I find great joy in capturing the beauty in everybody and everything. I've always loved learning more about people's religions, lifestyles, or race. My world is filled with opportunities to meet new people daily and to build a lasting relationship with you through my art.
I am fascinated with taking photographs of people and capturing a certain feeling, whatever that may be. Laughter, sadness, romantic, joy, energy or whatever the client imagines. A photograph must must provide an experience with feeling. Plain and simple. That is my focus throughout the process of photography and making art.
You will feel comfortable in knowing that I am a kind, caring person who loves people. You can expect to be treated like the most important person in the world, because you are to me! My shoots are not only stress-free, we have fun!
I got my start in the world of photography at a very young age; developing my own black and white prints from a darkroom my father and I built in our home's garage at the age of seven. Since then, I have always been fascinated with the art of photography. I like to push the limits but respect the world's view. It may be a fine line but this is my art. I hope you will join me in my vision and love what is created through my eyes.
My philosophy is simple: Always enjoy what you are doing and have fun doing it. I know that my reputation is only as good as my last shoot. Behind the camera and in the darkroom, my imagination takes flight. Hire me, and you'll never see the world or yourself the same again.
Winner - Small Business Excellence Award 2016, 2017, 2018 - Bakersfield, California
Featured artist: The Local Artistry, June 2015
Published in BeauNu Magazine, Girlfight Magazine, AlwayzTherro Magazine, and several photo features with Eventseeker.
Cage The Elephant
Nine Inch Nails
Jordan Casty - Eleven Dollar Bills
Outside Lands Music Festival
Bottlerock Napa Music Festival
Way Over Yonder Music Festival
Camel Snatchers Bikinis - Austrailia
Choirs (band from California)
Many, many more..
"Respect all; fear none"--
Myndret C. "Meine" Busack
"This guy is not only a great person he is an incredible photographer! Steve almost seems too good to be true yet his pictures are even better than you could ever imagine. We had a small intimate wedding in my parent's backyard. Steve unbelievably made the photos taken from my parent's backyard look as if we had our wedding at a tropical resort. When our friends saw the wedding photos, they actually asked us where we traveled to have our wedding. He knew exactly what he was doing and what his vision was. You can trust him to make the best of any setting. I met Steve for the first time on my wedding day and I know we'll be friends forever."
- Mike A.
"Steve is one of my favorite photographers to work with. Before I had even shot with him as a makeup artist, he was always very kind and encouraging. He knows how to make you feel important and he focuses only on you while shooting. I'm also a photographer, and he is fantastic to bounce ideas off of and work alongside. He is extremely considerate of others' feelings and emotions. Thank you, Steve!"
"He's one of the best photographers in town. I cannot say enough about how flexible, hilarious, and professional he was. The pictures really show the effort that he put into the shoot. It was amazing!"
"I have known Steve for many years. When I retired from my day job a few years ago and changed to my new career as a writer, I needed to have some professional photos done for my new website. Steve is the consummate professional. He makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. He encourages collaboration and has excellent visionary skills, sensibilities and is very creative too. Did I mention he's a fantastic photographer? We took random inner city photos. When I got the photos back, I was impressed! To say he exceeded my expectations is an understatement. Steve, Thanks for a job well done!"
- C.W. Wiederhold