Stefy Hilmer is a contemporary, journalistic wedding photographer in the New York and the Tri State Area.  Photography has taken her around the world and allowed her to capture the stories of CEOs and scientists to beauty queens and models, but her favorite moments behind a camera are when she’s capturing love.

Meet: Stefy Hilmer

I studied photography in Europe (1995-1998) and then moved to Westchester County, New York. I come from a journalistic background, shooting for a German daily newspaper for 4 years, but ended up enjoying wedding photography the most. Professionally trained overseas, I worked and traveled the world as a photojournalist, event and wedding photographer. I draw on my wealth of experience from all my travels around the globe. It gives me great pleasure to capture life’s most exciting moments.

What brought you to the wedding industry?

During my 18 year career, I was privileged to photograph a wide range of diverse personalities. From street musicians to CEOs. Scientists to beauty queens, politicians to models. I just love to tell stories with my images. A wedding day is just perfect for that. You have a full day to capture the love and emotions between two people and their family and friends. Cannot think of anything better and more perfect to do this.

Where do you draw inspiration from when preparing for each wedding?

Every day life. As a photographer you live in images. Everything I see each day is captured in a frame. I know it sounds silly.. but it’s the truth!

Share something that is unique to you and/or your business.

We are specialized in journalist photography. We like to tell stories with our photographs. Let us tell your story. We take all our photo shoots in a relaxed setting and keep them candid and fun.

The moments you share with your future spouse are so incredibly intimate and emotional, in order to capture them, you need to be comfortable and at ease. From the elegant to the rustic to the extravagant, I like to capture the authentic. With a contemporary style, my photographs combine documenting the feelings and emotions of your journey including your engagement, preparation leading to the ceremony and celebration itself, where I will create a timeless piece of art to hang in your home.


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