Paul Stevens
natural, engaging & intimate photography

About Paul

About Paul

The story so far..

Unlike many other photographers, I wasn’t born with a camera in my hand. I had very little interest in photography for most of my life, and learnt what an f-stop was at the tender age of 27. I pursued a career in graphic design and worked as a senior designer for some of the biggest advertising agencies in Sydney, London and Melbourne.
 
But after more than a decade in the industry I became quite disillusioned with the temporary nature of advertising campaigns. You’d be pouring your life into something day and night, only to have it discarded after a few months to start again. I wanted to create something that was valuable and long lasting while still being creative and unique. I started to become interested in architectural photography mainly due to my design background. I assisted a world famous architectural photographer for a while..but nearly died of boredom. Yep, not for me!
 
So as the path of life wound, I found myself photographing weddings and found my perfect niche. The more I photographed weddings the more I enjoyed the process and working with my clients. I saw that wedding photography didn’t have to be cheesy or cringey.. That it can be an art form, creative yet classic, simple yet incredibly complex, all in the same composition.

I love working with couples on their special day, helping them to enjoy it and stay relaxed, and ensuring it stays a life-changing event for THEM rather than morphing into a fashion shoot. You can read some testimonials from past clients here.

I have been a full member of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography), was awarded a Licentiate in 2013 with the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) and am a qualified member of the WPPI and have won numerous photographic awards over the years, including 3 bronze in the 2011 International Loupe awards and 2 silvers in the 2013 Victorian Professional Photographer of the Year awards, as well as having had work exhibited in the Melbourne Fringe Festival and at the ASRC (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre).

 
Enough about me, I’d love to hear about you. I would love to hear about the exciting plans you’re working on together and how I can capture it in a beautiful, unique way. You can reach me at contact@paulstevens.com.au or 0422 935 049 or by using the contact form here.