Portrait Experience & Pricing

Portrait Experience & Pricing

You're coming all the way out to Death Valley National Park, and you want stunning images for an engagement, celebration, announcement, or to simply document your time here. You're in the right place!


Documenting authentic love and joy in epic landscapes is my specialty.

Welcome, I'm Steph!


I'm a nerdy homebody with an adventurous streak and a love of art. At any given moment you will find a book, a camera, or a ball of yarn in my hands. I believe Black lives matter, love is love, and everyone deserves bodily autonomy. All humans are welcome in front of my lens.


Nothing lights my soul on fire like making photography magic with couples in Death Valley. I know it can be overwhelming to look at the largest park in the lower 48 and wonder where and when to go for the best photos. But that's where I come in!


I am lucky enough to live, work, and play in the national park. My knowledge of the park is extensive, so I can pair you with a location that checks all the boxes.


I'm the photographer that will help you refine your vision, help you pick a location and time of day, and then capture all the magic with a laid back (but professional) approach.

Stephanie Lamar, a destination elopement photographer, smiles with her camera in Death Valley National Park

"Where do I even begin! Stephanie is such a beautiful soul with epic photography skills. 


From the moment we discussed my vision to me receiving the edited gallery, it was a thoroughly wonderful experience. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her, and know that if you were to choose her to capture your epic moments, she is going to OVER-DELIVER!" 

"Where do I even begin! Stephanie is such a beautiful soul with epic photography skills. 


From the moment we discussed my vision to me receiving the edited gallery, it was a thoroughly wonderful experience. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her, and know that if you were to choose her to capture your epic moments, she is going to OVER-DELIVER!" 

Your Portrait Experience

Beyond the photographs


Yes, I'm your photographer and I'm going to deliver stunning images of you both. But I also provide...


  • Custom location suggestions based on your unique needs and wants
  • Permit research and advice to navigate the process
  • Custom timeline
  • Packing lists tailored to your specific day
  • Unlimited planning help and consultations


You're getting more than just a photographer. You're getting a planner, a consultant, and a hype woman. I'm here to help you and your partner get the photos you truly want!

Couple's portrait in Death Valley National Park at sunset

"Steph did a phenomenal job on our photos. She went above and beyond to capture our special moment. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for excellent photographer. 10/10 and 5 Stars from us!"

"Steph did a phenomenal job on our photos. She went above and beyond to capture our special moment. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for excellent photographer. 10/10 and 5 Stars from us!"

Pricing

Death Valley National Park

Wild, beautiful, otherworldly. From salt flats to sand dunes, you can't go wrong. This is my home base, and my specialty!

Starting at $350

Every package includes:

custom location suggestions

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.



Permit research

National parks, state parks, and even city parks can require a permit for photography. Even within each system the rules and costs will vary from park to park. I help you determine whether or not you need a permit for Death Valley NP, what the cost will be, and how to apply.


custom timeline

If you want to photograph at more than one location, I'll send you a timeline to get the most out of your session, and to make sure we take advantage of the best lighting opportunities for photographs. Time of year and location have big impacts on lighting. I've got you covered!


custom packing list

I'll send you a list of things to pack based on where you're going and what you're doing to get the most out of your session while being comfortable and safe.


UNLIMITED PLANNING HELP & CONSULTATIONS

I'm not just here for you on your wedding day, I'm here for you starting on Day 1. You'll get all my knowledge, opinions, and recs, and if I don't know the answer I'll help you find it.


photographer's travel & lodging

That's right, all my travel and lodging is covered! No additional surprise invoices.


edited, high-resolution photos

You'll receive professionally edited, high-resolution images via digital gallery. From your gallery you can download the images to your devices, order prints and wall art, and share with friends and family.

The Booking Process

1. Inquire

Head to the Contact page, complete and submit the form. I'll get back to you ASAP with a link to schedule a free consultation call, along with my full pricing guide for your review.

Nice to meet you!

2. Connect

We'll have a phone or video call so I can hear more about your vision. You can ask me anything. I'll do my best to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Let's chat!

3. Sign & Pay

To reserve your date you'll sign a contract and pay a retainer fee.

it's official!

4. Start Planning

Congratulations! I'll send over a questionnaire, and then we can get to planning the details of your session.

Get excited!

FAQ

Are you an inclusive business?

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. Love is love is love.

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

YES! Hiking is not required. In fact, many of the most popular and stunning locations in Death Valley require little to no hiking at all.

Can I buy prints of my photographs?

Absolutely. Once you receive your digital gallery you can order prints and wall art 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. The color and clarity of professionally printed photos is so worth it.

Can you photoshop my body?

I provide light re-touching for temporary conditions like acne, but I will not change inherent features of anyone's body in post-production.

Do you take any precautions against COVID-19?

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.