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How can we begin to describe this beautiful wedding we were blessed to document. Rebecca and Jacob have a beautiful love for each other, and an amazing love story with their Savior that took center stage at their intimate San Luis Obispo, California destination wedding.

Everything about this wedding was beautiful, personal, and inspiringly honest. With just close family gathered around the lakeside dock of their grandparents’ home (who have been married for over 50 years!), they gave deeply personal vows that committed their lives to each other as they walked in Christ’s love and leading. Beautiful flowers were generously donated from neighbors’ gardens to adorn the ceremony site with fragrance and beauty. Rebecca looked absolutely stunning in her dress. And Jacob’s humility, confidence, and exuberant love for his wife spoke volumes in times where words were simply not enough.

Even more so, Rebecca and Jacob got away to the secluded shores of Montana De Oro to enjoy an intimate first dance serenaded by stringed instruments accompanied by the crashing of the Pacific.

It is easy to see why we have fallen in love with their story and intimate weddings.

Rebecca and Jacob, a heartfelt congratulations on the beginning of your beautiful story. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for blessing us with your love, your generosity, and your celebration.

 

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Honestly, ever since I left the snow blanketed state of Kansas from Rachel and Nathan’s wedding, I have had a smile on my face. Nathan and Rachel share an infectious chemistry for one another and a passion and zeal for life that inspires everyone around them. It was an amazingly cold day and Rachel and Nathan held their first look on top of a snowy dike just outside Saint John’s Military Academy. Looking back on their first look, I am met with memories of pure happiness, coming away feeling utterly and completely blessed to have shared in their love and celebration…if even just for moments as long as 1/200th of a second. One thing made this wedding even more special to me – Alyssa was able to come along and rock her mad photography skills with me.

I absolutely love photographing military weddings and truly appreciate the sacrifice and dedication to our country that not only our soldiers display every day, but their spouses as well. We offer a 10% discount for all active military.

Rocking the video was Matt from Baysinger Films. 

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Sooooo….we’re not quite sure how to describe the following photos from our Ugly Sweater party our Young Adults group at church put on, so we’re not even going to try.  However, the epic Shenanigans that took place over our white elephant gift exchange, ugly sweater fashion walk-off, and a very uncoordinated Wii Dance Party made it just awesome. Enjoy the following randomness. In the meantime, we’re headed out to Sunny California! Whoop Whoop!

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Before We start with this blog post, we want to make a few things very clear.

1. Scott doesn’t usually have a Mustache. Actually, we found it revolting. Not so much mustaches in general, just Scott’s. He was doing no shave November, and when we decided to make a flier for our annual Ugly Sweater Contest, Scott decided it would make the photo that much better (or worse, depending on viewpoint) to shave it into a mustache.

2. Scott quickly got rid of the Mustache. It was Creepy. Meaning, for a brief moment in time, he was creepy.That’s not a good thing. Honestly I (Scott) couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror and avoided reflective objects. Gross.

3. We love ugly sweaters around Christmas time…not any other time of the year, just Christmas.

With that out of the way, we decided to go full force in the making of this year’s Flier for the Ugly Sweater Party and can’t wait to go thrift shopping while we’re in Kansas for Thanksgiving.

So without any more delay, here’s some creepy Holiday Cheer. Alyssa not so much…Scott very much so. Gross.

We blocked out the Address for obvious privacy reasons. But I mean, come on. If these photos don’t make you fall in love with us as wedding photographers, will anything? We hope you notice the sarcasm :)

3:40 pm
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Going through all the images this morning of Tim and Megan’s wedding, one thing was evident from the bride and groom, family, and every attendee, tremendous love and emotion. There was so much emotion and love in this wedding that it just blessed the heart. You might remember them from their ENGAGEMENT SESSION.

Alyssa and I had been recovering from the flu (not much fun) and luckily my fever broke just before the ceremony. Don’t worry, we were still up at 5:00 am and early to the wedding :) That’s just how we roll. But it was so nice to finally feel “normal” again and enjoy such an amazing wedding.

They were married at the wonderful Perry Park Country Club in Larkspur, Colorado , definitely one of my favorite venues ever! The gorgeous views, amazing staff, and great service were top notch. Enjoy today, and I hope you are moved by the love evident in these photos.

Tim and Megan, thank you so much for being a genuinely awesome couple full of life and love,

Scott & Alyssa

I LOVE family photos. They are so incredibly important, and often times you get moments like this in between the photos. You can see just how proud she is of Megan.

And a very  stylish Usher

8:30 pm
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Every once in a while, everything just comes together right and leaves you walking away with no other choice but to raise your fist in the air and say well done my friends, you rock.

Maree and Brian are the cutest, nicest, most genuine people you will ever meet and we had an absolute blast getting to know them since their engagement session.  Many froyo’s since their engagement session, we have really grown to respect and appreciate their love for each other and just how special it is that they offered us the chance to be a part of their wedding day. Taking place on Brian’s Beautiful estate in North Eastern Colorado, this butterfly themed wedding was just beautiful.

