Stephanie Diani grew up wanting to be Indiana Jones, and so graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Classical Archaeology from UC Santa Barbara only to then realize her true passion was photography. A self-taught photographer, she began her career as a staffer for various California newspapers and as a West Coast freelancer for the New York Times. As assignments with celebrities increased, her reputation as a talented photographer who understood the idiosyncrasies of the entertainment industry grew.
Equally adept at capturing the quirky and the dramatic, Steph’s presence on set creates a safe space for her subjects in front of the camera.
She has scuba dived in Fiji and Belize, zip-lined in Hawaii, jumped out of an airplane, earned a black belt in Korean karate, taken trapeze, fencing, Latin, Spanish, French and Italian, bumped into Mr. T in Whole Foods, and been swept off her feet by Fabio.
She picks groovy Spotify playlists, believes photoshoots should be fun, and is damn good with wardrobe clips. Oh, also at keeping a project on the rails and on-budget.
When not holding a camera she is either trying to tire out her Shiba Inu pup (Nero Rome Burns-Diani), cycling, reading, streaming or cooking.