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 in California, specializing in elopements, intimate weddings, and the outdoors. Although we are currently living in California, we often work with adventurous couples in Brazil as well, where I'm originally from. Send us a message to find more about our travel schedules.
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, we settled in Fresno, California. 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 fell in love with Yosemite and Sequoia NP and specialized in weddings and elopements in the Parks.
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 likes to say that intimate weddings and elopements are "days filled with connection. True connection. With nature, with the few guests you might have, and with each other".
Stephan is an incredibly calm person and obsessed with photography. 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.
"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
"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 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
"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 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
"Stephan and Adriana are amazing and such a sweet couple!
We planned our small ceremony in Yosemite a few weeks prior to our date. They made the whole process so easy (especially planning during COVID-19).
The pictures and video we received were so beautiful! We loved how they were able to capture our day in such a intimate and beautiful way. We would highly recommend!!"
- Desiree & Fabian
"Stephan and Adriana were a joy to work with!
For our engagement session at Yosemite, I knew they were the photographers I wanted to work with. Our session was from sunrise to sunset, and we had an amazing day. It felt so natural working with them and we all became quick friends!
Their photography is beautiful, and they have a great eye when picking locations to shoot. They also come prepared. They know when to shoot for sunrise and sunset and bring extra supplies - first aid, food, bug spray, headlights - if needed.
We were so thrilled with the photos, editing, and quick turnaround time! I would highly recommend working with them, they make your special moment even more memorable!"
- Claire & Eric
"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
"My fiancée and I did a photo shoot at Yosemite and had a great experience! Stephen and Adriana made us feel really comfortable (and it was fun)!
Amid all the uncertainty with Covid, Adriana was super communicative throughout making sure we were prepared for plan A through plan Z.
As we hiked it was really apparent Stephan had a great understanding of lighting and it showed in the final result.
We were so excited to share our photos with friends and family! Also great value for a team of two taking photos from multiple angles. Would definitely recommend!"
- Michelle & Nick
"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
"I couldn’t be more grateful and happy with the work that they did for my wedding day. Your wedding is one of the most important moments in your life and it’s hard to make everything happen just like you planned and hoped for, but they elevated my expectations.
They agreed to photograph my wedding at the top of a mountain at sunrise! They walked for 5 hours, always with a smile on their faces and a camera on their hand, so they wouldn’t miss any moment. We’re out of words to thank them enough.
We would recommend them to anyone. You’ll be missing on having timeless memories for the rest of your life if you don’t have these two documenting your wedding!"
- Erika & Marcelo