Stephen Lewis is a photographer originally from California's Central Valley.

           I moved to Santa Barbara when I was 3 years old and I’ve been enamored with the city ever since.  I made my first photographs in elementary school with a waterproof 35mm point-and-shoot film camera.  Digital quickly supplanted film and I've been in love with the freedom and efficiency of digital imaging ever since.

            I specialize in photographing people and their passions.  Photography means "to draw with light", it is a powerful conduit for artistic expression and its greatest power comes from drawing an emotional reaction from the viewer. My style is vibrant, crisp and luminous. 

            I run a client-oriented business.  Ultimately, my job is to make you, your family, your business or your products look absolutely stunning.  This is what excites me and keeps me going.  Every day, I strive to tell my clients' stories in the most engaging, professional and exciting way possible through the visual language of color and light.  We live in a media-driven world where your image is like an ambassador to your audience, I can help you look your best.  Let's create.


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Portraits and Professional Headshots

Are you an individual or family that wants a timeless portrait for personal use?  Do you have a corporate team in need of stellar headshots for web or print use?  Maybe you're an actor or model who needs their portfolio refreshed?  I can produce a strong mix of retouched images just for you.

Event Photography

Don't miss a moment.  I will engage with your guests to create naturally compelling & timeless images that document your event.

Commercial & Advertising

Let me help you develop your brand and produce elegant images that tell your story and engage your audience.


Area 51 Musical Services
After Hours Restaurant
Boxtales Theatre Company
Santa Barbara Arts
Santa Barbara Vintners Association
The Hangar - Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
rabbit Running Apparel

General Inquiries

—  Want to learn more, book a session or purchase a print? I’d love to hear from you!

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