Proud Brazilian. Obsessed with dogs, asian food, and this husband of mine. Afraid of spiders and boredom. I believe life is meant to be lived through shared experiences with the people you love. I will always prefer a picnic in the mountain or the beach over a fancy dinner, won't say no to waking up at 4 am to watch the sunrise, and will always ask to pet other people's dogs... and I don't think that's weird.
Born and raised in Fresno, CA, but left at the age of 23 to travel the world as a skater for Disney On Ice. I spent 11 years away, visited 73 countries, and met the love of my life. Other than photography and skating, my other passions are scuba diving and traveling the world. It seems like 73 countries is a lot but I'm always itching to go somewhere new and to plan a new trip! Life is too short not to travel.
We are Stephan & Adriana, a husband and wife adventure wedding photography team based just 15 minutes from the gates of Yosemite National Park, working in Yosemite and Northern/Central California. We specialize in elopements, intimate weddings, and the outdoors.
Stephan and I met while traveling the world as professional figure skaters for Disney On Ice. Once we retired and decided to give "normal" life a try. Being so close to many epic destinations like Yosemite, Big Sur, and Sequoia National Park, allowed us to continue to travel and explore the outdoors weekly.
We are in love with adventure and the outdoors. We are in love with the unknown, with discovering new places and having new experiences. If you're here, I'm guessing you feel the same way. When you choose to elope, you're choosing to spend your wedding day in a way that reflects you. In a way that fills your day with experiences, memories, and stories that you two will be talking about for years to come.
Stephan is an incredibly calm person and obsessed with photography (seems silly that I have to say this, but seriously, the man is obsessed). Throughout your day, you'll be seeing his crazy eyes scanning every single place to find the best lighting and the best photo spots. His brain never stops. As for me, you'll probably find me climbing over some rock or running away to try to find a different point of view than his! Sharing our love for traveling and adventure allows us to connect with our couples and, by the end of the day, we'll feel like we've been friends for ages.
We are down to earth and passionate about what we do. Our biggest goal is to give you an epic experience on your wedding day, making sure you'll enjoy it to the max, and that you leave knowing you'll have beautiful pictures for the rest of your life.
But don't take our word for it. Check out below what our couples are saying!
Proud Brazilian. Obsessed with dogs, asian food, and this curly haired husband of mine. Afraid of spiders and boredom.
Born and raised in California. Obsessed with photography, with learning, and traveling. I've been to 73 countries and can't wait for more.
"When we decided to do a destination wedding at Yosemite, sight unseen, we weren't sure what to expect. We came across Stephan & Adriana online and immediately liked their vibe and their beautiful photos. Right from the start, working with them was a dream. They were responsive to questions and even went above and beyond to help us get our permit and even let me ship my wedding bouquet to them so that I wouldn't have to carry it across the country on the plane.
When we finally got to meet them on our wedding day, they were professional yet easy to talk to, like old friends. They knew all the right spots for photos, directed us in poses and ended up capturing the most beautiful wedding photos I've ever seen (are they really mine?!).
We added videography to our package last minute and we're so glad we did. I've watched our sneak peek video a billion times. Hearing their excitement about the images they were capturing (despite doing these weddings in the same location multiple times per week) shows their love for what they do (and for Yosemite!) and made the moments even more exciting. I would not hesitate to contract Stephan & Adriana. You certainly won't regret it and you'll be left with photos that so perfectly capture your best day ever."
- Kacie & Jonathan
"I cannot put into words how thankful we are to Stephan & Adriana for capturing our elopement day in Yosemite!
First off the pictures are absolutely STUNNING, but what makes them special is their incredible energy and friendly demeanor.
Not only did we walk away with incredible memories of our day via the beautiful photos, but also walked away with two lifelong friends!
Also they love our dog and that's a 10/10 in itself."
- Isabel & Sentry
"Ring the alarm! These two are amazing! We love love love our photos!!
My husband and I wanted to capture the day exactly how it would have been, focusing on natural light without heavy filters. We needed photographers who made us feel comfortable. And lastly we wanted to enjoy our day.
Stephan and Adriana could not have been any better. They checked all the boxes and then some! Super happy with them!!!"
- Christina & Ross
"Planning an elopement in the midst of a pandemic was a tough task. We knew when we looked at the pictures taken by Stephan & Adriana that they were great photographers. To our surprise, Stephan is a phenomenal photographer and Adriana made our planning, pivoting, rescheduling and the whole process seamless and fun. Even when Adriana was far away on her own photoshoot in Brazil, she never stopped communicating.
