Dec 26, 2011

best mom award - windermere lifestyle photographer

my mom is awesome.

she can do pretty much anything.

i asked her to make me a new camera strap cover.  one that would match both of my camera bags.  i picked out the fabrics and she made a fabulous strap cover!  i'm in love.

i then added a few embellishments.  it's so fun!

pink bag, "clover" from epiphanie.  damask pattern bag from shoot sac.

...and the winner is...


I made a list of all those who entered by time

then used

Shannon, I will be emailing you your certificate soon! Congratulations! And thank you to all of my loyal fans for entering!!!

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Location:E Silverleaf St,Greer,United States

Dec 25, 2011

merry christmas from stephanie wind photography

i hope you are enjoying a most joyous and loving christmas day with your friends and family.

to celebrate this most awesome day, i am offering a giveaway - 
a chance to win a free session.

leave a comment below to enter.

merry christmas!

Dec 22, 2011

session highlights

The Reichard family had an at home session recently, and I wanted to share a few of their best portraits. What a good looking bunch!

Dec 20, 2011

stephanie wind photography’s 2011 Top Holiday Gift Picks

It’s better to give than to receive. Go on—-make them smile with these fabulous holiday gift ideas.

From infants to six months and beyond, these ball poppers are sure to be a favorite.

Playschool Poppin Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper

This is an interactive toy that teaches toddlers colors, counting and different sea animals.

LeapFrog Talk-a-Shoe Talking Octopus

These plates make mealtime extra fun and engaging.

Mr. and Ms. Food Face Plate

Grades 1-3 Girl
You don’t have to pronounce it to make her day, just give her one of these adorable dolls. Most come with a cute little pet/sidekick.

Lalaloopsy Doll

Grades 1-3 Boy
Be prepared to bring a huge smile to his face… and get shot in the head, arm, leg, etc.

Nerf Vortex Vigilon Disc Blaster

Grades 3-6 Girl
Tis’ the season to be dolly! Give your daughter the gift of reading, history and fun with a timeless classic—an American Girl Doll. Choose from 12 different dolls—each with their own book. They range from 1764 to 1974, and the assortment of outfits, books and accessories is virtually endless.

Grades 3-6 Boy
It’s all about LEGOs at this age. Give him this Pirates of the Caribbean-inspired set, and he’ll have hours of engaging fun ahead of him.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Queen Anne’s Revenge

Tween Girl
You might not like him, but every tween girl is obsessed with Justin Bieber. Give her one of his CDs, his movie, a poster, tee shirt or even a bottle of his perfume.

Justin Bieber Someday Perfume

Tween Boy
At two feet long and three pounds, the world’s largest gummy worm will provide any tween boy with weeks of amusement and sweet albeit unusual snacking satisfaction.

The World’s Largest Gummy Worm

Teen Girl
Victoria’s Secret PINK is every teen girl’s favorite loungewear. Make her smile with a colorful option—the brighter the better!

Victoria’s Secret PINK Signature Crew and Vintage Flair Pant

Teen Boy
These hoodies are stylish and feature built-in headphones, so they can be plugged into a phone or mp3 player for a convenient and machine washable wardrobe essential.

Hoodie Buddie

College Girl
There’s nothing like a warm, luxurious pair of UGG boots to keep your little smartie warm on campus.

UGG Australia Classic Tall

College Boy
Just give him money and don’t ask any questions.

Domesticated Diva
Angelic hostesses everywhere will be in seventh heaven with a fondu set like this one from Crate & Barrel.

Gala Fondu Set

Man’s Man
There’s nothing better than a bottle of Crown Royal whisky. Add some whisky glasses for an extra touch that he will love!

Villeroy & Boch Highlands Whiskey Tumbler

A Nike+ Sportswatch GPS is a great gift for any athlete. Powered by Tom Tom, your favorite fitness buff can access plenty of data on up to 50 runs, and chart them on their computer with a built-in USB port.

A Nike+ Sportswatch GPS

A large gold watch like this one by Michael Kors will make any fashionista’s eyes sparkle.

