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Stehman Photography

Chicago, IL

(773) 453-5381

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Carla and Vick, are amazing photographers! They capture the most spontaneous meaningful moments, where it is not a pose it us natural. They are an amazing team and together take breath taking photos, that make breath taking memories. They are very nice and try to get to know you make you feel comfortable. I had a great experience and would not go anywhere else. They are super helpful and have had everything for me as needed. No complaints At all! Just good things all around.


Carla is the BEST! She is incredibly professional, creative and detail-oriented. I cannot express how pleased we were with her services at our wedding. We received so many compliments on how breathtakingly gorgeous our wedding photographs are! She helped make our wedding day feel so magical, like a fairytale! We would certainly recommend Carla to anyone, hands-down! She was an absolute pleasure to work with! Stehman Photography is tops on our list!


I believe that the Parents of the bride or the groom will appreciate working with Stehman Photography. Brides and Grooms too! This was the third wedding in the past five years for my children. And so, interviewing and working with photographers has been ever so present. I actually found Stehman Photography just by googling photographers in my area, since I was not pleased with the previous two wedding photographers. Upon our first meeting with my daughter and Carla, I knew she was for us! Her professionalism and enthusiasm was so comforting. We didn't feel like a "number" She was able to capture our style and proceeded to show us pictures similar to our venue and feel. In addition, she was always available for questions, suggestions and support. My daughters pictures are beautiful and captured the evening perfectly. My daughter and her husband did not want a videographer, so these pictures were of the upmost importance. Carla was able to capture the moments. And with the amazing tabletop books she provides, pictures do say 1000 words. Too bad, we are finished with weddings in our Family! Carla is a gem! And so is her assistant - her husband Vick! I would highly recommend Stehman Photography for any occasion.


I was very impressed with the style and approach Carla and Vick had in our photo shoot. They made it fun and relaxing for us. Hours flew by and we had plenty of photos. Our engagement story album turned out AMAZING! I can't wait for them to shoot our wedding in July. Thanks again guys!


We selected Carla after reading reviews on Wedding Wire and here on Yahoo. After meeting with 2 other photographers, we selected Carla for our big day. We could not be happier. From the first moment we met Carla, I knew that she was the photographer I had to have for my wedding. Her passion not only for her job but for our wedding showed through in so many ways. She was interested not just in the job but in us and our wedding. Her and her assistant's (husband Vick) professionalism was impeccable. She made the bridesmaids comfortable and made sure everyone had fun while making sure every shot was perfect. She even let my sister orchestrate some of the shots! After the wedding, guests and members of the bridal party still talk about her and how she was always around catching every shot. One guest even said that every time they went to take a shot, Carlan was in and out without 20 shots before they could even get their camera ready. But no one even noticed that she was there. She is amazing at her job--making sure to get every shot without being in the way or even being noticed. Carla and Vick of Stehman Photography are amazing! We recommend them to everyone one we know and proudly recommend them here too.


My fiance and I chose Carla to be the photographer for our engagement photos because of what I had seen of her on her website. Her photos looked not only professional, but it seemed that she had a real insight and personal connection to the couples/events/families she photographs. Once we contacted her, she got back to us right away to discuss dates, pricing, what we were looking for, etc. She was also flexible with us on dates and times. We had chosen a location for some of the pictures (the U. of Tampa campus) and also wanted to do a few beach shots at sunset. We didn't really know where to go for this, so Carla suggested a beach that was not too far away and would provide some good sunset shots - I felt comfortable that she spoke from personal experience. When we were downtown, she also suggested we do a few fun shots at a couple other spots that would be unique to where we are living (ex: Tampa Theater), which we both really liked. Again, she was very knowledgeable on the area and what places work well for photos. During the photo shoot, Carla and her husband (who helps as her right hand man) walked us through different shots, poses, etc - always making sure we were comfortable, at ease, and most of all - that we were enjoying ourselves. We are both not too familiar with having our picture taken or being the center of attention, but Carla made this process fun and easy! With each picture, we became more comfortable and I think we both started to really get the hang of it. The emotions she captured were genuine and not 'canned' or fake. Even though we barely knew Carla or her husband, we left feeling like we had definitely made some new friends. The end result were amazing photos that, we both feel, capture us to a 'T'. Our friends and family also loved them. We had many great photos to choose from, and it was hard to just pick a few. I loved that there was a good mix of both posed and candid, color and b&w photos that really portrayed us, our personalities, relationship and of course lots of love :) We will be proud to use these photos in different aspects of the wedding and just to have around the house. I highly recommend Carla. She is an excellent photographer - not only does she run a great business (her prices are extremely competitive and reasonable) but she really strives to capture the personalities she photographs. Her work is amazing and I would use her again in a heartbeat!


