My husband and I established Stephanie Manning Photography in early 2004 later that year in June we got married. Our wedding really helped us understand what a client wants when it comes to capturing memories; we have taken that experience and made it the foundation for how we run our business.

Examples of this are; each session is individually tailored to your desires, a CD of all the best images is included with any photo session, and on location photo sessions (backdrops and lighting or outdoors) is included.

I try to listen and understand the needs of my clients, and bring a great deal of patience, and compassion to all photo sessions. With my understanding and personable attitude I obtain a personal connection with my clients; which paves the way for an exceptional level of customer service and optimistically illustrates a photographer that cares as much about the process of capturing your memories as you do. And now that we have a son we are more aware than ever of how precious a picture can be…

I have a passion for life as well as my work, I love to capture unique and natural moments as they unfold... to preserve the milestones of life for you to treasure for years to come.

My style of photography is casual and un-posed, I believe that the best images are captured when people are being themselves and unaware of the camera. I do have a traditional side to my photography where we start off in some casual arrangements and allow spontaneity to take off… Outdoor sessions, I find, are particularly uninhibited and allow my clients to be less aware of the camera.


Sarah’s “Trash the Dress” Photos

We had sooooooo much fun with Sarah and the girls during their Trash the Dress session. Here are a few of our favorites for you to look at while we work on the photos………..






Sarah’s Trash the Dress Session

Jay and I had so much fun with Sarah and her bridesmaids during her “Trash the Dress” session! We could not have asked for a better day. While the girls were getting ready a storm blew over and dropped about an inch of rain. By the time they were ready to start the photos, the sky cleared and the sun came shining through. What was left behind though, made for some fun and muddy photos……..Check them out!

Kristen + Phillip Engagement Slideshow

Kristen + Phillip Engagement Session

What an adorable couple. Kristen and Phillip chose a beautiful location in the snow for their photos. Wow! That is all I can say about how great the photos and location were. What fun we had getting to some of the spots that they had picked out. I hope they had as much fun as we did taking their photos.


Visit us at A Bridal Odyssey on Jan. 18th in Visalia, CA

‘Mancini’ Production Inc. puts on… A Bridal Odyssey, which is the longest running Bridal Show in Central CA. The show is held at the Visalia Convention center this coming Saturday, Jan. 18th 2009. Visit with over 90 wedding professional to give expert advice and answer your questions. See displays on what they have to offer to make your day special. Sample catering food and wedding cakes. At 3:00 PM see their exciting Multi media, high energy fashion show showing all the latest new gowns and tuxes for the guys. All registered brides have a chance to win prizes in our national acclaimed “Sweet Treasures” wedding cake dive. A lucky bride will find a cruise hidden in the cake. Lots of gifts and prizes for the brides and grooms given away all day. One lucky bride will win a beautiful wedding gown by Elegant Bride. Also chance to win a Caribbean honeymoony stay at Breezes Resort. It’s all in one place… All in one Day. Tickets are $10.00 at the door. Buy tickets online and save $2.00 or complete the form on their website for a $2.00 discount to present at the door. Modern Bride Magazine is giving every registered bride a one year subscription with paid admission to the show. Don’t miss this spectacular Bridal Event! Visit their website at www.abridalodyssey.com for more info.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dooley Family Photos

 I think I found Harley’s First boyfriend! I love this family, they are too cute! I had a blast running around their farm, I can’t wait to go back. They had a beautiful old barn that would be the perfect backdrop for their next family session. 





Dooley Family Slideshow

Matisen’s Photo Slideshow

What a Cutie!

What a cutie 3 year old Matisen is! She was absolutely adorable during our shoot with her. Here are a few of our favorites…..


How Cute is She!


Oh how her eyes lit up when she saw the lollipop…..


She is so adorable…..



I hope mati had as much fun as I did during the photo shoot!

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy new Year.  I sure do look forward to the coming months of 2009. It already looks to be a wonderful year full of family, friends and of course lots and lots of beautiful photos!