November 2019 Feature Story: Stephanie Cerny

Updated: Aug 10, 2020

Stephanie Cerny, Photographer and Videographer, Faithful Photo Co

Stephanie was born and raised in Upstate, NY and the youngest of three. Being homeschooled, she had lots of free time to pursue her interests. During this time, she found that she loved music and enjoyed photography. She first starting making videos on her Mothers MacBook Webcam at the age of 12 and at the age of 17 she shot her first wedding!

After having her first child, she got into videography and capturing special once in a lifetime moments with her family to share on social media. From there, she started getting bookings for baby announcement videos.

Watching Youtube, experimenting and bouncing ideas off of one of her good friends who does it professionally, she was able to improve her skill. In 2017 she was hired professionally to shoot a wedding and has been doing it ever since.

I met Stephanie through our photographer, Lauren Shambo with Lauren Victoria Photography. It was so nice to have vendors at our wedding who knew each other professionally and personally. When vendors are able to connect on a different level, it enhances your experience so much more. They are in sync and ensure everything runs smoothly. Although Stephanie currently lives in Maine,

she traveled all the way to NY for our wedding and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Enjoy her story below.

Tell us about yourself - Where are you from and what do you wish to be when you grow up? 

When I was little, I wanted to be a Wife and a Mom. I always imagined this little girl in a red sweater,  and fuzzy blonde hair running around, and that’s my Daughter exactly!!

What brought you to where you are today?

I’m a Christian and firmly believe that when we use our gifts for Gods glory, He gives provision and Joy in the journey. I try hard to always be generous with my skills, and I believe he has blessed that by giving me business!

What do you do professionally?

I work Part time doing Photography and advertising for a local business, and create online videos for their social media outlets.