When it snowed on the day we planned in Yosemite, Stephan was very flexible and offered us another day. Scott & I felt as though we were being photographed by our friends that we knew for the longest time. Very professional, instructional, but personable and relatable are all the great qualities successful photographers would possess and they've got them all.
Their love for the photography, people, and what they do shows through their work and we couldn't have been happier having worked with them."
- Veronica & Scott
"We cannot even think of enough amazing things to say about Stephan & Adriana. Being from Michigan, the entire 8 hour elopement day was planned via email and a few Zoom calls. They made sure that the entire planning process was never stressful! They were always so quick to respond.
We can't thank them enough for everything they did! They had Plan B, C & D planned for us in other beautiful parts of CA just in case Yosemite didn't open back up.
They cared just as much as we did about this day happening.
These two are the perfect team! They are so down to earth and such a good time! It was so inspiring to see how passionate they were in their craft.
They made this day feel like a dream."
- Madison & Steve
"There was no question in our minds that we wanted Stephan and Adriana to be our wedding photographers.
We had an intimate wedding with 25 guests, and we were so happy to have them there as our amazing photographers and also our friends. Our timeline was tight, and Stephan & Adriana helped keep us on track! They prepared a list of portraits that we wanted, so gathering our families and wedding party for these pictures went really smoothly.
We added additional coverage because we wanted to take pictures in my hometown after our wedding. Stephan and Adriana were down to drive two hours to the next location, and we ended up catching a great sunset and huge moon for our pictures.
We received sneak peeks a few days later and the full gallery less than a month after our wedding! Their turnaround time is amazing. We love our pictures! They captured so many great and emotional moments of us, our families, and friends. They are so unobtrusive that there were even moments they captured where we didn’t realize they were there! We would recommend Stephan and Adriana as your photographers for any special life events!
- Claire & Eric
"Stephan and Adriana are absolutely amazing (photographers and people)! From the very first conversation with them we felt so comfortable and at ease, they answered all our questions and were so patient with my slow responses.
A few weeks out, they sent us a timeline we had worked on building together and the day before they sent helpful information about inside Yosemite and our ceremony spot so we would know what to expect.
Neither of us had been to Yosemite before so we didn't have a set list of places we wanted to take photos, but Stephan and Adriana are such pros, they knew all the good spots and times. Our photos turned out AMAZING, they are so gorgeous and the lighting is perfect.
I cannot thank them enough for capturing our wedding day."
- Michelle & Joe
"We had a magical morning at Yosemite with Stephan and Adriana on our wedding day. They were easy and fun to hang out with, and went above and beyond, guiding our hike and even helping carry things. Adriana helped change into my dress in a pop-up tent!
We really appreciated their calm, relaxed energy on the day. Before the trip we talked over photo spots and made a plan, and they also found extra spots that just had great light.
They know Yosemite very well, and where the best lighting is at different times of the day.
We are thrilled with our photos - they are spectacular! Our friends and family can't believe how beautiful they are. I would recommend Stephan & Adriana to anyone!
- Tamara & David
"We loved working with Stephan and Adriana for our engagement shoot and intimate wedding! We were amazed by their epic portfolio and knew that they shared a passion for the outdoors like we did.
They made us feel comfortable in front of a camera, were very professional, friendly, patient and understanding from the very beginning. They were so helpful guiding us from suggestions on locations, what to wear, poses, weather conditions and even where to set up our vow exchange.
I have never been to my wedding venue so I expected a simple vow exchange in front of the tree or barn, and with their help, turned into a more elevated wedding.
We are so thankful for their knowledge, compassion, flexibility, and genuine passion for photography!"
- Janelle & Tony
"We LOVED our experience with Stephan and Adriana!! From planning, scheduling, and then going through the photoshoot. We honestly can’t imagine doing our pictures with anyone else!
I had so many questions prior to the photoshoot and they were always quick with their responses. They’re very easy going and also HILARIOUS! They had us laughing the entire time!
We received our whole album much earlier than expected and the pictures are so much more than we could ever ask for. It also was our first time at Yosemite and we loved each and every minute there! We flew to California all the way from TX just to do our engagement session and without a doubt, we know we chose the right photographers! It was definitely worth the trip and we would do it over and over again! We’re so grateful that we have these pictures and memories to hold onto for a lifetime."
