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Photography in Portland, Maine,
(917) 340-1891
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  • 27 Reviews


    Leslie Ouellette-Todd

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  • I reached out to Steve when we started planning our wedding (pre-pandemic) because he and I had worked together on another project and knew many others who have worked with him in the non-profit world. He is so well-liked, valued, and respected for the work he does outside of his day job. We put Steve through the wringer when it came to wedding plans. Due to the pandemic we had to push back our wedding date, change the venue, and adjust all expectations, Through it all, Steve was there, rolling with the punches, and just being calm (which is what we needed). We ended up hosting our wedding at our camp which is on an island in the middle of a lake. We subjected Steve to traveling by boat between islands while we were getting ready. If he was nervous about anything, he never let on. As the day went on, he really became one of the family. While some people want their photographer to blend in with the background, Steve had no such chance with our families. While being subjected to cons... Read more

    Melina Schuler

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  • Steve was extraordinarily flexible during a very strange time. Due to COVID and protests we decided to hold our wedding in our back yard at the last minute. Steve was very accommodating and despite only 8 of us from an originally planned wedding of 100+ Steve was able to deliver a creative and interesting set of photos. And, he kindly offered to take additional wedding photos on another day at no additional cost in the location where we had originally planned to get married. That was truly above and beyond.

    Laura

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  • Stephen was amazing! He was quick to respond during the planning process, and was extremely helpful in answering questions. Stephen was alone, but it seemed like there were ten of him with the amount and quality of photos he took. He is professional, friendly and very comfortable to work with. My husband and I cannot say enough good things about him!

    Nicole Gorayeb

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  • Steve photographed our wedding in Portland Maine in August. He had a second shooter Drew with him as well. They were AWESOME. They snapped such great photos and captured all the moments that I wanted to see. We love the photojournalistic style that he specializes in, the candids are so real. We got to see everyone’s true emotions and how much fun everyone was having. Can’t say enough good things about Steve and the experience we had. He was in contact with us from the beginning and he was really responsive. He took so many photos and it really is amazing to remember the day and night and look back at these moments. Thank you Steve and Drew, you guys were awesome and you got some amazing shots. Tyler and I can’t wait to print them and put them up in our home!!! -Niki and Tyler

    Alexandra

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  • Stephen took photos for or engagement and did an outstanding job! He captured every precious and authentic moment. The pictures are absolutely stunning! He was so fun and helpful! Definitely going to use him again!!

    Jj Dd

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  • We loved working with Steve. Super fun, GREAT results, very flexible and responsive.

    Ely Porter

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  • Steve is very talented at what he does, and he does it without ego and in a very laid back and easy going manner while still maintaining a high level of professionalism. He worked incredibly hard during our wedding to capture as many moments as possible while still being unobtrusive and photojournalistic in style. The majority of subjects are candid and natural, which fit our style best. Though he was very flexible and open to whatever portraits we wanted and worked hard to make them happen. Would not hesitate to work with him again or recommend him to others.

    Mike

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  • We were so happy with Steve and the photos he took. He took the time to get to know us, what we liked, and what we were expecting in our pictures. We had a second shooter to get both bride and groom getting ready and everyone love both her and Steve. We had liked his candid photos and requested a lot in that type and we're very happy with the results. He had so many good shots and we were shocked how many good photos he took and we didn't even remember him taking them. He was super responsive to all our questions and needs and we had our photos very soon after the wedding. Much quicker than I have heard from other people. I would recommend him to anyone and really enjoyed working with him.

    responded with the following comments.

    Mike, Thank you very very much for the kind words and for filling out a review. Your comments mean a great deal to me personally and professionally, and reinforce many of the things I love about photographing weddings. The images and feelings from that beautiful fall day, I will never forget. Thanks again for having me!

    Silvia

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  • Stephen’s photography was the first wedding decision Abraham and I made... and it was one of the best! From the moment we had a beer with him discussing what was most important to us come wedding day, we knew he would do an incredible job! And he more than delivered! We were incredibly comfortable with Stephen on the day of our wedding and he captured all the moments we would have hoped for but also all the emotions and small meaningful interactions we missed. He has an incredible eye! When we look at our wedding photos, we get every single feeling back from that day! Thank you so much for our photos! They will forever remind us of all the joy we felt on 10/7/17! Abraham & Silvia Lorrain

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    Silvia & Abe, Wow, the images and emotions from your wedding are still swirling around happily in my head. What superb occasion! Thanks again for having me on board

    Alexis

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  • We have heard from countless guests and friends that ours were the most beautiful wedding photos they have ever seen! Stephen was absolutely wonderful to work with -- professional, kind, creative -- and his photos show it in every detail, every bit of light, every smile. We could never have dreamed to have such a beautiful photo-journalistic account of our special day as we did. While it all still feels like a dream, we have the most wonderful memories of it to look at every day.

    Andrew

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  • Steve is absolutely amazing! A true professional who makes photography fun and produces gorgeous work.

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    Andrew, Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you both again soon, Steve

    Jenn

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  • Stephen is an amazingly talented photographer, and a wonderful human being to work with! Hiring Stephen to shoot our wedding was by far the easiest planning decision we made, and he went above and beyond to get to know us and our Boston venue and keep us informed every step of the way. And the photos blew our already high expectations out of the water! Highly highly recommend.

    Alexandra

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  • Steve was great! From my first outreach, he was kind, super easy to work with, and very responsive. Steve walked me through his style and various options and what they would cost and answered all my questions. He has a detailed questionnaire he sends before the wedding day that helps you think through what family shots/group shots you need to get (you're going to forget day of, trust me) and reiterated that he wanted us to get the pictures we want, so he's not at all offended if you grab him and say, "hey, take this picture!" Ha. We got married on an island off the coast of Portland, Maine, and he was totally willing to take the ferry out there a few days before the wedding to scout out the location and get the lay of the land so on the day of he knew approximately where everything was and was able to set up some really nice shots. Generally - he was great. I would highly recommend him. He took phenomenal pictures that really captured the joy of our wedding and was so easy to wo... Read more

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    Alexandra, Thank you so very much for the kind words, capturing the joy of your wedding day out in Casco Bay was truly a thrill. Congratulations again, and stay in touch! Steve

    lindsay

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  • Stephen was one of the first (and best!) choices we made when starting to plan our wedding. We live in Germany but got married in Maine...he came to meet us personally when we were in town and from then on the communication was easy, even with such a distance between us! He came over to the house on our wedding day while I was getting ready, and I felt super comfortable with him there. We have our photos now and couldn't be happier...better than I'd expected! I asked for lots of "unposed" pictures of people dancing and of my family members together, and boy did he deliver! Also very competitive prices compared to the other photographers I had researched. Thank you Stephen!

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    Lindsay, Thanks you kindly for the lovely review. You two were an absolute pleasure to work with, and I couldn't have been happier to be along to capture your big day. Congratulations again and best of luck over there in Germany! Steve

    Thomas

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  • Everyone we've shown our pictures to have loved them and said our photographer was such an amazing artist! Stephen is professional, friendly, fast (we had all our pictures back within one month of our wedding with a highlights gallery back to us within a week of our wedding) and easy to work with. He made the potentially awkward portrait photos easy and effortlessly blended into the crowd to capture candids. I can't recommend Stephen enough for weddings or whatever else you may need photographed!

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Tom, Thanks for the excellent review, I appreciate it very much. It was great to see you at Jenn and Brian's wedding, and I was thrilled the referral chain continued from Puerto Rico to New Hampshire, to Boston. Congratulations again to you and Chelsea! Kindly, Steve

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