stephanie duffany | Lead Photographer + Digital Media Manager
As a child, I grew up in both Western New York’s rural countryside and one of New Jersey’s most popular beach towns. I was always outside exploring my environment and on the hunt for something new and exciting. In early adulthood I was still ingrained with this sense of adventure, therefore, it felt natural to join the United States Air Force.
While in the military I fulfilled my duties to the nation, obtained a degree in Avionic Systems Technology, and traveled the world. It was during a personal trip to Malaga, Spain whilst sitting atop the Alcazaba looking out to world that I decided what I wanted to do for the next stage in my life. I wanted to continue to travel and I wanted to learn more about photography.
When my military term was up I moved to Tampa, FL and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Digital Photography from The Art Institute of Tampa. I’ve always been a creative person and I was finally able to explore that side of my personality.
Since 2012, I have been a part of the Limelight Photography team and blessed to be surrounded by a group of like-minded, confident, creative individuals.
"Absolutely amazing in everything! Stephanie was my lead photographer and she made it her goal to capture every aspect of our special day. Our pictures deserve to be published, by far the best wedding pictures I have ever seen...so glad they are mine!!!" Madison + Grant Juncker
"We had Limelight Photography for our wedding in. They were absolutely AMAZING. Bryson (my husband) does not like having his photo taken, and apparently Stephanie changed that because after the wedding he was saying how great it was and nothing at all like he had expected when she took the groomsman for their photo session prior to wedding. One of my big things was that after the wedding, I realized I never "noticed" them throughout the day-- which means they are that much better at what they do--they are there, but not in your way there. We have already been published a few times in different blogs/sites/publications and it has only been three months. This goes to show how WONDERFUL Limelight is- from the owners Rebecca & Michael, to Dafne the assistant, to our wedding photographers - YOU ARE ALL AMAZING AND WE WOULD CHOOSE LIMELIGHT TEN TIMES OVER. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!" Claire + Bryson Raver
"I can't say enough amazing things about my experience with Limelight Photography! Stephanie Duffany was our lead photographer along with Audrey Clifford as our second photographer. Stephanie and Audrey captured every detail of our wedding and reception in a way that was beyond what I could have imagined! Stephanie also made my husband and I feel very comfortable and had great ideas for photographs in different settings. I felt like Stephanie was a close friend from the moment we met! The comments I've received about the photographs themselves have been overwhelmingly positive and I loved all of them! The photographs were a big deal to me and I would not hesitate to recommend this company to my friends and family!" Erin + Matthew Curran
"Limelight photography was one of the best investments of our wedding. I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am with the quality of service and beauty of their work. We met with Michael when we set up a consultation and we loved all the things he was telling us about Limelight Photography. Not only did we fall in love with the type of photography, but we felt like they were a company that would be there for us on our big day. Michael told us they always have a back up plan in case something happens to your photographer (such as a family emergency) even on the day of your wedding and that made us super happy. I'm so glad we came to them last in our search because we could already tell the difference from other companies as we talked with him. We signed with them that day. Stephanie Duffany was our photographer (SHE IS THE BEST!). We met at our engagement session and WOW she was so amazing. Bo and I were blown away by how she made us feel so comfortable and like ourselves as we were being photographed. In a few short weeks we were in love with the results. She brought out our love for each other and the Tampa bay area in our engagement photos. In the months to come Stephanie was professional and understanding to any and all concerns. Limelight has a great system of when they call you to go over everything and she always emailed me back in about 24 hours. On our wedding day Stephanie and Audrey did not disappoint. Stephanie went above and beyond and they both had a great attitude and made us all feel comfortable and brought out our laughter. I felt like I didn't have to worry about anything, I knew she would get all the things we talked about and more on our special day. A few weeks ago we got our photos back and we are obsessed as well as our family and friends. I could not believe how good they look. Thank you Stephanie and Audrey, we couldn't be happier! These photos and your service was worth every penny! Limelight photography is seriously the best!!!!!" Lauren + Bo Everett