The philosophy

your day your way

You have one life, live it! The promise of forever is obviously one worth documenting, but not at the expense of experiencing and enjoying the day you say "I do". Your wedding day should be nothing short of amazing! Unfortunately many couples don't experience amazing. Instead they are worrying about making others happy, posing for group pictures for far too long, and are left wondering "Where did our wedding day go?". I'm here to help make sure this doesn't happen to you.

After shooting so many weddings you start to learn where the obstacles tend to be. Having been a fairly recent bride myself I know that it feels like the day is over in a nanosecond. Missing any of it due to inefficient photo sessions is a tragedy! Time is of the essence to all those involved in a wedding day. We discuss your non-negotiables (the images that are really important to you, and the details of the day that will bring you the most joy) and come up with a timeline that takes those elements into consideration first. The goal is to make sure you get the photos that are important to you and actually attend and enjoy the wedding celebration you're hosting. 

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Meet the photographer

well hello there! 

I'm Skye, the photographer of Skye Stansbury Photography, burrito addict, singer, Friends fanatic, runner, and wife. I'm a California girl on an east coast adventure with my wonderful (and hot) husband Bill.

Art has always been a huge part of my life and in various mediums. I have been drawing, painting, and coloring, since I could hold the tools to do so, and as soon as I got my hands on my first disposable camera I never stopped being the one taking the pictures. I find myself drawn to art that is whimsical, romantic, or shows genuine emotion. Weddings are full of all of these characteristics by nature. I love the creative side of photography, but I'm really a people person. Getting someone to open up and feel comfortable and confident about the way they look is a big part of my job and I love it! Weddings just seem to be a prefect marriage (no pun intended) of my art preferences and my excitement for people.



  • Watching reruns of Friends after long day is my version of having a cold beer. Bill and I watch it after every wedding. 
  • I love to paint
  • The staff at our local Chipotle have our orders memorized

  • I'm a leukemia survivor

  • I used to be a wedding singer

  • One day I will preform Kiss by Prince at a Karaoke bar!

  • If I could wear yoga pants everywhere... I might- I love fashion and dressing up but comfort usually wins

  • I have a mad sweet tooth 

  • When life slows down I take horse riding lessons (Hunter style)
  • My favorite color is green 
  • Singing makes me happy and calms me down
  • One of my favorite love story quotes  "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.” -John Green The Fault in Our Stars