About Patty Stefan Photography

Teddy and me

Patty Stefan and her Shih Tzu Teddy

 Welcome and thank you for viewing my info page. I won’t bore you with a number of words telling you how much I love photography. I hope that you will find my portfolio does the talking for me.

My Mission Statement – The value of a photograph cannot be expressed in words. They are single frozen moments in time that can never be relived.  Photographs help us remember people, places and events in our lives for years to come.  A well captured image can tell stories, invoke emotion and bring precious moments back to life. Capturing creative timeless images is my mission as a photographer.

A Little About Me – For as long as I can remember I viewed the world through a camera  lens. Whether I was borrowing my mothers Kodak Instamatic or using one of the many different camera formats I owned throughout my life, I loved to capture images. In 1983 after purchasing my first SLR (single lens Reflex) camera, I attended Antonelli Institute of Art and Photography in Norristown, Pennsylvania. In 2009 I moved from film to digital with my first digital SLR camera. I pursued additional training in portrait photography (both people and pets)  through the Bryan Peterson School of Photography. I have done volunteer photography for the Suncoast Humane Society and the American Heart Association. I am a staff photographer for the Pet Gazette. I’ve had photos chosen two years in a row for the Florida Association of Counties Calendar. Out of 67 counties only thirteen are chosen. I won first place in the “Show Us Your Charlotte” photo contest. Some of my other published photos can be seen in the Charlotte Harbor and Gulf Islands Visitors Guide.

Teddy

Teddy

One of my favorite subjects to photograph is my Shih Tzu Teddy. I have been photographing him since he was 7 weeks old and he is quite the poser. I love him and I know I won’t have him forever so I want to make sure our time together is well documented. He has a unique personality that I want to capture and keep with me for as long as I live. While I enjoy many types of photography, people and pets are my main focus.

 

 

 

 

Portraits Unplugged

Portraits Unplugged

Pet Photography Certificate

Pet Photography Certificate