Pierre Stephenson is the father of two wonderful boys, Connor and Ty. He is also a professional photographer, national speaker, and adjunct professor of photography at Madison College in Wisconsin. His diverse portfolio of work includes portraiture, wedding, commercial, and underwater photography, as well as a love for urban exploration photography. He is the owner of the multi-photographer studio Pierre’s Portrait Art Company and has received numerous international awards since starting in business in 1995. His work has been featured nationally in magazines including Modern Bride, Photo District News, Rangefinder and Professional Photographer.
Pierre was born in New York City and lived in the Cayman Islands before moving to Wisconsin at the age of seven. He grew up amidst a family of two accomplished underwater photographers and mentors, Dr. Ronald and Camille Stephenson, but didn’t dive into photography until his mid-twenties. His training initially began in the studio with commercial large-format photography and unexpectedly changed direction when he discovered his passion for portraiture and weddings, as well as working with people.
Pierre has held seminars and workshop for professional photographers from around the world. He has presented at WPPI in Las Vegas four years in a row and has lectured at the Canadian Imaging Conference. He is a founding mentor of the nLIGHTn Tour. Visit PierreStephenson.com for more information on Pierre’s future programs.
Pierre is a PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Master Photographer and Craftsman and is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer. In addition to other awards, Pierre was awarded PPA Photographer of the Year Silver Level in 2010, WPPA Best of Show Weddings 2009 and 2013.