Yearly Archives: 2012

Free baby portraits!

Yup!  I miss my couples so much after the wedding- I offer everyone free baby portraits!!  These two darlings were born 7 weeks ago to the proud parents who were married 3 years ago at the Saratoga Country Club on a perfectly beautiful day.  What a double blessing of happiness!  Congrats Helen and Joseph!   ❤❤❤❤ […]

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Burning Man Mom!

You gotta love a bride with a mother who goes to Burning Man and has a huge swing set in her backyard! Also a groom who’s a professional dancer!  What a perfectly lovely wedding at their family home in Danville.  Congrats Rebecca and Clay!  

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Danielle + David! Engaged!

What might just be the most fun I’ve ever had on an engagement session happened a few days ago in San Francisco with Danielle and David!  We had such an epic time, and thanks to them and their ‘can-do’ attitude, we got awesome photos!  A handful of people asked if they were models, and I […]

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Introducing HDR!

Well….  tonight sure was fun!  My very first attempt with HDR wedding portraits!  I’d have to say, it looks pretty fun in its unnaturalness!  Is that a word?!?!  Hmm.  And it was supposed to be totally raining today- Michelle and Sean sure must’ve danced their toes off with their ‘non-rain-dance’ to give us such blue […]

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Coney Island fun!

What fun it is to do a wedding in another city…especially New York!  Thank you Stephanie and Paul for making it all possible and for wanting to go to Coney Island in the dark!  It was epic!

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LIVE!

IT’S LIVE!  My new website is finally live! After a week of 12-15 hour days- it’s done! Yippee! It’s much heavier with photojournalism and artsy photos- my forte! http://secrestweddings.com/ Still a bit wonky with cell phones and iPad’s, but baby steps…

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Wait for it… wait for it…

Oooh!!!  I’m just super excited!!  I can hardly wait to share my NEW website!  I’ve spent so many hours perfecting it, and I’m almost ready for the grand unveiling!  Yippee!  Here’s a sneak peak!  So crisp and clean… and the photos are super BIG!  Just the way I like them!  

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*blush*

Oooh- I felt something was coming! Friday the 13th’s are always good for me! Palm Press Inc. www.palmpressinc.com is starting to print my SECOND greeting card today!  I’m such a fan of their greeting cards- have been for years!   YEA!!  Thank you Meagen and Tony for letting me use your photo of your first dance!!!! Ooh, […]

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More WPJA honors!

WPJA (http://www.wpja.com/) is the premier organization for wedding photojournalists and membership doesn’t come easy.  Contests happen once a quarter and winners are chosen from around the world with thousands of entries in each category.  I’m really honored to pick up my 11th and 12th place in this latest contest!  Yippee!! (http://www.wpja.com/wedding-photojournalism/1577-northern-california-weddings/photographer-stephanie-secrest.html) And… if that isn’t enough– […]

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Happy New Year, indeed…

Imagine my joy in doing one of my free baby photo sessions on New Years Eve when little Sophia was just 10 days old. I’ve really never experienced they type of joy that I felt while witnessing the miracle of life and how her parents were utterly mesmerized by her presence.  I felt so lucky to […]

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