Tell us a little bit about what you both spend a majority of your time doing:Hey we're Lacey and Sarah! We've been together a little over one year. We currently live in Dallas, and spend the majority of the time practicing social distancing. We love going to open-air concerts and comedy shows outdoors. This is the most lesbian thing I've ever typed, and I know...

We met just over two years ago and I hope we stay together many, many more. I'm a Dallas local, designer, and photo/videographer who has been in Austin for 5 years. I never embedded myself in the queer community outside of attending protests – including Queerbomb, my favorite over Pride. Though I used to be heavily involved in groups and small community efforts, these days...

"Stay close to people who expose you to new things about yourself and the world. It’s helpful to have a variety of friends. If everyone is just like you, you will have a hard time understanding anyone different from you."- @nedratawwab Diversity & LGBTQ+ Representation ultimately saves lives. It is so refreshing to have variety, and that is something I will never take for granted....

We're Liss & Britt! This summer, we are celebrating our FIFTEENTH (!!) anniversary. In that time, we’ve lived (both together and long-distance) in Austin, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Davidson (NC), and now here in Denton. We’re both artists (Liss is a visual artist and Britt’s a musician) and minimalists who try to keep things simple but fun. When we’re not at home with our...

It's easy to make our social media accounts look like sweet, happy and in love couples ALL THE FREAKING TIME. Truth be told that's just not real life. Divorce happens often and it's challenging to discuss. So let's talk about it....

Dallas Pride was a couple of weekends ago. I photographed a few friends and a handful of beautiful strangers celebrating Pride by the rainbow crosswalks in the Dallas Gayborhood. Here are a few favorites, a long overdue reintroduction and a little about me. ...

What are your plans for #DallasPride this weekend? Here are some of mine if you want to join in person or virtually! I'm offering free portraits at the rainbow crosswalk in the Dallas gayborhood for my Black Queer & Trans friends....

I think that sharing the stories of our transgender friends is so crucial not just today but every single day but we also need to educate ourselves and put in the work to make our world more inclusive. Learning proper language is one of the many ways we can love more fully and create a safer environment. Thanks @pinkmantaray for all you do for our community and...

Photographing LGBTQ+ families in my Dallas community & watching families evolve over time brings me so much joy but getting asked to photograph their memories is such a huge honor. I have followed some LGBTQ+ couples with my camera all the way from their engagements and their weddings to maternity photos and baby photos. Meet Dallas LGBTQ+ Family Nadra & Mariel.Tell us a little bit...

1. PAY FOR THE BRAIN PICKING.I appreciate both honesty & directness so I will give that in return. It keeps things straightforward and leaves not room for guessing. As creatives, chances are we have made a decent amount of connections and in turn a lot of acquaintances and friends all around the world. Running a business takes energy, money & time. It’s safe to say...

3 REASONS TO BOOK A MINI SESSION:A mini session is a fast, low-stress and affordable way to get some fresh photos.1. FAST:30 MINS! I offer these sessions close to my studio in Deep Ellum right near downtown Dallas. Since these are smaller sessions you get the gallery of unedited images sent to you within 2-3 days for you to choose your favorites. This helps...

I've been there every step of the way with some of my LGBTQ+ couples. From their engagement and wedding photos to snapping maternity memories and family photos. I love that in one of my photos I can see a fiancé serenading her soon to be wife and in the next photo a few years later seeing her serenade her wife's baby bump. Stick around for...

We're Sarah & Carlea. We've been together 3 and a half years and live in an apartment with our two puppies in the Dallas area. Sarah spends her time slaying hair and Carlea is a full time Speech Language Pathology student at University of Texas at Dallas. In between school days Carlea also works at Baylor Rehab as a Patient Service Specialist. When we aren't...

What in the heck is a micro wedding? According to Brides.com a micro wedding is an intimate affair, typically with no more than 50 guests. My kind of wedding. As most of you know, I no longer photograph large weddings (my talented team does). I prefer those intimate weddings. Micro weddings allow me to spend more time with my couples and be more involved in...

