Personal Passionate Professional

I am Stephen Cruickshank, owner and chief photographer of StephenC Photography. IMG_4605

I live in Noordhoek, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa with my wife and two daughters, a dog, a cat and a chicken.

I have been taking photos since 1984 and have been a professional for more than 20 years. I am passionate about making images and passionate about Cape Town and South Africa and all that this great country has to offer.

I am an internationally acclaimed photographer having shot on locations as diverse as New York, Zanzibar, Greece, Dubai, Mauritius, Paris where in June 2013 I was commissioned for a 3 week shoot to cover a training and incentive program which was the largest prolonged event ever hosted by Disneyland Europe. Since then I have also covered incentive travel and conference events in Greece, Thailand and Barcelona.

As a professional, I am always extremely focused and prepared. My years of experience allow me to anticipate what is going to happen next helping me to capture those unique moments.

All these years of experience also allow me to share this knowledge to up-and-coming photographers in my photo coaching courses. Please click here to see more about my photo coaching.

I like to believe I have an unassuming, calming nature which helps bring out the best when I am photographing people and groups in all situations. I have a number of years past experience of working in the SME/corporate environment which has given me the familiarity and understanding of the demands, and time constraints, prevalent in the business world. Event photography goes far beyond just pointing a camera at a subject and I use this corporate experience to good use by offering a professional and efficient service to all clients.

Some recent testimonials from event clients:
– Stephen, you are an exceptionally talented photographer. I have just been through them all on my laptop, they are amazing, absolutely brilliant.  I am thrilled to bits with them, truly I am thank you!
– The photos are amazing well done!
– Thanks again for your professionalism and I’m looking forward to seeing the photos.
– We got the pics – they are FABULOUS!!! Thank you!!
– AMAZING PICS!!!! Thanks Steve!!
– Your pictures are world class. Thank you for doing such a great job and getting them up to us so quickly.

DSC07299I use only the best professional camera equipment and ensure I have backup equipment with me at all times. I also take great care with all images and back them up at the earliest possible time. I am well connected with a network of fellow photographers so besides equipment backup I also have people backup, and contacts, for when a second photographer or videographer is required.

I enjoy building long lasting relationships with all my clients – my greatest compliments are when I received referrals and repeat business.

Please accept my invitation for a chat and a cup of coffee to discuss your photographic needs. I look forward to meeting you.

Stephen Cruickshank