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stephanie grooms artistry

Your Wedding Experience


The Journey from Engagement to Your Wedding Day!

As your wedding photographer, my dedication goes beyond capturing beautiful images. It's about embarking on a unique journey together, from the moment you say 'Yes!' to the day you say 'I do,' and every precious moment in between. I am committed to walking with you every step of the way, navigating the twists and turns of the wedding planning process together. This collaborative approach strengthens our bond and ensures that our images truly reflect your love story, filled with genuine, authentic emotion.

The path to your wedding day is adorned with beautiful, fleeting moments, and I aim to capture each one with heartfelt precision. Through a series of carefully curated steps — from your engagement to the final gallery of your wedding day — we'll work closely to ensure no detail is overlooked. This timeline guides this incredible journey, ensuring that the memories we capture reflect the natural beauty and sincere love that defines your relationship. Together, let's create something truly magical, capturing the essence of your bond in images that will be cherished for a lifetime.

You're Engaged!

Your engagement is the spark that starts the journey towards your big day, and what better way to celebrate than capturing the joy and excitement of this special time? As your photographer, I'm here to freeze these precious moments, making sure that every laugh, kiss, and loving glance is remembered forever. This is where our adventure begins, and I can't wait to get to know you both, ensuring that every photo reflects your unique story and love for each other. 

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Engagement Session

Think of the engagement session as our fun, informal rehearsal — a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera and with each other. It's all about capturing your natural, unguarded selves in beautiful settings, creating memories you'll look back on fondly. This session is a crucial step in our journey together, setting the stage for even more amazing moments. Plus, it's a perfect opportunity to create stunning images for your save-the-date wedding invitations or to decorate your home!

engagement photo of a couple in Washington, d.c. captured by stephanie grooms artistry

Let's plan your perfect day!

As your wedding day approaches, think of me as your photographer and as your planning partner. From selecting the perfect locations to timing your day so we can capture the golden hour glow, I'm here to offer my expertise and ensure that your photography fits seamlessly into your day. Your love story is unique, and I'm dedicated to ensuring it shines through in every detail, helping to craft a day that's as unforgettable as your love for each other.

Bride and mother at Eden Try Vineyards in Fredericksburg, Virginia Captured by Stephanie Grooms Artistry

The Big Day

Your big day is finally here! As you focus on celebrating your love, I'll be there capturing every moment — from the morning jitters and the first look, to the vows, the dances, and the spontaneous laughter in between. My approach is unobtrusive yet intimate, ensuring that you'll have a beautiful narrative of your day, told through candid shots and artful compositions. Today, I'm more than your photographer; I'm an integral part of your support system, ensuring everything goes smoothly.

Wedding Photograph of couple on their wedding day at Cousiac Manor in Lanexa, Virginia captured by Stephanie Grooms Artistry

Frequently Asked Questions

What is our editing style?

I consider myself a timeless wedding photographer with a documentary flair. My editing style is true-to-color with a mix of light and airy vibes.

While true-to-life editing is my preferred style, my galleries include a few dark and moody edits from couples who requested them.

What is our shooting style?

We love being both interactive and discrete throughout the wedding day. I love to capture the real, raw, and beautiful emotions throughout the day through natural and candid shots while also making sure I get those lovely family portraits and posed shots. 

There will be parts of the wedding day when I will need to be in control in order to accomplish everything that needs to be done in order to keep everyone on schedule.  There will also be moments when you shouldn’t even know that I’m there. (The ceremony, during dances and toasts, etc.) We teach our couples how to interact during their engagement session so they are naturals on the wedding day and don’t need quite as much instruction from us!   

How far in advance should we book you for our wedding?

Typically, couples book me about 12-15 months before their wedding date. I encourage you to reach out as soon as possible about my availability, even if you’re planning on a shorter time frame.

How long will it take to see our wedding pictures?

All of my couples receive a sneak peek the day after the wedding! My turnaround time for your final gallery varies by season. Typically, you’ll be able to view and download your photos online about 8-12 weeks after your wedding.

Do you outsource bookings to other wedding photographers?

While some photography companies outsource and bring on subcontracted team members, I will always be your primary photographer! My husband, Andrew, is my second shooter and is generally with me at every wedding. I only book one wedding per date, so you can rest assured that I will be your photographer on your wedding day.

Do you have insurance?

I do! I am fully licensed and insured! Just let me know if your venue requires proof of insurance, and I’ll send that over to them.

How many pictures will we receive?

On average, our couples can expect approximately 400-600 final edited images from their day. This of course varies the overall wedding size, amount of coverage (hours) booked, etc.

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Get in contact!

Embarking on your wedding planning journey can be as thrilling as it is overwhelming, and I'm here to make it a little easier and more memorable! Whether you have questions, are eager to schedule a consultation, or are ready to move forward with capturing the magical moments of your big day, I'm just a click away. Consider me not just as your photographer but as a friend who's with you at every step of this wonderful journey. Your love story deserves to be told in the most beautiful light, and I can't wait to help you do just that. Let's start this adventure together—reach out today