Our story is anything but ordinary, and we love to tell it.
Stephan was born and raised in Fresno and at the age of 23, he left his hometown to join Disney On Ice as a professional figure skater and tour around the world.
I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and just like Stephan, I found a passion for figure skating and wanted to take it to the professional level. In 2012, I got an audition for the show that was playing my hometown at the time, and guess who was a principal skater at that show? Yep, Stephan. He watched my audition and once I was done, I watched him skate. But it wasn’t until two weeks later that we would officially meet when I got hired and flew to Buenos Aires to join the cast.
Years went by and it wasn’t until 2016 that our friendship grew into something else. We started dating and soon we were each other’s homes. Traveling 9 to 10 months out of the year, living in hotels and being in different cities all the time can get pretty tiring, and having each other was the only constant in our crazy gypsy life. No matter what country we were in, what hotel room we had for the week, we had a home.
In 2018, we decided to retire from that job, and also decided we couldn’t live without each other. I moved to California and we had the most beautiful wedding day.
Stephan has been a photographer for 10 years now. What before was a hobby became a passion. And just like figure skating, he wanted to take this passion to the professional level. His obssesion with photography got me hooked and I’d say that we make a pretty good team, on and off the ice and behind a couple of cameras.
We are passionate about coffee, cooking amazing food and finding inexpensive (but good) wine.
We live in Fresno but we call Yosemite our home as well. We make a trip there at least once a week.
Stephan has been to 71 countries.
I have been to 44 (I’ll catch up one day, it’s fine).
We skated as a pair team for the first time last year, flew to Brazil, did six ice shows and flew back to California just two weeks before our wedding! Check out our video here!
Stephan is also an amazing landscape photographer, you can check some of his Fine Art Print work at Stephan Alvin Photography.
We Want To Get To
So you have a pretty big day coming up? Well, we can’t wait to hear more about it!
Your wedding day is not just a few hours at a venue. It’s not just completing tasks and traditions. It’s not just a schedule on paper. Your wedding day represents two stories that sometimes can be so different and yet, become one.
We want to capture the beauty of that day and create timeless images that will reflect the feeling of being there.
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