Michael Kors ‘Large Gold Runway’ Watch

You can’t beat a reading tablet like Kindle for those bookworms in your life!

Kindle Touch

Don’t forget a card with a personal message!

Dec 14, 2011

Hanukkah begins on the 20th, and the 25th is Christmas Day! Celebrate with these adorable crafts and treats.

Celebrate the Holidays with these festive crafts and treats!

Holiday Gumball Machines
These playful candy-filled displays are a fun craft activity that you can do with your kids. They make a great holiday decoration too! Use a Hannukah- or Christmas-inspired theme by using blue and white or red and green paint and candies.

Frosted Gingerbread and Sugar Cookies
The holidays aren’t complete without these delicious treats. Put some out for Santa if you’re feeling extra nice.

For professional results like these, visit for cookie decorating tips and tricks.

Handmade Greeting Cards
This collection of holiday cards from Better Homes and Gardens are easy and fun. They are perfect for teachers, colleagues, family and friends!

Peppermint Cream Bites
Cut these heavenly treats with small cookie cutters of any shape.

Candy Cane Bark
It’s fun to make and is a wonderful gift too! Just wrap in a clear bag and top with some festive ribbon and a gift tag!

Holiday Gift Tags
These gift tags by Martha Stewart can be used for Hanukkah by featuring a dreidel or Star of David instead of holly.

Happy Holidays from stephanie wind photography. i am grateful to be a part of your family’s memories.

Dec 13, 2011

Nov 25, 2011

cyber monday sale

holiday shopping can be one of the most challenging and frustrating things a person can do - especially after the work of hosting a thanksgiving dinner.  our solution is the cyber monday sale.  on monday, november 28th, you can get unlimited $100 gift certificates for $75 each.  the best part - you can order by phone or email and save yourself the aggravation of the crowds and busy stores.  a memory really is a wonderful gift that everyone on your list is sure to enjoy.  order by phone at 407.850.8446 or email at by november 28th to take advantage of this exciting offer!

Nov 23, 2011

November is National Child Safety and Protection Month!

November is National Child Safety and Protection Month!

Take a minute to teach your children these simple yet essential safety tips!

Learn how to deal with strangers on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s website.

911 Safety
Talk about when to call 911 with these tips on

Rules for the Road
Visit where you will find lots of fun and interactive ways to learn about safety on the road—from buckling your seatbelt in the car and wearing a helmet on your bike to safety tips on crossing the street.

Tips on Bullying
Learn responsible ways to handle bullying at

Even a few minutes reviewing these safety measures can make a big difference. Help your little ones stay safe!

Nov 18, 2011

Nov 16, 2011

November 24th is Thanksgiving Day! Celebrate with these adorable crafts and treats.

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
~Thornton Wilder

November 24th is Thanksgiving Day! Celebrate with these adorable crafts and treats.

Gratitude Chain
Use brown, orange, yellow and red construction paper to create a gratitude chain. Simply cut each page in half horizontally, then cut each section into short strips that can be stapled or glued together into a chain. Before you connect the segments, help your child write different things that they are grateful for on each one. This makes a lovely decoration and can become a fun tradition. For an extra-special touch, decorate with thanksgiving themed stickers and gold glitter. Your little ones will run out of paper before they run out of things to be grateful for!

Corncob Cookies
These decadent cookies by Family Fun are sure to be a big hit!

Pilgrim’s Hat Placeholders
Your Thanksgiving guests will be charmed with these personalized placeholders by Better Homes and Gardens. With a few mini flower pots and some acrylic paint, your children will love this easy and enjoyable craft.

Thanksgiving Centerpieces
Get inspired with this collection of centerpieces from We love these ideas for their classic look and effortless appeal. Most can be made from regular household items like a pitcher, some baskets, a few candles or a handful of leaves or nuts.

Mini Pumpkin Pies
Use a muffin tin or a mini muffin tin to create little pumpkin pies that are as tasty as they are cute. Add a dab of whipped cream and you have a delicious treat that your little ones can help bake.

