Stephanie lives in New Mexico with her husband, three children, and two dogs (the littlest dog thinks she is one of the children.)  She graduated, in summer of 2014, from the Academy of Art University, with an MFA in fine art photography.  

Linguistically based work especially appeals to her - perhaps reminding her of her deep admiration of traditional illustration.  Stephanie is also a trained painter with an MFA in fine art painting.  Her approach to fine art photography is to embrace the power of self-expression in the medium, and create work that not only expresses her thoughts, but also urges others to examine their own experiences.

When not creating photographs Stephanie enjoys being with her family under the amazingly big blue skies of the Southwest, teaching art at her children's school, and trying to keep up with a multitude of sewing, organizational, and cooking projects.

Selected Awards and Shows

2013               Spring Show, The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.  Second Place Fine Art.

2014                Spring Show, The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.  Second Place Portfolio.

2014                Best of Botanicals: National Juried Exhibit, PHOTO Gallery, Oakland, CA.

2014                Still Life With Juror Rebecca Senf, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.  Juror's Honorable Mention.