Steph Pate Photo + Art Art Photographer




HEYYYYY !!!! ALOHA! I’m Stephanie but my close friends call me Steph! I live in a small sleepy beach town in Southern California with my best friend and three sassy, wild, and crazy beautiful, little girls. Most days you'll find me with the girls dancing around to jams in the kitchen, or just hanging at the beach all day building sandcastles and playing in the waves.  I am definitely a hopeless romantic, a hard ass worker, a BIGTIME day dreamer, and an artist. My style is documentary and emotive storytelling is what inspires me the most.

After years of chasing my family around, I was encouraged to capture these same moments for those around me. I am so passionate about seizing those "in-between" tender connections. I thrive on those hard hug grabs and deep passionate face kisses. I’d like to think that all humans do. These moments are fleeting and far or few “in-between”. THAT is why these sessions matter. There will never be a more perfect time to capture your story..We will grow old with our partner next to us, the fur babies will start to gray. We all know one day the children will be grown, the toys will be gone and the hallways will quiet. A new laugh line will come and a baby will be born. So many special moments in our lives are worth capturing. I would LOVE to be the one that does that for you!

We get amazing photographs when you show your natural connection during our sessions and not feel the pressure of posed photography.

It is important to the integrity to the service that I offer as an artist that everyone shows up open minded to our session. If you’re feeling awkward and need guidance, no worries!!

I’ll be right there to offer some prompts then step back and allow the scene to narrate itself.

( And if that’s not for you then it WILL translate in our photographs & maybe my style just isn’t for you, I am not for everyone- I ask that you just TRY! Don’t overthink it. I got YOU! I’m the professional remember?! )

Yesss friends, sessions with me, are pretty EASY GOING. It’s pretty chill AF. LOVE & FAMILY are what keep me going, I get pretty pumped when I meet “Ohana” / new couple or family!! I love being a photographer; To capture these moments for myself and now to capture these for others. This is my jam. This is what I am meant to do and where my passion lies. I look forward to photographing you with the loves of your life.

Soo….Let's be ohana & tell your story ! !  



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