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The Lovely Lisa | Rock Hill, SC

Friday, I had the pleasure of photographing a long-time family friend, Lisa.  I think she looks a little like Elizabeth Taylor, but at any rate, she’s stunning!

The Mona Lisa

That Mona Lisa Smile...

Lisa was a real joy to work with on Friday. She’s a student at Converse College; she’s double majoring in Psychology & Theater.  Oh, did you already gather that she has amazing style?! Uh yea!

As a photographer, I study people. During each session, I pick up on the details that characterize people. One of my favorite things about Lisa was the quirky little smirk that starts in her eyes and ends with the twitch of her cheek. <– <3 it:)


Lisa Stewart | Portraits

That Mona Lisa Smile...

Lisa, your gallery is almost fully uploaded. Look for an email tomorrow.

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aLg | Fall 2011 Photo Contest Winner

Addie Grace

Addie Grace

Meet Addie Grace. She & her mom Katy won the 2011 Fall Photo Contest.  Addie is beautiful. She’s happy. She’s 5 months old. She loves elephants…errr…her mom loves elephants. And he has the sweetest baby jaws I’ve ever seen!

Addie Grace

Addie Grace | 2

It was a real pleasure to work with Katy & Addie Grace for the first time this Sunday. I really cannot wait to capture more awesome moments as she grows & changes!

Check out the Facebook album & make sure to leave them lots of love!

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Marshall Family

Happy Holidays!

This Sunday, I had the opportunity to meet the amazing Marshall family. Frank, Paige and the girls were a delight to work with. We discussed outfit choices that would work best, and Paige did an excellent job pulling them all together.

Marshall Family | 1

Marshall Family | 1

My assistant, Mayci, and I pulled out lots of props/games so that the girls would be more relaxed when it was their turns for their individual pictures.

Marshall Family | 2

Marshall Family | 2

Enjoy your pictures guys. I had a blast working with you and cannot wait to unveil your gallery! Make sure the rest of you go over to the Facebook page and show them lots of love on their album.

One hour sessions start at $75. Contact me today and let’s get your Christmas Portrait Session scheduled: stefanie.m.morris@gmail.com

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Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday Deals


Today through 12/1/2011, book a Spring family session, regularly priced between $75-$150, and enjoy 30% Off; a 50% non-refundable deposit must be paid by 12/1/2011. All wedding packages are 30% Off when you book & pay your 35% deposit by 12/1/2011; these packages are regularly priced between $1,150 and $1,999 and are fully customize-able to your wedding day needs!


Contact me today and cash-in on this amazing deal! stefanie.m.morris@gmail.com or 803.448.4959

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Mackey Family

Meet Walker, Elliott, Thomas, and Coleman.

Family Session

Mackey Gentlemen

These guys were awesome! We took a drive out the country for this session. The three youngest played a little football, while Walker helped his mom and me set the scene. Honestly, I was nervous because it had been so overcast all day, but praise be, because the sun could not have been any more prefect Saturday afternoon when we arrived on location!

Big thanks to all four of you Mackey gentlemen for helping out and being such awesome models! Check out more images on Facebook in the coming days.

Contact me today about scheduling your Christmas portrait session; it’s not too late.  stefanie.m.morris@gmail.com

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Davis | Claire’s 1st Christmas

Claire's 1st Christmas

Sweet Baby Claire's 1st Christmas

Merry Christmas, Davis family! Thank you for letting me come into your home and help you celebrate Claire’s first Christmas.

Thanks to John, we set up a backdrop complete with white Christmas lights and a hidden boppie and let Claire lose herself in all of the sparkly lights. She was more interested in eating them after the first 5 minutes than looking at any of the 4 crazy people, who were trying to get her attention. Even her dearest Mr. Panda did not do much to make her look in my general direction.

It has been a pleasure to watch your family grow over the past year and I look forward to watching you grow in the years to come!

1 Hour Sessions are $75; there are plenty of openings left, contact me today to schedule your Christmas portraits: stefanie.m.morris@gmail.com

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Win a Free Fall Photo Session!

This Fall, sMm Photography is presenting the Fall 2011 Photo Contest.  As our seasons are finally changing, I invite you to celebrate Fall and everything Fall means to you & your family! This contest is not limited to Halloween.
Fall 2011 Photo Contest

Fall 2011 Photo Contest

Please send your best photos featuring images that mean “Fall” to you, starting today, 10/18/2011, for a chance to win a Free 1 Hour Fall Session, worth $75 {Winner}, a Free Mini Session, worth $50 {1st Runner-up}, or a $25 Print Credit {2nd Runner-up}! Entry pictures will be added to the Fall Photo Contest Album on the Facebook page. Winning entries will be featured on the website, Facebook and Twitter pages. 

How to Earn More Points:
Each “Like” = 1 point
Each Comment from a unique user = 2 points
Each Friend Tagged = .5 points

Earn .25 Bonus Points for each of the following:
Hay Rides
Tree with Colored Leaves
Pile of Leaves

Pictures can be of things, places, people, or all three! I can’t wait to see what Fall means to you!

To submit entries and for more info, email stefanie.m.morris@gmail.com. The contest opens on 10/18/2011 and closes on 11/20/2011 at midnight. Winners will be notified on 11/24/2011.  Photo entries should contain the name and contact information of the contestant and the name of the location. Please submit one entry per family.
Email Stefanie with your Fall Photo today: stefanie.m.morris@gmail.com 



Free 1 Hour Free Session, applies to the session fee.

