Stephanie Williams Releases 'This Modern Romance' Photography Book

Stephanie Williams Releases 'This Modern Romance' Photography Book

Focal Press, a leading publisher of media technology books for 75 years, has announced the availability of "This Modern Romance: The Artistry, Technique and Business of Engagement Photography" by award-winning photographer Stephanie Williams with writer and photographer Christen Vidanovic. "This Modern Romance" hits shelves on Nov. 15 and is available for pre-order from Focal Press, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Whether you're an aspiring photographer, established industry professional or recently engaged, "This Modern Romance" is sure to inform and inspire. In her first book, Williams shares her insight into the psychology of shooting and directing couples, current and emerging industry trends, and the use of blogs and social media. Discover photography tips on romantic styling, workflow, and branding that will help get your engagement sessions recognized by prospective clients along with established industry publications.

"Static poses, bland backgrounds, and overly Photoshopped photos of couples are no longer suitable to a growing demographic of stylish and design-savvy customers. Engagement and wedding photography has taken a bewitching turn toward spirited, compelling imagery that showcases a couple's individual personality and style," Williams said. "Together, photographers and couples are energizing the wedding industry by celebrating couples' engagements with creative, unique photo shoots and putting the focus on the couple's relationship and connection with one another."

As a photographer, you'll learn how to diversify the way you interact with clients and style your shoots. Successfully booking romantic portrait sessions and providing your couples with creative, playful, and beautiful images can mean a lasting - and lucrative - relationship.

In addition to technical guidance on lighting and equipment, Williams offers tips on building your brand and getting your work published. Read testimonials from wedding professionals, bloggers, editors, stylists, and some of Williams' very own clients.

Williams runs her own wedding and fashion photography studio, This Modern Romance. She was listed as one of the Top 20 Destination Wedding Photographers in the world by Destination Weddings and Honeymoons as well as one of PDN's Rising Stars in Wedding Photography. Her work has been featured on the cover of magazines including Pacific Weddings and California Wedding Day, as well as in the pages of The Knot, Brides, Oui, Southern Weddings, and numerous blogs and Internet publications such as Style Me Pretty and Green Wedding Shoes. View her work at

Vidanovic is a writer, photographer, and creative consultant currently traveling between Hawaii, San Francisco, and New York for work. She holds a B.A. in journalism, celebrates creative collaboration, and can be found online at

About Focal Press

Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for 75 years. We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: film and digital video production, photography, digital imaging, graphics, animation and new media, broadcast and media distribution technologies, music recording and production, mass communications, and theatre technology. For information about Focal Press visit

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