Please take a moment to hear what just a handfull of our clients have to say!

Stonekast Studios has been providing us with exceptional photography services for years...from our engagement photos, to capturing our wedding day, to photographing our new daughter. Each experience working with Steve and Melanie has been wonderful. They always produce amazing shots and never miss a detail. They truly put their hearts and talent into their work and it shows. We could not be happier with the memories that they have preserved for us.

~Arlee and Josh

As a former journalism major, I fully appreciate and gravitate toward the artistic value in the photojournalism style of composition. My fiancé and I aspired for this style of photography to vividly portray the day of our wedding. We searched high and low for a photography studio that could candidly exemplify the feelings, and reality of the day, in a way that most suited our personalities. Our search ended when we stumbled upon Stonekast Studios! After our initial meeting we knew these were exactly the people we wanted capturing our memories. Steve and Melanie were so patient with our many e-mails and questions prior to our wedding. When the big day finally came, they were so professional and fun to work with, we knew our photos would turn out fantastic and they did! The photos lived up to our every expectation. We love them! Great job Steve and Melanie!

~ Paul and Kara


We had such an amazing time with Stonekast! With five little kids, a photo shoot can be very stressful, as kids grow bored and uncooperative. Melanie and Steve were fantastic at being laid back, catching smiles from the kids when were genuine (not posed or forced), and making it a fun filled afternoon by keeping everyone moving!

~Joel and Lisa


I choose Stonekast Studios for my son's senior pictures. They did "location" photography at different sites around CMU as well as at our home and my son's school. I was very impressed with the level of professionalism and creativity. They were very enthusiastic and took so many excellent photos of my son. I will definitely be using Stonekast Studios again!


Our experience with Steve and Melanie could not have been any more perfect! We were extremely satisfied with the variety of images captured, the amazing quality and detail of every image. Our wedding day was captured beautifully by Steve and Melanie. They were wonderful to work with, not only were they professional but a blast to have at our wedding (all of our guest loved them)! They were also very patient with our many phone calls and emails before and after our wedding. Even with the wedding album, they would not stop working hard until we were completely, 100% percent satisfied with the end result. I would honestly recommend them to anyone. Thank you both again so much, we really appreciate your incredible work!!

~Tom and Joelle

Steve and Melanie took fabulous pictures of our family. They both were very patient with our children and even allowed them to take some goofy pictures to get the laughs out. They were truly wonderful to work with and took beautiful pictures as well. Would definitely use them again and recommend them to others.

~ Jody and Danielle


As my fiancé and I searched for a photographer, for our wedding day, we met with many qualified and experienced companies but none of them came close to the quality and personality of Stonekast. From our engagement setting through planning sessions and most importantly our big day Stonekast gave us all of the time any couple would want. Our wedding photos turned out amazing, we could not be happier. Our families and friends have enjoyed looking at them online and even they were blown away with the quality and quantity or photos. We will only use Stonekast for our future together!

~ Matt and Ann


Stonekast Studios are an exceptional photography team. I am so blessed to have found them! They provide a very personal and creative service that you cannot find elsewhere. Thank you so much!!!

~ Kal and Mandie


The photo shoot that I did with you was very professional and the pictures were outstanding. You were very creative as to what and how we could do things at the shoot. When I came to you I was in the process of trying to take my motivational speaking business to another level. I knew that part of that was coming up with a very creative, professional, promotional photo package. To make a long story short, you have helped HACC Motivational Speakers reflect a new image of excellence and take the next steps to fulfilling our purpose; which is helping others overcome obstacles so that they can accomplish their dreams. We now use all of your photos in our media and mailing promotions. Also, Stonekast’s photography is now seen on all of our audio and video merchandise. Last but not least, as we move forward in building our new web site our clients throughout the world will also see the innovative works of Stonekast Studios. Thank you!


You both were WONDERFUL on our wedding day. We would recommend you to anyone. You were very professional and organized and the pictures turned out amazing. You were so helpful with any questions that we had and such a blessing to us. Thanks!

~ Christina and Jeremy


When it came time o get my senior pictures taken, I was nervous because I didn’t know what to do or expect. But after the first five minutes with Melanie and Steve I was relaxed and a lot less self-conscious. Melanie and Steve had a lot of creative poses for me that make my pictures stand out from my friend’s senior pictures. I can’t wait to send my pictures out in the spring!

~ Alexa


With horror stories abounding about problems with wedding photographers, I'd like to share our happy story. My daughter selected Stonekast Studios for her wedding at the recommendation of a cousin. What a delightful experience!! The professionalism, kindness, ability to work with everyone, and the top quality of photos still astound us. Steve and Melanie helped me, as mother of the bride, to remain calm during the hectic photography session by their having come organized and ready to work. Even with some family issues that could have been difficult for Melanie and Steve to work with, their ease, diplomacy, and constant smiles made the entire session a pleasure to be part of. During the wedding, beautiful photos were taken without anyone noticing! Steve and Melanie accommodated some special photo requests of the bride and groom, and did a wonderful job of capturing the joy and celebration of the reception, as well. I would recommend this accomplished team of photographers to anyone who wants a beautiful memory book of photos for any occasion.

~ Pamela (Mother of the bride)


A fresh, new approach that captures the spirit of each moment, whether playful, intimate or soulful.

~ Chris (Mother of the bride)


We could not have been happier with Stonekast Studios. We got amazing pictures from two very experienced photographers. Their “direct” and "artsy" approach made for a beautiful portfolio that we will always cherish. Their "capture the moment" ideas made for amazing and unique pictures. We would highly recommend Stonekast for any event, especially a wedding. We are at that magical age where a lot of our friends have gotten married and all of them complemented on the wonderful work they did on our wedding. Thank you so much Stonekast for capturing our special day, exactly how it felt to us.

~ Kandi and Sky


Amy and I were very happy with your work. You captured our day in so many different ways. The pictures turned out great! Thank you!

~ Donald and Amy


In less than a year my husband and I were blessed with two beautiful little boys. I wanted to capture the moment - because being a mommy had always been my dream! So, I turned to Stonekast. They had photographed our wedding two years before and I knew that I could trust them to take pictures that I would be proud to hang up on my wall and display in my wallet. What I didn't know was that they would handle my very active two year old and my hungry baby with such patience and grace. Abraham loves looking at his pictures and every time I look at the pictures, I remember the year that changed my life forever. Thanks Stonekast - You guys are awesome!

~ Matt and Niki

Melanie and Steve are an outstanding couple and a perfect example of what teamwork can accomplish. They went above and beyond and we were completely satisfied with our photos. They impressed us with not only the precise details in the photos, but also with their generosity. At our wedding we received several compliments from our wedding party and various guests on how proficient and well-mannered Steve and Melanie were. They were very professional yet very easy going. We would definitely recommend Stonekast Studios to anyone needing professional photography, they won't let you down! You guys really did do a wonderful job and we’re really thankful that we found you!

~ Richard and Carla


Steve and Melanie's diligence and creativity is what makes their work! They have graciously spent time with me in photo sessions in order to portray just the right image. In addition to great professional images for my real estate business Summit Realty Group, Melanie also created my logo. They make me look good!

~ Phil