Joe-BW-head-FINALwebHello and Thank You for Viewing My Images!

If you’re reached this part of my site, I hope it means you like what you see and want to find out more about the person behind the lens.
My name is Joseph Stein and I am the photographer for Studio Paris Photography. My specialty is photographing people and I have photographed hundreds of brides and grooms over the last 15 years. And as their families grow, I also am thankful they continue to trust me to capture their memories in child and family portraiture.

If you’re here for your wedding pictures, let me first congratulate you on your engagement and invite you to call anytime to chat. The joy and emotions of a wedding day inspire me to create romantic and soulful images for you to delight in forever. I work hard to get real, unrehearsed images with a continual eye toward following the movement and details of your day. As for child and family portraits, my commitment is the same.  Your photographs will be emotional, one of a kind images perfectly captured and finished to magazine quality.  The changes in the life of your children call out to be preserved on a regular basis at your home, on location or in my studio.

I grew up with a camera as photography editor of my high school newspaper and yearbook and then received my BA in Tele-Communication Arts from Michigan State University. By studying with masters of portrait photography, as well as celebrity wedding photographers, I perfected my skills in both classic and modern image making.

Currently, I photograph 30 to 40 weddings per year and my photography has taken me to destinations in Hawaii, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Jamaica, and London, as well as all over California.  My charity work includes photography for the annual Children’s Hospital Auxiliary “Hats Off” event. Also donations of portrait sessions to fundraisers including the Make a Wish Foundation and Gena Davis’ See Jane program for young women seeking gender equality in the performing arts.  If you know of a silent auction or similar event, I invite non-profit groups to submit requests for a gift of my portrait services to help fund their charities.

Your vision of what you’d like your images to be is my goal.  By creating a broad variety of looks, poses and naturally captured moments, joy will be found in reliving these moments with each viewing.

I promise.

Joe