My portrait photography is all about creating portraits of yourself that you will absolutely love. I love music and have attracted a great number of fantastic musician over the last decade.

This post features a complete session with the very talented Hannah May. A young country singer from San Francisco who now lives in Nashville. Hannah does truly stands out with her fresh genuine voice.

Nashville Country Musician

Nashville Country Musician

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The business headshots in this post are all from local businesses that I have used and highly recommend. These are outstanding professionals that go the extra mile. Most are located close to Palo Alto along the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula.


Natalie Miner – Acupuncture, Palo Alto/Mountain View



Tom Nehrenz – Archive It! Coaching, SF Peninsula



Tawnya Diamond – Bookkeeper, Mountain View


Dr. Jennifer Potter – ND, Palo Alto/Mountain View


Agnes Moser – SENGA Design, San Mateo/Burlingame

Mike Lisle – Sunrise Painting, San Francisco Bay Area

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Vivian Nantel

This beautiful portrait of Vivi is best described by Vivian herself:

Wow! Stefanie is such an amazing, creative, and very talented photographer! “Une artiste par excellence!” Despite the freezing weather on Rodeo beach at the Marin Headlands in Marin county, and the 30 knots wind chill blowing in my face, and an allergic reaction in my right eye, we were not only able to overcome the challenges but succeed in such a beautiful, grandiose and artistic way. The stunning images Stefanie captured of me are eternal and ethereal just as I had dreamt of.

Stefanie was able to catch a glimpse of my soul and the Divine within me. I have worked with many great photographers over the decades, but I must confess Stefanie is the best! I love very much her work, and working with her. I highly recommend her, and will use her services again in the future. She is such a sweetheart and a beautiful soul. And it is also very pleasant working with her. Stefanie listens to you, and she is opened to work with you as a team. The synergy and dynamics between us is just Divine. Kudos for Stefanie! You are passionate, and a master of your work! And that shows.

Vivianne Nantel, artist, mystic, author, writer, poet, and yogini


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newborn bay photography

Sabrina - 11 Days

Do you remember Mark and Milena? (You can find both their engagement session as well as their wedding on my FaceBook Fan Page and this Blog.)

Now a year later I had the privilege to photograph their newborn baby: Sabrina. Sabrina was just 11 days old the day of the newborn session at Marks and Milena’s home in San Francisco. Babies this young are very special because they are still used to being in Moms womb and therefore do not mind being handled. They just like it warm and cozy and still sleep most of the time.

I highly encourage  to set up a newborn baby session in the first few days of your babies life. After 2 weeks your baby will start to cry a lot more and also often goes through a phase known as newborn or baby acne. Another reason to do a session this early is that is just so cute to have a little being that you can savely cradle in your palms.

This session was held at the clients home. The other option is to hold a newborn session is at my photography studio in Redwood City.


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This photo shoot was truly fun. The EOS Ensemble performs an April Fools concert on April 1st and they needed a fun photograph that would advertise the event. As a Passionate Portrait Photographer this is what I live for. A session in a perfect setting where everybody has fun, is playful and at the same time I am fully appreciated as photographic artist. As a German immigrant I do love how this little section of San Francisco feels almost like it could have been captured in Europe. The building in the foreground is the SF Opera with the San Francisco City Hall in the background .

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