About me


“Photography is a love affair with life.” Burk Ezzle

Over the past 10 years of photographing moments in peoples lives, I have come to see that it’s the every day little things; smiles, freckles, a wink, a hug, a breeze, a glance or a giggle - that makes up this thing we call life.

There is so much beauty all around us, and I am lucky enough to freeze those moments for people to look back on. To witness the beauty in their lives and show them how amazing and loved they truly are.

I believe that every. single. part. of life is worth documenting. I’d love to talk more with you about what you love about your family, your relationship, and your life. Drop me a line - it’s going to be awesome!.


In case you’re curious…

How old? 43
Relationship status: Married to Dan
People I hang out with the most: My kids - Sam, Eli & Lily
Favorite animals: my wiener dogs - Frank and Buddy
Least favorite chore: Laundry
Most favorite chore: Cooking
Favorite drink: Iced green tea
Favorite ice cream: Mint Chip - Breyers. With sprinkles. Always.
Favorite things: beautiful light, hatching plans, being a goofball
Least favorite things: any of the housewives shows, arguing about religion or politics, party poopers
Favorite movie: tie - Goonies or Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
Podcasts I love: This American Life, Snap Judgement, The Moth
Most annoying habit: Singing to myself. All the time.
I’m very bad at: math
I’m very good at: photography ;)
How long have I been doing this? this is my 10th year in business full-time, but I have been working as a photographer part-time since I was 18.
What kind of camera do I use: Nikon D750
Do I edit my own photos: Yeppers
What is my favorite thing to photograph: real life.
What is the best part of my job: Getting to know so many amazing people. My job is to document the beauty in life - so that in itself, is pretty awesome.

The Espo Fam - Photos by Joseph Victor Stephanchik & Candice KausHagen

The Espo Fam - Photos by Joseph Victor Stephanchik & Candice KausHagen