Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. I am a working photojournalist, and considered myself the luckiest guy in the world when I took a staff job at The Boston Globe 12 years ago. I had been working on the staff of The Detroit News, and the Boston job was a wonderful chance for me to return home. When I arrived in New England, I purchased a home on Cape Cod and shortly afterwards, married the most beautiful woman I have ever laid eyes on. We now have two beautiful daughters.
With all the numbers in the journalism business heading south, I started photographing weddings over nine years ago as a back-up plan. It was a blast, and I expanded my work to include beach portraits and other types of family and business photography. Soon, the back-up plan blossomed, and the drive to Boston on a daily basis became longer and longer. One night around the dinner table, the family took a vote. Three women and one guy. You know how that went down. I left the Globe, and jumped into the family photography business with both feet. I’ve never looked back.
For the first couple of years, I photographed weddings alone. Then, my wife joined in, and the quality of the work went through the roof. We make a great team. We have fun at weddings and take some awesome pictures. The only time we ran into trouble was when a bride took the dance floor with her dad and he requested the Heartland song “I loved her first.” My wife heard the lyrics and thought about me and our girls, and that far off wedding day. She couldn’t take a single photo through the tears. Fortunately, I recorded the event, completely oblivious to my wife’s lovely daydream.
Truly, a wedding is one of the happiest and most emotionally powerful days of your life. As a journalist, I was taught to tell a story in pictures. Whether I was photographing the President of the United States, the NBA playoffs, or candlelight dinner in an old home without electricity, I had to capture that story no matter the quality of light. Being able to take pictures at high pressure, deadline driven events, gives me a level of experience few other wedding or family photographers can bring to the table. I would love to be part of your wedding day, or record that special family portrait, so take a look at my work. If you like it, I would love to meet you at my office in Mashpee, and we can start making plans to capture some incredible moments together.
Again, thank you, and my very Best Wishes.
Stephen Haines Photography