Hey Carla, I just wanted to take a moment to say 'THANK YOU' for everything! You and Vick made my day even more perfect!


Carla is a great photographer - both in her photos and her personality. She is so flexible and truly stands by her motto of "adapting to her client's style to capture each moment so it will last a lifetime." We are so happy with our photos and would highly recommend her to anyone we know. It is so important to find a photographer that can capture the special moments that will only happen once - and Carla did just that. We will be able to look back at these memories for years to come.


Stehman Photography exceeded our expectations for my bridal shoot and our wedding. Carla and her team were very professional and easy going, they made the experience very fun. She had many neat ideas for different shots. All the shots felt natural and never cheesy. There was never any pressure and Carla always had a way to lighten the mood. Prior to my bridal shoot, there was a lot of stress and tension, and Carla just knew how to change the atmosphere with her relaxing and bubbly personality. The overall experience was great, and the end results speak for themselves. I have received many comments that my pictures should be in bridal magazines. I just have to say it was because we had an awesome photographer. We have continued to use Stehman Photography as our family photographer as well. I would highly recommend them for any and all events.


I am not a man who likes to take pictures, but Carla and her team actually made it fun. They captured every moment when you weren't thinking about it so our photos appear natural and carefree. It's as if Carla could read my mind! She picked up on the energy of the wedding and went with it. They did a superb job, and are very friendly and respectful. I could not have imagined having used a different photographer at my wedding. STEHMAN PHOTOGRAPHY, YOU ROCK!


I must say, I really love Stehman Photography. Not only did I trust you with our engagement photos, but you have also done our wedding, maternity and our first baby's photos. I love your work! You are professional yet friendly, your turn over time on the photos is amazing, and you work wonderful in any situation brought upon you. Great job Carla! We will always use you for our photo needs. Next up Christmas card portraits.


I wish to thank you very much for doing such a beautiful job at our wedding. Your high energy and expertise have given us incredible images that we will enjoy for the rest of our lives. I also wanted to thank you helping us choose the perfect album to fit our style as a couple. I have already given your name and information to all of my brides maids (two are engaged).


Thank you so very very much for capturing our special day so beautifully and picture perfect! Miles and I are so pleased with your grace and elegance in the way your cared for us on our wedding day. The photos, the DVD montage and your hard work, especially all of your hard work made for an amazing collaboration of our wedding. Thank you, for you truly made our wedding memorable and ever lasting. You captured every little detail. We are passing your name to all of our friends, knowing that they will be as happy as us.


We wanted to thank you for the beautiful album and all the gorgeous photographs that are proudly on display in our home. The album is the most creative and stunning book that any of our family and friends have ever seen. Some of our friends are so sorry that they did not know of your company, otherwise they too would have wanted your services. We hope to see you at all our friends and family events in the future.


Carla, I can't thank you enough! Lauren and Aaron's wedding photos are magical. You helped make the entire wedding day from start to finish. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for doing such a fantastic job. Your photos and album are wonderful and I will be sure to recommend your company to EVERYONE!


Carla was wonderful during the planning of our wedding. She checked in with us on a regular basis for almost a year leading up to the big day. On the wedding day she was early and so kind to us. She helped keep us on track throughout the day. Carla was also wondering as she presented the photos from our wedding. We had talked with her about what we were looking for and Stehman Photography provided just that and so much more. We wanted more creative and fun pictures rather than strictly traditional and I found myself very very impressed with the photos Carla took. She not only captured our wedding day in such a vibrant way, but she also caught all of those little details and moments that I missed during the hectic times. When we did our proofing session before the photos were posted online I felt as if I got to experience my wedding in a whole new way. Thank you Carla - you are truly a gem.


