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Elliot Stokes - Event & Wedding Photographer



My name is Elliot Stokes and I am a Wisconsin-based photographer who specializes in servicing weddings and events. Photography has been a passion of mine since I was young and I have always been drawn to the camera, but becoming a father has really shown me the magic behind capturing the most candid and beautiful moments of our lives. Event photography is something I truly enjoy and being able to freeze these moments and give people something they will cherish forever is something I will never take for granted. I pride myself in communication and creating a direct line with all my couples. Making your day as stress-free as possible is something I always strive to do so you can have as much fun with the planning process as you can because that's how it should be! I want to make one of the biggest days of your lives last forever because the feedback I get from all the couples I work with sticks with me forever as well.


I started this incredible journey into professional photography officially in the summer of 2019. I dove in head first and received my Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with honors in Digital Photography in the spring of 2022. Photography for me isn't just a profession, it's a commitment to preserving beautiful and important milestones for people. I take this responsibility I'm entrusted with very seriously and I am very dedicated to using my art to create a narrative that resonates with the spirit and energy of your day. 

Please feel free to contact me either on this website or one of my social accounts. I am genuinely thankful for every opportunity this journey brings, and it's and honor to be a part of your story. 




I am so glad we chose Elliot as our wedding photographer. We were blown away by his efficiency and creativity, leaving us with not only amazing photos but also a lot of extra time to spend with our family and friends. We cannot recommend Developing Diamonds enough and will always be grateful for his contribution to our big day!

Abigail Wolf


I highly recommend him! He did our engagement photos so perfect. Also did the same on my wedding day. Made sure he got every single detail and the magical moments of my life. I will definitely will be choosing developing diamonds again Thank you for all your hard work that you put into my wedding.

Raven Wilkerson


Elliot is a great photographer! Very easy to work with and very accommodating to all photo requests. He does a great job at staying on schedule and goes above and beyond what is requested; even in the pouring rain. He recently took photos for our wedding and all of our guests were very impressed with how quick he moves and how professional he is to work with. Thank you, Elliot for capturing beautiful photos of our special day!

Rebecca Tauscher

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