We're Stephen and Brooke Schlange, husband and wife wedding photographers based in Oceanside, California.
I love photography. I love that it allows me to freeze a single moment in time. To capture a split second that will never be again, that reveals something special about the subject matter in that moment. I particularly enjoy shooting weddings because the day is filled with strong emotion and beauty that are begging to be framed and hung on a wall for the next 30 years.
Another thing I love is my wife. Somehow I've been fortunate enough to be able to combine two things I love (wife+photography) into a job that doesn't really feel like work at all.
Aside from wedding photography I enjoy eating pizza, playing basketball, going on epic adventures and freelancing as an editorial photographer for the Inlander and other publications. You can view more of my work on my photography blog at stephenschlange.com.
For me the best part about shooting weddings is working with people. I love meeting new people, getting to know them and then striving to reflect their personalities through photos.
But itís not all fun and games. There is a responsibility that comes with shooting, and itís something we take seriously. We are professional, timely, and organized but we also have fun in the process. By the time itís over I feel like I really know the couples we work with. And that is important; wedding photos shouldnít be obtuse, boring, or cookie-cutter pictures, but a true reflection of who you are as a couple. And that requires personable photographers that honestly desire to get to know you and strive to reflect your personalities- quirks and all- in your wedding photos.
When Iím not shooting Iím a sometimes-runner, sometimes roller-skater, and sometimes karaoke singer. But Iím an always chocolate eater, gardener, and mom.
A Few More Details?
Information for the detail loving individual.
- We carry a $1,000,000 photography insurance policy covering us and your guests should anything unfortunate occur.
- We're a licensed business in the state of California.
- We love what we do!