They say a picture is like a thousand words... 

I am just going to tell you right now, I like pictures.  I like taking them, and I like looking at them.  Thais is probably why I am a photographer and not a writer.  I don't like writing much.  But I do want to share with my visitors my pictures, maybe I will throw in a few words too.  

So I have a tendency to get behind in my blogging.  It's always a work in progress for me, my New Years goal is always to get better at blogging.  

So if you see big gaps in my blogging it's because life has overtaken my goal of blogging.  I will be back, I always am.  

Olivia & Robert's Wedding

September 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

In May Olivia and Robert were married at the Double Tree in Bakersfield California.  They had a large group of family and friends there supporting and celebrating with them.  I had a great time working with this couple and returning to the Double Tree for another wedding.  

Olivia's Beautiful Dress

Olivia and Robert chose not to see each other before the ceremony.  I photographed all the groomsmen before the ceremony.  What fun group of guys.

The Grand entrance, complete with high fives!

Custom Favor glasses!  I loved them.


This group knew how to have a good time.  It was such a pleasure to work with all of them.  

K.I.S.S. Sale!

August 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment



In honor of my kids going back to school this week and me trying to keep it simple I am having a sale! 

The "Keep It Simple Stephanie" sale is...

7 hours of wedding day photography!

Your edited, high resolution gallery on a USB memory drive!

And, your online gallery for friends and family. 

Just the basics for $1000. 

I can only offer this price until the end of September.  You can call or email me to set up a meeting to book your date now. 

661-810-4931 or stephanie@stephaniehorwedelphotography.com

I look forward to meeting you and hearing all about your wedding!

Bakersfield Museum of Art Wedding

July 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

In April I shot the sweetest second wedding for Melissa and Brad.  It was a beautiful intimate wedding set in the garden of the Bakersfield Museum of Art.  

Melissa’s dress looked amazing among the garden sculptures. 

She made her bouquet out of antique brooches. 

They opted to do a "first look" before the wedding.  I love Brad's expression and the fact that the boys were there too.


After the ceremony the family walked down the street to Mexicali for a dinner reception.




















Summer Vacation!

July 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Oh, I have big plans for summer vacation.  Getting caught up on my blogging is one of them.  But seeing as that It's July 2nd already, I am behind.  


I have done some amazing weddings that I need to blog and get caught up with.  They are coming soon!  


In the mean time if you want to see what I am up to instead of blogging you can check out my instagram feed and follow me at @horwedelsa.  


I do love summer vacation!


Have I pinned this already? Ugh I want summer so bad!

Adriane and Ethan Wedding

June 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

My heart jumped with excitement as I drove to this Carrissa Plains wedding.  It was a gorgeous day with a bright blue sky and fluffy white clouds and a bit of a breeze.  It had rained just enough for the hills to be green and speckled with a wild flowers.  I had been excited to shoot this wedding for a long time.  A fellow photographer, Adriane had contacted me to shoot her wedding.  I knew it was going to be a special one, just from what I saw on Facebook.  The details! Where to begin?  The people! Another amazing group of people to work with.  I didn't even mind the nickname given to me by one of the groomsmen.  I had a blast working on this wedding.  It was truly a dream wedding to shoot!  Be prepared to look at a lot of pictures.

Adriane took her mom's dress and and reworked it to make it special for her.  It was AMAZING! 

I love cowboy boots at weddings.  The little details in her flowers were so charming.

succulent boutineers! 

Who doesn't love a hunting truck at a wedding vehicle? I do!

I mean seriously, how gorgeous is this bride?

Her handsome groom.   

These two chose not to see each other until the ceremony.  

This group of groomsmen were having a great time.  Laughing together, maybe even at me.  They were a fun group to work with.

So another cool detail.  Adriane and Ethan got married on this little island that they had to completely transform to make a wedding happen there.  Including building this bridge! How cool is that?!


There were a million and one amazing details at this wedding!

And now for some wedding pictures.  This family and group of friends were all smiles and laughs all day.  You could see the love between them all.



She wasn't a fan of getting her picture taken.  But it's pretty cute anyways.


Their first walk together as man and wife!

We scheduled lots of time for pictures.  A photographer's dream.  Even some time for sunset pictures.

I hate to be redundant, but, I had an amazing day working with this bride and groom.  It was a dream wedding to shoot and I felt honored to shoot for a fellow photographer.  

Thank you Adriane and Ethan!