We are daniel and steph.
we are starling and sage.

Life flies by, as a couple in love, treasuring our own moments, we understand this innately. As photographers trusted with the extremely important job of documenting the best days of people's lives, we believe in what we do and we take it so seriously.

As we watch moments unfold, we consider light, shadow, textures and color. We read the room for emotion, we read the light for the magic. We consider different perspectives and different angles, because life itself is multifaceted. 

And perhaps, the most important thing we do that contributes to our photographs is the effort we put into discovering our subjects for their authentic uniqueness, for their own personal brand. We strive to create imagery that mirrors the vision our couples and families have in their hearts, sometimes even the vision they hadn't yet discovered for themselves.

Whether it's that first moment you see each other in that suit and that dress and you truly realize that you're going to be spending the rest of your lives with each other, or that time you held your brand new sweet child in your arms and breathed in that fresh newborn smell, we promise to capture every detail and emotion, so that you never forget the magic and wonder of those moments.

Artists, Travelers + Lovers of Light & Grace

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Nice to meet you.

daniel & steph

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We're Daniel and Steph and we're a husband and wife photography team. We were trained as commercial photographers at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Massachusetts and that's how we met! Daniel is from Mississippi and Steph's from Singapore, so after 18 months of crazy long distance, we said, "I Do".

Fast forward till now, and we've been together for 11 years, married for 8, with a one year old that we love, maybe a little too much.

Steph

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@thepearshapedmama

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Anyone who's been around us knows that my "Starling" self is chatty, goofy, clumsy, says inappropriate things occasionally and that I make the craziest faces. I love looking "put together" and I love fashion but if you see me looking cute, you'll know it's a SPECIAL occasion and there's always ONE thing that gives my look away (like the yogurt stain on my knee that Sienna left). I am the main face of our wedding photography business and so all wedding clients have had their ear chatted off by me and Daniel does more of the behind the scenes work.

Steph

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daniel

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Daniel is gear manager, budget keeper, photo culler and editor. He manages the workflow processes and also heads up Sage Studios. our commercial department. He's definitely the introvert of the two, but when he warms up, he has a super silly side. He has a penchant for games - he makes and designs his own board games, lawn games, he'll make a game out of anything. He's meticulous and extremely detail oriented. It's the best balance because Steph is really more about the mood, the big picture and sometimes she misses the little things, but he never does!

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daniel

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Sienna

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I'm a one year old baby girl firecracker whose first few words were a very decided "no". I was born June 17, 2018, a week early from my due date. I've rocked my parents' world in so many more ways than they expected. I'm the joy and light of their lives, if I do say so myself ;)

I love dogs, I love going on walks, I love aquariums, bubbles and birds and my favorite toys are bouncy balls. Occasionally, when I'm available, I come on my parents' photoshoots and I definitely make the photos THAT much better.

Sienna

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pabst & Abita

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We are the Starling and Sage mascots. We are two mutts that were adopted from two different shelters, even though everyone thinks we're twins / brother and sister. We love walks, bones and chasing squirrels.

pabst & abita

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"I literally cried when we got our photos back. I felt so SO beautiful looking at our photos. How often can we say that with complete honesty?! I was floored that they captured my husband and so intimately, honestly and romantically. I love their aesthetic. It's raw and authentic, but beautifully crafted and organic."

-kristy & chris

Our pictures are modern, beautiful, and most importantly, they are our own as they aren’t a replica of any other wedding. No regrets. Starling and Sage are consummate professionals, timely, engaging, personable, and they deliver beyond expectations. Still one of the best decisions we made for our wedding.”


-deidre & cory

Absolutely outstanding work! This married team works HARD, and the photos look effortlessly, chic. Make the right decision to invest in timeless quality with these talented artists.

-emily & ross

Starling + Sage are the dreamiest! As photographers, they have a unique artistic vision, and as people, they are kind and caring. Upon receiving our photographs, my husband pointed to a shot and said, "This one. This is the one we'll show our grandchildren one day."

-tom & jessica

Starling and Sage are a husband and wife team that specialize in fine art wedding photography. During their years spent as Fine Art Film Photographers in Mississippi & New Orleans, they enjoy telling romantic, wonder-filled stories of their beautiful clients through engagement sessions, bridal sessions and full wedding photography coverage. Based out of the South, Starling and Sage provides services to couples in Mississippi, New Orleans, Alabama and also internationally. With destinations such as Banff (Canada), Bali (Indonesia), Italy and Singapore under their belt, they are ready to travel to wherever your lovely event may be.

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