A beautiful portrait of a family of five walking along the beach at sunset at West Branch State Park in Ravenna, Ohio
A beautiful moment as a Mom kisses her baby girl during an outdoor family session at Fry Family Park in Magnolia, Ohio
A Mom smiles as she snuggles up with her newborn baby boy during a lifestyle studio newborn session with Stephanie Simmons Photography
An authentic moment as a little girl snuggles up with her Dad during an outdoor family session at Fry Family Park in Magnolia, Ohio
A woman stands in an golden field at sunset cradling her pregnant belly during a maternity session at Fry Family Park
A beautiful portrait of a Mom and Dad kissing their baby girl on the beaches of Lake Erie at sunset at Mentor Headlands State Park in Mentor, Ohio



Welcome! I'm so glad you are here! I absolutely love working with families to create emotive, authentic portraits that will tell your family story for years to come. My goal is to capture the love and connection between your family. I want to see your big moments and your small moments too. Walking hand in hand, sweet snuggles, playful tickling, and all your imperfect moments are what I love to capture. I want you to look back on these portraits and still be able to feel the emotion from them or hear the sound of your child laughing as they play with you. I'll direct you with games and activities as opposed to traditional posing and wait for the magic to unfold before me. There is nothing required of you other than to show up and love on your family in your own unique and beautiful way. This is your family story and I would be so honored to tell it.

“You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow, they will be a little bit older than they were today. This day is a gift. Breathe and notice. Smell and touch them; study their faces and little feet and pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today Momma, it will be over before you know it.”

-Jen Hatmaker



A fun, candid family portrait of a family of four in downtown Canal Fulton, Ohio

The Ruff Family

"Stephanie's photos are more than just beautiful, they capture real moments and emotions. She takes such care in her work and developing a personal connection that shines through. I found her to be responsive and professional, and she was very thoughtful in how to set up sessions to work best for our family. I'd recommend her in a heartbeat and definitely want to work with her again in future."

The Morgan Family

"Stephanie is an AMAZING photographer. Not only does she capture the best moments, she's personable, makes you laugh, and just makes the entire experience fun. She can style each person's outfit and she even has lots of dresses for women to use from her own client wardrobe. I have had my family's photos taken 3x now with Stephanie and each session is unique and the photos always turn out magical and better than I could even imagine!"

The Steele Family

"Stephanie's work truly shows that a picture is worth a thousand words! She is passionate about her photography and light obsessed, capturing the most spectacular images. She especially understands kids and works with them in a way that they don't even know they are being photographed, capturing life's precious moments and laughter. Nothing is ever fake or posed, truley in the moment-how it should be! You will not be disappointed!"

The Candea Family

"I was sooo excited to get our family photos done with Stephanie and they turned out better than anticipated! Absolutely beautiful!! We will cherish these photos forever. I’ve already recommended her to all my family and friends."

The Compan Family

"Stephanie was amazing!!! Very patient with our twins and 4 year old. Captured every essence of my family. I would highly recommend her and everything she has to offer!"

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