Over the past decade, I feel privileged to document extraordinary love stories around the globe through elegant, authentic and timeless images. My passion is capturing moments of happiness that love can bring. I am a fine art destination wedding photographer based in Europe. I find inspiration from nature, meditation, and zen; bringing a lightness and elegance to my work.
When shooting, I’m a firm believer in a non-intrusive “go with the flow” approach, yet I am always happy to offer slight guidance and ideas from my experiences. Natural lighting combined with a documentary approach, gives me the ability to deliver beautiful, honest, and timeless images.
My work has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Wedding Sparrow, Elle Spose, Magnolia Rouge, Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, 100 Layer Cake, Over The Moon, Inspired By This, Pacific Weddings, Amber & Muse, Bridestory and many more.
Accolades from press, colleagues and clientele
"I COULDN’T LOVE IT MORE."
“European weddings are like fairytales to me. There is something so incredibly romantic about each and every one that dances on our screens. They appear magical, almost unreal – so perfect it has to be make believe. But this Prague masterpiece by Exclusive Weddings in Prague is the real deal. It’s once upon a time come to life through the images from Stepan Vrzala, and I couldn’t love it more.”
“We've received so many compliments on the incredible photos he took over the course of our two wedding events. He made us feel at ease the entire time, and we don't consider ourselves to be very photogenic so it was such a relief to have him directing us. He is a true artist who produces breathtaking, high quality work. We were honored to work with him during our wedding events and would hire him again in a heartbeat!
Thank you so much for making our wedding such a spectacular success, we appreciate it!”
“We cannot thank you enough for your outstanding work, and we highly recommend you to anyone in need of a talented and professional photographer. We would be happy to work with you again in the future, and we are so grateful for the amazing job you did on our wedding day.
Thank you again for everything!”
“Stepan has a very unique eye that captures the beauty of the surroundings in some of the most unseen places in addition to the knockout shots.
The colors, details, upclose moments between me and my husband. The smiles, tears, laughs amongst ourselves and our people. It's just something so organic. Having your photo taken can feel quite intimate but he has such a serene way about him that makes you feel calm and things just flow. We appreciate the experience and love the photos.
“Stepan managed to capture every moment of our special day with a light, hopeful yet classical touch.
Stepan was always discreet leaving you relaxed and unaware of the camera's presence but yet the moments he eternalized were both genuine and intimate. There is not one single photo taken where we do not sense the strong emotions in the scene, from the grand to the details, until today his images still evoke the very same emotions as from our wedding day every time we look at them.”
“Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have Stepan as our wedding photographer. His talent and artistic perception are beyond understanding! Our photos breathe, they live every single moment Stepan captured. The story of our wedding in pictures has an amazing soul!
A cherry on top is Stepan himself - a beautiful person inside and outside. We couldn’t have made a better choice!”
"I WAS IMMEDIATELY CAPTIVATED BY HIS MASTERY OF LIGHT."
“As a luxury wedding planner based in the South of France, my utmost priority lies in exceeding the expectations of the couples I work with.
Several years ago, I had the pleasure of discovering Stepan's work, and I was immediately captivated by his mastery of light. I was certain that he would capture the essence of my beloved Provence like no one else could.
Stepan is not only an exceptional photographer but, above all, a true artist, and I hold his artistry in the highest regard. He is a warm, attentive, and compassionate professional who always considers the needs of the entire team.
It was a genuine honor to collaborate with you, dear Stepan. I have no doubt that your journey will lead to greatness, and I eagerly anticipate our next wedding together.