The past  30 years I have been working to develop a unique appreciation for the real nature of life, which has incorporated my own style of Photojournalistic Photography.

As an entertainer in my younger years I have had the opportunity to meet with many personalities and I find most of us are positive and want to be happy.  I bring these experiences every time I go for my camera.   As a member of the ISP (International Society of Photography), I have been honored with two awards in 2003 and 2005 in Washington D.C., for best achievement in Outdoor Photography.  My passion for Wedding Photography is a passion of love and creativity that captures your images for a lifetime.  As a skilled photojournalist, I will capture your  story as it unfolds naturally,  capture every moment you expect, and even some you don’t.  If you are looking for the pure essence of artistically creative photography, this  my forte.

Your wedding day is one of the most significant days of your life. Once the guests have left and dress packed away, your photos will be a connection to your friends, family, and most importantly, your love for each other. Steven Blair has captured thousands of special moments in a relaxed and professional manner.

“My camera is an extension of my personality and the poetry of the moment.

I moved to Northern Michigan in 1968, then to Traverse City which has been my home for over 30 years and spend most of my summers on Mackinac Island. The beauty of this area and the surroundings landscapes allow me to bring out my artistic talents in Freelance and Wedding Photography.

Twelve years ago a good friend from Traverse City, a seasoned photographer in his own right, offered me this suggestion. While viewing your photography I was amazed on the detailed, clean, artistic, but modern language I experienced while viewing your compositions. “Your passion shows in every picture you shoot”. Entertaining is a big part of a your event or celebration. I look for the challenge of the moment, the passion of people. The smiles that transpires from a celebration.

So I took his challenge and advice and have never looked back. He was right. I love the anticipation up to the event from Northern Michigan beaches, Traverse City’s venues and the beauty of Petoskey, Mackinac Island to LeeLanau county. I look forward to the day as it unfolds and the challenge of the lighting, the buildings, the venues, the landscapes the shinning waters, and regardless what the weather is I’m ready to experience the moment.. This all adds caricature and depth to the photo shoot and the destination that the day brings. All the colors of the dresses, flowers, decor all adds to the moment and how the day flows. Photography is my music, the notes on the page. Life’s moments are a lot like magic, here one minute and gone the next. Capturing the memories and the magic of family and friends with the enduring beauty of a portrait.

One of life’s greatest pleasures is seeing the family together. Chances are your family will be gathering sometime soon. There’s no better time to create a family portrait that will capture the spirit of family for you to enjoy year round. Take this opportunity to capture this time in your family’s history and give your family a gift that will turn those special moments into memories they can hold on to forever. With creative attention to detail, I do provide your family with a quality portrait that will bring years of enjoyment.

Of all the decisions you will make in planning your wedding, the one that will be the most important to you when you look back on this most special of all days, is the photographer you choose to capture the beauty, romance, emotion, and joy of your wedding or event.

In years to come your photographs will be your most treasured heirloom, so don’t trust your priceless memories to just anyone.

I love photographing while outdoors; hiking, kayaking, walking, camping, skiing, etc. in any season of the year and the Traverse City area and Northern Michigan gives me much pleasure.

I love my wife, my family, my friends. They have all helped me through the years to keep pushing the envelope with my passion of photography. I get up every morning with a smile on my face that a new day has dawned and a new challenge has arrived. Smile and and the world smiles back. Were only here on earth such a short time. Enjoy every moment you can and document the storybook of your life.

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Notice: After 22 years and over 900 weddings I am retiring from the wedding industry. If there are any bride and groom's that are still considering purchasing their copyrights to their pictures. Please message me or email and pass this on. It has been a "Spactabulas" amazing adventure and I met so many beautiful & wonderful people on my journey photographing one of many special days of your lives. I'm humbled to have had this opportunity to be a part of your special day. I will continue to sell my freelance work online & on Facebook. Another chapter with magical, music memories from beautiful Mackinac Island, MI. To all my family and friends, I miss you all so much. PL&H.