My Story ~ Stephen Taylor

I have a long history as a photographer, starting in my twenties with large format view cameras, publishing a book of black and white portraits of Newfoundlanders, studying under Ansel Adams at his Yosemite workshops, and with Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan at the Rhode Island School of Design. Now, my cameras and equipment are all the latest digital models, but I still rely on my experience and a well trained eye for capturing the optimal moment. Weddings are high key - they have a way of passing quickly - almost in a blur of emotion, ceremony, and celebration. I love to photograph weddings, to stop time, to capture with my camera the discrete moments which make up the whole and which might otherwise be lost over time.

BrightWorks is a friendly and accommodating wedding photography team based in Midcoast Maine. We are family oriented; I work with my daughter and her husband on weddings large and small. In my free time, I enjoy flower gardening, hiking with my wife and our dog on island trails, and sailing the Maine coast with friends and family. I have also volunteered as an EMT at our local Fire and Rescue.

Photographer Stephen Taylor steering sailboat in Penobscot Bay, Maine
Two wedding photographers smile near wooden hearts in botanical garden
Maine wedding photographer's dog stands proudly on granite rock

Rebecca


Rebecca is a documentary film producer/researcher with over a decade of experience contributing to national PBS broadcasts and independent films. She enjoys the parallels between film production and seamless, joyful event photography. Both require an eye for detail and a real interest in people’s stories. She and Gabe live a few miles from Steve in the town of South Thomaston, Maine.

Gabe


Gabe is an architect, designing sustainable and energy efficient buildings for residential and commercial clients. He has been photographing since he was a child, when he would help his father as they developed and printed images in their basement darkroom. He loves the energy and happiness of weddings, and helping the BrightWorks team capture the day smoothly.


What our clients are saying...

S&A

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"Stephen of BrightWorks Photography is a complete gem. He not only spent untold time getting to know the couple and the venue, he consulted on location and orientation of the wedding arch in order to take maximum advantage of the beautiful afternoon light. He was also a very calming presence on a hectic day. The entire family would have loved him without ever seeing a single photograph of the wedding, but when we did see them, we were blown away!"

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Publications


"Beyond The Road: Portraits and Visions of Newfoundlanders"

Publications


"Beyond The Road: Portraits and Visions of Newfoundlanders"