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Meet stacie, photographer and calligrapher

I’m a musical lover and fashion enthusiast. I’m in the last year of my twenties, living in the West Texas desert with my husband, Brett, while he pursues his second masters in Classics. When we’re not pursuing our passions, you can find us watching Parks and Recreation, playing Phase 10, or dancing around our living room to Abba albums.

About Stacie

Stacie is The girl with bangs, big smiles, and the gift to connect and relate to just about anyone (she calls it “shmoozing” with intentionality and care). In love with her own love story, it’s her HONOR TO VISUALLY AND CREATIVELY HELP YOU PREPARE FOR A LIFETIME TOGETHER.

The Vow Collective is a business and service Stacie has crafted from her heart and from her own experience as someone who’s walked down the aisle.

She’s been a photographer, calligrapher, and designer in the wedding industry for five years. She’s photographed twenty weddings and hand-written countless sets of wedding vows for couples.  Stacie has been married to Brett, her college summer crush who happens to look like Harry Potter, for seven years. She writes about the ups and downs and SUPER glamorous parts of their marriage on her lifestyle blog, Stacie Stine.

Merrymaking  

Celebrating you and your marriage, whether she’s behind the lens or lettering your marriage vows, Stacie’s motto is to show up ready to be your noisiest merrymaker and biggest celebrator. Ready to serve, care for, and root for you! 

The wedding industry can feel like just that— an industry. Blech. But your wedding is part of your story. Stacie seeks to combine her professional services with utmost relational care to cater to your specific love story. You’re not another number or paycheck. You’re a person she is excited to celebrate with her creative services. Working with The Vow Collective leaves you encouraged, empowered, smiling, and grateful to move forward in your marriage journey.

 
 
 

We have two things on our bedroom wall from our wedding day: a picture of us and our vows to each other, hand-written and framed.

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The Vow Collective provides creative visuals to help marriages thrive and stand the test of time.

Two ways we do that:

Romantic and candid wedding photography to remember every sacred moment, relationship, vow, and emotion.

Hand-Written and Framed Vows from your wedding day, because weddings are one day, and vows are a lifetime.Custom Illustrations

I believe something bold and crazy about our marriage.

I believe our marriage is successful and thriving, in part, because of what we vowed (covenanted) to one another and because we've taken time since we got married to look over and remember our vows. We’ve taken time to look back over our wedding photos, to see the joy on our faces and to remember how pumped we were to celebrate our covenant marriage.

Do people really do that after their wedding day? Do they really recall what they said? What they promised? Do they really take time to remember?

IT MAKES SENSE TO ME, AS I VALUE MY OWN MARRIAGE THRIVING, THAT I WOULD VALUE MY CLIENTS' MARRIAGES THRIVING.

It gives me purpose deep in my bones and where the butterflies flutter in my stomach, to have a mission statement that values a couples' real life success beyond their actual wedding day. 

I value taking time to understand you and your relationship. I value cheering you on as I snap, snap, snap at your wedding or write up your vows on my ipad. I value candid moments between you and your family members because one day those people won't be around anymore. One day you'll look back at your pictures with loved ones with tears in your eyes. I value you remembering so many sacred moments. I value helping you remember the deep-rooted reasons you got married in the first place. 

I want you to have amazing photos from your wedding day and I want you to understand how hard I'll work to get those photos-- but not just so you can have them in an album on your coffee table those first few years-- I want you to have amazing and real photos, so you can really remember how deep your love is for one another. So you can remember your love is worth celebrating and fighting for.

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I'M LOOKINGFORWARD. BEYOND YOUR WEDDING DAY. I LOOK FORWARDFOR YOU AND WITHYOU. I'M HOPING SO DEEPLY THAT THE SERVICES I'LL PROVIDE YOU WITH, WILL MOVE YOUR MARRIAGE FORWARD

I want you to have vows written in beautiful calligraphy, not so your wall will look pretty, but so you'll be forced to live them out. "Forced" in all of the best ways we can use that word. I want your marriage to be saved, reconciled, or thriving because you stopped and took a glance at your vows on the wall, and were reminded of what you promised and who you promised you'd be.