Real Life Photography

have it all
live in the moment and create your legacy

Why Choose Documentary?

Documentary family photography means no posing, no saying “cheese” or forcing smiles and eyes at the camera. It’s just you being you, and me making pictures as unobtrusively as possible to preserve the integrity of the moment. The "session" is 100% your time to spend as you already had planned to do- I just tag along.

Artful Storytelling

I specialize in making imagery that is understanding and appreciative of your current feelings and life experience. You are hiring me to not just capture moments, but to preserve them forever in gorgeous, unique pieces of heirloom art so they can be brought to life again and again.

A Little Magic

Luck favors the prepared, and with almost two decades of professional photography under my belt, I come plenty prepared! I will do all the work to make sure you have wonderful memories to treasure forever while you get to enjoy your day.

Stephana Ferrell

My Why

When I started The Inspired Storytellers I had certain personal values that I brought into the business: Family, Integrity, Empathy, and Passion. Finding a genre and building a style around those values was relatively easy.

It’s not all that coincidental that as I was giving up the idea of perfection in parenthood for my own sanity, I fell in love with the documentary family photography genre. I feel it is so important that we show our kids (and ourselves) that we not just accept one another as we are, but we value all that raw energy and unique personality enough to make art of it like we do perfectly posed portraits. It gives me such pleasure to deliver so many beautiful, tangible memories to families and businesses in Central Florida.

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Authentically You. Creatively Captured.

Real Life Storytelling

In-home family photography sessions are offered in half day and full day increments to make sure we are there to share in your morning and/or evening routine. There are also 90 minute activity sessions at a location your family regularly goes to have fun and enjoy one another’s company. These sessions offer a lot of customization options including carving out 20 minutes for family portrait photography and adding on cinematic elements.

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Put Your Phone Away

Vacation Storytelling

Working out of Central Florida, it is an incredible honor to capture magical, memorable Orlando and Florida beach vacations. It’s preferred to start your session at your resort or I can meet you in the park of your choosing. There are a wide variety of packages that cover half day, full day, or multiple days here in Central Florida!

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Small Business & Branding Storytelling

Greater Orlando has a robust and growing community of small businesses and creatives that truly make living here something special. Specifically in Winter Garden, I see and appreciate the benefits of having so many unique offerings at my family’s fingertips. It’s a pleasure to plan and collaborate with business owners to create a content building or marketing package that will result in captivating and highly-effective imagery geared to their target audience.

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Telling Your Story

The Modern Muse

I created The Modern Muse portrait session for women with the goal of capturing a piece of their identity. Every woman is unique and has a story that belongs only to her. As we get older we naturally bring more people into our story, so much so that whole chapters seem to be dedicated to someone else.
The Modern Muse portrait is a way to take back the narrative and creatively capture you in this time in your life.

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I would love to set up a time to speak with you about your plans!