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Greetings! I'm Steven Michael, a photographer based in Palm Springs, California. My forte leans towards portrait photography, however, I'm also available to shoot a variety of other subjects like landscapes, sporting events and intimate LGBTQ+ weddings with availability for travel to Los Angeles, Vegas and beyond. I use of a small studio with lighting options and backdrops or can grab my speed-lights and head out to the pool or desert.

My love for photography began as a child with my parents' Instamatic camera. The style where you popped the square bulb atop for the flash! Then moved into the famous Polaroid. As a teenager I was not only on the yearbook staff but I also worked in the dark room developing film during Photography Group. When I became a young adult, I never left the house without a disposable camera. I wore my friends out with early selfies, pictures I'm thrilled to have copies of till this day. Then came the inevitable, the camera phone. And the rest is Instagramable history. My newest weapon of choice is a brand new Canon EOS 90D. It's everything! And I currently use Adobe Lightroom to process in post.

My education includes two years of study at WPPI in Las Vegas, many online masterclasses during the time off last year and incredible desire to produce creative beautiful imagery. With every session I learn something exciting on achieving new amazing results and how to work productive with others, communicating our main intent. and capturing the best photo we can. Be it a collaboration for online content, something for charity or working with a new model, my success truly depends on their happiness. When's the last time you had your portrait taken?!

Best Regards and Happy New Year,

Steven Michael