Sunshine State of Mind

Welcome to the wonderful world of Stephy Mac Photography. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Stephanie Macomber and I have a long name, but not the longest. That distinction goes to Hubert Blaine Wolfe­schlegel­stein­hausen­berger­dorff Sr. (and that’s just his abbreviated name, look him up). Family and friends call me Steph (and you can too) but my Sister is the only one who gets away with calling me Stephy. To all others it’s Stephy Mac!

I have been a photographer for about 8 years and started out with my iPhone 5 (see black and white photo below). It was a way for me to get out of the house, explore the central florida area, and decompress from the workweek. A year after starting I bout my first DSLR and haven’t looked back. Over the years I have learned from my Dad, who was film photography hobbyist, and now I find myself teaching him about the digital cameras. He is my usual companion when I’m out shooting Florida landscapes and wildlife.

So what kind of photographer am I? Great question! I have interest in a great many things. You could consider me an accidental Ornithologist as I have learned so much about birds through my photography. Merlin Bird ID has been great at assisting me in identifying and understand the characteristics of our feathered friends. Sometimes I channel Steve Irwin when I’m out photographing alligators which distresses my Mom as she is not a fan (of gators that is). I love doing coastal shoots because the beach is my happy place. Salt air, a coastal breeze, and ocean spray are so therapeutic and my pictures trigger that sensory memory when I am post processing. Photography has made me appreciate nature and how I fit into this world.

I love is to meet and connect with new people. This is just one of the reasons I wanted to challenge myself with portrait work. So far I have done a family session, a generational family session, and a shoot for a High School Senior. I loved working with all of them and grateful that they put their trust in me. Portrait work allows me to flex my creativity and challenges my photography knowledge. Now, you can also consider me a portrait photographer.

So here I am, a multi discipline photographer who enjoys photographing wildlife, landscapes, and people. Stephy Mac Photography is where you can book a portrait session, purchase notecards, or prints of my work. My professional photo printer allows me to print up to 13x19 photos and this helps me to keep costs down. Specialty materials and print sizes will be done through my preferred photo labs. Anything that you see posted on this website or social media is available for purchase. Well, except the people portraits because do you really want a random family smiling back at you? So follow along, stick around, and if you see something you like, tell me!


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