Memes of Bernie Sanders have been make rounds and making my day. Decided to create a few of my own where Bernie decides to drop in on a few of my couples. These gave me a good chuckle. Which ones is your favorite?PS: I forgot I had a Pinterest for the past 3 years but I'm back now. Give me a follow here as I...

We met at Round-Up Saloon, a country-western gay bar and dancehall in Dallas' Gayborhood, Oak Lawn. Before we met, there were multiple occasions where we were supposed to be in the same place at the same time. That night was the perfect time for our paths to have crossed and neither of us would have had it any other way....

Truth be told, elopements are my ultimate favorite for many reasons but here are my top 3 reasons:1. Your personalities can’t help but stand out in each photograph when you are LESS STRESSED! I’d say that most people aren’t super comfortable with a camera following them around for 8 hours… much less when they’re rushed, have 150 people staring at them and are sporting attire...

Hey! We're Amanda & Lindsey and we've been together 3 years this coming June. We just moved to Portland, OR from Los Angeles where we both lived for over 10 years. When we aren't working we love to throw a good house party with friends that includes a lot of wine, tacos, games and dancing in the kitchen! We love to camp, go on road...

We're Shawna and Val and we've been together for 5 ½ Years! We currently live in San Antonio and are in process of moving back to the Dallas area. We spend most our time traveling for work and pleasure with our lil Shih Tzu's- Baker Mayfield and Pendley. Our favorite thing to do is follow Sooner Sports! Shawna has not missed watching an Oklahoma Football...

HEY FRIENDS!Let me tell you about one of the top 3 most important days of my entire 36 years on this planet. I have had to come to terms with the fact that my words will not do this story justice, so I will keep it brief and allow the stories and images to speak for themselves.For me, 2019 has been the year...

When did your engagement lifestyle session go down?We did our engagement shoot with Steph in 2015, before we got married! Can't even believe it was that long ago. Steph made us feel so comfortable, it was like there wasn't even a camera in the room. We literally laughed the whole time, attempted to make pancakes, played stupid bad songs on the guitar, and just hung...

Hey! We're Steph and Amy. We've been together a little over two years. We both have really demanding jobs, so when we have downtime, Steph can usually be found making music, or we are wining and dining, and spending time with family and friends. Family is super important to us both. We also love to take long walks at the end of the day and...

How long have you been together?Hey we are Lindsey and Whitney and we’ve been together 4 years and counting.Tell us a little bit about what you both spend a majority of your time doing.Whitney – We just purchased our first fixer-upper home together in a little pocket of Oak Cliff, Dallas. Most of our spare time currently goes toward renovating it and making it our own through a...

*This blog post is a reflection of a real conversation between the 4 of us as friends and colleagues in response to an image being widely shared of two straight women labeled as a “same sex elopement”. We hope that this will serve as an opener to a greater conversation about LGBTQ+ representation and why authenticity matters. We recognize that we are a small population...

Hey we're Vanessa and Makena! We live in Venice Beach, California and have been together 6.5 years. Makena is a photographer/photo retoucher/real estate investor, and Vanessa is a durable medical equipment sales rep.What is the first thing you remember about the other when you first met? Where were you?The first thing Makena remembers about Vanessa was her striking smile and knee high socks when...

MEET BETH AND KAYLA! How long have you been together?2 yearsTell us a little bit about what you both spend a majority of your time doing.We live in the country on a cute little hobby farm in Mindoro, Wisconsin. If we are not tending to our farm, we are either drinking coffee on our porch, out on an awesome adventure or sitting by a fire under...

MEET CHRISTIANE & ALLI!How long have you been together?5 yearsWhere do you two live? Tell us a little bit about what you both spend a majority of your time doing.We just moved to Minneapolis, MN after having lived in almost every other part of the country. Christiane is a morning local news reporter and Alli works in economic development and coaches soccer. We love exploring...

Where do you two live? Tell us a little bit about what you both spend a majority of your time doing.We live just outside of Atlanta, GA. Joanie and I are both explorers at heart. In our spare time we most often find ourselves in the car heading to a new town or hiking trail or local brewery. We are the proud Mommas to...

