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Chic Critique is so excited to have Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance as a Celebrity Photographer in May!

She will be offering a 4 WEEK CRITIQUE beginning April 28th!

Sign up to have your photos critiqued by Stephanie this May!  9 seats left!

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This Modern Romance was founded from a deep belief that true love and soul mates really do exist and that life can be a beautiful adventure. We are hopeless romantics at heart.

The studio is lead by photographer Stephanie Williams, a fashion and wedding photographer based in Southern California. Photography and travel fuel her life. Her husband Isaac, her high school sweetheart, is her constant companion and best friend and true love.

Stephanie’s wedding work has been featured in numerous magazines, throughout the wedding blog world, and on the covers of Pacific Weddings, California Wedding Day, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, and Destination I Do. She balances her wedding work with her fashion clients, and she shoots consistently for commercial clients and clothing companies such as Ruche, Threadsence and Everly. She recently published her first book entitled “This Modern Romance: the Artistry, Technique and Business of Engagement Photography.”

This Modern Romance prides itself on creating breathtaking, fresh imagery, the perfect blend of editorial and fine art style.


A WELCOME from Stephanie:

I look forward to seeing your work and learning more about you.


Stephanie, what camera do you use and what is your favorite lens?

Canon 5D Mark III


Do you edit mostly in Photoshop or Lightroom?




Why do you think honest critique on your images is important?

it allows you to get another perspective on your work and hopefully a new way of looking at your images. Anytime you are able to reframe your thoughts you leave room for growth.


What 3 words would you use to describe your style?

editorial, fine art, and fashion inspired



Where do you pull your inspiration from?

nature, magazine editorials, fashion campaigns, movies, children’s fables, poems, travel…many, many things


What is one specific way that you balance work and family?

learning to say no, no late nights, and yoga



What have you learned the hard way?

everything because I’m self taught and never took mentor sessions or workshops 




Where have most of your 2013/2014 clients come from (besides WOM)?

Bridal blogs, online searches, and word of mouth


What has been the best workshop or convention you’ve attended so far?

Rodney Smith




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Guest Contributor | Leslie Vega




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Leslie Vega is a seasoned brand designer for photographers and wedding professionals. She founded Leslie Vega Design in 2008 and has been creating breathtaking brands for clients across the globe ever since. From logos to stationery and beautiful web presences, her passion exudes in her work and in her client experience. View her work at
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Leslie Vega Design, LLC
Brand Design for Photographers & Wedding Professionals
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