Stephanie Holland Photography

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02/01/2017

Hi Everyone!!!
I have (temporarily) stepped away from the camera to finish my nursing degree. I will however continue to photograph existing clients on a limited bases. I will only be booking 1-2 sessions a month as time permits. Once I get that BSN I will be back behind the camera on a more regular basis!! Thank you all for your patience!!

Stephanie Holland Photography's cover photo
08/22/2016

Stephanie Holland Photography's cover photo

I love this little boy! I have been photographing this little man since he was a newborn and he is still just as energet...
08/22/2016

I love this little boy! I have been photographing this little man since he was a newborn and he is still just as energetic as he was then.

07/14/2016

I will be in CA July 18- August 4th and I have 4 sessions available!!! If you're looking to update your family photos book your sessions today!!! ☀️☀️😎😎📸📸

I am FINALLY getting around to posting this little man's sneak peek! Sweet little Ben was just 7 days new and was a DREA...
06/14/2016

I am FINALLY getting around to posting this little man's sneak peek! Sweet little Ben was just 7 days new and was a DREAM during his session!

☀️☀️☀️SUMMER SPECIAL☀️☀️☀️Get 20% off your "Simply Newborn" session if you book between now and August 31st! Spots are l...
06/12/2016

☀️☀️☀️SUMMER SPECIAL☀️☀️☀️
Get 20% off your "Simply Newborn" session if you book between now and August 31st!
Spots are limited so book your session, today!

06/07/2016

🛫🛫🛫I will be in Northern CA in July!! If you're wanting to schedule a session please email/call/text.I will only book 📸📸📸📸📸 (5) spots while I'm there so book your spot today!

Colton made work for theses photos but totally worth it! Such a sweet little guy❤️❤️*Photos are copyrighted. Feel free t...
06/02/2016

Colton made work for theses photos but totally worth it! Such a sweet little guy❤️❤️
*Photos are copyrighted. Feel free to share but please do not edit in any way*

Stephanie Holland Photography
05/19/2016

Stephanie Holland Photography

I couldn't resist!! Just one more sneak peek of little James. ♥️ Stephanie Holland Photography is now booking newborn se...
05/16/2016

I couldn't resist!! Just one more sneak peek of little James. ♥️
Stephanie Holland Photography is now booking newborn sessions through October. Spots are limited so book your session today!

18 days new and little James was a dream during his session. Stephanie Holland Photography is now booking newborn sessio...
05/13/2016

18 days new and little James was a dream during his session.
Stephanie Holland Photography is now booking newborn sessions for June-October. Call, text or email to book your session.

05/12/2016

That nasty stomach bug that's been going around and has FINALLY left the Holland household! All galleries will go live tonight!!!!

04/30/2016

Winter decided to show up again just in time for our minis.😕
Thank you to everyone who still decided to join us for this great cause!!

04/29/2016

📸📸📸MODELS NEEDED📸📸📸
I'm giving my photography business a makeover and new look. If you or someone you know has a newborn (5-14 days new) and is wanting a FREE photo session please email/message me!!!
**MUST BE WILLING TO SIGN MODEL RELEASE**

04/27/2016

If you scheduled a "Friends for Gracie" session I will be sending directions and confirmation messages TONIGHT!!!

Stephanie Holland Photography
04/10/2016

Stephanie Holland Photography

2 weeks ago, 10 Year old Gracie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and to help her and her family in ...
04/09/2016

2 weeks ago, 10 Year old Gracie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and to help her and her family in this difficult time, Stephanie Holland Photography is holding "Friends For Gracie" Minis!!! Bring your friends whether it be your sister, dad, brother, spouse or children. All donations will go to Gracie and her family. We're asking $20 donation per friend (we will absolutely take any amount) and you will get 2 digital images to keep!! Call, text, email or message me to book your session.

Brides, PLEASE ask your guests, in advance, to keep cell phones, tablets and cameras out of the aisle. If they continue,...
04/06/2016

Brides, PLEASE ask your guests, in advance, to keep cell phones, tablets and cameras out of the aisle. If they continue, I will "ask". I will not have my bride's pictures ruined by unwanted photo bombers.

### PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE COMMENTING ###

This post has clearly started a necessary dialogue and having read many of the comments I feel I have to add the following.

I created this post about a year ago to highlight a trend that many of my clients have expressed dismay with; the taking of pictures by guests during the ceremony. To be more specific, to be disengaged from this special moment in their lives.

If you are a couple planning a wedding you may wish to give thought to this. If you don't mind guests taking pictures then you need not say anything. If however you want them to refrain from taking pics during your ceremony then you'll have to express that in some manner; in the invitation, conspicuous signage, or perhaps an announcement.

While I do have an opinion on this matter it's not relevant to the discussion. I have zero emotional stake in my client's weddings and therefore my opinion is irrelevant. It is not I who will be upset if guests are disengaged taking pictures but more likely the couple and particularly if they've already expressed their desire for an "unplugged wedding" ceremony.

If you are about to post a comment, please ensure it's respectful and at least somewhat relevant.

Lastly, for those of you who comment and refer to me as "she", I'm actually a "he". I thought my name Mark was self evident:)

I've been asked recently to suggest wording to be included in wedding invitations to ask guests to put away their devices. How's this ...

"Dearest guest, thank-you for participating in the celebration of our love on this most special day in our lives. As you witness the exchange of our vows and rings it is our hope that you will be fully present during this intimate expression of our love. In honor of our ceremony and love, It is our sincerest request that you put away your electronic devices and celebrate with us through your presence."

Cheers to all,
Mark

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This is a great example of why you should put your cell phone or tablet away during a wedding. These people ruin the bride's pictures. This is an annoying trend that is only getting worse.

At this point over 9 million people have been reached by this post. Having read many of the comments I'd like to add the following.

First off when I said "ruins the bride's pictures" I'm speaking on behalf of my clients who consistently express this sentiment. While I do have an opinion I'm merely relaying what they are telling me.

Secondly, to those of you who suggest that the photographer (me) should get into the middle of the aisle to get the shot I offer this. It is in fact what I did in this case. However, in doing so I had to block both the videographer's view and more importantly the groom's view. My clients consistently tell me to be discrete in churches as do the priests who preside over the ceremony. I WILL get the key shots but greatly prefer doing so discretely.

Thirdly, many of these guests who take their cell phone shots or tablet shots or DSLR shots instantly post to social media. More than a few brides have confided in me their displeasure with this practice.

---- THIRD UPDATE ----

Here's a few more thoughts of my own after reviewing the comments.

The groom should not be denied this wonderful moment. To see the woman he fell in love with and proposed to walking up the aisle looking incredible. This is one of the big moments on the wedding day. She too is anxious to see his face light up even tear up when he sees her for the first time. Perhaps I've got it wrong, perhaps the people with their cameras, cellphones, tablets, video cameras and general onlookers are entitled to get out in the aisle and steal this moment for the sake of their crap ass pic they take for the sole purpose of being the first to post on social media. Or, perhaps not.

People have commented that this really isn't new; the taking of pics during the ceremony. While there is some truth to this, the fact is that everyone has a camera now, everyone who has a cell phone has a camera. Therefore I submit that though it's not new it's far more prevalent. I would also submit that the psychology behind it is vastly different. Guess what half the people taking cell phones pics do with them... they immediately start reviewing them and posting to social media. Usually with a tag line like .. "OMG, the bride looks AMAZING! The view through my phone is incredible, it's almost like I'm actually there!".

Chick minis were too adorable for words so I'll post a couple of sneak peeks instead
03/31/2016

Chick minis were too adorable for words so I'll post a couple of sneak peeks instead

03/31/2016

Spring Chick sessions will be finished tonight and galleries go live tomorrow so keep an eye out for an email with your password!!!

03/26/2016

Spring Chick Minis were a hit!!!! All the kiddos were absolutely adorable. Check back tonight for some sneak peeks!!

03/25/2016

****EFFECTIVE APRIL 1st*****
ALL sessions booked will require a deposit (50%). Your session date and time are NOT set until deposit has been received.

The chicks are here and ready for their sessions!!
03/25/2016

The chicks are here and ready for their sessions!!

03/24/2016

I've already sent some reminder emails/messages about Saturday but I will send the rest tonight (after work) so if you haven't heard from me, I promise I didn't forget about you!!!

By the looks of it, this year's baby chick minis will be inside (thank you rain). Here is what the backdrop will look li...
03/20/2016

By the looks of it, this year's baby chick minis will be inside (thank you rain). Here is what the backdrop will look like. I will also have both Easter and non Easter props

*photo not taken by Stephanie Holland Photography*

03/16/2016

If you have ordered prints within the past 2 weeks, they will be here tomorrow or Thursday!!!! If you did, keep your eyes open for an email from me😀

03/14/2016

🐥🐤🐣🐥🐤Next week I will send confirmation emails for our Spring Chick minis!!!🐥🐥🐤🐣

1 spot just opened up!! If you're interested message me to make it yours!!
03/13/2016

1 spot just opened up!! If you're interested message me to make it yours!!

Stephanie Holland Photography's cover photo
03/07/2016

Stephanie Holland Photography's cover photo

📸📸 I have 2️⃣ newborn sessions available in March and the best part...THEY'RE 50% OFF!!!!!!Call/Text/message me to sched...
03/03/2016

📸📸 I have 2️⃣ newborn sessions available in March and the best part...THEY'RE 50% OFF!!!!!!
Call/Text/message me to schedule, today!!!📸📸

02/28/2016

I'm cleaning out the hard drive, folks! All 2014 and Jan-March 2015 sessions will be deleted, April 1st. (not an April fools prank) If you had a session during that time and would like digital copies let me know ASAP. Price for all images are $200.
Get them before they're gone!!

Stephanie Holland Photography
02/24/2016

Stephanie Holland Photography

Baby Chick Minis are set!!!!!
02/22/2016

Baby Chick Minis are set!!!!!

02/21/2016

VA RESIDENTS
❓❓Quick Poll❓❓
I'm debating whether or not to hold Baby Chick mini sessions; can you please PM if you would be interested. If I get enough interest I'll set a date for a weekend in March and get my 🐥🐥 in a row. Price will be around $75.

Even though I prefer photographing newborns when they're two weeks or younger, I do photograph them up to about four wee...
02/21/2016

Even though I prefer photographing newborns when they're two weeks or younger, I do photograph them up to about four weeks while they're still sleeping a lot
Little miss Alexa was just 6 days new when we took this little beauty's pictures

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Hayloft Ct
Sterling, VA
20164

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00
Friday 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday 09:30 - 18:00

Telephone

(530) 632-4225

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