Carla's photos of my wedding were absolutely AMAZING! She captured the special moments and the emotions of it all, and didn't miss a single thing. With in a week of returning home from my honeymoon all of our wedding photos were ready to view. I am so glad we chose Stehman Photography and Carla for the job.


Stehman Photography (Carla) was the photographer at my wedding and I think she did a fantastic job, she is worth every penny! Carla captured some amazing shots that I am so grateful for. She was also very accommodating with any adjustments I had to make and her prices are very reasonable. I will definitely use Stehman Photography for any future events where I might need a photographer and I would recommend her to anyone. Her work really is amazing and I'm so glad I found Carla!


Carla is the best! Carla is one of the most talented easy going creative photographers that I've worked with. She truly has a very special gift and knows how to capture the moment! We are so happy we went with Stehman Photography for our wedding.


Carla Stehman of Stehman Photography is awesome! She takes incredible pictures and truly captures the moment of any special occasion. Our wedding pictures are everywhere in our house because we loved them all. And not only is she talented, but she's also affordable. We highly recommend Carla for your photographer.


We had a great time with Carla... Her work is exceptional!


Carla, I wanted to write and say thank you on both my and Taimur's behalf. The pictures are beautiful beyond words. They are so much more than I could have ever dreamed of. I used to have absolutely no confidence when it came to being photographed and because of you, I don't fear the camera so much. Everyone loved you and we sure did miss your presence at our small dinner reception we had in Pakistan. I wish we could have flown you there with us. We will be calling you as soon as we are pregnant to set up pregnancy photos.


I have to say that you are one of the greatest people EVER. I am so glad that we hired you to be our photographer... As the young people say... Stehman Photography is the BOMB!


Carla's the best in the business, and she is so darn affordable. I highly recommend you check Stehman Photography out, and be sure to tell her that Darin and Pam sent you. Carla and Vick are as good as they come.


Had to email you and thank you, you did such a wonderful job and I knew you would. You really kept me together a few times when I was about to lose it... thanks! Carla, you had some really great advice throughout this whole thing and I want you to know how much Rob and I appreciate it. Our families and friends loved you as well. Our album is AMAZING, I am so glad we upgraded our package to include it.


There are really no words to describe what I saw on the website as I started viewing my proofs! Amazing! Fantastic! Beautiful! I thought, " that's not me, no way". Friends, family and coworkers have seen the photos and keep saying how beautiful the wedding photos are and they looks like a magazine cover. I give all the credit to you - Carla of Stehman Photography. You, Carla, are (and I'm not blowing smoke here) an amazing photographer. Thank you for everything. Not just the picture but walking us through things, being more than a vendor and becoming more like a friend.


Just wanted to touch base and say thank you, to you and Vick for being such nice photographers. You were so sweet with all of our friends and family. Stehman Photography helped make our day so special! Thank you for all of your hard work and amazing memories captured to share forever.


Carla and Vick of Stehman Photography did a beautiful job photographing my wedding. Carla's creative ideas and insight just make the pictures that much more memorable. She is very professional and fun to work with. She makes sure all the great memories of your day are captured for a lifetime!


Carla's energy and attitude helped keep me calm throughout "my special day", , , not only am I thrilled to have used her in the past, I look forward to using Carla and Stehman for future photographic needs like Holiday cards, maternity portraits, newborn photos, etc.


Carla captured me and my husband's wedding day perfectly! A year later she did our anniversary photos and did such a wonderful job! I think of her as our own personal photographer because we will never use anyone else but Carla!


It had to be a stroke of luck that allowed me to find a photographer who is not only extremely talented but also affordable. I chose Carla for all my wedding photos (engagement, bridal, ceremony) and found her fun personality and modern style to be exactly what I've always dreamed of. In the years since my wedding I have continued to use her for all of our family portraits. My son's infant panel was completed earlier this year and since we are expecting another baby boy this fall I plan on using her again. Every time we meet for a shoot I arrive very happy with Carla's ideas and leave eagerly awaiting the results. Her creativity has provided wonderful work that isn't available elsewhere and I eagerly await the beautiful portraits capturing the years to come.


