Well, hello there, gorgeous!
Nice to see you here! I’m Stephanie, a San Francisco-based food and lifestyle photographer turned food blogger. After discovering a pretty severe gluten intolerance nearly 5 years ago, I was forced to make serious lifestyle and cooking changes, which evolved into a cooking and lifestyle blog called Twentieth Street.
After 6+ years as a full-time wedding & portrait photographer, food & lifestyle seemed like the natural next step in my journey in entrepreneurship. I love to create vibrant and captivating scenes that emphasize the natural mouthwatering beauty of food and invite the viewer into the story in a way that leaves them feeling warm, welcome, and of course, hungry! I fully believe that food is a universal language with the power to connect us all and I enjoy the entire creative process -from recipe development to photo styling and yes, even the time spent editing in Lightroom. ;)
Another great joy in my business is the opportunity to help other soul-centered entrepreneurs and fellow creatives connect with their tribes through beautiful, editorial imagery that communicates their mission and purpose. Curious on how we can work together? See the Details page for more info!
(Adorable Family Photo by Christina Piombetti)
I BELIEVE PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE CLOSEST THING WE HAVE TO A TIME MACHINE.
I believe photography has the power to transport us to another time and place in an instant. Whether it be the fashion and culture of a bygone era or that one Christmas where grandma made the best meal ever, photography can transport us to that very same place & time, flooding us with emotion all over again.
I believe in laughing till your abs are sore.
I believe food brings us together and creates a community. Regardless of what language you speak, you will know exactly what someone thinks of you from the meal they serve you.
I believe food is our history. It’s through dishes our grandmothers made that we feel the love of generations before us. It’s through the recipes our grandfathers brought from their homelands that we feel connected to cultures outside our borders. And it’s through the meals our friends invite us to share that we experience their history, their culture, their community, and their love.
I believe we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to be IN the photos. One day, pictures will be all that remains to remember us by, so who cares if your hair's a mess or you have food on your face? Your grandchildren certainly won't. Smile, & relish the thought that one day, probably about 30 years from now, all you'll see is how happy you were to be alive that one day so long ago.
I believe a photo is worth more than a thousand words. A single frame can tell the entire story of a relationship, demonstrate the driving mission behind a business, or reveal the soul of a human being all within its four corners.
I believe you & I can make magic together.
I do NOT believe in saying cheese, but I do believe in eating it!
I believe love is the purpose of life. Romantic love, parental love, self-love. To love and be loved, what more do you need?