The Mama Behind the Camera
Why Mama And Her Camera?
Have you ever gone somewhere you've been before and found it wasn't anything like you remembered? That pie tasted sweeter. That building was taller and more elegant. Our memories are shaped with emotions and painted more beautifully in our mind. We do this as parents, too. Our memories of special moments with our children look different in our minds than they do to the world. When I'm photographing your special moments, my goal is for the photos to match the memory. I want everyone to see the moment the way it is treasured in a mama's heart.
I'm Stephanie Collins. I'm a mama of two (1 girl, 1 boy) and married to my high school sweetheart, Zac.
I am a seasoned portrait and wedding photographer based just outside Tampa, Florida. The start of my photography career began in 2008. I was a recent graduate of the University of Montevallo, a newlywed, and new to Florida. Moving for my husband's job in the midst of a recession gave me time to decide what I really wanted to do with my life. With a business degree and a background in design I decided to take my love of visual creative arts and build a business. I poured myself into learning photography and spent several years working under Booray Perry (Booray Perry Photography) and shooting for Perfect Florida Beach Wedding before branching out on my own.
Mallory & Jake
Where do I even start...Stephanie did an amazing job capturing my wedding day. She thought of shots that I would have never had thought to do. The day was seamless, she went above and beyond for our family and the photos were beautiful!!! When my husband and I received them we both cried because they were so personal and touching!! I can't wait to have an event to use her skills again!!!!!