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February sale! Save hundreds on photography

Did you get engaged over Valentine's Day? When you get ready for wedding planning, remember: only eleven days left to take advantage of our 20% off sale! All Wedding Packages are On Sale this month only!!!!

Call Steve to schedule a no-obligation consultation. 502.599.8483.

You can cut corners on lots of things at your wedding, but photography is the thing you'll most regret handing over to an amateur. Think about it. You can have a custom wedding dress made for $100, you can rent an inexpensive hall and even make your own cake and food, if you really want to save money--but you can never go back and redo the photos, once the day is gone. If you want a professional with five years experience covering weddings full-time, a photojournalist who has won multiple awards for capturing both the action as well as the emotion of exciting events, and someone who will stay all day from morning until the end of the wedding to get ALL the photos of your big day, then there's one clear choice: Stephen A. Harmon.

Steve will travel pretty much anywhere in the area, so if you're more than 75 miles out of Louisville or the Southern Indiana area, it's okay. We'll work with you.

Get in touch! We look forward to hearing from you. Dates are beginning to fill out for the 2009 year--call today to see if your wedding date is still available.

February sale!

Between now and the end of the month, you can save 20% off our wedding packages. Call Steve at 502.599.8483 today to set up your consultation! Save anywhere from $350 to over $700 on your wedding photography! Available to brides and grooms within or beyond the Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana metro area.

The melt-down has started, outdoors. It's practically spring! Time to switch out of hibernation mode, schedule a consultation, and get together! See more photos, meet Steve, see if you click. He's more than happy to answer all your questions, and if he's not the one for you, we know lots of other photographers we can refer you to.

2008 was the busiest year we've ever had, and we hope to keep it going in 2009! Looking forward to meeting you.

Wedding Packages for 2008-2009

Just a quick word on wedding package prices. Due to increasing technology costs, we're going to have to raise our package prices for the first time in five years. We haven't decided how much yet, or when exactly these prices will take effect, but if you are considering booking Stephen A Harmon Photography for your wedding or event in the coming year, you might want to contact Steve now before prices go up. We totally understand wanting and needing to save money. As most of our clients know, we are a very small family business, and photographing your weddings and special days is not just our income--it is a huge part of our family's life. Your satisfaction and happiness mean the world to us, because it's more than your photos that establish our reputation.

It's our goal to remain one of the best values for your money in the Southern Indiana and Louisville, KY markets. We really feel like we have provided that from the beginning, and we would like to continue to charge a reasonable rate for the outstanding value of award-winning photography you receive.

When new prices go into effect, they'll go live on the site, and there should be a blog entry announcing them. You've got some time, but I'm honestly *not* sure how much time. At this point it could be a matter of days, or a matter of weeks. When the new prices go into effect, they will be effective immediately.

If you'd like to get locked in at our current rates, please contact Steve for a consultation at 502-599-8483. It is wedding season--has been full on since April, for him, so he will get back with you as soon as he's able. We appreciate your interest, your patronage, and your patience!


What does it mean to win an award for photojournalism?

Well, obviously there are different organizations, of varying size and import that can & do give awards for news, sports, feature photo, etc. These are not to be confused with wedding photo contest awards and the like. It's a different animal. Many wedding photographers pay fees to enter these contests, so they can build their credentials competing against other wedding photographers. We've done it, it's nothing to be ashamed of. It's just different.

Journalists have a code of ethics they have to adhere to--it's not art for art's sake when you shoot professionally for a daily paper. Does that make photojournalism superior to artful wedding photography?

For us, it comes down to a matter of what you like. We like to use a little bit of what we've learned through the years as journalists, artists, and people who just flat-out like good photos.

But for the record, because it should be said, Stephen has won his awards not from wedding contests, but from an impartial jury of journalists, who selected his work to be the best, among all the photographers from all these newspapers (and some that were not mentioned on that page). This is a remarkable achievement for any career professional, and if he'd done it once or twice--maybe it could be passed off as lucky, or the whims of judges. Steve won these awards twelve times in five years.

I am not just trying to brag on him--but it was brought to my attention today that "award-winning photography" has become a commonly-tossed around phrase. I'm not degrading other sources of awards, or other styles and organizations. I will say that photojournalists are extremely competitive, and it is a difficult field to break into. Of the 50+ graduating photojournalists from Steve's class at Ball State, for instance, there were only two who got a job upon graduation.

"The competitiveness of photojournalism inspires you to do your best work. Any situation can lead to solid photography, but award-winning photography comes when you can capture the emotion and tell a story." That's Steve's explanation.

As for me, I see Steve's devotion to his work as secondary to his natural talent. I believe he won his awards as a working photojournalist--and continues to take superior photographs in all circumstances--because of that combination of talent, creativity, and competitiveness, all driving him to do his best. He doesn't ever stop striving to do better work.

"You're only as good as your last photograph," he says. If anyone has earned the right to rest on his laurels, it is he. But that's just not in his nature. Every shoot, whether it is commercial photography, your wedding, or a Friday night basketball game, is a new and welcome challenge to Steve. I think it shows--but it shows probably the best in his wedding and engagement photos.



Blackacre Nature Preserve

Steve will be shooting an event at Blackacre over the weekend, and it'll be his first time there, so we're really looking forward to it. Look forward to some shots from this Louisville, KY area landmark in the days to come. Our wedding package sale for January has a few more days. If you're planning a wedding in the near future, get in touch. :)

Limited time special - now through January 31, 2008

Okay, folks, check your mailboxes. If you are getting married this year or next in the Louisville, KY or Southern Indiana area, chances are good you are going to be receiving a January special from us today through Monday. This is the biggest deal we've ever offered for January. In fact, we usually don't do a mailer until February, but this year we are super motivated and we are making some very unique offers. We've listened to your requests and tailored our packages to your needs, for good--but after this offer is over, the extra goodies are going bye-bye.

Are you interested in saving money on your wedding photography? Are you looking for a discount, and some extras thrown in? Most importantly, would you just LOVE to have the experience and professionalism of a real photojournalist known for his award-winning creativity on hand to capture your wedding?

Here's what to do: Call Stephen at 502-599-8483 and tell him you want to hear about the January mailer special. If email is more your speed, send him a note at This is a very limited time offer, so definitely don't put it off.

There is no obligation, if you decide to meet up with Steve and see some wedding photos and talk about pricing, albums, coverage, etc. No pressure at all.

Compromise: An amiable arrangement between husband and wife whereby they agree to let her have her own way.

Typically, we do not try to appeal to the "lowest price at any cost" bride. We do understand, however, that all brides are on a budget, so for a few days, take advantage of our special prices. Your response will determine whether or not we have a special in February--so call now and reserve your date.

Wedding slideshow updated

Just for kicks! We really need to update this more than once a year, but putting together all these photos and Graphi albums takes a lot of time. Enjoy!

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