About Stephanie

Thank you for your interest in Bear Lane Photography!

Stephanie Montgomery Photographer at Bear Lane Photography in Richmond Virignia

Hi! I’m Stephanie, the owner and photographer at Bear Lane Photography. Thanks for stopping by! I’m so excited to talk to you about your photography needs but first a little about me and Bear Lane Photography. 

I started my “adult” life as a chemist working for a pharmaceutical company. I have a master’s degree in Chemistry from ODU and my undergraduate degree from Longwood University. How in the world does someone go from Chemist to Photographer? Good question! I married my college sweetheart in 2004 and had our twins in 2014. A lot can change in 10 years! 

I’ve always had a love for photography, however it wasn’t until my twins were born that I really began to love portraiture. I began taking pictures of them and found true joy in capturing the fleeting moments that come with having young children. They are my inspiration in front of and behind the lens. “Bear Lane” is actually named after them; my son’s nickname is Caiden “Bear” and my Daughter is Alaina “Laney Bug”. My passion now is capturing these memories for you and your family!