Songbird Photography
  • Songbird Photography by Stephanie Herrell
  • Songbird Photography by Stephanie Herrell

July 2017 Life Update from Stephanie: For 2017-2018 I will be on one long American Roadtrip! As a result, I will not be working in Charleston or take on new clients. If you are a previous customer, you can still purchase images from the site, at cost. You can follow along the journey at


A Charleston-based children and family photographer specializing in lifestyle and documentary images, fun sessions, and authentic relationships. 

I’m a commitment freak. I thoroughly enjoy planning, but don't get as excited to make decisions. Therefore, I can confidently say that there are a few things I ABSOLUTELY love.

• My family (including my heavenly father)

• Music (I still have my original iPod; hello 2003)

• Creating beautiful things (in my home, in my paintings, in my yard, on my plate, in my heart)

• Authenticity (in my pictures, in my relationships, and during conversations)

• Organization (I labeled the kitchen cabinets in college, my poor roommates)

Songbird Photography came to be as all my loves collided. I wanted to capture genuine, beautiful moments of the people I loved, throughout the seasons of their lives. I wanted to give my customers a wonderful experience that is well organized, customized for their needs and so satisfying that they want to share it with their friends. My photography style is not for everyone, and as a creative, it is important to know that it will evolve.

I photograph families and children doing their thing. I’m talking bona fide silly, messy, crazy, fun, organic times. I believe in fun, good lighting, and the power of coffee. I believe in photographing the loud moments and the quiet ones. I believe that the everlasting picture is the one that captures you just how you are and that’s what I strive to deliver. These are not department store photos. I use props only if they are necessary or help tell the story. I won’t position you like a model. I don’t Photoshop those last 10 pounds and I won’t return perfect pictures. Life isn’t perfect, BUT it is beautiful. I will return delightful, heart-warming, images that capture the intricacies of your day-to-day life.

I want to show you how beautifully and wonderfully you were made and hope that you reach out so we can make that happen. Just click the link above to Say Hello!

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