Steve Simpson is the owner of SteveSimpsonPhotography

with the following credentials and awards:

  • Getty Images Contributing Photographer
  • Volunteer Staff Photographer with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
  • Staff Photographer at
  • ​Winner of the 2016 Bakersfield Small Business Excellence Award
  • Featured artist: The Local Artistry, June 2015
  • Photographed several musicians such as: Dwight Yoakum, Cage The Elephant, Jackson Browne, Wild Feathers, Silversun Pickups, Little Hurricane, and Chris Robinson among many others.

My Passion

I am fascinated with taking photographs of people and capturing a certain feeling, whatever that may be.  Laughter, sadness, romantic, joy, energy or whatever the client imagines.  A photograph must must provide an experience with feeling. Plain and simple.  That is my focus throughout the process of photography and making art.

My Experience

I got my start in the world of photography at a very young age; developing my own black and white prints from a darkroom my father and I built in our home's garage at the age of seven.   Since then, I have always been fascinated with the art of photography.  I like to push the limits but respect the world's view.  It may be a fine line but this is my art.  I hope you will join me in my vision and love what is created through my eyes.

My philosophy is simple:  Always enjoy what you are doing and have fun doing it. I know that my reputation is only as good as my last shoot.  Behind the camera and in the darkroom, my imagination takes flight. Hire me, and you'll never see the world the same again.

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