How long have you been together?6 1/2 years! Married AF under 3 months! (Brittany got me both 1 & 2 mo. anniv. surprises!)Where do you two live? Tell us a little bit about what you both spend a majority of your time doing.We live in Davis – just outside Sacramento. Ever seen the TV show Portlandia? Its scary how similar Davis and that show...

Meet Chelsea and Erin! Erin & I first started following each other when she was the first openly gay beauty queen to compete at Miss America. She was crowned Miss Missouri 2016 and has since gone on to do big things within the LGBTQ community. Here's a little bit about their live story...

That one time I was having brunch with my pals at their new digs in Hollywood Hills and I knew I must set down my mimosa at once and bust out my camera because their house looked like a West Elm catalog and they're obviously extremely photogenic. All of the smiles. Book a couples lifestyle session HERE [scroll to the 2nd form] and you too, can have...

GET TO KNOW NIKKI & JEN!!How long have you been together?2717 days, but who's counting. ( about 7.5 years)Where do you two live? Tell us a little bit about what you both spend a majority of your time doing.We live in Signal Hill, CA which is basically a little city surrounded by the big city of Long Beach. On one side, we have an amazing...

1. How long have you worked for the LGBT caucus and how long have you been active in the LGBT community?I started working for the LGBT Caucus in May of 2017.I have been openly LGBT since I was 14 years old, so I like to say I've been active in the community since then. Haha! Okay, no really, when I first moved to San Francisco from...

How long have you been together? 3.5 yearsWhere do you two live? Tell us a little bit about what you both spend a majority of your time doing. We live in a historic district of downtown Jacksonville, FL. We devote most of our lives to our dogter Miley so we like going for long walks through our neighborhood parks. In the summer, we love to boat and...

How long have you been together?Off and on for 8 yearsWhere do you two live? Tell us a little bit about what you both spend a majority of your time doing.We live in Dallas, Texas within an hour of where we each grew up! We both work a lot and spend our free time with friends, family, and our two dogs Zola and Shepherd.What is...

How long have you been together?Our first date was on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. So, it will be 3 years in February! Where do you two live? Tell us a little bit about what you both spend a majority of your time doing.Sally is an accountant for a firm in San Francisco and Ale is a teacher for the visually impaired at the California School for...

For priding myself on being a storyteller, I’ve intentionally left a large part of my story out of the public eye. Not just online for obvious reasons, but I’ve kept it from people in my life for almost 2 decades. I can no longer keep it to myself…it’s time to speak up.Recently, I’ve been reading stories of brave individuals sharing their experiences of sexual harassment,...

What an honor it was to travel to the Berkshires last fall for this beautiful wedding weekend. From the Willie Nelson dance parties, bagpipes and trollies to fresh oysters, cozy blankets and crisp weather...

I had the pleasure of photographing Debbe and Austin's beautiful wedding at Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, the Belo Mansion and Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX with the very talented Justin Yoder Studios. It was perfect in every single way. Here a few of my favorite snaps from the day...

A couple weeks back I photographed this sweet couple at the GALAXY DRIVE-IN theatre in Ennis, TX. I'm a sucker for a good date night in the back of a truck bed and this is the perfect spot for it. Congrats on your engagement Brittney and Kevin! A massive thank you to my buddy Doug Ward for letting us borrow his slick looking truck.[audio m4a="http://stephgrantprod.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/03-Small-Town-Boy.m4a"][/audio]...

Where do you two live? Tell us a little bit about what you both spend a majority of your time doing.We live in Washington, DC. Chantel is a fundraiser for the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign and Rebecca is a nurse working in health policy and advocating on behalf of veterans for the organization Paralyzed Veterans of America. Whenever we...

Last month we jetted off to St. Croix for Kat & Paige's brunch wedding on the beach, muddy jeep adventures that left us filthy, endless beverages, casino nights and hours of karaoke. Little did I know some flights would be cancelled, my 2nd photographer would have a severe allergic reaction causing her eyes to close shut, my luggage wouldn't make it to the island until...