Happy Thanksgiving from stephanie wind photography. I am grateful to be a part of your family’s memories.

Nov 5, 2011

child photographer - delaney - windermere photographer

i met this sweet girl just weeks after she was born.

and now, she's one.

happy birthday delaney.

Oct 26, 2011

new day portrait session

“Another sunrise, another new beginning.”
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Share the excitement with the expecting mother in your life with a maternity portrait session. We suggest the seven month mark for this session, as the baby bump is defined, yet cute. This is also a great time, because there is less scrambling to get ready for the baby and more time to relax and show off that pregnancy glow.

That due date is going to come sooner than you think, so call to reserve your session today. 407.850.8446.

If you haven’t selected a push present for that amazing mother to be yet, get inspired with our selection of favorites.

Victoria’s Secret Kimono

(In her favorite color, of course.)

Chunky Love Necklace by the Vintage Pearl

A luxurious rocker like this one from Pottery Barn Kids

Have it waiting for her in the nursery when she comes home!

Coach Diaper Bag

She’ll never be without it!

Whatever gift you choose, make sure to include a heartfelt card—that always means the most.

Oct 19, 2011

adorable halloween crafts

Milk Carton Haunted Houses

Use any size of carton, from an individual sized lunch carton to a half gallon. Cut out a door and some windows and cover entirely with black construction paper. Add some cute halloween stickers and glitter, maybe some candy corn and pumpkins, and you have an adorable decoration that your kids can help create. For an extra spooky touch, add an LED tealight. Create one house, or an entire village!

Boa Bats

These would make great porch decorations! Add glitter and use different colors of construction paper for a more playful effect.

Printable Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Our favorite ones are the goofy faces!

Tie Dye Halloween

Create a fun tee shirt, onesie, pajamas or a trick or treat bag with this adorable craft.

Oct 12, 2011


tell me this baby boy is not just the cutest thing!  with his red hair and blues eyes!

his mama is in trouble.

the ladies are going to love him.

this lady already does!  :)

(and he shares a birthday - october 13th - with my son ryan.)

happy 1st birthday thomas.

Treat your kids to these simple and delicious Halloween delights!

Your entire family will love these fun Halloween recipes. Perfect for a family night or Halloween party!

Mousse-Filled Witches Hats by Reader’s Digest

Easy spider web cupcakes

Gourmet Carmel Apples
Dip Granny Smith apples in melted carmel and decorate with chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips, reece’s pieces, mini m&m’s, or drizzles of melted chocolate.

September 23rd was the first day of autumn. Celebrate with your little ones with these adorable crafts and treats.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
~Albert Camus

September 23rd was the first day of autumn. Celebrate with your little ones with these adorable crafts and treats.

Pumpkin Seed Mosaic Art

Fall Leaf Mobile
Create fall leaf cutouts from construction paper, fine cardboard or felt. Tape the leaves to thin ribbons, string or twine. Attach each string to a small branch and hang it where it can spin freely for all to enjoy!

Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Sprinkle with nutmeg, and voila!

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Enjoy with a glass of apple cider.

Happy Autumn from stephanie wind photography!

Oct 11, 2011

florida orlando family photographer - two very cute kids

talk about good kids.  i mean, these kids are good.

and i know kids.  :)

this mom and dad are beyond blessed.

Oct 6, 2011

2012 family calendars

i am so excited to be offering family calendars this season!

how fun are these?

as a gift, or for your own home,  at $29.99 each, these calendars are a great way to display the photos from your session!

Oct 4, 2011

don't miss out on these exciting upcoming promotions and sessions!

a new day maternity portraits

share the excitement with the expecting mother in your life with a maternity portrait session.  we suggest the seven month mark to this session, as the baby bump is defined, yet cute.  this is also a great time, because there is less scrambling to get ready for the baby and more time to relax and show off that pregnancy glow.  that due date is going to come sooner than you think so call to reserve your session today.  407.850.8446.

Sep 24, 2011


i had the pleasure of spending time with this beautiful family today, celebrating their newest child's tenth day of life.

such a sweet autumn princess