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"Stani is an artist. I recently hired her for a branding shoot - she came to my home and shot various looks for two hours. She took the time to carefully craft a visual story that spoke to my vision. Stani’s dedication, compassion, and empathy for others shows through in the intimacy of her work. On top of it all, she’s a great person. I would recommend Stani to anyone."

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Hello, I'm Stani

An award-winning photographer, artist, mother, and adventure seeker with 15+ years of experience in the photo industry

Writing Stories Through Photography

Greetings and welcome from my little corner of the web!

I’m Stanislava, a Bulgarian native and Sacramento lifestyle portrait and event photographer.

My photography journey is like a cross-cultural cocktail – a mix of my classical art education in Bulgaria, a splash of conceptual creativity for visual storytelling from my BFA in Photography and a generous dose of my love for the great outdoor adventures.

As a mother, a woman , and a small business owner, I am deeply captivated by the enchantment of human connections and their role in the universe around us. Whether you're embarking on the thrilling journey of parenthood, orchestrating a memorable event, or strategically building your brand and business, I'm your secret weapon - your personal photographer. I'm here to ensure the best possible experience, offering exceptional customer service and art direction from our initial consultation, through the photoshoot day, post-processing, and all the way to the final print product, considering how and where the images will be presented and their usage.

I invite you to take a stroll through my portfolio and connect with me. I can't wait to hear about your visual ideas and help you make them into reality.

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Weddings captured in NY and CA since 2009

Lifestyle Family milestones documented

USA States visited

Events shot in New York and California

Portfolio

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RECENT WORK

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If you are looking for unique stunning and meaningful art for your interior walls that will bring the outside world of nature and its abstract elements inside your space check out my healing art collections. and mindfulness inside your space

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Stani was such a success at my wedding! I got married on 6/17/17 at Mountain House Estate in 100 degree weather, but that didn't stop her from wanting to take the most amazing shots ever and I'm so glad! From the very beginning, Stani was so sweet to work with. She would check in with us often and make it a point to get to know us as a couple. She listens, cares, and caters to each couple to make sure she delivers the finished product they'd hoped for. If you're considering Stani as a photographer, the decision-making process stops here! She's it!

All I can say is WOW!! I hired Stani to take photos of my home for my interior design portfolio and some shots of me for my industry and they turned out amazing!! She is a true artist and really knows how to capture a moment and make it interesting. Love your work Stani!! Thank you for making me look and feel beautiful and for all your gorgeous shots of the house. You are the best!

I cannot say enough amazing things about Stani! She has been photographing our family every year for 7 years. She has a magical way of capturing those special moments when our entire family feels so relaxed that we can really be ourselves and the result is beautiful every time. Stani is wonderful with both young children and larger groups like our big extended family. She consistently chooses beautiful and unique locations that complement our family's style. Thanks to Stani we have beautiful artwork in our home and unique holiday cards every year. I would trust Stani to photograph each and every event for our family, no matter how big or small. Thank you Stani for all the beautiful memories!

— Sonia and Alex

— Mary Sullivan, Founder of Green Yogi

— Nicole Dort

Los Angeles — California

Palm Desert— California

Benicia — California

Travel Plans

USA / California

March 28-April 5

Joshua Tree National Park

May 8 -May 12

MEXICO

Visiting the West and California? We can still make it work. I'm on the road a lot. Message me about your photography needs and we'll make it happen. Check out my travel dates and if it is something that fits your travel plans give me a call. Always open for an outdoor adventure and meeting like minded people.

PUERTO VALLARTA

USA / California

May 24 - May 26

Salt Point State Park - Pacific Ocean

June 5 - June 13

USA / Utah

Zyon NP, Bryce canyon NP and Moab

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