San diego, California

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energetic and effortless.

Imagine a wedding or elopement that’s just as free spirited and dynamic as the love you share. With Awake Photo Co., you’ll get the perfect balance of detailed planning, creative collaboration and easygoing spontaneity that’s ideal for couples with personality and vision.

Awake Photo Co. is LGBTQ+, BIPOC and body inclusive, offering photography that follows your lead, makes you feel completely at ease, and tells your story your way.

Curious about how it all comes together? Hear from some of my real clients and explore the whole planning process step by step.



Learn what it’s like to work together, plus client reviews and frequently asked questions.

She effortlessly captures the true emotion and energy of the day.  She sees every small detail and captures all the moments, big and small, with such a unique perspective. 

jessica & brian

Stacie shot our engagement and wedding photos and they turned out absolutely AMAZING!! It felt so authentically us and Stacie was so awesome to work with. She is such an creative and adventurous soul, and her attention to details paired with the passion for capturing the moment really shows in all of the pictures.

LIly & Ryan

Stacie made it fun and made us both feel really comfortable the whole time and it shows in the photos - she truly captured the entire essence of our wedding day and who we are as a couple.

austin  & brad

step-by-step process

how it all works

Drop me a line

Relive the memories

consultation call


book your date

map out your day

dig into the details

finalize vendor list

vendor recommendations

Your first step only takes a few minutes: send an inquiry my way! Share a little about yourselves, your celebration, and your vision. I’ll be in touch within 24 hours to schedule your no-pressure consultation call.

We’ll get to know each other better and dive into all the possibilities for your wedding photography experience. I’ll guide you through the process of customizing your collection, answering any questions that pop up along the way.

If you decide you'd like to move ahead with booking, a signed contract and 25% retainer will reserve your date!

As soon as you book, the adventure begins! You’ll immediately receive my detailed Couples Questionnaire, which will help me understand what you’re looking for so I can bring it to life.

That’s right! I’m happy to help you coordinate the perfect vendor team. Based on your Couples Questionnaire, I’ll curate a recommended vendor list tailored to fit you. It’s never been easier to burn through your wedding planning checklist!

When it’s time to create the perfect wedding day photo timeline, you shouldn’t have to do it alone! I’ll partner with you or your wedding planner to ensure we get every photo you want, while leaving you with plenty of time to be the life of the party.

Three months before the “I do’s,” we’ll revisit those vendors to finalize your list. This way, I can reach out to anyone I need to collaborate with in
our mission to give you the dream day you’re hoping for.

It’s your wedding day! With everything prepped and ready, you’ll feel totally free to enjoy every moment, while I capture it all from behind my camera. Not a detail or emotion will be missed! So, grab a signature cocktail and hit the dance floor on the best day of your life!

You’ll get an early sneak peek of photos to enjoy and share, followed by the entire gallery to remind you of each and every moment of magic. Cheers to you, newlyweds!

what to expect from me

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You deserve to experience each moment of your wedding day without distractions. I will advocate for you, be mindful of how you want to spend your time, and collaborate with your other vendors to make sure the day goes as smoothly as possible.

Not sure what to do with your hands? Or would you rather just avoid the posed photos altogether? I’m happy to give you as much direction as you want, or simply let you do your thing. Either way, the result will be images that feel genuine and show you in your best light.

Even the most well constructed wedding days don’t always go to plan. Whether it starts to rain or something throws off the timeline, rest easy knowing that I have been through this before and know how to roll with the punches without adding any stress.



I can pose you but don't have to

Frequently Asked Questions

Honestly, we are pretty awkward in photos. Can you help us?

Of course! It’s actually what I do best. Even the most self-proclaimed awkward couples leave my sessions amazed by how natural and fun the experience is. By leaning into your personality as a couple and giving you prompts that feel true to you, I’ll help you get over those camera jitters right away.

What happens if an emergency keeps you from photographing our wedding? 

Don’t worry! I’m ten steps ahead of you. I always have an associate photographer ready to go on a wedding day in case something should happen last minute. They can seamlessly follow our plan and deliver an experience for you that meets my high standards. And no matter what, I’ll always be the one editing your images.

What happens if it rains on our wedding, elopement, or session day? 

If I could pick a superpower, I would control the weather. Until that magically happens, I can promise to come 110% prepared for any weather! If you’ve booked an elopement or engagement session, we’ll have a few backup plans in place. And if you’ve planned a full wedding day, we’ll take breathtaking photos storm or shine! Ready to dance in the rain? That’s a moment I can’t wait to capture. 

 Do you only offer West Coast wedding and elopement photography? Or will you travel? 

I jump at any chance to load up my car or hop on a plane! So, you better believe my camera and I will go anywhere you take us! Just make sure to share your potential location in your inquiry form so that I can share a travel quote with you during our consultation call. 

When will we get to see our photos?

 I always get excited to deliver your memories as soon as possible, so you can share them with the world. So, I’ll begin editing your images right away, which enables me to quickly get you a sneak peek of photos, followed by the full gallery.

This all sounds amazing! How do we save our date? 

My calendar fills quickly, so shoot me an inquiry! We’ll then schedule a consultation call to talk specifics. And if you feel like we’re a perfect match, a signed contract and paid 25% retainer is all it takes to reserve your date. 

we're ready!

ready to tell your story?

Don’t let someone else snatch up your dream wedding date! Let’s get your consultation call scheduled so we can start planning the best day ever — whether you’re looking for West Coast wedding photography or you’re planning a destination elopement halfway around the world.

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wedding, elopement and engagement photographer

based in san diego, california
Available worldwide