Stephen Gagne grew up around cameras. His great grandfather was a professional photographer from the Great Depression into the 1950s. As far back as he can remember the house has always been full of cameras covering the entirety of the 20th century.
It was only natural for Stephen to take up photography at a young age. He’s almost always preferred being behind the camera to being in front of it. Throughout all of his secondary school education, Stephen was involved with photojournalism. The go-to photographer for school sporting events, Stephen quickly developed a knack for capturing the pivotal moments in fast moving action.
Stephen began shooting professionally in University as a way to help cover his tuition costs. Since 2006, he has been hired to shoot weddings, concerts and a multitude of live events in and around the Ottawa Area.
Over the last 10 years, Stephen has also developed a passion for teaching. While working as a camera salesperson, he most enjoyed helping people understand what they were buying and how to best make use of it. He has since helped dozens of people learn to move from cellphone selfies to print worthy pictures.