Asher | Newborn Portraits | Stacey James Photography | 2020

     This adorable family came to see me and brought their new little brother, Asher! What a LOVE BUG he was and his sister were over the moon to hug him, kiss him and love him. Asher loved to be swaddled, it made him super sleepy and made my job so so easy. 

     Newborn photography is my passion and I love to capture those first few days of life and I hope my passion for newborn safety and capturing those fleeting moments, shine through. 

Segebart Wedding | October 17, 2019 | Perry Park Country Club

      When Shannon contacted me about photographing her wedding I was so excited! Knowing their big day would be celebrated at the beautiful Perry Park Country club made my decision to take on their wedding during busy season an easy one.

     I showed up about an hour early for the ceremony to capture some of the sweet detailed and getting ready shots and the room where the bride and bridesmaids get ready was washed with beautiful light from the big window. Shannon and her girls were getting their makeup done surrounded by a lovely cheese tray and the sounds of modern pop music was playing from a little speaker. Shannon slipped into her dress with the help of her mom and sister and she looked so breathtaking in it!

   As the guests poured in, they were greeted with images of loved ones that were unable to attend or had passed on as well as the stunning view of the red rocks and golf course Perry Park Country Club offers. To be able to share your vows and love with a backdrop like that is truly amazing.

     Jerod and Shannon had a love filled ceremony then I snatched them off on a golf cart to capture their newly wed portraits. We spent about 45 minutes diving all over the golf course using the beauty of nature to our advantage as well as the stunning October sunset. When we were all done Shannon and Jerod were welcomed to their reception by all of their friends and family where the food, cake, smiles and hugs were abundant.

    I SO enjoyed being apart of this wedding celebration and hope you enjoy a peek into their special day!

Comminiello Family | Bentley is 6 Months old! | January 2020

      I have loved capturing sweet Bentley at every milestone since his birth! They change so quickly in the first year of life and I love that this family realizes that and wont miss a thing!

    We chose a beautiful day in January for his was chilly but the sunset was golden goodness! We got tons of smiles from sweet Bentley and his mama was thrilled.

    Enjoy a peek into our session! <3

A Gentle and Slow Beginning | My Thoughts in 2020

     This is totally NOT a photography related post. is because it pertains to my life, my thoughts and my business but it isn't a "typical" photography post you see from me. I figured why not use this as a platform to not only share my work but also share myself. If it works great...if not...whatever. (life motto much?) 

      By now, I am sure many of my "regular" clients that have tried to get ahold of me to schedule a session have experienced, I am HORRIBLY slow with returning messages, texts and even phone calls. I took most of January off to FINALLY grieve the loss of my father but what I didn't realize was just how hard those few weeks were going to be and how hard life is  running a business and just now, 4 months after my father's passing, my grieving process would hit me. Anyone that has lost anyone important to them knows there is ZERO timeline, expectations or graph you can follow with this process. You take what your heart and soul gives you. 

     I have looked on the internet and through books about loss. How am I "supposed" to act or feel. How am I "supposed" to function and live on after such a blow to my existence? I KNOW I am not alone in feeling this way and we ALL have felt loss but it hit me that it seems many of us do not talk about it. Many of us feel like we have a week or two to act sad but than the world moves on and the cards, the well wishes and the support seem to slowly dissipate. The pressure to "get back to work", act normal and be strong sets in and many of us fall apart in the bathroom by ourselves so no one can see we are still hurting. 

     If you have ever lost someone and it took a piece of your heart with you, you know exactly what I am talking about. There is no describing the pain of the loss and the pain of waking up each morning going on with life without a piece of your heart with you. This pain lessens more and more as time passes but its still unimaginable. 

    So my sweet regular clients, new clients, friends, family and everyone in between...I write this not as an excuse to my untimely returned messages, not to deter you from using me to capture your memories for you (please don't ever stop) and not to ask for pity from you. I write this to relate to many of you that have unfortunately felt loss, pain and sadness and have gotten out of bed each day and embraced a new life with our heads held as high as possible despite the forced smiles and aching hearts. A gentle and slow beginning.  

     I cannot ever imagine my life without a camera in my hand, capturing YOUR memories. Seeing YOUR smiles and laughter and hugs and hearts helps ME heal my heart. So please be patient with me when reaching out and wanting to book sessions...I promise I am working to be back to "normal" and nothing makes me happier than feeling needed from you. 

   - Stacey