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Stefanie Herzer - Photography Powered by Passion
providing fine art photography for the client who seeks distinction

From San Francisco to San Jose...

Award Winning SF Bay Area photographer Stefanie Herzer provides photojournalistic as well as fashion style wedding and portrait photography for the Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area. Stefanie will also travel to any location in the United States. Stefanie's is a photographer who's passion and love for wedding and portrait photography will translate into photographs that you will cherish for a life time! Stefanie's fine art portrait studio just moved to Redwood City about 1 mile from downtown Redwood City very close to Atherton. Stefanie specializes in fine art portraits of individuals as well as families and children. She only accepts a limited number of weddings every year. Among the services that Stefanie provides are: Wedding coverages including destination weddings, family portrait sessions, children photography, high school senior portraits, corporate headshots, model portfolios, baby plans and online dating portfolios for the SF Bay Area from San Francsico to San Jose. Find out how hiring an highly awarded photographer "Powered by Passion" will make a difference for you!

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Quotes & Highlights

Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Atlanta

Stefanie is one of the proud photographers whose wedding albums was selected to be published in the prestigious PPA loan collection. "Going loan" is one of the most respected awards in professional photography.

July/August 2006, San Jose

Stefanie passed her CPP Certification exam. Only 2500 of all professional photographers (less than 3%) are certified.

March 2006, Jeff & Rhonda, Lake Tahoe CA

There are no words for the amazing photographs you took of us. Your photos are magnificent; you truly captured our joy & all the wonderful feelings, family & friends that surrounded us for our wedding. Being in the wedding business in Tahoe I see weddings every week, see photographers every week - you are simply the best I’ve ever worked with. You relished & understood the simple, intimate idea we had for our ceremony; you are incredibly easy to get along with yet stunningly professional. What a joy to have met & worked with you, what a privilege to have such pure talent record our wedding.

All our Best,
Jeff & Rhonda

Nikki & David, Woodside CA

Thank you so much for being our wedding photographer. We got your first set of sample photos and we can't believe how beautiful they are! We both consider ourselves to be unphotogenic people and can't believe how you were able to transform us on film. We are looking forward to getting the rest of our photos.

David and Nikki

San Jose
Stefanie Herzer wins 2 Gamma Awards for Professional Photographer. The 2 categories are "Best Single Cover - Gold" and "Best Photography - Silver". The Gamma Awards are carried out by MAGS (Magazine Association of the Southeast).

San Jose
Stefanie Herzer Photography moves to an exciting new location
The new studio, a large loft in Santa Clara (just 3 miles from downtown San Jose) is part of a historic Walnut Factory and just perfectly suited for the use as photography studio. Stefanie will continue to be available in San Francisco to provide the best possible service to her existing clients.

US release of "Bone"
Timothy Booth, London, GB
Tim's Label decided to use my photograph for Tim's first solo album. Tim Booth released over 20 TOP 100 hits with his band James.

San Francisco
Stefanie Herzer Photographer is the first SF Bay Area Photography studio to earn a well know customer satisfaction award, which is only given to companies that score highest in quality in an independent rating of client satisfaction. It means we really satisfy our clients!

Stefanie photographs chosen to be one of the 10 photographers to provide images for the "Professional Photographer 2005 Press Kit". It is a great honor to be featured alongside talents such as the world renowned star photographer Matthew Jordan Smith.

"Lines of Time" has been chosen to be the cover photo of the August issue of "Professional Photographer". Also check out the wonderful article about natural light in that issue of "Professional Photographer", it features another of my photographs.

Justin and Cindy Lin, San Francisco
We will definitely be heartily recommending you to everyone we know and of course please feel free to use us as a reference if necessary. We feel so fortunate that we found you last winter and also that we had the chance to do the engagement session really made working with you at the wedding so easy. We are certain that your great start and exciting success upon turning pro in the last few years is definitely a testament to your talent and ability to work with subjects, and we are convinced that this is just the beginning for you. We have come to think of you as our "personal photographer" of sorts, and we look forward to the future as Cindy and I build our lives together with the many photos to come.

MDA, San Francisco
The cover looked FANTASTIC! We will mail out some copies of the program to you along with a donation/tax letter.

Jessica Rust, San Francisco
Tom and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your hard work! You're passion for photography shows in every one of our pictures, and we are so happy that we found you!

A very happy client, San Francisco
Thanks, Stefanie!! I can hardly believe this is a photo of ME, it's so gorgeous!

Justin & Cindy (Session in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco)
Again, we're thrilled with the shots!

Jen Comotto, (A wedding guest)
...(the bride) sent me a link to the photos of her wedding, and they are amazing! You are a wonderful photographer!

Basia & Brad (Wedding at Pebble Beach, Monterey)
You did a fantastically fabulous job. What an artistic flare--everything from the sunrise, makeup display, Marianne's store window logo, to the kids playing, to those gorgeous shots of our friends...

Blackrock City
Burning Man Wedding
Dear Stefanie, We can't thank you enough for the awesome job you did photographing our wedding at Burning Man 2003. You were so wonderful, professional and efficient. You got so many excellent shots and we can't wait to recieve the CD. We hope to see our photo on your website someday. thanks again for a spectacular job. Thanks Jim & Melissa. You're the best! :=)

San Jose
Stefanie Herzer is proud to be the first wedding photography studio to receive the Gold Award of Excellence by TopWeddingLinks who was recognized by Yahoo! as a Most Popular Wedding Directory .

Mountain View
Rengstorff House
(We were Jessica's wedding photographer at the Rengstorff house Mountain View)

The pictures are beautiful!! My eyes started watering when I saw them! Thank you so much for making my wedding pictures so magical!

Trish & Shonn
(San Francisco Wedding photographed at the Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park and Baker Beach)
Sorry we didn't write you sooner. The albums are beautiful and the pictures came out great. We are very pleased with your work. Just a little tid bit. Shonn and I are going to be expecting a baby in January. I wish we lived in California so you could shoot pictures of my pregnancy and baby.

Erik Laimon - Visitor (find the complete entry in the guest book)
"I view your fotos and they thrill me with the meticulous waiting, the timing, the moment captured when the finger itches and the time isn't right and you keep on waiting until the universe explodes directly in front of your lens and you finally press the trigger and capture that most magical moment. The most amazing thing is that you do this time after time and I admire your persistence, your dedication and wonder about your family life? ... I sincerely tip my hat to you, and after having seen your foto on your site, I am intrigued for I have not ever seen Eyes like yours which look into the heavens of Earth and Person."

Andrea Ferreira - Photography Student
"I am very impressed by your talent and style. You are able to capture not just the image but the essence and emotion of the moment. I love how you use the light and specially your sense of humor that is present in each of your portraits. Your work is so personal that quickly becomes universal and understandable for ever human being."

Darcy Shephard
"Your shots make the visitor hold their breath in anticipation and excitement while awaiting the next breathtaking photo ... because the visitor just KNOWS and BELIEVES that the next will be as astounding as the last."

Mark Wakelin
Stefanie's photography (HERZER.ORG) receives a 5*Award from the Platinum Entertainment Group.

Ken Windsor
Art of Internet Photography - Images to Inspire the Imagination

"I have no doubt that Stefanie could grace any major International Exhibition in the world, the sort of quality of work that is equivalent to those who have gained Fellowships of the Royal Photographic Society, truly great."

Dan Clarke
"...your pictures are the best I've ever seen in my life"