GUESS WHAT! I have been holding on to a secret for a month and I can finally share it. Two of my best guys got engaged and I was there to capture it. Meet Omar and Edgar. These two have the biggest hearts and I am lucky to call them my friends and my neighbors. They have been there since the beginning of the Promote Love...

Raise your hand if you've ever been in a long distance relationship. Every sappy song makes you want to cry. A certain smell takes you back to a memory you had with her. The time difference and falling asleep on the phone together. You go to sleep with her on your mind and wake up excited about the possibilities of doing life with her by your...

I sat here with coffee this morning reading Jenny & Kasey's story and reflecting back on my time spent with them on their wedding weekend and our friendship in general. I first met Jenny in LA back when I lived there. I think we were at a show at Hotel Cafe or the Viper Room (ahh all the shows and all the brunch. It's hard...

This engagement session involved bloody mary's, Uno, legit tacos, good life talks with our bartender, a little dancing in the streets to Taylor Swift and then completely taking over a bar AND their favorite restaurant. I can't believe we met for the first time about 30 minutes before these photos were taken! I had just photographed a wedding in Kyle, TX the night before and...

Hey guys! Steph here. I am going to make this short and sweet because the meat and potatoes of this story is down below in the Q&A with the beautiful brides. I just want to say PLEASE read it. It is so important to me and to so many other LGBT kids and adults who were raised in church. If you have a similar story...

What would you say if I told you that this engagement adventure involved everything from pride parades and brunches on the Beltline to getting a hankering for pie in the middle of the night and the 3 of us sitting in the kitchen of a sketchy restaurant. In a broken office chair. With 2 parrots next to us. Oh, and did I mention that I...

Well good lord..I just love these two. Two of my best buddies. I've known Randi since I moved to TX 6 years ago and we hit it off right away! Her and Kendall are the perfect match and I am the luckiest to be photographing their wedding next year. Even luckier to spend time with them on the regular. Here are some photos of them feeding...

MAGICAL: beautiful in such a way as to seem removed from everyday life. The only word that accurately describes my Burning Man Wedding experience. I sat on the plane headed back to Dallas. Daydreaming and covered in dust. Was this a parallel universe of sorts? It had to be. I spent quiet mornings drinking coffee and watching the sun rise next to sculptures that stood over...

Last weekend I was surrounded by thousands of beautiful people who continue to do so much good in the world. I cried, I laughed, I hugged and I not so secretly scoped out all of the dapper looking suits. It was a night to remember. Black Tie Dinner is a formal charity dinner held each year in Dallas, Texas to raise money for the North Texas...

Last month I had a little in studio fun with the Latta sisters and sweet Sienna. The three of them undeniably have style for miles. So happy with how these turned out! [Rest assured no smoke was inhaled during this session;)] To follow more of my corporate work go HERE....

Some people have asked me, "Steph, what makes you the happiest?"Meet Kailey. We asked each other this question a few weeks after we started hanging out. She knew her answer immediately. It was short, sweet and to the point - her friends. She lights up when she talks about the people most important to her. She tells stories about how they get each other going to...

It always makes my tiny heart the happiest when my worlds collide and I get to photograph a corporate event that not only supports the LGBT community but is also the largest fund raising dinner for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the nation. Each year, Black Tie Dinner selects up to 20 North Texas beneficiaries to receive dinner proceeds as well as...

As most of you know I've always been more of a natural light photographer. Mostly because studio lighting has intimidated me for years and scares the crap out of me. Recently, I decided to get crazy and throw myself into tackling it. Why the heck not?! Get out there and try something new! You might actually surprise yourself. Never ever stop learning. Snapped these of...

This one has been on deck for a bit and I am so excited to show it to you! A few months back on an overcast morning here in Dallas I kept looking up to the sky hoping that storm would hold off. I had places to be! Katie & Amber's wedding at DEC on Dragon in the Design District to be exact. The girls started...

This weekend we will celebrate 1 year of MARRIAGE EQUALITY! That day was such a huge one for me, my friends, my clients and the entire LGBTQ community. Many of you have seen the love stories of my LGBTQ clients. You've gotten a glimpse into the love in their smiles and the support that surrounds them. My hope is that by me sharing these images and...

