"Stephen is a genuinely lovely bloke who has two uncanny abilities. One is to talk to pretty much anyone. The other is to make you forget you’re having your photo taken. At an event he’ll be wafting around in the background and later you’ll find he’s absolutely picked the eyes out of what’s going on. His images are intelligent, unique and always memorable."
Annabel Crabb, Author and TV Presenter
"Stephen is a really personable guy who makes photo shoots enjoyable. It can be really awkward for some people to be in front of the camera, but he has the knack of making people feel at ease and getting the best out of the them."
Mark Haygarth, Creative Director, Boxer & Co. Design Agency
Glen Deutscher, Head of Events, CPA
About Stephen Blake
I’m a Sydney based event and portrait photographer, specialising in capturing vibrant, unique moments.
Most of my work is in and around Sydney but I’m happy to travel further afield too. I’m AIPP accredited.
I live in the vibrant Inner West with my wife and two kids. I am happiest when I’m creating meaningful images for friends, family and clients that give a genuine feel for a moment in time or for someone’s personality.
If it’s an event you want captured, I’ll speak to you ahead of time to understand how the day will run and exactly what you want to capture; on the day you can leave the rest to me. My speciality is spotting moments that convey the atmosphere and energy of your occasion in a way that is dynamic rather than staged. Though of course I’m happy to take any posed shots you’d like.
For headshot portraits, I’ll shoot you in your own environment - at your workplace or in your locality. The best portraits come after the subject has got over the initial awkwardness of being photographed, so I never rush things on the day; I’ll make sure you feel at ease and are enjoying yourself so that the images portray you as you really are.
I’m not happy with “Rabbit In Headlights” and you wouldn’t be either!
As you can see from the shots in my portfolio, I shoot with an editorial feel and the results would be equally at home on LinkedIn, on your corporate website or as a half page image to accompany an article in a magazine.
Because I use Fujifilm cameras and lenses, known for vibrant colours and punchy contrast, you’ll receive images that simply feel different to the Canon/Nikon images provided by 99% of other event and portrait photographers.
Once the shoot is over, time is of the essence. I know you'll be desperate to see the pictures, so I like to deliver them very quickly. You’ll receive a few highlights on the same day, followed shortly by professionally edited web-ready files and larger ones suited for print.
I look forward helping you to capture the moment!