So ironically yesterday as I was preparing today’s post I received the most amazing hand written note/package in the mail from Stephanie Williams. Her kind words brought a smile to my face and warmed my heart. She wrote, “I just wanted to send you a little thank you gift for helping to promote my work through featuring it on your blog and by word of mouth. I’ve heard from several peers that they heard about me through you, and I can’t thank you enough for being excited and inspired by our work and sharing it with others.” Stephanie, thank you for being grateful for me- you really do give back. It’s people like you who motivate and inspire me to continue to give and help others. So… THANK YOU!
Although Stephanie’s work is focused primarily in Southern California her portfolio contains photographs from all over the world. I love her style. Each shot looks like it was captured on a warm sunny afternoon in some quaint far off land. She is just as calming and laid back as her photos. In her own words, Stephanie says this about her work and what inspires her, “I am inspired by so many different things, I usually sum it all up into two words…love + life. Golden sunset light, timeless romance, nature, peeling paint and texture and worn color, fashion and editorial magazines, images by Rodney Smith, the awesome people we get to meet and photograph, breathtaking cinematic shots and period films like Atonement and The Painted Veil, traveling and exploring new places, and pretty much anything you find in an Anthropologie store. I find myself drifting into Anthropologie to see their latest displays and vintage finds, and it pretty much gets my creative juices flowing every time. And of course, I’m constantly inspired and challenged by working alongside my husband. We motivate each other and challenge each other at every shoot and have a blast at the same time – he is my best friend and the love of my life, and I could not ask for a better career that one that could be shared with him…”
I love so many of the images below and the ethereal feel Stephanie captures. I am continually inspired by Stephanie’s work and excited to keep reading her blog and tweets to stay abreast of all the beauty she is capturing.