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 75 countries, and met the love of my life. Other than photography and skating, my passions are scuba diving and traveling the world. It seems like 75 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 California elopement photography team based just 15 minutes from the gates of Yosemite National Park, working in Yosemite and Northern/Central California locations.
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. Together, we've been to over 40 different countries. Once we retired in 2018 we decided to give "normal" life a try, but that didn't work very well for us. We were itching to travel, to explore, and once again, work with something we were passionate about. Turning this hobby into our new career 5 years ago was simply the best decision of our lives. Being elopement photographers has allowed us to stay adventurous, work outdoors, meet people from all over the world, and serve them.
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 make sure you have a seamless experience, from the planning process to your gallery delivery day. We help our couples with permits, timelines, places to stay, and more. All we want is for you to enjoy your day and be present, and know that you'll leave with beautiful pictures to cherish for the rest of your lives.
Proud Brazilian. Animal lover, but unreasonably afraid of spiders. Obsessed with asian food, and this husband of mine.
Born and raised in California. Obsessed with photography, with learning, and traveling. I've been to 75 countries and can't wait for more.
But don't take our word for it.
Check out below what our couples are saying!
"From the very first conversation with Adriana, we were impressed with her promptness, friendliness, and professionalism. She was so organized and made all the logistical planning so smooth. They provided us a helpful guide that summarized some key points to elope. Adriana also helped build a timeline to stay organized and make sure we were able to capture all the things that were meaningful to us.
We got married in mid February at the start of one of the biggest snowstorms in Yosemite's history. Stephan and Adriana showed flexibility and were focused on our safety first and foremost. They talked with rangers beforehand to determine the optimal time to meet and shoot. Given the snowstorm, we were delayed and arrived well after our meeting time, but Stephan and Adriana showed us flexibility, kindness, and adjusted the schedule to still make our day magical and beautiful.
We received our sneak peak less than 24 hours after our wedding and we were BLOWN AWAY! They captured our day so beautifully and we are so thankful to have met them.
We received the full gallery a couple weeks after our wedding day and tears were brought to both of our eyes as we got to relive our snowy, dreamy wedding day.
If you are on the fence about elopement photographers, look no further!! We would choose Stephan and Adriana time and time again and can't wait to shoot more with them in the future. We absolutely recommend their services and can't wait to refer them to family and friends. We are so glad we met them as photographers, but left with 2 new friends."
- Laudan & David, eloped in Yosemite
75 + five star reviews on Google!
"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, eloped in Yosemite
"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, got married in San Francisco
"My husband and I absolutely loved our experience with Adriana and Stephan. They were so sweet and funny and made our big day feel like a party even though we eloped.
They made our wedding day so special and stress free, it felt like all we had to do was show up and say, "I do."
My husband and I knew we wanted to have an intimate ceremony in Big Sur. Adriana and Stephan's knowledge of state parks was evident in the beautiful trails and scenery they picked for our elopement shoot. They scheduled out our day and recommended our amazing officiant, Brian with Monterey Bay Weddings.
When we received our sneak peeks we were in tears, even more so when we got our video. We highly recommend their videography! We were absolutely blown away by our wedding video and could not have imagined a more beautiful recap of the best day of our lives.
They very clearly love what they do and we could not imagine our day running as smoothly as it did without them."
- Abbi & Andy, eloped in Big Sur
If you are thinking about picking Stephan & Adriana for your wedding, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Where do I even begin? After my husband and I decided we wanted to elope in Yosemite, we scoured the internet for hours... then I found Stephan & Adriana. We LOVED the photos they had on their social media and website and just loved them in general!
Adriana is such a dream! We were in contact for about 8 or 9 months prior to the wedding and she was always so sweet when she responded to any questions I had. She is also so prompt! She always got back to my emails within a day or two, even when she was in another country.
She’s just truly wonderful.
Our wedding day was as close to perfection as we could have imagined. Adriana and Stephan were so amazing to work with and made us feel so comfortable. We are pretty awkward when it comes to having to take photos, but they made it easy and fun. I can’t imagine us having different photographers. They are such kind and fun people and felt more like friends than anything else. Their partnership is special and they work so well together. They made our wedding day special and memorable, not to mention, our photos are amazing. We truly hit the jackpot with them!
