Hi, I'm Stephanie!


I'm so excited you're here! I am a portrait photographer based in Winston-Salem, NC and willing to travel anywhere in NC. I'm looking forward to getting to know you! Here's a little bit about me:


  • The photo you see on the left is an accurate representation of what you'll see when working with me. Dirt, mud and water do not sway me from getting the best angles during your session.
  • I married the love of my life, Walter, in 2018 (though I've known him since high school.)
  • Our two-year-old son wears the pants in this family and is 99% of the reason I decided to pursue my photography dreams.
  • I am obsessed with coffee and my favorite drink from Starbucks is a White Mocha Frappuccino with Peppermint.
  • Game of Thrones, Outlander and Lucifer are my favorite TV shows!
  • The Greatest Showman is my favorite movie and I know every word to the soundtrack.
  • I will never NOT rock out to Paramore, Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold. Tell me your favorite playlist so I can take a listen!
  • We have two rescued fur babies: Tiger the cat and our White German Shepherd mix, Ghost.
  • My ideal shoots are with clients who are laid back, have a sense of humor, aren't afraid to get cuddly, and willing to go with the flow.
Stephanie Schmidt looks through the camera viewfinder

Stephanie Schmidt Photographer Sitting on The Ground During Photoshoot

Walter Schmidt holding his son

Walter (He's my rock!)

boy running on a sidewalk

Owen (He's my actual boss.)

White dog sitting in the yard

Ghost (Yes, after Game of Thrones)

Orange tabby cat taking a nap

Tiger (He's 18!)