Carla was a joy to work with! Carla of Stehman Photography is a wonderful photographer with a lot of talent and a love for what she does. She has great perspective and really takes gorgeous pictures! I just recently got married and I am very impressed with the quality of the pictures! I have been recommending Carla to friends and family. In fact, my cousin saw her professionalism at my wedding, called her soon after, and booked her for her own wedding! Carla of Stehman Photography will absolutely be taking family portraits for us for years to come!


Carla is very easy to work with, has great prices and plans to meet anyone's needs and takes wonderful pictures, she spends her entire time on whatever the photo opt might be making sure that she catches all those pictures that will last for a lifetime and you won't want to forget in the future. We love Stehman Photography!


1st - In our book Carla gets 6 out of 5 stars! 2nd - I'd been told by many friends that a photographer can make or break the entire event, Carla of Stehman Photography definitely made our wedding very special! 3rd - Photographers are expensive, yet Carla's prices are reasonable, not outrageous like most others. Could she really be that good? YES! Our experience with Carla: When we sat down with Carla of Stehman Photography to discuss what she offers and what we wanted, we learned that she is a woman with a passion for what she does. She gets to know her clients, she learns who they are. Yes, she has a standard contract (to protect himself and you, the client) and forms for what photos you want but she puts the personal effort into learning about you. On the day of the wedding she was early, stayed late and did a job exceeding our expectations. She melded in with our family and friends so well she captured wonderful candids and some great posed shots. Carla captured shots on the list and not on the list, getting shots I hadn't been able to put on paper in words. Best of all, all these photos are ours, we didn't have to pick and choose to fit a package that we could afford, instead they all belong to us and, with her guidance of quality photo print sites, we are able to print the pictures we want, when we want them. We also have the option to order photos directly from the proofing site she uses. Yes, Carla of Stehman Photography deserves 6 out of 5 stars!


Our wedding day memories are perfect thanks to Carla and Stehman Photography. Carla is an amazing photographer. Her love of people and her dedication professionalism shows in her work. As a photographer there is no one better.


We used Stehmman Photography for our Engagement portraits and our Wedding day. Carla took amazing pictures! I actually call them works of art that tell a story. We have gotten so many compliments on the way Carla told our story. You will not be disappointed if you book Stehman Photography to tell your story.


Carla brings out the best in the people she photographs. Stehman Photography uses their skills and talent to take pictures. We have uses Stehman Photography a couple of times since our wedding day and always call her when we know we want beautiful photos. Carla of Stehman Photography is the best of the best.


We absolutely love Carla and her photography style. Stehman Photography captured the perfect blend of candids and traditional photos. She truly captures the beauty of people. We couldn't be happier with our choice of Stehman Photography and the service they provided. Our pictures are beautiful - THANK YOU CARLA!


Photography was a really important aspect of our wedding day. We searched so many photographers in the Tampa Bay area and found Stehman Photography, and it was like finding a precious jewel. Carla's work is awesome, affordable and she is just simply marvelous! Carla's heart is in her work, and she goes over and beyond all the time. When you hire Stehman Photography you get a person who is warm, kind and caring and just a wonderful person. Your photographer is the one who gets your wedding on film, and you don't get a second chance on that, so you want to makes sure you have a SUPERB photographer and that is exactly what you get when you hire Stehman Photography! She listens to your requests and she is just simply the best! I will always be happy that we searched and found Stehman photography!


Stehman Photography did an incredible job for our January 2010 wedding! We love Carla with her easy going personality and kind spirit. She made things work for us, where otherwise we would have had to go without a photographer. Even more importantly, our wedding photos are more than beautiful! She is so talented at capturing details that took time to plan and put together. She photographed special moments, that I didn't even know she saw. We are so impressed with Carla and Stehman Photography that we plan on having her as our family photographer for years to come.