1. Where are you from originally?I was born and raised in League City, Texas which is in between Houston and Galveston. Moved to Austin during college and lived there for about 10 years before moving to San Antonio!2. When did you realize your lifestyle needed to change and what adjustments did you make to your schedule/diet immediately? I have been active all my life but my...

To say that I have been a wreck since Sunday would be an understatement. Trying to go on with routine and everyday life after Sunday's attack in Orlando is a challenge. Some of you might not fully be able to grasp that and that's ok. These words are for you. What happened in Orlando hit me hard. Just when I thought I had processed, I...

My heart is heavy. I don't know if I want to surround myself with friends or just be alone in silence.I am left speechless. Which, if you know me, is pretty rare.Last night, I worked my way to the front of the crowd at the Resource Center here in Dallas to live steam [BELOW] a very important event. The city of Dallas came together to...

I woke up this morning after a night of dancing at our local gay bar here in Dallas, TX. We don't go out often anymore but we got a big group of my friends together to celebrate recent engagements, weddings & all things good in life. We have a lot to be thankful for!This morning we woke up to the tragedy in Orlando. My newsfeed was filled...

Planning a proposal can be one of the most stressful days in your life. You're almost to the spot where you're going to pop the question and you suddenly realize you only have red solo cups for the champagne! That moment when your heart drops as you feel for the ring in your jacket pocket and it's GONE...

It's always easy to start a blog post for a wedding. I talk about the couple in love and how they met. I share their love story. I share how we met. I can go on a complete tangent and it's pretty normal for me to get sappy. Here I am in one of my favorite coffeeshops at 11pm sipping wine, listening to rain &...

Meet Christie & Hayley. Could I ask for more? Exploring my little neighborhood with a happy couple is the perfect way to spend Halloween day. Deep Ellum is such a rad spot with so much history. I wanted more than anything to live in Deep Ellum when I moved from California to Texas back in 2010 but it just wasn't in the cards at that...

A couple of weeks ago I got a few friends together and we snapped some images for the Promote Love Movement. I am so very thankful for these people and the support they have shown me since moving to Dallas. Exactly 6 years ago today I quit my corporate job to see if I could start a business. I had absolutely no idea what I...

Last week I was in Orlando photographing two incredible events at The Special Event 2016. TSE is the world’s premier conference and tradeshow for the top decision makers and trendsetters in the event planning industry. If you've never been make sure you make your way to Long Beach, CA next year!As you can tell from the images below...

YEAH YOU READ THAT RIGHT!!As promised in the Cosmopolitan article, Steph Grant is giving away one FREE LGBT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY package in 2016 to celebrate marriage equality in the US. The contest will be held on Instagram.  Here's the run down:1. Follow Steph HERE.2. Upload a picture on Instagram of you and your significant other.3. To enter: tell your love story, a little bit about...

The night after Christmas I was sitting in my loft reading a book and listening to the storm outside. I knew there was supposed to be some bad weather coming towards Dallas and there would more than likely be some tornadic activity but when the tornado sirens started going off I decided I better go downstairs and see what was going on. Right then I got...

This morning I watched a video of Pat Robertson giving advice to a mom about her gay daughter [below]. I was tempted to scroll past it because I knew it would more than likely get on my nerves. When I get bothered I am unable to keep it inside because I know there might be a parent out there hearing his advice and thinking it...

I can't imagine being that wedding photographer that just comes in, shoots and then leaves. How boring. I can't even go to the grocery store without making it a huge ordeal. Everything needs to be an adventure in my life and I am so happy that that has carried over into my career. I think I would surely perish if I were ever bored with...

Hey guys! Steph here. I hope you take time to read the Q & A below. I think a lot of people can relate and might need to hear it.More than anything I love it when people choose to talk openly about topics that are close to their hearts. There are so many times when we feel alone and it gives us hope to hear...

This entire trip to San Francisco was a dream. This was my last wedding of 2015. Dannng was that the cherry on top of another awesome year or what?! 'Twas.First off, I stayed in a treehouse near the Muir Woods. I didn't have reception, I went hiking and took a book. At night I would go into the small town of Mill Valley, CA and...

