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I’m Stacy and I am based in Bismarck, North Dakota. North Dakota is a state people tend to overlook, but I have a lot of pride and love for where I live and grew up. Most days you can find me snuggling with my pups in leggings and a baseball cap, watching Netflix. I am mostly known for being a crazy dog lady and my love of traveling. People often refer to me as outgoing and willing to talk to anybody. I love spending my days being outdoors kayaking, biking, and hiking. The things I am most passionate about in life are my family, friends, and my two blue heeler dogs Nala and Nika whom I refer to as my furbabies. I photograph weddings and couples and am looking for people who not only want me to capture their big day, but also show and tell their unique love story. I consider myself lucky to capture love stories for my job, and I almost always tear up at the weddings I shoot. I not only feel honored to be a part of the most important day in someone’s life, but seeing couples in love, committing their lives to each other truly impacts me and I am blessed to experience these moments.

As a former art major graduating from Minnesota State University with a Fine Arts degree in photography, I have always had a passion for photography. I love traveling and capturing the scenery of the places I visit.

When I’m not working on photography, you can find me hiking, camping, or reading. I love spending time with my family, I have four siblings and they are truly my best friends. My fiance and I love traveling to places where we can hike, backpack, and camp. If you’re dying to hear more, here are five things you might not know about me:

1. My friends and family call me Steve instead of Stacy because I adore comfy clothes, hats, and sometimes dress like a dude
2. I am a beer snob and love dark beer including stouts, porters, and black ipas
3. I absolutely adore electronic dance music
4. I am obsessed with macaroni and cheese
5. I love brainteasers, board games, and coloring

Still here? I would love to get to know you and tell your love story. You can get ahold of me by filling out the contact forum below or by messaging me on the Ily Studios Facebook page. Check out Ily Studio’s Instagram for my personal photography endeavors. Thanks for stopping by!

love notes

Stacy is so enjoyable to work with and makes you feel so comfortable! I am a super indecisive person and her direction is just what I needed on my big day!!

Charlsey J

Stacy was amazing leading up to the wedding day and on the day itself. She was very organized and did great with managing time to make sure she didn't miss any photos. She was energetic and put us at ease on the day of the wedding by helping with posing ideas, while also allowing any last minute ideas we had to happen. She definitely made us her #1 priority. We would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone!

Ashley S

Stacy has a great eye for the details as well as the larger picture. Her pictures captured great moments to help us remember our special day! While helping us capture these moments she was very flexible and fun to work with! I would recommend her to all of my family and friends!

Elizabeth S

Stacy was always there when I needed her and took amazing photos! 1 year later and I still get told all of the time how great my wedding pictures turned out! I couldn't have asked for a better wedding photographer, highly recommended!!

Jenna C

Absolutely loved working with ily Studios! She was creative, fun, and made us feel so comfortable! We LOVE our photos!

If you're looking for someone to take your wedding pictures or any other pictures the first step I suggest is to just sit down and talk to her. Once you have a conversation with her you'll know right away that she has so much passion for what she does and will be a person that will do an amazing job for you. She will work with you to make the whole process fun, stress free and most of all the pictures will turn out wonderful as ours did!!

Brandon W

Stacy knows her stuff! She is so flexible and will do practically anything to make sure your day is perfect! She is so calm and focused that it seemed to make what could have been a stressful day go care-free. She got a couple sneak peak pictures out to us the next day and every single picture edited and done in less than a month. Her pictures are absolutely beautiful! We will continue to work with Stacy as our family grows in the many years to come!! Going with Stacy as your photographer will be one of the best decisions you will make for your big day!

Kristen D

If you are having second thoughts about whether or not to book ily studios for your wedding, I urge you to give them a call, email, or a meet and greet! Stacy is an amazing photographer and you can tell she genuinely cares about your wedding day. Starting with the first meet and greet, to the wedding day, and to when she hands over the photos. I couldn't have been happier with the way our photos turned out, as well as how efficient she is as a photographer! Thank you ily studios!

Stacy was so friendly and easy to work with. It was a piece of cake to get in touch with her and she always responds promptly when we have questions. She was very professional but also made our appointment fun. We can't wait to have her be a part of our big day

Stacy got every shot I wanted and needed on my big day, and then some! She worked with the elements on our outdoor wedding and got breath taking pictures that we will cherish for our entire life. Not only is she a great photographer, but she also has a great personality and really went above and beyond for us on our wedding day!

Sarah G

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