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Steph Wahlig  Hi! I'm Steph & am a destination film photog but call Arizona home. Wife & mom to 2 kiddos. I ❤️ teaching artists, my golden pup & avocados.

Having a much needed lazy family day. Haven’t really had any since we moved into our new house 3 weeks ago. My heart is so full being able to spend my life with my loves. 📷 @lesliedphotography #familyday #bepresent #bepresentinthemoment #family #arizonaweddingphotographer #weddingphotographer #filmphotographer #filmisnotdead #ishootfilm

This Friday I’m sharing my awkwardness. You know those people who are perfectly perfect? Those that never put their foot in their mouth, and who have the best poise when speaking to another human? Yeah that’s not me. I’m on my first podcast today and I’m pretty sure I’m going to be the complete opposite of all these combined things. .
You know what tho. I’m okay with who I am and my unposed self. Over this last year I’ve been on a soul searching journey with who I am as a person in the eyes of others. It’s been a hard journey because just as I’m sure a lot of us, caring what people think of me seemed to always be a priority. “What are they thinking, why aren’t they my friend, why aren’t they going out of their way to show that they like my work” and on and on it goes. The self doubt is crippling. .
Social media is the enemy when it comes to how we feel about ourselves. But in the end, I have no idea how these people view me. I’m sure there are haters. But one thing I’ve learned this year from not only my weight loss journey that’s given me more confidence, but from @jennakutcher is that we are the gateways to how we feel. YOU determine your self worth, not some stranger. Ignoring the negativity is the best thing I’ve done this year. So what if I make a complete fool out of myself and say or do the wrong thing. Life is too short to worry about how others see you. Let’s be awkward together! #stephwahligphoto #fridayintroductions #livingmyadventure #arizonaweddingphotographer #arizonawedding #liveyourtruth #filmphotographer #filmisnotdead #ishootfilm

I will never get tired of the obligatory groom shot. Every wedding every time. My goal at every event is to make men look like James Bond. Cory worked his magic. Film lab: @photovisionprints Venue: @mountainshadowsaz @zeina_mountainshadows Planner: @adaytocherish #arizonaweddingphotographer #arizonawedding #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #pentax645nii #illford3200

A delicate detail are the type of images that I feel helps me see into who my clients are. I love this quiet moment I had with Elaine. Here is another photo that I fell in love with last year. ilm lab: @photovisionprints Planner: @bloomandblueprint #arizonaweddingphotographer #arizonawedding #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #pentax645nii #illford3200 #ishootfilm #blackandwhitefilm

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite black and white portraits that I’ve captured on film. The beauty of black and white is that it can change the feel of any image. I love this candid photo of this mother and daughter at a recent wedding. Melts my heart. What do you love about black and white portraits? Best quote will show up on my next black and white post. Film lab: @thefindlab Venue: @cabinsonstrawberryhill #arizonaweddingphotographer #arizonawedding #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #pentax645nii #illford3200 #ishootfilm #blackandwhitefilm #thefindlab

Before I jump into watching Friends on Netflix for the umpteenth time, I wanted to share one of my favorites from the wedding I’ve been spamming you with today! Cactus for the win! Film Lab: @thefindlab
Planner/Florist: @bloomandblueprint
Getting Ready Venue: @hotelvalleyho
Wedding Venue: @dbgphx
Dress: @alexandragrecco @lovelybridechicago @lovelybride
MUH: @thebeautybar_allison
Rentals: @dang.finerentals
Cake: @abakeshop
Band: @luckydevilsband
#arizonawedding #stephwahligphotography #arizonaweddingphotographer #arizonaweddings #filmweddingphotographer #filmphotographer #portra400 #35mm #nikonf100 #kodak #filmisnotdead #marthastewartweddings

If you like lots of bold colors, cactus and gingers then this post is for you! I love meeting people from all over the globe. Kelsey and Sam wanted a desert wedding and coming from Chicago, they knew the best place to come was Arizona. Today on the blog i'm sharing their gorgeous Desert Botanical Garden wedding. With help from the amazing team at @bloomandblueprint and @dang.finerentals, they were able to pull off a stunning design! Link is in my profile so make sure to head over there to see more gorgeousness!
Film Lab: @thefindlab
Planner/Florist: @bloomandblueprint
Getting Ready Venue: @hotelvalleyho
Wedding Venue: @dbgphx
Dress: @alexandragrecco @lovelybridechicago @lovelybride
MUH: @thebeautybar_allison
Rentals: @dang.finerentals
Cake: @abakeshop
Band: @luckydevilsband
#arizonawedding #stephwahligphotography #arizonaweddingphotographer #arizonaweddings #filmweddingphotographer #filmphotographer #portra400 #kodak #ishootfilm #filmisnotdead #marthastewartweddings

Better late than never! Finally have this gorgeous @saguarolakeranch wedding on my blog all shiny and pretty for you today! Check out the amazing styling and planning by @andrealeslieweddings team and the beautiful florals by @butterflypetals!
Film lab: @thefindlab
Venue: @saguarolakeranch
Planner: @andrealeslieweddings
Florist: @butterflypetals
Dress: @bridalshowerthings
Invites: @honeyhuepaperco
Suit: @brotherstailorsaz
Ring Box: @thefamilyjoolz1
Rentals: @glamourandwoods @classicparty
Photo Bus: @cruisinphotobus #arizonaweddings #arizonaweddingphotographer #filmphotographer #ishootfilm #filmisnotdead #pentax645nii #nikonf100 #35mm #destinationphotographer #californiaweddingphotographer

It was so nice seeing family that I haven’t seen in years. It’s like a day had not passed. That being said, work took a little step down on the ladder of priorities. No worries, back to the grind and will have this blog post up if it kills me. On another good note, I sign for my house today and tomorrow! So excited for this new chapter!
Film lab: @thefindlab
Venue: @saguarolakeranch
Planner: @andrealeslieweddings
Flowers: @butterflypetals
Dress: @weddingbellesaz
#arizonawedding #arizonaweddingphotography #arizonaweddingphotographer #azbride #scottsdalewedding #filmphotographer #filmisnotdead #ishootfilm #stephwahligphotography #thefindlab

These table set ups were gorgeous and the ladies of @andrealeslieweddings and @butterflypetals are incredible! I’m blogging this wedding Monday and I can’t wait to share all the gorgeous details! Venue: @saguarolakeranch Film lab: @thefindlab #arizonaweddings #azbride #arizonaweddingphotographer #scottsdaleweddingphotographer #californiaweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer

Meet my hearts! Why can't they be little forever! All three of these babies are growing right before my eyes that I can't even blink for a minute. Annabelle will be in 2nd grade next month and Jackson (dirty face and all) will be in Kindergarten. When I became a mother 7 years ago, I never imagined how much better my life would be. These two complete me. Rizzo, my third child after I couldn't conceive again is the biggest fur baby I've ever had. He's such a fun addition to our family. He's definitely not this small anymore, but he pretends to be! Film Lab: @photovision #fridayintroductions #ishootfilm #filmphotographer #portra400 #contax645 #arizonaweddingphotographer #familyphotographer #arizonawedding #azbride #weddingphotographer #californiaweddingphotographer

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