My first paid photography job was shooting Jenny McCarthy in 1989, but it was way before Jenny that my obsession with the camera began. I discovered early on that capturing the moment meant everything. At 14 years old, with a camera permanently around my neck, friends and family were constantly expecting me to get the perfect shot. I rose to the challenge and never missed a moment. From there, Steven Palm Photography was born.
Raised in the small farming town of Creston, Iowa, I never imagined making a living from photographing beautiful people and exciting events. As a young photographer, I explored multiple genres. I earned a degree from Drake University in communications and started making professional forays into the fashion and commercial worlds of photography.
Fast forward 20 years and I met my business partner and the love of my life, Alisha, while shooting a charity event in Los Angeles. She is the love of my life, booking manager, and full time Second Photographer.
Alisha and I have been photographing weddings and portraits together in Tucson since the spring of 2010. All of our past clients have taken notice of our chemistry. We complement each other in such a unique way that everyone involved feels comfortable. We photograph over 40 weddings per year.
With my extensive training and background in fashion and commercial photography, it gives me a modern style of portraiture that captures emotions in beautiful and creative ways. Alisha is a contemporary photojournalist who is passionate about people and relationships. She enjoys capturing all of the details and unique moments. Together we bring a little bit of everything that pleases all of the senses.
We will ensure your wedding day is the best day ever and provide photos and videos that will enable you to look back at this special time in your lives. Read some of our reviews right here: https://stevenpalmphoto.com/love-notes/ We also have some of the highest google reviews in the country.
We are currently based in Tucson, Arizona, but have traveled worldwide for weddings, celebrity events, & fashion photography. When we are not shooting or editing weddings, we love spending time with our family.
Our children, Louie & Blakely, are full of energy and are so interested in our cameras. Our fur son and mascot is our ridiculously cute golden retriever fittingly named Canon. These three are the “focal points” of our lives.