Upon meeting Stephanie I was kind of nervous. Because not every photographer can make a photo look how you feel! Stephanie did JUST that. She did my son and our first shoot and "sneaked peeked" one and I was nothing but amazed. The picture captures how happy I am to be a MOM. Stephanie is one hell of a photographer.
Choosing a photographer for my daughter, Carly's, senior pictures was easy! I'd heard such great things about Green Tree Media, and Stephanie's pictures speak for themselves. They're stunning! Stephanie was a complete joy to work with! It's obvious she loves her job! She makes every aspect of your session relaxed and easy. She really listens to you and helps you decide what package best suits your needs. We had such a good time at the photo session. It's pretty easy to get some great shots when she has you laughing the whole time! She even got my older daughter, Elly, and I in on the action...taking a few shots of the three of us together! We were so excited to come back to her home just a few days later to view the pictures! It was really hard to pick our favorites. We were basically choosing between great, fantastic, and fabulous! I see a family picture in our future...and I know who will be taking them! My thanks to Stephanie, for completely satisfying that "hope" everyone has when they get their picture taken!
Stephanie is the BEST!!! We had such an amazing experience during our Beloved Session that it felt more like a date than a photo session! She was such a pleasure to work with and we are so pleased with our new pictures!
Kara & Brian
I was a little nervous for my senior pictures session at first, but Stephanie made it so fun and effortless for me! I am SO happy with how my senior pictures turned out! The pictures Stephanie took were natural and unique. I will definitely be recommending Green Tree Media to all my friends for their senior pictures!
We have had more than one "session" with Stephanie and Green Tree Media. None felt like a session. Stephanie was busy capturing for eternity, real life as it happened! She was able to get on film the love, the raw emotions, the laughter and joy, of the moments as we experienced them. Every aspect is done with excellence - from her presence at our events, all the way to the amazing way she presents the final product! The FIRST name that comes to mind (if someone wants a photographer) should be Green Tree Media. The SECOND name should be Stephanie Gagnon!
Stephanie was PHENOMENAL. I loved my senior session! The pictures turned out so amazing, and she made me feel beautiful the entire time. She's also very sweet and genuine! Highly, HIGHLY recommend her!
I didn't meet Stephanie through a website, advertisement, or anything along those lines. I met her in high school! We both ran cross-country and track together, and I remember her sweet, fun, and gentle spirit (none of that has changed). Fast forward a few years-I married a great guy and moved to Bloomington, IL, where my husband and I had both attended college. It was around this time that I was thinking about having some "trash the dress" pictures taken. I had some beautiful "traditional" photos from my wedding, but I wanted something that truly showcased my marriage and my relationship with my husband; in a nutshell, US. I was browsing the internet one day and noticed some wedding images that Stephanie had taken: SOLD! The pictures were romantic, fun, and simply gorgeous down to the last detail. I emailed Stephanie right away and asked her about a session and she got back to me that very day. We ended up shooting our pictures at my in-law's Christmas tree farm; a very special place to us as that's where Dan took me on our second date! Our images from that session are absolutely stunning. Everyone who has seen these pictures has asked me about the photographer who took them. Stephanie has since shot an "Inner Light" session for me and pictures for my husband's side of the family. Dan and I gifted one of her photo books to my in-laws for this Christmas and they absolutely loved it.
I have always seen photography as more than just a simple picture; it's an art that requires an in-depth education, a constant love of learning, and the ability to get people to relax and be themselves in front of the camera. Stephanie possesses all of these qualities and more; she is extremely talented and is one of the warmest people I have ever met. During every session I have worked on with Stephanie she has asked me what we're looking to do in the shoot, what we're thinking, and she takes it from there; that, in my opinion, is where the ART comes in. I display her photographs in my home as works of art, because that is what they are.
“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams
Stephanie does just that.
Dan & Erin
I would call my time with Stephanie liberating. As someone who shies away from cameras most of the time, to feel beautiful and comfortable was a big deal. Stephanie made me feel above and beyond that. She made me feel so great about being the subject and it really shot my confidence through the roof, and that was a big deal for me.