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  • Thanks for stopping by! We're Mike & Gina Steelman, a husband & wife photographer team that believe in so much more than just great photos. We want to Create Art from Your Beauty™. Below are glimpses of our professional and personal life, with notes and images that show just a tiny bit of our passion. We're excited to be doing something that we love & are eager to connect with you. We're all about keeping it real & want you to have fun. That's why we're committed to giving you a great experience in addition to awesome images of the highest caliber. There are tons of photographers out there with nice sites, but you need to be able to connect and trust yours. That's why we're here...

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Chris and Nancy’s Carmel Intimate Wedding

With Carmel being such a gorgeous location, you can imagine the amount of wonderful weddings we get here – both small and big. Nancy and Chris held their smaller intimate wedding at the Hyatt Highlands Inn a few weeks ago and came away with some killer images! Here are just a few quick teasers. Congrats Chris and Nancy!

 

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San Francisco Engagement Session with Maria and Justin

Tomorrow we celebrate the marriage of Maria and Justin as they say their vows to each other at one of our top favorite venues Carmel Valley Ranch! We’re so excited to be photographing their beautiful wedding day. Here are a few of our favorite images from their engagement session in San Francisco that we did recently. We had a blast in Golden Gate Park and came away with some authentic, moving images of the these two. We just love keeping it real with our clients and allowing their love to shine through our images.:)

 

 

 

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Scoop! Magazine with MBayKids.com

When I received the phone call asking me to photograph the cover of Scoop! magazine (a beautiful local resource for Monterey Bay parents) I was stoked! Then, when asked to do so with my own kids as the models, I was even more happy, ’cause you know, “your own kids are always the cutest!” But seriously though, mine are. LOL:)Anyway, it’s out this week so be sure to grab your copy if you’re in the Monterey Bay area! We love photographing little kiddos during the week, so if you’ve been waiting to get that perfect shot give us a call.

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Holman Ranch, Paradise Catering, and Edible Monterey

We were stoked when asked to photograph one of Edible Monterey Bay‘s Pop-Up Supper Club dinners at Holman Ranch several weeks ago! It was an amazing dinner put on by Paradise Catering (gotta love John and Nancy, and oh so wonderful food!!) and Holman Ranch to benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County. You can read all about it and see more photos in a wonderful feature here!

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Wedding Season is in Full Force

Carmel weddings by mike steelman photographers ©2013 all rights reserved

Hi friends! It’s been a while since our last post, but we wanted to let you know we have been capturing some incredible shots for some incredible clients! We’ll be sure to share as we catch up.:)We might just have to post little posts one at a time. Here’s a couple quick teasers from one wedding of many in the last few weeks. Congratulations Elizabeth and Jon!

Carmel Weddings by Mike Steelman Photographers

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Our family is growing by two feet!

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Gina and I are super stoked to share with you that we’ll be welcoming a new little addition to our family this coming January! It’s an exciting time over here and we can’t wait! I guess that means we’ll have to do a new family photo.:)

 

Here’s a few photos of our flip flops – I couldn’t decide which one I liked more.

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Featured in Off 68!

A few weeks ago we hosted a small class on the guts of photography, essentially teaching a crash course in photography here at our downtown Monterey studio. We had a perfect amount of students, from new reporters to moms and dads. It was great to have a couple past clients in it as well, helping them see the light in a different way. Anyway, we are super stoked to be featured in Off 68 website and more! Check it out here!

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Mountain Winery Wedding with Laura and Hunter

Here’s a glimpse into the love of Laura and Hunter on their wedding day. Their wedding was held at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, and provided an awesome backdrop for such an awesome couple! Thanks again Laura and Hunter for including us on your intimate day. It’s a true honor. ~ Mike and Gina

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Laura and Hunter’s Mountain Winery Wedding ~ Teaser

A few days ago we celebrated a very special occasion in addition to reflecting on (and being thankful for) all those who have blessed us with their contributions to our freedom and more. Hunter and Laura got married on Memorial Day at the gorgeous Mountain Winery in Saratoga! As you might imagine, we are busy going through all of the amazing images and prepping for edits, but we just couldn’t wait to share a few instant favorites. So here they are! Congratulations again Laura and Hunter! You are an amazing couple and we value you as our friends. More to come… Enjoy!

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