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Pierre Stephenson is the father of two wonderful boys, Connor and Ty. He is also a professional photographer, author of the photography book, Foundations of Posing, national speaker and adjunct professor of photography at Madison College in Wisconsin.
His diverse portfolio of work includes commercial, fitness, portraiture, weddings, fashion and a personal love for underwater photography. His work has won numerous international awards and been featured in magazines from Modern Bride, Yoga International, Photo District News, to 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 started out in the studio with commercial large format photography, and unexpectedly changed direction when he discovered his passion of portraiture and weddings, as well as working with people. Recently he has returned to the commercial realm, specializing in location fitness photography.
He has held seminars and workshop for professional photographers from around the world, and regularly speaks around the country. He has presented at WPPI in Las Vegas five times, as well as the Canadian Imaging Conference, After Dark twice, and the nLIGHTn Tour, and will be presenting at PhotoPlus in New York this fall of 2018.
Pierre is a PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Master Photographer and Craftsmen degree holder. In addition to other awards, Pierre is a two time PPA Photographer of the Year medalist, and WPPA Best of Show Weddings 2009 and 2013.