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Stephen Olker Photography
Stephen Olker Photography

Stephen Olker Photography

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Introduction: If you are in the market for bold and memorable images that will stand out in a world where photography has become ubiquitous, then you have come to the right place. My portfolio, available below (more can be seen at OlkerPhoto.com and social @OlkerPhoto), is diverse, but my specialties lie in portrait and event photography. I enjoy finding the balance between photojournalism and fine art that exist in these spaces, blurring the line between documentation and art. I hope this is apparent in my work, through my use of both natural and off-camera, artificial light. If you like my style, the rest should fall into place. My reviews speak to the quality of my services and professional demeanor. Photography is my full-time passion and career, so every client is given my full attention and resources to provide an exceptional experience and product. Furthermore, I look to offer a great value in order to get referrals and build a strong client base here in Austin. If you serious about booking or have any questions, don't hesitate to message me (an actual message is highly appreciated :) If your inquiry gets declined, it is most likely because I am booked. As my availability might change, or my second shooter may be able to help, I encourage you to reach out via my website. Cheers! Steve

Current Top Pro

Hired 121 times

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2 employees

6 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Currently a top pro

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Jul - Dec

All year

All year

Jan - Jun

Featured Projects
  • Wedding with Light Painting

    Approx. $2250

  • Keynote Speech

    Approx. $450

Photos and Videos

87 photos


Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Excellent 4.9

63 reviews


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Mia S.

Headshot Photography

Steve was great. He was very knowledgeable and professional. He shot our commercial space and highlighted our buildings best features and produced amazing photos for website content. I would highly recommend and choose to work with him again on our next project!
Nov 5, 2020
Beni n.

Portrait Photography

He is really so much fun to work with...my maternity photos came out great...we love them. I will definitely be hiring him again... Thank you Stephen
Mar 22, 2020
Sheri H.

Wedding and Event Photography

Stephen did our law firm photos at our Holiday Party at the Driskill Hotel and the photos are phenomenal! The photos are far better than any photographer we have used in the past!!
Dec 20, 2019
Madeline T.

Headshot Photography

Stephen was kind, easy going, and made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely be using him in the future for my professional photography needs.
Dec 7, 2019
Katy L.

Wedding and Event Photography

Stephen was great to work with! He communicated throughout the hiring process and delivered good quality photos, quickly.
Nov 13, 2019
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Stephen Olker


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    As of November 2019, my current minimum for any project is $200, though I have some flexibility depending on date, day of the week, my demand, and the final deliverables needed. Quotes on thumbtack are updated regularly, but it really depends on the details of the project.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Again, this seems to vary a little, but in general the process is as follows: - Discuss project via email / text / phone. - Agree on date / time / price. - If the project is an event, I send a short survey to be completed. - I send a photo agreement via email which outlines the terms and payment schedule. In most cases, I take an initial payment to reserve the time, the balance and applicable tax is due the day of the shoot. - I create a calendar event with location and invite the customer via email. - Check in the week of appointment to confirm. - Customer can bring a shot list / examples of desired look to the shoot. - After the session, the images are delivered digitally via Dropbox, between 2 and 28 days depending on the type of project. -Prints are always custom and take about 3-4 weeks.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have my remote pilot certification for small unmanned aircraft systems (which is required by the FAA to operate drones for commercial purposes).

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