Sunday, 8 November 2009


Welcome to the first official post on the blog for Stephanie Oakes Photography!

For those of you who know me, you may think taking Andy's name before we are married is somewhat premature(!), however it will be my legal name and trading name as of the 7th August 2010 (as long as everything goes to plan!) so I thought i'd use it from the off!

I am currently in the very, very, very early stages of a career change to become a photographer!  Growing up with a father and sister who are both keen (amateur) photographers, I have always appreciated this amazing art form and loved tinkering around with cameras and creating beautiful images. But it was when I started searching for a wedding photographer for my forthcoming nuptials, that I completely fell head over heels for photography again. When I found my wedding photographer, Jodie Chapman (, I knew this is what I wanted to do. Her imagery really inspires me and has prompted me to pursue my dreams of being a photographer.

Ideally, I would love to specialise in weddings, as from a photographer's point of view, a wedding is the perfect occasion to photograph with a full roller coaster of emotions; a contagiously happy day with beaming smiles, tears of joy and happiness, butterflies and pre-wedding nerves and post-wedding bliss!

But, whether it be weddings, bumps and babies, commercial or portraits I am just excited to get behind my camera and create some natural, beautiful images. I just need to bite the bullet and invest in training and equipment! I am weighing up my options at the moment regarding which training path to head down, so i'll keep you posted when I have made up my mind!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Steph, fabulous blog! Love the design in the background and really looking forward to seeing your pictures.