My name is Magdalena (Maggie) Stefanek and I am a Raleigh, NC and Sonoma/Napa, CA wedding photographer. I've been photographing weddings for over 10 years and I'd love to capture your next event! Although weddings are my main focus, I also photograph portraits, corporate events, senior portraits, family portraits, maternity portraits as well as real estate photography, and product photography. I value connection with my clients and understanding their vision is very important to me, so that I can make it come to life and capture memories that will last a lifetime. If you'd like to see more of my work I encourage you to check out my Blog, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook . To get to know me better please visit about me or contact me so we can chat!
Raleigh, NC and Sonoma/NAPA, CA Photographer
I am a Raleigh, NC and Sonoma/Napa, CA wedding photographer. I've been photographing weddings for over 10 years. I am available for weddings, elopements, engagements, portraits, and events in Raleigh, NC. I also service Sonoma, Napa, Marin and San Francisco, CA and I am starting to offer destination weddings including Europe. Wine country draws brides and grooms from all over the world making this area very desirable to host your wedding. I've photographed in Sonoma, Napa, Kenwood, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, St Helena, Calistoga, Windsor, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Novato, Mill Valley, San Rafael, Cloverdale, Tahoe, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and I am open to exploring new locations! From weddings, elopements, and bridal showers to family reunions and corporate events, Wine Country is a perfect place for it all!
I recently moved to Raleigh, NC and I can't wait to start photographing weddings in the Research Triangle area. There are so many gorgeous local venues I'd like to photograph at including Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, The Pavilion at Angus Barn in Raleigh, The Meadows at Firefly Farm, City Club Raleigh, The Merrimon Wynne House, All Saints Chapel, Melrose Knitting Mill, The Maxwell in Raleigh, NC, Jiddi Space & Courtyard, The Stockroom at 230, Market Hall, Chatham Station in Cary, The Oaks at Salem in Apex, Rand-Bryan House in Garner, Paramount Event Venue in Morrisville, Pinehill Pavilion in Youngsville, Chapel Hill Country Club, Lavender Oaks Farm in Chapel Hill, Bay 7 at American Tabacco Campus in Durham, Seven Paths Manor in Spring Hope, Hope Calley Country Club in Durham, Ferrington Village in Pittsboro, The Barn at Valhalla in Chapel Hill, Governors Club in Chapel Hill, Carolina club at UNC in Chapel Hill.
You might think why hire a professional photographer? After many years as a professional photographer, I have enough experience to capture fast unfolding moments that can be missed by an amateur. I know what to expect, where to be, what equipment to use at any given time to make sure the photos are the best. Without those skills that only an experienced photographer can guarantee important moments that can't be recreated can be missed. Hiring a professional photographer is an investment.
My approach to a wedding day is to capture the day in a photo-journalistic way with plenty of candids to tell the story of your special day. I specialize in creative, timeless wedding photography. I put emphasis on communication and preparation prior to the wedding day in order to avoid unwanted surprises and plan ahead. I like to keep it simple and want you to know what exactly is included in my photography services and if there are any additional fees you should be aware of. My goal is to create a relationship with my clients so they trust me, which allows me to take natural photos showing their real personalities and the love between them. While I photograph I like to put my clients at ease and make sure they look natural and are enjoying being photographed. I appreciate all my newlyweds who took their time to write a review on WeddingWire of their experience of working with Magdalena Stefanek Photography so the grooms and brides-to-be could get an idea of what to expect!
If you'd like to see more of my work I'd encourage you to check out my Blog, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook profiles that I update often. To get to know me better please visit about me or contact me so we can chat!