steelman Photographers




monterey - carmel - Big Sur - Hawaii - NAPA - BOISE - DESTINATION WEDDINGS

Our guess is that you're the kind of person that values experiences over that you? Then welcome to Steelman Photographers! We're a husband and wife destination photographer team based in Monterey, California. We’ve been photographing weddings and events for nearly 16 years, capturing all the feels, little details, big moments, and all the “in-betweens” that truly make up your day. With an intimate knowledge of Monterey Bay and the Central Coast, we photograph weddings primarily in Carmel Valley, Monterey and Big Sur, but we also love our destination wedding and elopement clients. From our hearts' homes in Hawaii & Idaho, to Florida, Punta Cana and beyond, we're ready to work with you. Travel is usually included too.

Creating Art From Your Beauty™ has been our passion whether it's an intimate adventure elopement in Big Sur, a wedding celebration on the beaches of Maui, an engagement session in the lush vineyards of Carmel Valley, a marriage ceremony high atop the mountains in Idaho, or the most illustrious corporate soiree in downtown San Francisco. We create emotionally charged images that you can feel.

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Why choose us? Well, it starts with what we bring to the table: the authenticity of our relationship. We've been married for nearly 22 years (whaa?), and obviously value marriage. It sort of spills over into what we do. We want your marriage to be awesome. Your relationship is one-of-a-kind, unique & no one else can be who you are. We totally get that. Let's celebrate you. That's what it's about. It's not just a job for us - it's real life. What better way to start your marriage off than by cherishing your authentic moments captured by trusted photographers who get you?

Coffee is our friend. Wineries & breweries are our jam. Tropical winds, palm trees, warm sand, friends, mountain air, fire pits, road trips... these are the things that fill our souls...

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“Honestly, we couldn't have imagined a more perfect day.”

"Mike Steelman is a true professional with a passion for his job. He made me and my fiance feel very comfortable in front of the camera, resulting in natural expressions and amazing images (the colors he brings out are fabulous!). Mike was unobtrusive throughout the day, but was able to capture all of the special moments of our wedding day in a most beautiful way. He is amazing, and as a wedding professional myself, I would definitively recommend him to any and all couples!"

- Kristin & Bob



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corporate & private events

We're fine art wedding photographers who also photograph a handful of corporate clients, private events, and family portraits throughout the year. If you made it this far and are looking for something other than photos of couples, check out the options below.

Looking for other photography?

Mike Steelman and his wife are by far the most talented photographers I know. I have worked in the news business for five years and have not encountered a photographer with as much passion, creativity, and professionalism...

- Dianne Derby


The wedding pictures are seriously amazing!!! I love how you caught so much emotion in a picture. Normally pictures are a snap shot, a still. But these are an exception. They have so much life in every one, it is amazing. I don't know how you do it! Those special moments really are priceless and you can't get them back. Thank you again!

- Niki West


Mike was an absolute dream. I would highly recommend him. He is incredibly passionate and enthusiastic about weddings and his work, and passionate about his subjects. He really took the time to get to know us and to share in our excitement about our day. And it shows in the photos, how relaxed we were around him, how much fun we had!

- Kat J.



Engagement Session • 599

Engagement Session • 899

Engagement Fine Art Book • 799

1 hour session, our signature edit, an online gallery, & high resolution downloadable files. Good for Monday-Friday only.

The best option for a real experience and awesome images. Up to 3 hours together, a deeper signature edit, an online gallery, high resolution downloadable files, and a custom mobile app. Some weekend availability. Venue site fees may be additional. Only $599 when you book us for your wedding too, if not already included in your collection.

An absolutely gorgeous 10"x10" fine art book showcasing 25 of your most favorite engagement images using real ink pigments, museum papers and your choice of book cloth covers. It can also be used as a stunning high end sign-in book.

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