girls when I married.

3 teen girls = 1 never-ending

Disney sing-a-long en route

to Target & Ulta.

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NO BRAINER ♫

Should I ever be stranded

on a deserted island and

given the choice between

good music or a soft bed,

I'd easily kiss my pillow

goodbye. “Without music,

life would be a blank to

me.” - Jane Austen

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MY HEART ✝

I went on mission to Haiti in

2016 and left a big piece of

my heart there. I'd love to

tell you all about the most

gracious souls on the planet.

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FAVORITES ❣

My two favorite people in

one photo. Their duet of

From Here to the Moon

and Back gives me life.

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EXTRA ☺

I may have a small lip gloss

problem. Also sunglasses,

shoes, old books, and

throw pillows.

 

Scarves.

 

And Christmas Santas.

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ALRIGHT (x3) ⭐

I held his hand once.

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NO CHEESE ✔

Burgers are my favorite,

favorite, favorite food

group.

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MY TIME ✿

Springtime is the best time.

More daylight, baby animals,

open windows, bursts of

fresh color in nature and

in fashion. Spring Birthdays:

dog, hubs, daughter, Willie,

me.