My name is Michael Stephens.  My wife and partner in adventure is Jamie.  We have been happily married eight years this September!  We met at the University of Montevallo while working on our Bachelor of Fine Art Degrees.  I majored in photography and ceramics.

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Post graduation I found employment with a retail portrait studio.  After three years, I decided to venture on my own as a Photographer.  Working with my clients to achieve what they envision for their portraits is much more satisfying for me as a photographer than the typical “get em in, get em out” studio mentality.

We enjoy traveling as much as possible and enjoying the beauty of nature.  We love anything outside at night!  Chasing the Northern Lights, shooting the Milky Way and star-trail time lapses are some recent projects we’ve undertaken.  I also use a converted DSLR for infrared landscapes.

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When I don’t have a camera in my hand I like to go to the archery range. While I’m not big on hunting, I do find target shooting to be very relaxing. I am also into martial arts. I am a third degree black belt in U.S. Yoshukai.  My Ipod is full of audiobooks and comedy, so I always have two or three corny jokes on standby.

mstephens@foxboxphoto.com

(205) 563-5871