I'm Stephanie, and I help photographers and small business owners grow profitable, freedom filled businesses! 

I'm based in Columbus, Ohio and spend most of my time working in my home office, drinking a chai latte, and getting all the cuddles from my hubby and pup. 

I teach other photographers and small business owners through branding photography, online courses, shop products, in person speaking, free YouTube videos, and a free Facebook community. 

I’ve photographed over 100 weddings and brands, served hundreds of online students, and dish out weekly YouTube videos to my subscribers on my channel. Let's get to know each other!

Hey and welcome!

 I went from booking 17 weddings as a photographer without even trying to booking hardly any weddings while doing #allthethings (Instagramming every day and blogging every week included). 

I had my first unhappy client, I was struggling to raise my prices, and I wasn’t standing out in my market. Then something changed...

I remember my second year of business being my hardest year ever.

My business hasn't always been easy.

In 2 years, I went from $2k weddings to $5k+ weddings.

I went from being on the struggle bus in 2017 to booking out my calendar in 2019 with *dream* couples and charging a price point that was sustainable to support my me and my hubby (and my overly spoiled dog). 

You’re probably wondering, WHAT HAPPENED? What changed to get you there?! TELL ME MORE (okay okay, I will). It's this: I stopped copying others. 

I realized that copying what everyone else was doing in my industry was getting me NOWHERE. 

I had to really stay in my own lane and figure out what made me ME, and trying different marketing strategies that worked for my ideal client. 

If I could go back and tell myself one thing in 2017, it'd be to stay in your lane and be yourself.

Some of you probably did a big eye roll, but really, it's cheesy but TRUE. The effort you put into being yourself is completely worth it.  

I’ll show you how to grow your business with no-fluff teaching and strategies that actually work, because it’s not just a copy and paste of what I do… but it’s a method to craft your OWN brand and marketing for your unique business. Not only will I help you with the marketing strategies behind it, but also help you plan a strategic branding photo shoot to have photos to up-level your online presence. 

You can build a business that is based on what you love and that gives you a steady income. It’s possible, and just because it’s different doesn’t mean it’s wrong. I want to show you that it is possible too.

tell me more!

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I get to live my dream by teaching small business owners and photographers on building profitable, freedom-filled businesses!


Michael and I got our Sheepadoodle pup, Ember! 


Built my business through college for 4 years, then graduated college and went full time!


Launched my FIRST set of shop products, including my signature light & airy presets.


Started my free YouTube channel with weekly videos.


Married the love of my life, Michael Kase! We were only 20 and 21 years old!


I moved to Columbus, Ohio and started my photography business my senior year of high school!


Sold $300 of digital art online and thought I was making a KILLING at 13 years old.

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If you're new around here, you also need to meet the official SK mascots: Ember & Chai, our Sheepadoodles! They frequently appear in my YouTube videos and on my Instagram (and even have their own, @emberandchai). 

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Cause here’s the thing: You’re probably a year or two into your business and have some of the basics down (maybe you're starting to understand your brand and have seen some success).

But when it comes to actually finding your ideal client, marketing strategically, showing up as a personal brand online, automating your business, and hitting your long term goals? You have NO idea where to start.

Do you want to create a business that works FOR you, not leaving you feeling constantly run down and overwhelmed? Then let's DO THIS THING.

So, what do ya say?

Are you ready to have a profitable, freedom-filled small biz that BOOKS CLIENTS WITH EASE?

— Boda Photography

Stephanie's educational material is amazing. For the first time I found an educator sharing tips and ideas that I can directly relate to. I trust Stephanie and although she doesn't know of me, I feel like I know her very well now! And her adorable dog! 

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I'd love to help you grow your small biz. Check out the shop for allllllll the things you can learn!



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