My name is Stephen Byrne, a photographer in Lafayette, LA. I work alongside my fiancé, Sarah Conque, a very creative (and beautiful) woman with a great eye for detail/ conceptual design. As a team, Sarah and I work together from the time we meet with a client (hopefully at a coffee shop) all the way up to handing over the finalized images.
I was born and raised in Southern California, my favorite place ever. I got my first camera in high school, and I have been capturing moments and stories ever since. I absolutely love the creative process involved with photographing people and trying to portray their personality in each picture I take. I specialize in trying to make hard requests work out. If you have big dreams or ideas for your pictures, I am, confident we can make it work.
I met Sarah, my fiancé, in Haiti where we served at an orphanage for over 2 years. I handled the designing and marketing for the organization and Sarah ran an amazing recreational therapy program out of the hospital. Sarah came back to America with a little Haitian girl in need of serious medical care, and has been working tirelessly making sure she has everything she needs. I came back with them both to America in 2015 and have since then moved down the road in Lafayette from California to be closer to my girls.
Sarah has a wonderful, fun personality which really helps the bride and groom relax and feel comfortable during a shoot. Helping a bride and groom feel at ease is one of the most important steps to getting natural, beautiful photos. Brides, what you will love most about Sarah is her attention to detail! She sees when your hair needs fixing, dress needs to be adjusted, when your groom is making some awkward face all of us guys make, and so much more. As a team, Sarah and I are very easy to get a long with and make all photo shoots a lot of fun.