A young rural Illinois family strolls blissfully along the town canal on a cool autumn eve…a mother smiles as her toddler, who is just learning to walk, exercises his independence and optimism by starting down a long wooded path…a man stops to whisper delicately into his fiancee’s ear and she sweetly smiles and closes her eyes. These are just a few examples of the narratives told in the expertly crafted photos of Stephaney L. Jones, founder of S.L. Jones Photography.
Stephaney integrates strategies elemental to timeless photography; an artful tilt of the camera…choosing the right daylight that offers the most tasteful array of shadows…using the 2/3 design rule when framing a scene…adding an appropriate punch of color to emphasize a subject when needed. It is obvious from perusing through her growing portfolio that Stephaney transmits through her lenses her intuition on what precise moments of tenderness will best convey her clients’ stories; a talent that Stephaney has come to nurture through experiences in photographing her own children. In addition to families, children and teens, S.L. Jones Photography also covers lifestyle, wedding, engagement and objective photos.
On her website, Stephaney notes a pivotal moment which foreshadowed her career as a photographer. “Ever since I was a little girl, I was fascinated by photos. My parents have a huge antique dry sink that they use to store old photos in. I would dig out pictures of family and spend the whole day looking through them.”
If you have family or loved ones you would love to capture in keepsakes that will last generations, S.L. Jones Photography is for you. Stephaney services the Bloomington area and central/northern Illinois region. Contact her for location availability and session information.