Stephen has been a photographer since 2008, but that wasn’t always the plan. After a stint as a veterinary science major (he loves animals and comes from a family of scientists), he made the switch to art and first picked up a camera while incorporating photos in a series of encaustic paintings. There was something about the combination of art and technical detail that clicked, and it’s been his passion ever since.
With a love for the details of lighting and composition, Stephen thrives when working with a team of creatives on a food or still life shoot. And he also loves the spontaneity of being on the road for a travel shoot, capturing the unique character of an interesting place.
A people person at heart, Stephen is happiest when spending time with his friends and family; he and his wife Annie have one daughter named Lily and a golden doodle named Ginger. He loves kicking around the soccer ball and cheering on Chelsea F.C. He also tends to talk a little on the fast side (he may live in the South, but he never picked up the accent). And on a quiet evening, you might catch him with his guitar, playing a favorite Ryan Adams song.
Commercial Clients Include: P.F. Chang's, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Publix Super Markets, Mazola, The Home Depot, Holiday Inn, Moe's Southwest Grill, Jo-Ann, Swanson, Schlotzsky’s Deli, Village Tavern, Dillard's, Cracker Barrel, Dale’s Seasoning
Editorial clients include: Bake, Coastal Living, Cooking Light, Country Living, Delta Sky Magazine, Essence, Garden & Gun, Good Grit, Oxmoor House Cookbooks, Parade, Rizzoli Press, South West Airlines Magazine, Southern Living, The Local Palate, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusaiast