Hello beautiful people and thanks for stepping by my website. I truly appreciate you are looking at my about page right now.  It means you like my work and want to know more about the person who stays behind the camera and  you are probably looking to hire your dream personal photographer for your wedding day or your personal portrait session!

And here are some PERSONAL FACTS:

My full name is Stanislava, but everyone calls me Stani...hmm... it’s just simpler I guess :), so call me Stani! I live with my incredible family in suburban Northern California in the city of Concord, located in the East Bay of San Francisco.  I am Bulgarian born and if the first time you speak with me is over the phone don’t wonder where this accent is from.  

Having spent a significant part of my youth in the Big Apple, where I got my BFA in photography from The School of Visual Arts , I consider myself a New Yorker.  But as a result of a strange serendipity for which I credit my adventurous spirit and my husband, I now call myself a Californian girl.

 

In 2012 I officially started my event and portrait business Stani Photography. With background in documentary editorial and fine art photography I seamlessly adapted  that style into my wedding and portrait photography. 

If you don’t find me behind the camera with my clients’ in front of it I am somewhere outdoor with my kids, documenting our travel trips or daily activities. Hopefully one day that work to be published in a book. And if you are interested to participate in a personal project I will be more than happy to discuss that with you.

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REAL AND FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

Bulgarian-American

born on July 22nd

cancer

still in my 30s

curly hair and dimples

mom of two  incredibly wild boys Nikola J.D. and Damian George

free spirited girl who’s been obsessed with capturing life and people’s relations - even before I had a family of my own.

occasionally crying during movies, wedding ceremonies or holding a newborn baby in my arms

campaigner personality according to 16Personalities.com

lived in New York City for 10 years

best travel experience was traveling to Ecuador, Colombia and Panama City to visit friends

did a road trip from NY to CA when moving and it was absolutely amazing

been to 25 States in the US, the other half is on my travel list  

met with my partner at a wedding in Florida

 

THINGS I LIKE

photography

art

museum and gallery visits

social company

good food

travel

listening to the rain drops

watching the sunset

wine

exotic cocktails

espresso

tomatoes

romantic movies

camping

mountain biking

hiking

dancing

exploring any new places no matter where

 

I BELIEVE IN

Love , Love and Love

family and friends are everything

that every beautiful story needs to be told and if can’t be described in words images can do that

two are better than one

chemistry

sunset kiss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT MEABOUT ME

all images of me are self-portraits