- Amanda & Phill, eloped in Yosemite
We are so thankful we chose Stephan & Adriana to capture one of the best days in our lives.
From the prompt and consistent communication, to the fun we had day of (who knew you could have so much fun with two strangers as they take your photos!), and the very timely delivery of our gallery, all of our expectations were exceeded.
The photos turned out incredible and everyone loves them. I knew from the beginning we made the right choice - we can’t recommend them enough!
- Leandra & Jesse, got married in Yosemite
"Stephan & Adriana surprised any & all expectations we had for our elopement!
I’m so glad we chose to do an elopement & these guys made everything stress free & enjoyable.
I cried my eyes out after watching our video back, it blew my mind just how great it was. Such a precious memory we can now share with the rest of our family.
Worth every single penny spent (and it shows!) to capture our memories and hold onto them for a lifetime!"
- Bailey & Connor, eloped in Yosemite
"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, eloped in Yosemite
"My wife and I absolutely adore Stephan and Adriana. We hired the couple for wedding photos, as well as engagement photos, and couldn't be happier with our decision.
Stephan and Adriana knew Yosemite like the back of their hands and were able to treat us to beautiful locations which led to breath-taking photos.
The two were incredibly helpful, easy to communicate with, and flexible with our needs. They are extremely kind individuals who will ensure you have magical wedding photos for your big day.
Thank you Stephan and Adriana for all that you did for us and your beautiful work, it meant the world to us."
- Jessie & Trent, got married in Yosemite
"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, eloped in Yosemite
"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, eloped in Yosemite
"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, eloped in Yosemite
"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, got married in Yosemite
"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 the 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 had never been to my wedding venue so I expected a simple vow exchange in front of the tree or barn, and with their help, it all turned into a more elevated wedding.
We are so thankful for their knowledge, compassion, flexibility, and genuine passion for photography!"
- Janelle & Tony, got married near Sequoia NP
Where do I even begin! We wanted to travel from San Diego to Yosemite to have our engagement shoot and were so nervous that we were dreaming too big... After a long search, we found Stephan & Adriana and our dreams came true! We are in LOVE with our photos. The quality is unmatched.
We are so grateful for Stephan and Adriana. They are such a fun couple! We do not like taking photos and the thought of having to pose in front of strangers was nerve wracking but these two made us SO comfortable! They were a great hype team totally boosted our confidence. We kept talking about how we wish we lived nearby so we could continue to hangout with them! They were so fun and felt like life long friends!
Long review but all this just to say that if you are considering traveling to Yosemite for a photoshoot..do NOT think twice! SOOO worth it. These 2 will go above and beyond to take you to the best spots & capture you in your most flattering moments with the best views of Yosemite! You will not be disappointed. Highly skilled photographers, your personal cheerleaders, and friends all in one- could not have asked for more! Thank you so much Stephan and Adriana! Looking forward to our half dome beers when we visit one day!
- Jasmine and Daniel, session in Yosemite
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, session in Yosemite
"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, session in Yosemite
"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, session in Yosemite
"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! Stephan 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 Stephan and Adriana to all my closest friends who are engaged or soon to be! I highly recommend Stephan and Adriana for any of your special occasions! You will not be disappointed!"
- Reena & Victor, session in Big Sur
"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, session in Yosemite
"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, anniversary in Yosemite
"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, session in Yosemite
"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, session in Yosemite
- and a LOT more...
- Honduras for lots of scuba diving
- Costa Rica soon!
- Thai food (curry is life)
- Scuba diving
- Exploring new places
- A good cup of black coffee
- Skating together
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Yosemite, of course
- Watching documentaries
- Spending 24/7 together
- A good craft beer
- We've been friends since 2012, but didn't start dating until 2016
- We're 9 years apart , but I'm pretty sure our mental age is the same
- Stephan is nearly fluent in Portuguese
- We've been to over 45 countries together
- We just completed 50 dives in 5 different countries