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Stephanie founded SDK Photo & Design in 2007 as a boutique studio offering wedding and lifestyle photography with custom graphic design. She loves building lasting connections with her growing family of clients and documenting ongoing memories for them… Many of her wedding clients turn in to family photo clients as their families expand through the years!

Her work has been published in print and online including People Magazine, Wedding Nouveau, Style Me Pretty, Inspired by This, Las Vegas Magazine and Santa Barbara Magazine, and more.

Stephanie strives to document the real you — and wants you to have a blast in the process! Life is full of whimsy and wonder, and Stephanie’s mission is to preserve all your special moments — big & small — through vibrant, authentic, timeless images. 

When she’s not working you can find her having adventures and creating art projects with her husband and son (often still with a camera in hand)!  Stephanie is based in Los Angeles and is available to travel for destination events.

Our Clients:

Our clients are vibrant and bold.  They love vivid colors and authentic images. They relax and have fun, knowing that some of the best pictures are captured in the unscripted moments.  They aren’t afraid to act a little silly (or laugh at us being our quirky selves!)

Life is full of whimsy and wonder, and my passion as a wedding and lifestyle photographer comes from preserving the special moments, big and small.  Be it a milestone or a just a “day in the life of…” I feel honored to capture these moments and I strive to help every couple, family member, child and friend feel comfortable.  You will feel like I’m a natural part of your day.


Growing up in Los Angeles, my artistic family encouraged me to view life through my own curious and playful lens. I studied fine art drawing, painting and sculpting at a young age, and these early experiences instilled in me a lifelong passion for the visual arts.

I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, majoring in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography and Graphic Design with a minor in Communication Arts and Graphics.  I also studied photography, sculpture, jewelry design and art history in Florence, Italy.

To contact me, please fill out the form on the Contact page. I look forward to hearing from you!


Stephanie D. Kleinman-French

Based in Los Angeles, CA and available for travel worldwide
stephanie@sdkphoto.com      310.425.8597