Stephanie grew up on the island of Oahu. She spent her childhood at the beach, surfing, skateboarding, hiking, jumping off of waterfalls, and exploring. Her dad never left home without a camera and joked that he spent all of his money on film. From a young age, she learned the importance of capturing those treasured moments.

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Hawaii, at Manoa, in 2012, she knew she needed a career that involved working with people, and sharing aloha. With an undying love for Hawaii, the need to connect with awesome people and a passion for photography, she created Stephanie Hughes Photography, LLC.

She began her photography career in 2013, photographing weddings and now offers a variety of additional photography services to include studio and commercial photos.