Hi, I am Stephanie benzaia.

I have loved Birmingham my entire life. I was born and raised right here in a suburb of Trussville. I grew up admiring all things photography. In 10th grade I took my first photography class with Mrs. Frost at Hewitt Trussville High School (I still have my original camera). It sparked my love immediately and I have never stopped. I graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Business Management & Marketing. I want every single session to be fun, easy and when we are done for you to say “hey that wasn’t that bad it was actually fun.”

A little about my life when I am not working...

I am a Realtor with Keller Williams Trussville. This has been a passion of mine for a long time and I love being able to walk my friends and clients through the entire home buying process. I also spend my free time volunteering at the Big Oak Ranch, my kids school and trying to get an amazing non-profit started. I also serve at my church, First Baptist Church of Trussville. I help as a leader with our Children's Worship and I teach a wonderful group of high school girls every single Sunday morning. I am looking forward to going to camp with the kids, middle school and high schooler students.

My home life is just as fun. I have been married 14 years to my sweet and supportive husband Julian but if you ever meet him we call him Benny. I have 2 sweet and wild children that keep me very busy. Grayson and Jillian are my heart and soul and I hope I am able to leave an amazing legacy for them. We are those crazy cat people somehow we have 3 of the sweetest kitties. One old lady and 2 babies. My life is chaotic going from mountain biking, violin, ballet and church activities. We still find time for fun as a family we love to explore all things Birmingham we love the restaurants, special desserts and all things outdoors. You will notice when we travel we always go to the best ice cream spot! Ice cream and coffee are the best foods always!

I look forward to getting to know you and your family and helping you create perfect memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.


“Stephanie has been our family photographer for over 10 years snow. Having previously experienced a bad family photographer, we truly realized that you get one opportunity to capture life's timeless moments. Stephanie is able to capture the unique personality of all 6 girls while managing the tantrums & short attention spans. As a final endorsement to her abilities, we make the drive from Memphis to Birmingham to continue using her because of the priceless memories she captures”

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