Venue: Kailey Estate

Dress: David’s Bridal

Shoes: David’s Bridal

Make-Up:: Alyssa Stebner

Hair Accessories: Alyssa Stebner

Scott Stebner and Alyssa Stebner are Denver Wedding Photographers based out of Sterling, Colorado. They are available for weddings throughout Colorado, California, and destination weddings as well.

 

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Just a teaser from Megan and Tim’s amazing Perry Park Country Club wedding.


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We had such a great time on Saturday meeting up with Megan and Tim for their picnic themed engagement session in Denver. Tim is a very, very talented graphic artist who we are working with to complete an identity overhaul over the next few months. You can view his work here They are also super cool photographers with Megan being an old school film shooter, which gives her major props.

We started at inspiration point then moved towards boulder and then to the city for some light painting fun.

Thank you so much Tim and Megan for being a super sweet, ultra funny, and incredibly awesome couple. We can’t wait for your September wedding!

12:35 pm
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I’m so happy to announce that the FREE TO CREATE workshop is a go. This is going to be a relaxed, hands-on workshop where the main focus is on pushing our art past our boundaries and trying something new. Let’s face it; we tend to revert to our comfort zone and natural tendencies when things are in a pinch. But what if you had a day, a bride, a camera with no requirements, no need to create a product, and no pressure? What would that look like? What if you had an opportunity to think out of the box? What if you were completely and entirely Free to Create

I will be starting the workshop off with a seminar on off camera lighting and creating your own light when natural light fails. In the year we have transitioned to using strobes and our Octobox, our images have not only gotten better, but our editing time has decreased drastically.

The phenomenal RJ Kern  and Ross Bothwell will also be joining us with a special presentation. It’s going to be worth it!

We will meet at 2:00pm at Hot Java Coffee House in Sterling, Colorado. 118 N 2nd Street, Sterling Colorado. We will leave for the Sugar Beet Factory at 2:15 and we will shoot till 10:00 pm.

Session 1: Create Light – Off Camera Lighting for anyone

  • Let’s face it, we all love natural light. It’s beautiful, flattering, and above all else, free! But what if the bride’s photos fall at noon with no shade and an ugly church? What if there are no natural reflectors nearby? What if? We hate what if’s.   This segment will be a great intro to photographers who hesitate to use off camera flash to those experts who want to try a few new ideas.  It will cover basic equipment, balancing ambient light with strobes, overpowering the sun, and making your own light when all else fails.  Scott Stebner, Stebner Studio, will be sharing what he has learned over the last 6 months that he has switched to using Strobes, how it has benefited him and his workflow, and some basic getting started tips. Even advanced photographers will enjoy the challenges of trying something completely new with off camera lighting.

Session 2: It’s Ok to be a Poser – Unique Posing

  • Many times weddings are busy, seniors run out of time, and we stick with the same posing we are comfortable with….the same posing we have always done. This section of the workshop will challenge us to think outside the box while still adhering to what makes our clients look good. This will be a round table discussion of what we find works well and how we communicate with brides or models to pose how we want and break down those comfort and awkward barriers for every bride. Every Bride can feel like they are on America’s Next Top Model if we direct them appropriately.

Session 3: Free to Be – A time of uninterrupted, unhindered creativity

  •  What if you had 5 minutes….just five minutes to do something completely different. Yes, it might fail miserably in terms of creating a photograph, but you will excel overwhelmingly in trying something new.  In This mini-session, RJ Kern, Kern-Photo, will be sharing about the creative process and just how important it is as artists (forget businessmen) to continually try to branch out and create something new, fresh, and you.

Session 4: Night Portraits

Contact us as scott@stebnerphotography.com or 408-440-6281 for more information if you would like to attend.

11:24 am
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We’ve known Miriam for a little over two years now and have truly appreciated her positive, upbeat attitude. Alyssa and Miriam worked together at Starbucks, and I would have the privilege of listening to their stories occasionally.  I immediately knew that if she ever got engaged, I wanted to photograph their wedding.

Fast forward a few years and Miriam and Chris shared their vows at the Stonebrook Manner in Denver, Colorado. I loved the meaning and symbolism behind their wedding and their commitment to one another.

Chris and Miriam, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day.


Those little moments between family are what makes life special.

Miriam’s father finished what was probably the best effort at YMCA I’ve ever seen. Good job.


Dress: David’s Bridal

Venue, Catering, and Cake: Stonebrook Manor

DJ: DJ GUYS

Photography: Stebner Photography

Scott Stebner is a Denver Wedding Photographer based out of Sterling, Colorado.  Stebner Photography is available throughout Colorado, California, and available for destination weddings as well. You can view his portfolio HERE