Stephanie Velez

Kenzie + Bobby

"Stephanie was everything we could dream of in a photographer! My husband and I chose to use Lumiere & Love for our engagement shoot and wedding day photography. What initially drew us to her work was the warmth and raw emotion that we felt when we saw her past work. In reaching out to her, we were so impressed by her professional and quick responses and knew that we had to jump on it! We both felt like we were captured in the truest sense of who we are. She has a unique gift  of capturing people in real moments. She played music and told us to just be us so we felt so comfortable the entire shoot. She made our wedding day photography a BREEZE, when it could have been something that was stressful. She coordinated my wedding party and family seamlessly and helped keep the day feeling so light. We got our pictures back so quickly and there was almost too many amazing ones to choose from!!! I would recommend lumiere and love to absolutely anyone I know. It was one of the best decisions I made!"

- Kenize Walker


Jason + Ariana

"Not only is Stephanie one of the kindest people she is absolutely one of the best photographers out there. She knows how to keep you calm as well as how to play with the lighting, mood and area where she is working. Taking dozens of photos to capture every moment. Not only do I highly recommend her but I have used her for my engagement, wedding and anniversary photos and will no doubt be hiring her again".

-Ariana O'Reilly

Jose + Krissia

"I am so glad we chose Stephanie for our big day! She knows how to be professional, while still making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. From our engagement photos to our wedding photos, she captured our personalities on camera so vividly. What I love most is how she is able to capture so many organic, vulnerable moments with her candid-style photography. She is truly AMAZING at what she does! Thank you Steph! :)"

- Jose

Andrew + Carolina

Andrew and I met Stephanie when we got engaged and booked our engagement shoot with her.  Being as it was our first time "posing" together for a photographer, we were a bit nervous, but we quickly realized we had no reason to be. Stephanie is perfection!  She found the most beautiful and romantic place for us to get photos taken, was up with us at literally the CRACK OF DAWN, played sweet calming music, and did it all with a huge smile on her face.  Her professionalism, poise, creativity, and passion for her craft, are out of this world.  We are so lucky to have had her for both our engagement AND wedding a year later.  When our big day finally arrived, Andrew and I felt relaxed and comfortable knowing we would have Stephanie there to walk us through everything.  We trusted her and knew our photos and experience would be all that we had dreamed of.  She truly is a gem and shared in making our wedding day the best day of our lives!

- Caroline Downie


Mariah + Byron

"Stephanie Velez is by far my favorite photographer I’ve worked with. Not only is she kind, she has the ability to capture people in their most beautiful, natural state. She has photographed my husband and me many times and each shoot she makes us feel so comfortable and ourselves. I absolutely love Lumière and Love and can’t suggest Stephanie enough."

-Mariah Houghton-Rideau


Bianca + Jason

“From the moment I saw the @lumiereandlove Instagram page, I knew I needed to book Stephi as my wedding photographer. Meeting her in person further confirmed that she was the one to capture our love on our wedding day. We ended up booking her for our engagement session as well! She has a way of making you feel like family, making you laugh, all while bringing out raw, real, authentic emotions between you and your partner. Not posed, the real thing! She is an expert at her craft and one of the kindest humans I know. You’ll be so thankful you booked Lumiere and Love.”

-Bianca Callahan

Valerine + Oniel

"I cannot find enough nice things to say about Stephanie! She is such a sweet and caring soul and was always up for whatever idea we would toss at her. She did more then I'm sure any other photographer would have done for us. Whenever we were unsure of something I had the confidence of asking her for her opinion knowing it would be honest. On our wedding day she made sure that things ran smoothly and just by seeing her calm spirit reassured me that everything would be okay. I can't wait to have another opportunity to have her photograph us once again! Through Stephanie I gained, an amazing friend and a life-long photographer whom I trust to capture our family moments for years to come."

- Valerine Rodriguez

Ernesto's Family Session

"Taking family photos is never an easy task, especially with two toddlers! Stephanie was so great at capturing some really special moments. She was so kind and patient with our two children and a true professional throughout the entire shoot. Stephanie’s work speaks for itself, she truly is uniquely talented and has incredible work ethic. You will not be disappointed!"

- Ernesto Rodriguez