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We are a bi-coastal husband and wife photography team with energy and enthusiasm for capturing beautiful moments. We are excited to serve clients in the greater Boston area where we are now located, as well as in our home cities of New York and San Francisco.

Our story begins with Cole’s dad, Jim Stipovich, an amazingly talented and life-long photographer. Since 2005 Jim, Cole, and Cole’s sister Vale have worked together as Natural Light Photography (“NLP”), combining their unique individual gifts and visions to create beautiful stories with their photography.

When Kiera moved from Long Island to San Francisco in 2007 and met Cole, she very quickly went from an NLP fan to a contributor with her natural aesthetic, organizational skills and eye for styling. As the years went by, both Cole and Kiera grew professionally while assuming more responsibilities within the family business.

In a once-in-a-lifetime decision, we - along with our spirited French bulldog Georgia - picked up and drove across the country, bringing Natural Light Photography with us. The business became entirely our own, and Cole + Kiera Photography was born. We are an experienced, inspired team with talents that complement each other perfectly.  We love working side by side along with our clients to capture genuine, tangible moments with our photographs.

If you think we might be a good fit for your wedding coverage, please read more about our work philosophy on the investment page

More About Cole Stipovich

Cole has a genuinely original and innate artistic view that is always engaged, whether or not he has his camera in hand.  He prides himself on his commitment to mastering his craft and caring about each and every photo and detail. Born and raised in Berkeley, CA, his education in photography took root early under his father’s discerning eye. Being the youngest in an artistic family, Cole had a firm foundation on which to build his aesthetic.

While at the University of San Francisco, Cole was a left-handed relief pitcher for the Dons’ Division I baseball team, contributing to the school’s first conference championship appearance.  Oh, and he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Fine Arts (concentration in Graphic Design).  Cole met Kiera in San Francisco in 2007 and soon discovered that he couldn’t live without her.  While steadily increasing his role in the family business, Cole also found time to take on professional sports photography and graphic design jobs for his alma mater and other freelance clients.  

Being raised by a true photographic craftsman has instilled within Cole a timeless eye for detail and an ability to capture the candid moments that define life’s important events.  Cole is fortunate to have photographed weddings from Kauai to New York, Tuscany to Paris, and brings to each new assignment a quiet approach and true love for his work that is contagious.

More About Kiera Stipovich

Kiera has the ability to take projects from the seedlings of ideas and elevate them into grand visuals. She is Cole’s inspiration and drives the Cole + Kiera Photography team with her organization and vision. Born and raised in Manhasset, Long Island where her parents still live today, she graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in Business Management.

After working in a recruiting position at a New York City law firm, she made the adventurous decision to jump coasts and move to San Francisco. Soon thereafter she met Cole, the easygoing blonde Californian that everyone thought she would meet, and before too long they fell in love and got married.

Being exposed to Cole’s (and his family’s) passion for photography, it was inevitable that she would catch the photography bug, transforming herself from an instinctive picture-taker to an adept photographer.  Kiera is also an accomplished baker, blogger, and sole proprietor of Sweet Kiera, where she makes tastefully inspired cookie favors. (See her amazing blog here)

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