Thanks for stopping by my page! Here's a little bit about myself and how I fell in love with photography... As an avid outdoorsman, I've spent the better part of 40 years exploring the great outdoors by foot, snowshoe and canoe. I began as a hobbyist photographing the wildlife and landscapes of Ontario's Provincial Parks. That hobby quickly became a passion that has continued to grow until this day. My outdoor adventures have seen me photographing everything from Grizzlies in Alberta, to rutting Bull Moose in Algonquin to starry nights in the dead of winter in Killarney. I have been fortunate to have my wildlife and nature photography published by Ontario Travel, Canoeroots Magazine, MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-Op), ProNaturePhotographer.com, CanadianNaturePhotographer.com, Photo News Magazine, Explorers Edge and TheBigWild.org. Over the years, Algonquin Provincial Park has become my second home, and I have run photography workshops with Algonquin as the amazing venue.
My passion for photography took a step forward in 2009, when I turned that passion into a business and created Stephen Elms Photography. I developed an interest in photographing people, and began honing my posing, post processing, lighting and other technical skills. I have since become the preferred photographer for two of the premier wedding venues in Ontario (if not Canada), the Cambridge Mill and Whistlebear Golf Club. In 2011 I was voted (by professional photographers from around the world), as the #1 Wedding Photographer, edging out over 730 international photographers. I have also had the luxury of being featured on such websites as SashandSatin.com , Bride.ca and more.
Fast forward to today... when I'm not spending time with my wife and kids (I'm the proud dad to three awesome little ones) you'll find me planning my next camping trip to one of Ontario's amazing Parks, and working on ways to bring my photography business to the next level. I aim to provide a unique and personalized photography experience for my clients, and constantly look for opportunities to grow and enhance the level of service I provide. If you would like to chat about your photography needs, please fill out the contact form, and I will be happy to chat!