(My 8 year old daughter took this first photo of me while we were scouting locations for a shoot in Santa Barbara and I love it!)
I am eternally grateful to be a wedding photographer and I promise to provide amazing photos and an incredible experience for all of my clients. I have a great amount of respect for the importance of your session whether it’s a wedding or a family shoot. I count it as a major blessing to be able to have a photography business and I work hard to make sure it shows. Give me the opportunity to serve your photography needs and I will do my utmost to surpass your expectations.
I started Michael Stephens Photography in 2010 and have seen business grow rapidly mostly by referrals from my past clients. I love living in California and I enjoy adventuring, traveling, eating good food and hanging out with sweet people. I have so much fun working with couples that it never actually feels like “work”. Photographing amazing people has been the biggest honor and is a constant blessing each and every day. You, the client, are the reason I love what I do and why I chose to do it.
My overall approach is simple. I believe that we are all created uniquely and beautifully and I want to capture that. I want to get to know my clients. I want to help them relax, laugh and enjoy their time with me. Living and working in San Luis Obispo has allowed me to photograph couples and families in some of the most beautiful, natural settings in the whole world. Still, the very best of it all, is you. I want to be there to document this amazing part of your journey through life.
Together, let’s capture moments that you can look back on, years from now, and smile, tear up, laugh, re-live and love.
Michael Stephens Photography