A year ago today I had just landed back in Dallas from an epic wedding in Arizona. At the Tucson airport I decided to book a last minute trip to Aruba. Before I knew it I was boarding a plane to Aruba for a solo adventure for the holidays! I decided to start a new tradition where I would travel once a year without taking my...

Once upon a time (in 2012) I took a trip to Center Moriches, NY for a shoot with Rebecca Dolber from R.E.D. One of the models was a girl named Phelan. We kept in touch over the years on social media and one day I heard from her with some good news! She wanted to let me know that she had met the love of her...

I know you guys remember Court & Suzy and their gorgeous San Francisco wedding last year! It's kind of impossible to forget these two. Now you're gonna have to make that three. Welcome baby Sawyer! You are so loved.Last night, I had them over to my loft for pizza, movies, homemade pie and adult eggnog. Of course I had to get my camera out and snap...

Just finished up my busy season. I have been traveling for almost 2 months straight and have been behind on blog posts but so happy to finally post this one!!Rachel & Haley's wedding took place this summer in California...

When I had Sara and Amber over to my loft in Dallas we hit it off right away. I love their little family, and I don't think I have ever met a kid who can make me laugh more! We may not get together as much as we would like but having them in my life has been an added bonus.  They have been massive supporters of...

Let's rewind for a minute shall we? I'd say about 6 months ago I got a call from Kat Cole telling me that I just had to meet up with this brand from Seattle and collaborate with them. She mentioned that she had told them about my photography and within the week I was on the phone with the founders of TomboyX, Fran and Naomi,...

A few weeks back I packed up my camera & made my way to Washington, D.C. for the first time in life! How the heck did it take me so long to get there? I had booked a last minute session with someone who is making a serious impact in this world. To say she will leave behind a legacy is an understatement. I first met...

Love and happiness just jump out of these images. The morning of their session, we made pancakes together & played music in their brand new home. I love raw and authentic images. Images that capture a couple in their actual life being comfortable & normal. I am really looking forward to knowing Kayla and Cassie even better, but from what I can tell these two will...

This may be old news to some of you, but I was raised in church. Not just attending church on Sundays but I mean RAISED in church. Generations of pastors in my family etc. I  remember sitting on the front pew in a frilly purple dress at the age of 3 alone and watching my parents sing on stage in the choir. I sang along....

As you can see, this day was pretty magical. A vintage drive in movie sign, some classic cars, foodtrucks, a VW van photobooth, a surprise Elvis appearance, two gorgeous brides married in a church & a whole lot of love. What more could you ask for? These girls sure do know how to have a good time. They even made all of their wedding decorations by...

Checking things off of a to do list. It is one of my favorite things to do. I am sure you can relate. What's even more rewarding is getting to check off a bucket list item. When it happens I sit there and try to soak it all in. I typically end up saying something along the lines of, "how in the heck is this...

This week marks 2 years since the lesbian Indian wedding that I photographed in Los Angeles went viral. Well that sure did fly by. A whole lot has happened since Shannon & Seema's love story unexpectedly spread around the world. All of 2014 was jam packed with gorgeous lesbian weddings and a lot of travel. This year I decided to continue what I was doing...

GIVEAWAY! In honor of Pride month in conjunction with R.E.D. we are releasing a limited run of fine silver Promote Love Tags. Only 25 available so get yours HERE before they sell out. Crafted out of recycled silver, each tag is handmade by the very talented Rebecca Dolber and comes on a 34-inch stainless steel ball chain.   These necklaces are highly durable; wear them in the shower, sleep with them,...

Hi guys! Steph here. I have a few things on my heart and I thought I'd take a quick minute to jot them all down.I love when people are authentic and tell their backstories. You guys know this.When I hear a person's story, they automatically become more real to me. I can connect with them on a different level. Sure we have seen Megan Rapinoe completely...

BIG news today for Ireland! It's amazing when people join together to #PromoteLove and love wins.Yesterday, Ireland became the first country in the world to ask its citizens in a nationwide poll whether or not they want to legalize gay marriage. It was a historic step on a global stage for marriage equality but also a giant leap for a country that only decriminalized homosexuality...

