Genuine, Authentic Love Stories. Inspired by you.
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"I will never be able to say thank you enough to everyone who
has trusted us with their memories..."

From the bottom of my heart, all of this would not be possible if it weren't for you. I love what I do, and I'm so honored to have captured over 31 weddings
and countless other sessions during 2017. We are so excited and cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store - cheers to all the wonderful memories!
- Stephanie Axtell



Welcome to Stephanie Axtell Photography! 

WE'RE so thrilled that you're here! 

Stephanie Axtell Photography is a professional wedding photography and wedding videography service based in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina! We love snapping wedding photos, and we also offer engagement photography, bridal portraits, boudoir photography, and family photos.  

Believe us - we know there’s nothing more exciting than getting to plan one of the best days of your life! You should also know that we are just as excited for you! We would be honored to capture all of the events around your wedding day and turn them into beautiful photos you’ll have to share for the rest of your life.

...and we get it. There’s so much that goes into planning and finding all the perfect vendors for your wedding day. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed—don’t worry! You’re certainly not alone, and we want to make this as easy and enjoyable as possible.

With that said, we invite you to take a look around!
There's lots of goodies and information to help you on your photography journey to "I do."

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Behind the Lens...

Hey there, I'm Stephanie!

I'm so thrilled you're here. I am a natural light, Wedding Photographer - born and raised in the Midwest - capturing love stories all across the Carolinas.  We have a crazy amount of fun along the way! In any session, you can expect a lot of laughing and goofing around with your favorite person. If you're ticklish - I can't promise I'll stop your significant other from attacking you (in fact I might encourage the attack!) And we might see just how good you are at guessing your loved one's favorite tunes! 

Sounds crazy, but the results are breath-taking! 

If you're interested in Wedding Photography and Videography, Bridal Portraits, Engagement Photography, Boudoir Photography, Family Portraits, or any other event happening in your life you would like photographed - I would love to talk to you! (No really, you should probably send me an email because I would love to capture your crazy, wonderful life's special moments!)

If you can't take my word for it, just take a look at what others had to say about their experiences working with me! 

Ohh! And I'd also like to introduce you to that handsome fella standing next to me. Meet my husband, Charles! Charles is my right hand covering weddings as my Second Shooter and Lead Wedding Videographer!

Our mission is to capture genuine, authentic love stories. Inspired by you.



Stephanie captured my wedding day in ways I never could have imagined. She’s amazing at being at the right place, at the right time, and knowing exactly how to capture the most important moments. My highlight video was the most beautiful I’ve ever seen... If anyone ever wants to reach out, I’m happy to share her work and give a live recommendation; she was that good. Thank you again, Stephanie!
— Shianne R. from






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DID YOU HEAR? Stephanie Axtell Photography is a premier wedding photography company based in Wilmington, NC. 
Stephanie Axtell Photography is also a professional engagement photographer specializing in couples photosboudoir photographyfamily portraitsbridal portraits, and event photography.