Steph Wahlig

My name is Steph and I am a destination film wedding and portrait photographer. I specialise in destination and local Arizona weddings. I'm married with two wonderful kids and a very spoiled golden retriever.

I've been capturing weddings in the valley since 2009 and have been featured in Arizona Weddings Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge and many other online publications. Having a massive love for film photography from my high school days, in 2017 I jumped back in and haven't looked back! Being able to travel and capture weddings from all over the world is a huge passion of mine.

If you are getting married in an exotic location, then I am your girl! Travel is a huge part of my life and having an amazing supportive husband has given me the freedom to not only photograph amazing couples but experience this incredible planet. I would love to learn about you and your wedding! Send me an email and lets be friends!

Steph Wahlig

My name is Steph and I am a destination film wedding and portrait photographer. I specialise in destination and local Arizona weddings. I'm married with two wonderful kids and a very spoiled golden retriever.

I've been capturing weddings in the valley since 2009 and have been featured in Arizona Weddings Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge and many other online publications. Having a massive love for film photography from my high school days, in 2017 I jumped back in and haven't looked back! Being able to travel and capture weddings from all over the world is a huge passion of mine.

If you are getting married in an exotic location, then I am your girl! Travel is a huge part of my life and having an amazing supportive husband has given me the freedom to not only photograph amazing couples but experience this incredible planet. I would love to learn about you and your wedding! Send me an email and lets be friends!


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… playing Mom to my two amazing kids and possibly a date night with my hubs!

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… traveling to Roatan, Honduras to photograph a wedding. The venue was at this gorgeous resort with huts and crystal clear water. It was towards the end of their wedding season so there were only three guests at the resort. It was incredible and felt like we were on a deserted island. That experience alone sparked my bug for destination wedding photography.

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… too many to count but Paris has to be my ideal location right now. Italy is a very very close second.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… the bride and grooms and being able to witness true love every day. I love capturing true candid emotional moments and the people are what really drive me. I love learning about their families, their lives and truly getting to know them. I love showing up to an event and already knowing about who the people are and how they are all connected.

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD DO… it’s not profitable by any means, but I would love to work at Disneyland or Disneyworld haha! I’m all about the fun. You only live once!

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE… they say to not sweat the small stuff and I know its cliché but it is SO true! Your day goes by incredibly quick and worrying about things that your planner or photographer can worry about for you, will help you to ENJOY the moments.

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… the desert! I love cactus and living near all of my family. I can see mountains from my office and bedroom windows. I love to be outside and living in Arizona gives me that freedom. I live 10 minutes from hiking trails and two hours from the snow if I want. I do miss the ocean though but luckily, I’m not too far from California so whenever I can, I drive over.

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… California J Cali light is hands down the best light for photography I’ve ever witnessed.

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? Pride & Prejudice. I’m a sucker for love and men who sweep women off their feet!

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… I love seafood and some of the best seafood I’ve had is in Santa Barbara. Great wine too!

THE PETS I OWN ARE… I have a very spoiled golden retriever named Rizzo (named for Cubs player Anthony Rizzo). He is my third child and knows it.