About this Vendor
Award Winning and Published Photographer.
There is so much love and joy on a wedding day and I believe every one of those moments should be captured and never forgotten. I believe you should be able to look back at your images and be able to relive exactly how you were feeling in that moment in every photograph. Beyond that, I believe your children and your grandchildren should be able to look back at your images and understand exactly who you were, they should be able to feel the love you felt and the joy that was present in that moment. Photography should tell your story, authentically and in all of its beauty… and I want to help tell that story. Stefani Ciotti Photography: Southern California wedding photographer, based in Tarzana, CA.
Artistic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Wedding Albums, Photo, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video
Stefani is amazing!! She really knows her stuff. Gary and I could not be happier with her as our engagement shoot and wedding photographer. She has such positive energy and truly loves what she does! It shows in her finished product, we are in love with all of our pictures!!! There are not enough great things I can say about her! We were truly blessed to have her as one our many amazing vendors who made our special day truly perfect!
Stefani was a hidden treasure! She took incredible engagement photos, which were full of laughter and insanity and when it came to our wedding day, she was fully present to capture the moment. Our guests and friends and family that couldn't attend were blown away by her amazing eye. She is patient and accommodating and could put up with the crazy of our two families. We loved that she was a fly on the wall and was able to capture photos of what was important to us, making sure we had photos of everyone. Stefani is a one of a kind. I highly recommend her.
Stefani was the best! Hands down. Not only did she make my new wife and I feel very comfortable as we planned everything, she went above the call of what I believed a photographer does. She picked our brains to figure out everything we liked about pictures and used that info to put together a customized experience for us. You never will see her when you're running around but don't worry she will be there taking pictures. If you come across this review while searching for a photographer just stop looking because this is the girl you need!
My wife and I were entertaining at our cousin's wedding reception, and Stefani happened to be the photographer. I was impressed with the way she worked the room. Very fun, professional, and above all - unobtrusive. She was even kind enough to provide us with photos that she took of our performance earlier in the evening - they were incredible! If you have the chance to hire Stefani, take it.
At the time of booking a photographer for our wedding, I didn't know where to start. My wife was so busy with school and working two jobs, I was left with the task of finding the perfect photographer. From the first day I sat down and met Stefani, I knew that she was going to be perfect for our special day. She was a true professional and very easy to talk to! She addressed any concerns my wife and I had throughout the process and made our photoshoot a memorable one! Over the course of the year, we shot our engagement photoshoot and I even had her do my wife's bridal shower. The pictures came out amazing! We couldn't thank Stefani enough for her flexibility, time, and patience. On the day of our wedding, Stefani and her staff were beyond incredible. They had everything organized from beginning to end and they helped our day go smoothly. We were able to take all the pictures we wanted and more! It was such a pleasure being able to have you as our photographer, Stef. Kristen and I can't thank you enough for everything you did for us! You made our day very special! Our pictures are absolutely stunning. My family can't stop mentioning how great of a photographer you are and how beautiful the pictures look! We definitely hope to work with you again in future!
We were pretty late in reserving a photographer. We only had about 3 months before the wedding when we reached out to Stefani, and because our wedding was a destination (Palm Springs), we didn't have time to meet in person beforehand. Due to scheduling difficulties on our end, our engagement photo session had to be done at 6am during the week of the wedding. Stefani made her way to us in plenty of time to scout out the location, and catch that amazing first light that gives our photos a golden quality that we love. She was really organized about the approach to the wedding day. We planned the shots that we wanted in advance, and she captured all of the critical shots as well as a ton of candid shots that we really love. Stefani has a really great sense of style, and is very clear about what she wants you to do in order to get the shot that will look great on paper - even if the pose feels ridiculous! She was tireless throughout the entire day, fighting though Palm Springs heat, and corraling our families who tended to wander. She and her team were very gracious to all of our guests and everyone loved them. She even had a laptop set up during the reception where there was a slideshow of some of the ceremony pictures so that the guests could preview of the photos. We were amazed that she was able to generate a slideshow that quickly. We were so happy to work with Stefani, and would recommend her to anyone. It's very clear that she loves what she does, and that spirit shines through in her photos.
Meet The Owner
Around the time I was starting high school, my family began to fall in love with traveling. It occurred to me rather quickly that no one in my family really enjoyed taking photographs. We would return home from an incredible trip and have no photos to show for it. So “out of necessity” I took it upon myself to become the family photographer. It didn’t take long before I was completely obsessed. But what I came to realize was that I was truly obsessed with the capturing of moments and the feelings in those moments and that intense passion turned into Stefani Ciotti Photography.