"Stacey’s work ethic and product was absolutely superb! She arrived on time even though she met many obstacles in getting to our venue. She flew into a new town (Indianapolis) and arrived smiling and ready to work! She got every photo I wanted, and so much more! She even captured photos that I didn’t even know I wanted! She truly is a ninja photographer! When I look at our pictures, I don’t even remember her being there to take them! Her ability to capture heart felt emotion in pictures is understated. When I look at each picture, I can tell what emotion I was feeling at that time and can be riveted back to that time and that emotion. Not every photographer possess that talent. Stacey managed to cover the entire wedding and even suggested ‘out of the box’ shots, which we ended up just loving! Towards the end of the evening it was suggested to us that we head downtown to a place called ‘The Circle’ which is at the center of the city. I was a bit hesitant since it would be about a half hour drive and completely dark by then, but went anyway. I am so glad that we did! We got the BEST photos on the Circle and am so happy that we went. Would I recommend Stacey to photograph any event? Absolutely! I cannot express how happy I am that she was my photographer. It is so challenging to come up with words that describe how fantastic of a photographer she is. She has an amazing eye for different photos, talent, and composition. Thank you Stacey for providing my husband and I with priceless memories!"
Emily & Chase
"Stacey was definitely a positive addition to our wedding experience. We were in a very tricky situation due to my husbands position in the Army which made just about everything require last minute decisions...including our wedding date. Stacey was always so great about helping us and scheduling shoots last minute - from the engagement session to the bridal shoot AND the actual wedding. She was also extremely flexible when we had to change things around a few times. For all three sessions Stacey made sure there was a second shooter present to capture different angles. She also had the photos edited and uploaded online and to the gallery in SUCH a short time - usually less than one week. That made the experience much better because we were so excited to see the pictures and didn't have to wait at all!!! Along with her exceptional professionalism, her personality made each event so much fun. Stacey is a blast to work with and her work is amazing. We were always beyond pleased with the final products and already have tons of her pictures framed! Because of Your Life Photography we will always have wonderful memories of our wedding and the events leading up to it."
"I don't think I'll ever be able to put into words how deeply thankful I am to Stacey but I'll give it a try. She has been with me through the wedding planning process from day one. I am currently located in the Central PA area and heard about Stacey through a mutual friend. As soon as I saw the website, and how beautiful Stacey's pictures were, I was instantly hooked. We emailed and exchanged phone calls for a few weeks before setting up a time to book engagement pictures. We traveled down to Richmond, VA one weekend to have our engagement pictures done and we had just an amazing time. It was unusually hot that day but it didn't matter because we were all just too busy laughing and having a great time. After that session my fiance, Ben, and I knew we needed to have Stacey as our wedding photographer. Even though we're located in PA Stacey was more than willing to make the trip just for us. As soon as she and Corey arrived in PA I never felt as if they were there because they were hired just to take our pictures. They were our friends here to celebrate this amazing day with us. Stacey spent most of the day with my bridesmaids and myself while her assistant went to hang out with Ben and his groomsmen. I think those pictures, of all of us getting ready, are some of my favorite pictures. The girls sitting around talking, getting our hair and makeup done, there was even some Zumba dancing going on in the salon! Stacey caught it all. Ben and I chose to do a first look and I would highly recommend this. Stacey and her assistant were able to take some amazing pictures of not just Ben and I but of our wedding party as well. The whole time we all felt so relaxed, not rushed at all; we were there to have fun! The rest of the day felt like such a blur, but we'll always have these amazing photos to remember it by and for that I will always be eternally grateful to Stacey. As I said before, I don't think I'll ever be able to say enough nice things about Stacey. Take some time to check out their website, as soon as you see those photos you'll be instantly hooked too! Oh and one last note, when it comes time to do the seating arrangements for the reception, please give your photographers a seat to sit down and eat...they love small gestures like this!!"
Sarah & Brian
"I found Stacey Salerno when she came into my salon Dolce Vita Salon & Spa to photograph a wedding party while they got their hair and makeup done. I approached her and told her I would be getting married on December 19th, 2011 and that I needed a photographer to do a "fun vintage" photo shoot before the actual wedding and that I also needed photographs taken of the ceremony. I met Stacey approximately 3 weeks before my wedding which was very short notice to get a photographer. She gave me her website address and I browsed through her photos and fell in love with the way she captured photos. We began emailing back and forth and I sent her photographs of ideas I had for me and my fiances "fun vintage" photo shoot! She was very good at getting back to me and giving me feedback. I was also extremely excited to find out that she was available the day of my wedding. When I sent her my photo shoot ideas she seem ecstatic to do something fun and different. Eager to take part in my special day I was even more thrilled to have her be my wedding photographer because I knew she was as excited as I was. She expressed to me that she had never done a photo shoot like this and she was super excited to do something different. I knew from looking at her portfolio's that although this was stepping out of the box for her that she was going to do an amazing job. We decided to do a sunrise photo shoot for the "vintage photo's" and then following that she would capture my wedding ceremony. Since it was December it was freezing outside 32 degrees to be exact. Freezing! It was 7:15am when we started the vintage shoot and she was ready to go! She made me and my fiance feel so comfortable and really helped us set the mood for this shoot. We all laughed and really had a great time. I almost forgot it was so cold outside. I remember Stacey even laid on the frosty cold ground to capture many of the photos so she could get the perfect shots. She also walked though almost waist high grass so she could get just the right angle she was looking for. I was so impressed with her professionalism. She really did whatever it took to capture this once in a lifetime experience for me and my fiance. I really wasn't sure what she was seeing through the lens but when she sent me the photo gallery I was in speechless. They were perfect...even more than I had imagined. The photos were so romantic, fun and vintage. The photos reminded me of the movie" The Notebook". She went beyond what I had hoped for. I had so much fun! I am normally really shy and she made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She really listened to what I wanted out of this shoot and I couldn't be happier with the end results. She did an equally exquisite job with out wedding ceremony. I would highly recommend Stacey. She is professional, punctual, fun and enjoys stepping out of her comfort zone and trying new things. She was flexible and got back to me asap! She was truly a gem. I am happy she walked into my salon that day. Its because of her I have my wedding day memories captured so beautifully and artistically."