LOVERS GONNA LOVE. No room for hate.There are only a few of the Lovers Gonna Love T-Shirts made by the Promote Love Movement. Get em while they're hot. This girl is one talented artist. Lesli Marshall just got back from Promoting Love in the Philippines. Go read her story HERE. #PromoteLove[caption id="attachment_7598" align="alignnone" width="800"] Hey! It's me Steph. You guys rule.[/caption]LOVERS GONNA LOVE SHIRT BY...

A few months back I was contacted by Out in the Vineyard, a radio show in Sonoma, CA covering what's happening in wine country, LGBT world news, celebrity guests, The Dish, gay travel hotspots and events for the LGBT wine lover in Our Wine Country. I walked around on my rooftop overlooking the Dallas skyline with a glass of red in hand talking to listeners...

Every story has a backstory. Every thing in my life does. If you're not with me for a day - sometimes even an hour - when we reunite I will most definitely have a story to tell you! So Promote Love...

Last month I got to take on a last minute session and boy am I glad I did! It was a birthday present for Maura. The three of us had brunch, there were smoke bombs involved and obviously we trespassed and snuck into an abandoned shed. Anything for the shot. Love the way these images turned out. It's just my favorite thing when you look at...

Today was just one of those days. When you sit there and soak in the fact that things you have worked so hard for over the years are finally paying off. If February 2010 Steph could look ahead at February 2015 Steph I think she'd fall over. This month marks 5 years since I quit my corporate jobs to try something different. For a couple...

Good evening folks! I am sitting here at my studio sipping wine & editing like a crazy person after about a month of back-to-back travel. Have to hit it hard before I get back on the road! Last week I was in Los Angeles, CA for an insanely stunning event called the Special Event 2015. The Special Event is the world's premier conference and tradeshow for...

A few weeks back Haley, Brandi and I met up at Four Corners Brewery here in Dallas, TX to discuss wedding details. So happy to be working with them on their wedding day in March. Just you wait...

LGBT Wed Magazine is the premiere luxury LGBT Weddings Magazine and I am honored to have my images of Shannon & Seema's beautiful lesbian indian wedding featured in the latest issue. Please go to your local Barnes & Noble and pick up a copy. Happy to have my wedding images featured alongside so many talented wedding photographers. Take a look at all of the love stories and...

Hey there! Happy Giving Tuesday.Stick with me and please read this. It's basically my heart in a blog. Let it be known, I am a huge believer in taking your talent and finding some way to help others. It really is exciting when you discover how you can focus your career around that and get involved in making a difference. Go make a cup of...

It was a chilly fall day when I arrived in Philly. I sprinted through the airport hoping not to miss my connection and made it through as they were closing the gate. I might have had to sweet talk them & may have had a small asthma attack but it worked! I was not about to be late for this huge event. I hadn't seen...

It's been a really busy week and this has been the one thing I have been looking forward to more than anything. I'm wrapping up a slew of projects before 3 weeks of insane travel for a few out of state lesbian weddings and a couple of conferences. I HAD to post this blog before leaving. It is too good not to share.Meet Court and...

About a month ago I got to spend a 4 day weekend in Mystic, CT at a lakehouse with these gorgeous girls and their entire family! It was one of those weekends where I am kind of still in shock. I sat on the swing overlooking the lake drinking a glass of white wine and getting sappy about how thankful I am that this is what...

Meet Jillian and Melia. They did the whole wedding thing right no doubt about it!These two beautiful girls got married in Syracuse, New York. They had a wedding party with a bounce house and a rum serving Captain Jack Sparrow look-alike. Just when they thought they couldn't possibly party any longer they came home and had a wedding party in Denton, TX at the coffeeshop where...

Remember that one time in 2010 when I quit my job so that I could be a photographer, travel, meet people & somehow get involved in something bigger than myself? I had been contemplating this decision for a couple of years and wrote about it incessantly but definitely did not plan it out in the best way. All I had at the time was a Canon...