Stehman Photography was there for our March 2010 wedding. Carla was so much fun to work with and kept me at ease all day. Even when things got hectic she knew just what to do. Carla is a total professional; in dealing with our wedding party, in dealing with our family, even in dealing with our vendors, she always shined! After seeing her website I knew she had talent, but then when I met her in person it confirmed it. As soon as we saw our photos we both knew we made the right decision by hiring Stehman Photography. She went above and beyond on so many levels during our wedding day. When my sister gets married next year I know she will be booking Stehman Photography. Plus her prices are reasonable for all of the work she does and what she gives you in each package. There is no doubt in my mind that if I had to do it all over again I would hire Carla and Stehman Photography to photograph my wedding!


Carla, I just wanted to say thank you so much for being so wonderful at the wedding. Everyone was so impressed with you and your positive attitude, especially Jake and myself. We look forward to referring you to all our friends and family looking for a wedding photographer. Also I absolutely loved the photo montage, as did our parents. I knew it would be excellent, but I just wanted you to know that we truly loved it; it was very touching. The album you created is exquisite. Your photography is a work of art and having your art in a book to show off is a blessing to us. Thank you for all of your hard work and patience.


Stehman Photography photographed out April 2010 wedding and did a fantastic job. Within a week all of our photos were online to view! I was able to forward the link to friends and family all over the world that did not make it in for the cerenony, so they could see how beautiful our day was. Carla captured all of the emotions that were felt throughout or day and we are able to look back and enjoy our wedding. People told me the day would fly by and it did, but now I can look back and relive those special moments. We are so grateful that we hired Stehman Photography to photograph our wedding and recommend them highly to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.


We couldn't be happier that we used Carla for our wedding photography! She was so good at getting the shots we wanted and was almost invisible at all the right times. She was so nice, courteous and professional! We are now expecting our first child and are definitely booking her for my maternity session too!


Carla was so easy to work with! She went with the flow with last minute changes and easily interacted with all of my friends and family that attended the wedding. More importantly, our photos are absolutely amazing! We have them proudly showcased around the house and our album sitting on our coffee table so that all of our friends and family can be reminded or our special day when they come and visit. We are so grateful we booked Stehman Photography to capture our wedding.


We love Stehman Photography! Carla has such a great eye and amazing creativity when it comes to photography! We were just thrilled with our photos and were so impressed with her ability to make everyone smile! Our photos were available to order so quickly afterwards and she was flexible and creative when we had to change photo locations at the last moment. The did an amazing job with the harsh lighting that happens at the beach. We have had so many compliments on our pictures and will enjoy them for years to come! Thank you Stehman Photography!


Carla of Stehman Photography did the photography for our lovely private ceremony at Behind the Fence B&B. She did such a beautiful job capturing the essence of the moment we committed our loves to each other. The prints we received from her are such high quality, we are going to order more. I am so proud to display our amazing wedding photos taken by Stehman Photography. Carla undoubtedly have one of the best eyes for a photo I've ever seen!‎


We love Stehman Photography! Carla of Stehman Photography took the photographs at our October wedding here in Florida. She did an amazing job on everything. I really appreciated how quickly Carla responded to my e-mails leading up the the wedding and then after the wedding. She took time to really get to know me before the wedding. She called and checked in leading up to the wedding to make sure she covered our wedding exactly as we wanted it. Carla made me feel special, like I was the most beautiful bride in the world. I just wish we would have hired Stehman Photography for more hours of coverage. The photos were so amazing, if she would have been there longer we would have had even more. I appreciated that Carla was patient with my family and friends that tended to get in her way. She still captured emotions even when guests made it difficult. Our guests loved how friendly and easy going Carla was the whole night. I would not hesitate to recommend Stehman Photography to all of my friends and family. Thanks Stehman Photography!


Stehman Photography is a small business and not one of those huge impersonal photo studios. Carla of Stehman Photography caters to your individual needs and wants. She customized a package for me that was perfect for my wedding and then went above and beyond to make sure my we had incredible service. Our guests were so impressed with Carla and how professional she was. She knew just how to pose everyone to make sure we looked our best. Carla's creativity really came through during our portrait session between the ceremony and reception. My husband and I are so glad we took her advice and gave ourselves a whole hour to just enjoy our first hour of marriage and have fun taking our portraits. We ended upgrading our album because the photos Stehman Photography took were so creative. Carla is talented beyond measure. Book Stehman Photography before someone else scoops her up for their wedding.

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