A little more about me...

I'm Steph, a portrait and elopement photographer based in Death Valley, California. I'm a nerdy homebody with an adventurous streak and a love of art. When I'm not photographing or exploring the park with my husband, you can find me curled up at home reading a good book, crocheting, or watching TV.

My core values:

Love is love

Black lives matter

Bodily autonomy for all

Leave No Trace & protection of our environment

Currently watching:

Ted Lasso


The Last of Us

Currently reading:

Everything ever written by Sarah J. Maas!

The Process

1. Connect

Head to the Contact page and complete the form. Tell me about yourself and your story, along with any non-negotiable logistical details (like a date and location). I'll get back to you ASAP with a link to schedule a free consultation call.


2. Conceptualize

We'll have a video call so we can get to know each other and you can share more about your vision.


3. Make it official

Reserve your date by signing a contract and paying the retainer fee.


4. Plan

Let the planning commence! I'll send you a questionnaire to complete, then we'll start crafting your session or elopement day.



Are you an inclusive business?

A.Yes. I believe everyone deserves beautiful images of themselves. Full stop. I welcome all races, genders, sexual orientations, ability levels, ages, body sizes, religions, and nationalities. You deserve to be photographed. You deserve the spotlight. You are enough!

How do I book a session?

A.Head to the "Contact" page and fill out the form. I can't wait to chat with you!

Will you travel beyond Death Valley?

A.Yes, absolutely! Beyond Death Valley my rates do increase to cover the cost of travel and lodging. International travel is welcome too! Contact me and we can chat more about your specific needs.

Can I buy prints from my session?

A.Absolutely. Once you receive your digital gallery you can order prints directly to your home. They are made by a professional print lab that uses quality, archival materials to ensure your photos withstand the test of time. And truthfully, they look way better than cheap drugstore prints! The color and clarity of professionally printed photos is well worth the investment.

What payment methods are available?

A.When you book with me you'll get a customized invoice where you can pay via credit card.

I'm not familiar with Death Valley, will you provide location guidance?

A.Definitely. I am lucky enough to live, work, and play in Death Valley. My knowledge of the park is extensive, so I can pair you with a location that checks all the boxes. Whether you want hiking or no hiking, sunrise or star-gazing... I know the spot.

Do I have to sign a contract?

A.Yes, all clients must sign a contract. This protects both you and me. My contracts are professional, easy to understand, and ensure we are all on the same page. And now that we've been through a global pandemic, I think we can all agree contracts are critical to handle unforeseen situations.

Can I purchase a landscape print?

A.Yes! Check out the available prints at https://stephanielamarphotography.pixieset.com/landscapeprintshop/

I don't like to hike. Is this for me?

A.YES! Hiking is not required. In fact, the most popular and stunning locations in Death Valley NP require little to no hiking at all. The spirit and freedom of adventure is found in the scenery around us, not just in the physical act of getting there.

Do you take any precautions against COVID-19?

A.I am fully vaccinated (and boosted). I will work with clients to reschedule a shoot if they feel any symptoms of COVID-19 or receive positive test results. I will comply with all mask requirements and I am happy to wear a mask any time upon client's request.