• WELCOME TO STEPHANIE STRITTMATTER’S PHOTO BLOG

    Thank you for your interest in my work! My name is Stephanie Strittmatter, the "lady behind the lens" of Lady of the Lens Photography. I am a photographer that specializes in weddings and engagements although I love all photography! I am a hopeless romantic that loves weddings and the roll that I play in them for my clients. Feel free to browse around my blog and see why I love my job!

    PHONE - 814.285.7175
    EMAIL - ss.ladyofthelens@gmail.com
    ADDRESS - 692 Lemon Drop Rd, Ebensburg, PA 15931

Morgan Class of 2016 – LOTL Senior Rep – Senior Photography

I have had the pleasure of watching this beautiful young women grow up through our shared connection and love of the world of wrestling. Between her stud little brother and her amazing boyfriend, Morgan has attended her share of wrestling events over the years. This lady is pretty amazing herself. Her competition cheerleading has taken her all over the country to countless national tournaments. She has a smile that you can’t help but smile back at when you see it and a personality that lights up a room. She is truly any parents dream daughter. I look forward to the second part of her senior session in the summer!

Baby Lilly – Newborn Photography

This year, like all years, I struggled to make a decision on what I would do for Lent. Normally, I give up chocolate, candy or somethings of that nature but I decided that is not really serving any purpose other than helping me to vainly avoiding holiday weight gain. This year I wanted to do something special for someone who deserved it. I wanted to give the gift of photography to someone that would truly appreciate it.

I know all to well how difficult it can be to struggle with infertility, miscarriage or any number of other things that can prevent deserving couples from becoming parents. People who have gone through this struggle understand better than anyone just what a miracle the birth of a healthy baby truly is. I decided that this year I would give away a free (no strings attached and totally free) newborn session to one deserving family. I had many fabulous couples that entered the contest. Each one deserving of winning. If only I had more time I would have loved to photograph all the new babies but my own family needs made me have to limit it to just one winner. When I read Ashley and Mike’s story, their struggles touched my heart and I knew that they would cherish these pictures forever after so many years of waiting.

They welcomed Miss Lilly into the world on April 22, 2015 and what a doll! She made me feel like a newborn photography rock star. She was just as perfect as could be and an easy model! I wish this happy family all of the very best. I only got to spend about 2 hours with them but it would have only taken a few minutes to see how great they are as parents. It was truly a rewarding experience to photograph their great gift from God!

Hovey E-Session – Pittsburgh, Pa Engagement Photographer

After months of talking only by email, I finally had the pleasure to meet this fabulous couple. They flew in from California for their engagement session so the cold weather was a bit of a shock. We did have some great light for a chilly Pittsburgh March evening. Nothing about these pictures shows the chill at all! They where both so warm and full of fun and personality. I instantly knew that their wedding is going to be a blast to photograph.

We traveled all around PNC Park and even walked across the Clemente Bridge to get some great shots of the stadium. This is something the couple told me that they do every time they visit the city together so it was fun to be a part of their tradition.

They will be getting married next March at PNC Park. Thank you both for being such a joy and making me love my job!

Ludwig Wedding Day – Ebensburg, PA Wedding Photographer

I really got to know this couple during their engagement session in State College last summer. One thing is not hard to see, they love each other and they love Penn State football!

They got married in the height of fall in Nicktown PA. It was nice to not have to travel far to get such beautiful pictures. This wedding was a good time from start to finish. We had a blast with their wedding party during the group photos. We even had a “guest” crash their couple photos. A friendly goat followed us around for all of their pictures (he loved her bouquet). Trust me this is real, I couldn’t make this stuff up!

They planned their wedding on a Saturday in the heart of football season. But because the couple didn’t want to miss the game for themselves or their guests, Top Dog Productions had the game broadcast live from the reception hall. Now those are good fans (and good DJs)! I wish them many happy years and lots of tailgating together:)

The vendors I had the pleasure of working with:

DJ – Top Dog

Florist – Florals on the Corner

Mulcahy Wedding Day – Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

I met this wonderful couple for the first time for their engagement session. They we’re both standout college athletes and we immediately began talking sports. I instantly connected with them as a couple. Not only is Andrea a beautiful person but she is also an amazing basketball coach in New York. Their situation was unique because they are both not from Pittsburgh. Because their families are from different states they picked Pittsburgh as a meeting point in the middle. It was great to see all of their friends and family that made the journey to Pittsburgh. I was so honored to take part in this amazing celebration of two beautiful people!

A special note on one of the vendors:

Strittmatter Styles (owned by Alisha Strittmatter my fabulous sister- in-law) provided the flawless airbrush make-up and hair for this wedding. I can not stress how important it is for brides to invest in a good make-up artist! You can thank me later after you see the results;)

The vendors I had the pleasure working with at this wedding:

Hair and Make-up – Strittmatter Styles

DJ – Lea Guarino

Florist – Sherry Kai

Dress – Pronovias is the designer