Welcome to my Blog.

I moved to Northern Michigan in 1968, then to Traverse City  in 1977 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, a seasoned photographer in his own right, offered me this suggestion. While viewing my photography he was amazed on the detailed, clean, artistic, but modern language that he experienced while viewing my compositions. “Your passion shows in every picture you shoot”. To entertain is a big part of a your event and 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. I look forward to the day as it unfolds and the challenge of the lighting, the buildings, the venues, the landscapes the water, and the weather. 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 the outdoors; hiking, kayaking, walking, camping, skiing, etc. in any season of the year.

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 be happy. Were only here on earth such a short time.

f you are seeking a photographer or photographers in Northern Michigan, Mackinaw, and the Traverse City Michigan region we can help make your wedding day memories a life time of enjoyment. Every photographer has a different style but some photographers have a passion to bring out the best artists’ backdrop that photography can offer. When you’re searching for photographers keep in mind the passion that the moment offers. This is what I will bring to your wedding day.

Steven Blair

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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 info@photosbyblair.com 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.