the axtells

ABOUT stephanie

"A camera points both ways - the subject in front is captured by the heart of the artist behind it."

HOW it all BEGAN

I always knew I wanted to be creative for a living. I never dreamed that by being creative, it would allow me to live my fullest life. What started as an obsession with "Batman" has turned into a life-long obsessions with photography, videography, and cinema.

But the wedding portion of my story had a twist: turns out, planning your wedding in one month has its challenges. When it came to our wedding photographer - we just didn't get the experience we were expecting. Though I can dish on the details, the two takeaways from our wedding day were I.) we barely got 200 photos from our wedding day and we had moments missing. II.) of all the photos we got back of the two of us, there's only one photo we've ever printed out and framed in our home. One. 

But that made me think... with my background in film and photography (I went to college for film and production design) why couldn't I capture weddings? If anything it became my mission to ensure no other couple experienced what we did for our wedding day, and it was my goal to give them the moments and memories they could cherish, show-off, and admire for years to come. 

We work with other dynamic duos to showoff how extraordinary your relationship truly is.

In 2015 we photographed our first wedding, and since then we've filmed & photographed over 300 weddings in 15 different states, with 2023 scheduled to be our biggest seasons ever. And when we say "we get it" we couldn't mean it more - after having a not-so-great experience with photography on our wedding day, we've dedicated our craft to ensuring the photography & videography for your wedding is of the utmost quality, and is one of the easiest & most enjoyable aspects to your wedding day. We strive for excellence to ensure your memories will withstand lifetimes.

our values


Continuous improvement and attention to details allow us to deliver unparalleled quality for each and every couple. We are dedicated to capturing the unspoken and beautiful dynamic that you share in your relationship.

a few more things you should know: 

No 1

Yes, we love (and want) to travel.

Whether you're stateside or abroad, we have easy destination options available for wedding photography & videography.

no 2

We book an average of 18 months out.

Our 2022 books are closed, and we are booking 2023 & 2024. If you love what we do, reach out soon to make sure you get on our books.

no 3

Our style is bold and joyful - just like you.

We're not quite "light and airy," and we're not quite "dark and moody." Instead - our style is a perfect balance of the two. We shape our light so the final product is as breathtaking as it is natural.

 we believe

Your photos do not belong on your phone.

Life is worth living and experiencing. Let us capture your moments in beautiful imagery, so your experiences become fulfilling memories.

It should make you feel something.

It shouldn't just be a pretty picture. The magic happens when smiles are real. Tears are full. And when your love is tangible in each moment.

 we believe

Dogs are one of the best parts of life.

If you're on the fence about including your fur babies or animals in your photo journey - do it. Their unconditional love deserves to be celebrated.

 we believe


What do we need to be great at our job? Two people, madly in love with each other. That's all.

We are proud to offer our services to all who are in love. No matter race or nationality, religious belief, gender or orientation.


Looking for Stephanie Axtell? Well you found her - and so much more. Introducing - The Axtells: Wedding Photography & Films. You have an extraordinary life worth loving. We're here to capture that and so much more, and we're so excited for you to look around our new website!

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