In November 2008 I was photographing a professional conference and was approached by someone. She asked me if I took family pictures. At the time…. No. I’d been out of photography school a year and a half but in that time got a staff job photographing corporate events and business headshots, but that’s all I did.
We exchanged information and in a few weeks I met up to shoot with Brianna & Brooklynn at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA (I was surprised to see this old blog post was still online, that and a lot of other throwbacks)
So that was my first official post-school Steph Stevens Photo client job. Here’s this shoot 5.5 years later on Mother’s Day last week. No one cried, I shoot with better equipment, technically the photos are better, editing is cleaner. It’s so nice to look back and not absolutely cringe at older work, but also know that there’s progress in all directions.