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Stephanie Forsmann Photography opens shop

Stephanie Forsmann recently opened her own photography studio on King Street, Cottonwood.

Photo by Lorie Palmer
Stephanie Forsmann recently opened her own photography studio on King Street, Cottonwood.

— After nearly 13 years of using her home as a base for her business, Stephanie Forsmann has moved out.

“It’s really nice to be able to set up everything and have a space,” smiled the Cottonwood woman.

Stephanie Forsmann Photography is located at 402 King Street in the old Simon Building, located above Purses Galore and More. The newly refurbished area with aged brick façade is the backdrop for Forsmann’s studio.

She became interested in photography when she took her best friend’s senior pictures when she was only 16 or 17, she said.

“The love of photography just kind of grew from there,” she smiled.

An early homeschool graduate, Forsmann went on to attend Lewis-Clark State and North Idaho colleges. She worked for Western Photo as well as Creative Image Portrait Design in Pullman. She married Prairie High School graduate Casey Forsmann, who is currently employed by Pacific Cabinets in Ferdinand, and the two lived in Coeur d’Alene before moving back to Cottonwood.

“I gained a lot of valuable experience at my jobs and I travel for workshops,” she said. “I have a creative side so I like to think up things and ways to take photos. We are so blessed here to have so many wonderful outdoors backdrops.”

Forsmann specializes in newborn, children and senior photos but also enjoys other aspects of photography such as families, weddings and mothers-to-be.

The Forsmanns have two children, Kenly, 5, and Blakely, 17 months.

“I have a lot of photos of them, a lot of practice,” Forsmann smiled.

She said she enjoys the photo editing process after each shoot and spends “a lot of time,” on this step.

“I like to capture personalities and I want people to be happy with the work,” she said.

To reach Forsmann call 816-0038, e-mail, or like her Stephanie Forsmann Photography page on Facebook.


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