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
Overview

Hired 136 times

Serves Austin, TX

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2 employees

7 years in business

Payment methods

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

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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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Featured Projects

92 photos

  • Wedding with Light Painting

    Wedding and Event Photography

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Reviews

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

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66 reviews

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Mia S.
Nov 5, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

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!

Details: Professional / business • Office • 6 - 10 people • No outfit changes • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Headshot Photography
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Earl C.
May 30, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Stephen was excellent to work with. We did a family portrait with three young kids running like crazy and he was very patient

Details: Family or children's portrait • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Artistic (focus on composition, lighting) • Photo studio • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Vanessa h.
Oct 31, 2018
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Stephen helped capture the beauty of my wedding. As soon as he showed up he started snaping photos. He took shots from unique angles that captured the emotion of the moment. He was patient, professional, and very creative! I would recommend him for any type of event!

Details: Wedding • 51 - 100 people • Outdoors • Digital or online download • Flash drive • $ (basic) • Bride or groom

Wedding and Event Photography
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Beni n.
Mar 21, 2020
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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

Details: Maternity portrait • Artistic (focus on composition, lighting) • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • High fashion (highlights style) • Outdoors • Digital or online download • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Portrait Photography
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Sheri H.
Dec 20, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

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!!

Details: Corporate event • 150 - 199 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Stephen Olker

FAQs

  • 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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