Here's the thing: I am trying to get better at taking my camera with me on a daily basis. As a photographer you'd think I'd have it on me at all times. NOPE. Just my iPhone typically. This is about to change [although I am still going to be incorporating my iPhone shots into posts]. Also, I am going to try to write more about...

When I need to get away from the studio I like to find a cozy coffeeshop to work in. Sometimes I bring my laptop and edit, sometimes I watch video podcasts on my iPad but a lot of times I like to order a cortado and get lost in the photography books. I travel a lot so I get a slew of people asking for coffeeshop...

There it was, mid-May and we had a serious craving for adventure. Right then & there. We knew we had to get somewhere soon. The only thing we could do at that point was to set up the tent in the loft and have a campout. We searched online to see how outrageous airfare would be. It turned out we could get a ticket 2...

I'm a sucker for a good proposal story. I mean, who isn't?! These girls sure do have a good one. Their proposal involved Key West, a sailboat at sunset, a ferry ride to a private island & a dinner surrounded by tiki torches and palm trees. Straight out of a movie, right? During the proposal Melinda had Casey's favorite song playing in the background at sunset...

This post is in honor of National Pride Month & LGBT Weddings! Seriously, what a big deal! I can't tell you how happy it makes me to be right in the middle of what is going on in the LGBT community. I cannot believe it has been 1 year since the Supreme Court struck down DOMA & this gorgeous lesbian indian wedding went viral!Everyone deserves equality....

This happy couple and I got to venture out to the Fort Worth area to snap some engagement photos. Give me some old buildings, a rooftop and a Pink Floyd T-shirt and I'm a happy camper.I don't know about you but seeing people in love makes me extra sappy. Sometimes I catch myself smiling at the computer while editing and am so ridiculously thankful that I...

I am sure most people reading this blog are aware of how special my career is to me. Probably because I make it known a ridiculous amount that I LOVE what I do for work. You might even be tired of hearing about it. Rest assured I am about to YET AGAIN explain why it is that I do what I do.So there was a time...

Meet Devry. She is getting married this year & asked if I could do a boudoir session for a surprise gift for her soon to be husband. My answer: HECK YES! She is seriously stunning in every way & we had such a fun time shooting at Mitchell Lofts in Dallas.This summer I am running a special on Dallas Boudoir Photography [June & July only]. Please...

I've been anticipating this engagement session for over 6 months. On one of my trips to California I met up with Lindsey & Jessie to discuss plans for their engagement session and wedding tucked away in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead, CA. I love how involved they were every step of the way. This is how it should be. If I had it my way...

Steph Grant Photography Summer Internship in Dallas, TXSteph Grant Photography is looking to bring on an intern for the summer to help with a few things here and there. Social media, organizing and blog posting. Requirements:- 10 hours a week- Must own a Mac laptop. - Familiar with Wordpress- Awesome organizational skills Added bonus if you’re familiar with:- Lightroom (preferably lightroom 5)- the LGBT community and organizations- Photography-...

This wedding made me completely sappy. At the beginning of this month I took a last minute flight to California to photograph an absolutely stunning Los Angeles rooftop lesbian wedding. A storm was rolling in as the sun was setting, champagne glasses were clinking as the violin played in the background. It made for a perfect evening. I met Celia and Myrna, their families and Bella &...

You have no idea how thrilled I am to share these photos with you from Nike Women's Marathon 2013 in San Francisco, CA.Most of you are aware of my love for storytelling. The purpose of me photographing Nike Women's Marathon was to capture reactions. To deliver images that had emotion. This is the first year that Nike was implementing jumbotrons into the marathons in the...

I have been anticipating this wedding for years now! Shannon and Seema are special to me and I am honored that they chose me to be their wedding photographer. I flew into Los Angeles a few hours before the wedding festivities began. I was greeted by a house full of friends, family and a lot of laughter. It was going to be an exciting day....

Absolutely loved this Long Beach Lesbian Engagement Session from a few years back. Bri & Ronnie are both school teachers so they wanted to incorporate some chalkboards and old books into their engagement photoshoot (and of course their cute little home). They are now married and have two beautiful twin boys.To see more lesbian engagements & weddings visit my Facebook page....