In most situations, I am an observer. I love taking in others around me in a group, getting to know them and creating connections slowly and, as it happens, a little more organically. When I have my camera I'm often that quiet one off to the side, just waiting for the perfect moment when two people truly connect to press the shutter. I am simply in awe of the connections we make with each person who is special in our lives, especially those deep, meaningful bonds of family. It's what I love and it's the reason I do what I do. I get to document one of the greatest things of all, which is the love between family members. How much better could my job really be?

Why newborns? When a parent looks into the eyes of their newborn child, there is a certain sense of wonder that is among my favorite moments to record. The sweet slumber of a newborn baby in their parent's arms is a time for reflection, anticipation, hope, joy, and above all, overwhelming love.

Moments, memories, loved ones ... they are what bring light to our lives. When it comes to the name La Lumiere I've often received a raised eyebrow followed by "La Lu-what?" I have to smile - I anticipated a bit of confusion, but the name was important to me for many reasons. It is pronounced 'La Loo-me-yair' and is french for 'the light.' Photography is at its basic level the capture of light, and I want to capture your light, your love, and preserve these memories for you.

About Stephanie

In most situations, I am an observer. I love taking in others around me in a group, getting to know them and creating connections slowly and, as it happens, a little more organically. When I have my camera I'm often that quiet one off to the side, just waiting for the perfect moment when two people truly connect to press the shutter. I am simply in awe of the connections we make with each person who is special in our lives, especially those deep, meaningful bonds of family. It's what I love and it's the reason I do what I do. I get to document one of the greatest things of all, which is the love between family members. How much better could my job really be?

Why newborns? When a parent looks into the eyes of their newborn child, there is a certain sense of wonder that is among my favorite moments to record. The sweet slumber of a newborn baby in their parent's arms is a time for reflection, anticipation, hope, joy, and above all, overwhelming love.

Moments, memories, loved ones ... they are what bring light to our lives. When it comes to the name La Lumiere I've often received a raised eyebrow followed by "La Lu-what?" I have to smile - I anticipated a bit of confusion, but the name was important to me for many reasons. It is pronounced 'La Loo-me-yair' and is french for 'the light.' Photography is at its basic level the capture of light, and I want to capture your light, your love, and preserve these memories for you.

About Stephanie