SDP Photography is photojournalistic-style wedding photographer based in Portland, Maine. Stephen's background in videography and photography allow him the knowledge and skills to capture every perfect moment on your big day. He knows what to watch for and how to bring each couple's story to life through a camera.
Stephen began his artistic journey during an environmental action class that required him to create a documentary. He went on to work with the Macy's Parade, and became a studio manager and photographer in Manhattan. This is when he started SDP and began capturing events, portraits, videos, set stills and weddings. Now residing on Munjoy Hill in Portland Maine for many years, his passion for capturing couples on their wedding day has led him up and down the coast of New England, back to New York City, and as far as Puerto Rico. Stephen loves meeting new people and creating moments that will last a lifetime.
SDP Photography offers many services to make each wedding day remembered. These services include:
27 Reviews for sdp photography
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Leslie O. · Married on 09/06/2020
Calm in a World of Chaos
I reached out to Steve when we started planning our wedding (pre-pandemic) because he and I had worked together on another project and knew many others who have worked with him in the non-profit world. He is so well-liked, valued, and respected for the work he does outside of his day job.
We put Steve through the wringer when it came to wedding plans. Due to the pandemic we had to push back our wedding date, change the venue, and adjust all expectations, Through it all, Steve was there, rolling with the punches, and just being calm (which is what we needed).
We ended up hosting our wedding at our camp which is on an island in the middle of a lake. We subjected Steve to traveling by boat between islands while we were getting ready. If he was nervous about anything, he never let on. As the day went on, he really became one of the family. While some people want their photographer to blend in with the background, Steve had no such chance with our families. While being subjected to constant conversation, he was able to capture so much happiness! I felt so bad because there was little to no organization to what I had in mind or wanted for photos. But that didn't hinder Steve. He was able to organize and capture portraits of our very blended families, along with beautiful snapshots of the whole day. On top, he was able to capture stunning photos of our camp which was so special because we have put so much work into it over the years.
I am so pleased with all of our photos as is our whole family. It was the first wedding held at this island that hold so much sentimental value to our family. Not only do we have these wonderful memories, we have these beautiful photos to share in the reminders of that day.Sent on 01/16/2021
Melina S. · Married on 06/06/2020
Flexible & Accommodating
Steve was extraordinarily flexible during a very strange time. Due to COVID and protests we decided to hold our wedding in our back yard at the last minute. Steve was very accommodating and despite only 8 of us from an originally planned wedding of 100+ Steve was able to deliver a creative and interesting set of photos. And, he kindly offered to take additional wedding photos on another day at no additional cost in the location where we had originally planned to get married. That was truly above and beyond.Sent on 11/21/2020
Laura · Married on 08/24/2019
We love our photos!
Stephen was amazing! He was quick to respond during the planning process, and was extremely helpful in answering questions. Stephen was alone, but it seemed like there were ten of him with the amount and quality of photos he took. He is professional, friendly and very comfortable to work with. My husband and I cannot say enough good things about him!Sent on 09/24/2019
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