For Stephen, photography started off as a hobby, turned passion, and has now developed into a career. Born and raised as a Dallas city boy, Stephen joined the Army in 2005. After 8 years of service, including a deployment to Iraq and living in Europe, he’s made Colorado Springs, CO home. Stephen’s perfect day is chasing the sunrise on top of a 14er in Colorado with his beloved dog, Ollie. Waking up earlier than is comfortable, headlamp hiking for miles to get the head start, and then rushing through the crags and steep sections to make it to the top before sunrise. That feeling of having accomplished goals for the day all before the day even starts is what keeps Stephen going!