- Tina & Joseph
"OMGG we just got our album back and the photos are stunning!!
Stephan and Adriana were so sweet the entire process and we had so much fun working with them!
Leading up to the photoshoot, they were very responsive and made sure we were well prepared before the big day.
I highly recommend them for any future photoshoots: they are so accommodating and very professional.
Can't wait to work with the dynamic duo again!"
- Swaroop & Kushal
"Thank you, Stephan and Adriana for capturing our beautiful engagement photos! I was so excited to meet these two- they’re extremely professional and responsive. Their website/blog shares so much in terms of what to expect, prices, transparency and their gorgeous work!
Adriana was so helpful when I showed her my dress- she immediately knew where we should take our pictures! I am forever grateful for these two. The day of the shoot was so much fun! Stephen and Adriana are extremely friendly and it was such a blast to work with them. They helped and offered some great tips to prep and relax.
I am looking forward to working with them again! I have recommended Stephen and Adriana to all my closest friends who are engaged or soon to be! I highly recommend Stephen and Adriana to use for any of your special occasions! You will not be disappointed!"
- Reena & Victor
"I simply do not have enough words to say how much I love our photos from our engagement session with Adriana and Stephan. When we came across their work we instantly fell in love and knew we had to have our engagement session with them.
Up until our photo session the communication was excellent. They gave us all the information we needed and more- which was especially important because we are from out of state.
Being in Yosemite with them was an epic, breathtaking experience. They knew all the best spots and were masters at posing us and capturing us in the perfect light. Me and my fiancé are awful at taking pictures and they handled us perfectly and made us feel comfortable. Not to mention they are such a chill and down to earth couple. I would highly recommend them for their professionalism, communication, and most of all their pure talent!
- Brittany & Omar
When we first signed up to go from Miami to California for a photo shoot I was skeptical... but my fiance (Ari) won this battle by a long shot! Ari found Stephan & Adriana after many hours of Instagram and blog searches. After some back & forth, we made the decision, and committed!
From the moment we committed it became very clear (and quickly so) that Adriana was a true professional; queue: amazing responsiveness and overall customer experience. Adriana had tremendous energy, which, candidly, got me excited for the trip (keeping in mind I wasn't a total fan, hah)! Once we got to Yosemite the two of them together were super kind, friendly, and it felt like I had known them for years! Our time during the session was fun, light hearted, and everything we wanted.
Ari received samples within 24 hours and we were both so happy with literally just a handful of samples (out of the the 1k+ pictures I knew they took). We couldn't be happier with the results, our time spent with them, and the overall ease of communication/organization of it all. I would 100% do this again! If you're thinking about using their services, don't even hesitate! They are true professionals who make you feel comfortable and capture pictures that are truly worth every penny.
- Ariana & Michael
"Booking Stephan & Adriana for our 5 year wedding anniversary shoot was the best decision ever!
Our photos turned out amazing and we were very impressed with their professionalism and how communicative they were during the entire booking process. They answered all of my questions and even helped pick which dress would stand out best for our photos (and they were so right)!
My husband and I are typically camera shy around strangers, but the whole session felt just like a fun, laid back hike with two cool people who love traveling as much as we do.
They are extremely talented with a great understanding of light and landscape. It was my first time in Yosemite and I'm so grateful that they were there to help us capture those moments."
- Jennifer & Christian
"Stephan and Adriana are the epitome of hardworking and dedicated.
From the moment I discovered them on Instagram, I fell in love with their nature-styled photography and how candid and light all their pictures looked.
I can’t thank them enough for making our engagement session into such an enjoyable time!
We combined our love for nature, sunsets and champagne and couldn’t have asked for better photographers. We sincerely appreciate all the time they put into their work.
- Leah & Alex
"We heard of Stephan and Adriana from a past client of theirs. After looking at their Instagram for 0.5 seconds, we immediately fell in love with their work. There was no hesitation when it came to choosing a photographer for our big day. They are amazing humans. They create beautiful memories. Their connection is so deep. You feel how genuine it is when they are working their magic together. They are so much in sync with each other, it's uplifting.
We just received our engagement photos and my gosh are we ready to see our wedding photos! After our engagement session, there is no doubt in our minds that we chose the right people for our wedding day. October 2022 couldn't come fast enough! Stephan and Adriana, thank you for being you. Fantastic people and fantastic photographers."
- Kayla & Adrian