Unleashing Authentic Moments: Capturing Your Unique Story

Together, let's embark on a visual journey that speaks volumes, preserving the moments that truly matter.

Release Your Inner Self

Beam with pride at the genius, creativity, strength and beauty within you. The story of who you are becomes the muse to the lens, bringing forth and setting free into an epic shining light those parts

A Breathtaking Day Of Love

Experience your wedding day to the fullest, with no interruptions to the meaningful moments you share with your loved ones. Enjoy your cocktail hour, relax and truly enjoy your wedding day. Shines tak

Stunning family photographs

Capture treasured memories of your journey together, from the inspiring beauty of motherhood and pregnancy to the inevitably chaotic and fun-filled moments spent with your family.

Capture memories with your significant other

Bring out the unique essence of your relationship, whether that means getting dressed up and arranging an elegant setting, or embarking on an action-packed outdoor adventure together.


Here's what my wonderful clients have to say!

Oct 22,2022

Jenna & Zack's

STEPH IS AMAZING! We loved working with Steph! She is so fun, creative, and she helps you feel at ease. The photos turned out so beautifully and she perfectly captured the day. After the wedding, Steph gave us sneak peeks to keep our wedding vibes high. She also gave us access to the wedding album in a great turnaround time and a really easy platform to view, download, buy, and share. Thank you Steph. We are so happy to have chosen you as our photographer!! We highly recommend Shines Photography!

Jul 30, 2022


Steph handled both our engagement photos and wedding photos and did an amazing job. I had concerns about feeling comfortable in front of the camera and her low-key demeanor really put us at ease. She helped with some posing and framing of shots but overall kept things feeling really genuine and the photos reflect that - real smiles, real expressions. The pictures are gorgeous and capture things as they are which is exactly what we wanted. Communication was quick and easy, we even had to reschedule our engagement shoot to an entirely new location after all the smoke in Tahoe last year and Steph made it work no problem. Can't recommend enough!

Jun 25, 2022


Steph was amazing and we love our wedding photos! Working with Steph was wonderful and she got beautiful pictures of us. She really captured the beautiful outdoor area where we got married, she was the perfect photography for the in the Truckee/Tahoe area. She also got so many unique pictures that we didn't even ask her to shoot. We highly recommend Steph!

Jul 23,2022


Steph is the best!! We had the pleasure of working with Steph for our engagement photos and wedding. She helped capture all of the beautiful moments and people on the happiest day of our lives. She is so talented - we couldn't have gone with a better photographer. We particularly love that during both sessions she encouraged us to be ourselves and relax rather than doing lots of planned poses. We highly recommend Steph, you will absolutely love her too!

Imagine walking in the sunshine, feeling the warmth on your skin, letting it naturally glow you up, and without having to try, you feel better. That’s what Shines is like: Photography that guides like the sun.


There's nothing more worth capturing on film than the moments when you're just being yourself.

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