Category Archives: Personal

Spring Mini-Sessions!
April 4th

2017 Spring Mini Sessions

Booyah!

It’s Spring! That means it’s time for our 2017 Spring Mini-Sessions!

New to mini-sessions? Here’s how they work. You get 45 minutes of shoot time and 8 digital images. You also get an awesome online gallery and cool downloadable app. That means you can carry the photos on all of your devices. Plus, it makes it super easy to share your photos on social media. Perfect for families, kids, and high school seniors. The possibilities are endless.

All for $175.

Can’t beat it.

We are booking these Spring mini-sessions for the month of April and May only.

We shoot people from all over NEPA, including Trucksville, Scranton, Mountain Top, Clarks Summit and Dallas PA. Choose the location of your choice. Enjoy the beautiful weather. Create memories that will last a lifetime.

Limited spaces are available. Extra charges apply for over 5 people.

Call today to book your ideal time. 570-592-2938

Som Sabadell Flashmob – Wilkes-Barre Children’s Photographer
November 20th

I have never posted something to my blog not business related before, but after viewing this video I wanted to share. Maybe I’ll share more things like this going forward.

With all the bad news we read and see everyday, with all of the brutality and cruelty we inflict on each other, it is nice to see a reminder of the beauty man can create as well. This may have been an organized flashmob, but that does not take away from the essence, the everlasting beauty of Beethoven’s Ninth and the emotions it can evoke even today.

Take a moment and enjoy.

You’re welcome. 🙂

Scranton Photographer – A special project
December 6th

When I was a little boy I remember watching war movies on tv. Most of them were about WWII, and I was a huge fan of MASH. These things all coupled together ignited in me a life long love of history. From the Revolution to the Civil War period up through the modern age, the shapers of our country have always been a part of me. As a matter of fact, I still go to Gettysburg several times a year to breathe it all in.

I have a project in mind to bring my two favorite interests – history and photography together. And I need some help to get it done, mostly in finding my subjects. And I’m hoping you can help.

I call my project “Faces of Valor”, and the idea is simple: find some of the remaining local WWII veterans, along with those from Korea and Vietnam and take their portraits for posterity. Simple portraits, to capture their spirit. Their memories. To have a tangible remembrance of their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their comrades.

My goal is to shoot this project over the winter months and come Memorial Day 2013, to display these extraordinary portraits in an exhibit. It is my hope that someone in our community will step forward and host the exhibit, and to help publicize it. However, for the time being my thoughts and energy are on finding these men and making their portraits.

When all is said and done, it would be my hope that someone would put these portraits on a semi-permanent display, maybe the VA or a VFW. Maybe they can rotate around to tour the VFW’s, or maybe the Historical Society would like to take care of them. I don’t know. But I know I have to get this project done. The rest will come together.

Do you have any contacts in the veteran world? Some people have contacted me but nothing concrete has surfaced. Except for one woman who contacted me on Facebook to tell me about her grandfather who turns 90 on January 2nd , who served at Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, and Okinawa in the Pacific theater during WWII, and how important she felt it was for him to be involved.

I have just begun my search and any help my readers can give in locating veterans would be highly appreciated. I will also shoot veterans that are not of the WWII/Korea/Vietnam era. I am just focusing on them due to the fact that our WWII veterans most likely will be gone in ten years, and our Korean vets in 20.

US SOldiers raise the flag over Iwo Jima Photo Credit: Joe Rosenthal

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Photographer
September 26th

Scranton/WIlkes-Barre Children's Photographer

Hello people. Isn’t this a handsome fellow up there ^? Just foolin’ around with a camera and my son the other day. And since a blog post is always better with a picture, I thought I’d put him up for you.

I thought I’d write a little bit about myself and my business today.

Steve Lewis Photography is the culmination of one man’s journey of self discovery. Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Me, I wanted to be a garbage-man, an archaeologist, (damn you Indiana Jones!) an actor, and a cowboy. But as I got older I realized smelly garbage makes me gag, boulders weren’t going to chase me out of Incan temples, I was a mediocre actor in a sea of good ones, and cowboys either get shot by bad guys or trampled by cattle. Since none of those things were going to work out for me, I decided one day not too long ago that photography seemed pretty cool. And then I studied. And I practiced. And practiced. And practiced. And practiced some more.

Then once I figured out what my destiny was, I decided to open for business in January of 2012. Today I specialize in fine art wedding and portrait photography. When I’m in wedding photography mode I’m telling love stories. From the first shot of the engagement session to the final shot at the reception I’m telling the story of YOUR love for each other.

When I’m in portrait photography mode, I’m attempting to capture a slice of your life in un-staged, natural settings as the events are occurring. Portrait photography should be about capturing the relationships and the personalities of my clients as I see it. As a photographer I am a casual observer of life, documenting little snippets of people’s lives. We need to have more than good lighting and smooth skin to make a good portrait. We need to capture YOU. Or your baby. Or your family. You get the idea.

When I’m not with my clients, you will find me running around after my three awesome children, keeping myself caffeinated, and generally loving life!

I like coffee, buttercream icing, sushi, and coffee.

I dislike smelly feet, math, scales, and Ewoks.

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Feel free to EMAIL me at any time //steve@stevelewisphotos.com// or call me up at //570.592.2938// if you would like to step in front of my lens.

Happy Birthday Boy! – Scranton Photographer
January 11th

Two years ago today we arrived at the hospital at 6am. We hadn’t really slept, the excitement was almost too much, knowing that you would soon be here.

Two years ago today we waited and waited for your arrival. The doctor kept saying “soon”. It seemed like forever, but it really wasn’t.

Two years ago today they said something was wrong. They rushed to deliver you and my heart sank as the doctor looked around at the lack of staff and yelled out “help!”

Two years ago today they tried to make you breathe, for a few helpless moments we watched them work on you.

And finally we heard a tiny little cry.

Thank God!

Now today as I look at you, I marvel at everything you do.

Except spitting your food at me. That’s not too marvelous. But everything else…love it!

Your constant smile, your big bright eyes that look out at the world with wonderment, your index finger that boops me on the nose. I love it all.

Two years ago today I couldn’t wait to see you, and today I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next.

I love you, buddy.

 

Happy birthday, Little Man!