Free Mini Session, applies to the session fee.

Photos that are uploaded on our wall or sent via Twitter WILL NOT be considered in judging. Submissions MUST be received at stefanie.m.morris@gmail.com in order to be considered. Winners will be notified via the email address that they used to submit their photo(s).

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to sMm Photography and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for the sMm Photography Fall Photo Contest. Entrants must be 13 or older.

The Nitty Gritty:

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. sMm Photography’s Fall 2011 Photo Contest.   PLEASE NOTE: Photos that are uploaded on our wall or sent via Twitter WILL NOT be considered in judging. Submissions MUST be received at stefanie.m.morris@gmail.com in order to be considered. Winners will be notified via the email address that they used tosubmit their photo(s). This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to sMm Photography and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for the sMm Photography Fall Photo Contest. Entrants must be 13 or older. REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES:  Entry may not contain:

  • is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
  • is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • appears to duplicate any other submitted Entries;
  • defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
  • contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as costumes, distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission.
  • contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;
  • violates any law.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Contest; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless sMm Photography from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize; and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph/video, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so. By participating, entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Contest without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion. OWNERSHIP/USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an Entry, each entrant agrees Sponsor shall own the Entry submitted (including all rights embodied therein) and that it and its designees may exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the Entry and all elements of such Entry, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party

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1 Easy Way to get 14 Great Images

Fall Mini

Fall Mini Sessions

1 Easy Way to get 14 Great Images on a CD!

Here’s how:

Email me at:


$25 today, $25 on that day.

Ha, easy breazy eh?!

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Holiday Special!

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Introducing a very special, Holiday Special!

I had a tough time deciding who to give back to, so without further a do, drum roll please…. The Pilgrim’s Inn.

There are many deserving charities around the Upstate, but this is by far one of my favorites. I just happened to sit in the parking lot (waiting to drop off donations) last Christmas and found myself moved by the on-goings of a shelter that seems so small and yet serves so many souls. I am abundantly blessed! I go without nothing I need, and yet I know there are people who struggle to provide their families with basic necessities. This quote from Nobel Prize winner, George Bernard Shaw, sums up how I feel about that…

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as 
I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die; for the harder I work, the more I live…Life is no “brief candle” to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
-George Bernard Shaw

So what does the Pilgrim’s Inn do, who are they? Read this little excerpt from their blog:

Pilgrims Inn is a not-for-profit organization serving Rock Hill and surrounding communities of York County, SC. Individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or are having trouble providing for their basic needs are helped.

In 1981 Tricia Kuhlkin founded Pilgrims Inn with a borrowed office, $200.00 in her pocket and a determination to help those in need with an atmosphere of respect and genuine affection.

Today we have a large campus with multiple programs that provide immediate, emergency help for those who are hurting, and a system of ongoing support and guidance to help them create a more stable, independent future.

This Christmas, I invite you to join me in giving back to our community! As a reward, enjoy 25% OFF all family session fees when you make a valid donation to the Pilgrim’s Inn.

Holiday Special

Holiday Special

So what kind of donation do you need to make?


Valid Donations

Please make checks payable to the Pilgrim’s Inn or donate gift cards to area grocery stores.

This great organization is a partner agency with the United Way of York County.  So this Christmas season, I dare you to drive over to 236 West Main Street and sit in your car early one morning and not feel compelled to help!  You may contact the Pilgrim’s Inn directly at:

PO Box 11328

All mail must be sent to the PO Box; mail sent to the street address will be returned.
Street address: 236 West Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29731

Contact me today to book your Holiday Session!

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Email: stefanie.m.morris@gmail.com

Call/text: 803.448.4959

Offer valid 10/1/11 – 12/21/11. Discounts only apply to family sessions. Thank you for your support of Pilgrim’s Inn & sMm Photography!

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Colby, sneak peek {Senior Session}

{Senior Session}

South Carolina Lifestyle Photographer

Colby {Senior Session}

Wednesday, I went out to Inman, South Carolina to do a senior session for Colby.  I was beyond pleased when his mom Michelle asked me to document the kick off of Colby’s senior year!  Colby’s one outstanding individual. First of all, he’s a man of very few words; and I mean very few words. He takes direction beautifully with nearly no complaints, except one time when he told me the pose I wanted looked “goofy” -hehe:) This Class of 2011 senior plays varsity tennis, is the oldest of five kids, and he barely cracked a smile at my crude jokes!

Once I arrived at their house, we pulled together several outfits. We quickly got into the car and drove to downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina. As I quickly scanned downtown for interesting backdrops, we found ourselves at the best graffiti wall, ever!

Dr. Seuss, Senior Session

The Cat in the Hat anyone?!

Don’t ask me what all of the graffiti says; also, don’t be offended if you find a curse word on the wall…I didn’t write it!

So after stalking down several picture perfect venues we ventured out to our family friend’s barn. There were fantastic bays in the field, little yellow weedy flowers blooming all over, all complete with a well worn barn!  This little girl on the left walked right up to me and followed me around like a puppy. Let us mention that Colby isn’t a fan of horses, poor guy!

Horses, Senior Session

Picture Perfect Backdrop

Best wishes this year as you complete your high school career!

Colby, here’s to you:

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

-Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go

To see more pictures from this session click here!

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