Portraits & Candid Imagery


Time passes, the young are children no longer and the adults aging....but good imagery can bottle the best of our times, like mason jars of a family's life, memory and life preserved.  There is nothing more precious..


My work is unstaged, natural light candid photography,
shot inobtrusively to achieve a glowing and natural witness
of the life and spirit of my subjects.


To arrange for portrait work or imagery of your family or family event,
please email sdean@sdean.net or call 845-797-1897


"Over the years I've loved having Stewart as the photographer at several events I've attended.  He has a brilliant ability to capture subtle nuance of emotion as well as to find and showcase beauty where others might not immediately see it.  Stewart's shots of my kids capture their personalities to a T. ....  He's completely unobtrusive as a photographer...I strongly recommend Stewart Dean for photography and portraiture work... especially for any work involving kids!"
Jen D., San Diego

Childhood    Family

Great souls, portraits of character & spirit

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"Stewart is a talented artist with a kind nature and a lifetime of professional experience. He has an amazing eye and a gift for capturing his subjects' spirit, personality, and unique light. In an age when everyone carries a camera in their pocket, it's remarkable to see the magic a true professional photographer can create. I highly recommend Stewart's services."
Emily V., Wappingers, NY





  

....sisters...

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...great souls ...



"If I could relive the milestone times in my life -- a graduation, a wedding, an anniversary, a special birthday -- or simply want to record life's joyous moments -- playing music or dancing -- I would choose Stewart Dean to record the event with his camera. He is a sensitive soul and a uniquely talented photographer, who captures the spirit and essence of pivotal times in life. A collection of Stewart's photos will become a treasured family heirloom."
Julian and Lee S. of Binghamton




"When working with Stewart Dean as a photographer, I never have to worry about finding the perfect photo for a design or a website.
I do, however, worry about finding too many perfect photos."
Amy Pace, graphic designer










"I usually do not enjoy having my picture taken,but Stewart takes wonderful pictures that I enjoy and treasure.
It seems that all of my truly favorite pictures were taken by him." 
Terry K., Albany








Musicians




"Each of my adult children has a 5 X 7 of me contra dancing at Fiddle and Dance Camp. Photographer, Stewart Dean, was able to capture how I want to be remembered, in motion, filled with joy. He has the talent and the tools for freezing the action at just the right moment. He infuses a still life of a music case, a young person's barrette, a pair of well-used dancing shoes, with the depth of color and fine composition of a classic oil. Stewart is an artist."
Sarah K., Bearsville, NY







"Stewart Dean’s photos have captured lightning in a bottle for me many times over. He is a master at making images of once-in-a-lifetime memories -- and I have the pictures to prove it.
I was lucky to step in front of Stewart’s camera over several years at music camps at the Catskills’ Ashokan Center. Each day of the week-long camps, he made many hundreds of candid images of musicians and dancers. Each night, he edited and color corrected hundreds of the best to share the next day.   I am struck by Stewart’s consistent ability to anticipate and capture the essential moment in his photos. His images that caught some of my favorite times are now personal treasures."

John Johnson, Virginia


  ...Halloween in Woodstock ...

2016

  

2017

  

"When I'm designing promotional materials for events, I look for photos that make the viewer wish they could just jump right into the scene.
Stewart's photos do just that. He captures the magic—you can almost hear the music and laughter."
Amy Pace, graphic designer

  



For more Woodstock Halloween imagery, see here


Children, children....





















Parent & Child


"I've been following Stewart's photography for years. He has the unique ability to capture the moment of greatest synergy with his subjects.  His images resonate with sensitivity and heartfelt emotional content."
P. Pollets, Seattle, WA


   





"Over the years I've loved having Stewart as the photographer at several events I've attended.  He has a brilliant ability to capture subtle nuance of emotion as well as to find and showcase beauty where others might not immediately see it.  Stewart's shots of my kids capture their personalities to a T.  I look back at his photos of my vivacious daughter running in the grass or my reticent son trying to fade into the background, and I feel like I'm right there hearing their voices and thinking their thoughts.  He's completely unobtrusive as a photographer.  When I view his work after-the-fact, I'm struck by the sharpness and clarity of the shots given how unaware I was of his presence!  I strongly recommend Stewart Dean for photography and portraiture work... especially for any work involving kids!"
Jen D., San Diego





grandparents too.....



Learning



Dancers....dancing life, dancing love


"Most of us can take a picture. Some of us can even take beautiful photos. Photographer Stewart Dean takes it a step further. His photos tell wonderful stories about life, rich with soul and energy'
Amy Pace, graphic designer


click here to see a video of the dance imaged above



"When I'm designing promotional materials for events, I look for photos that make the viewer wish they could just jump right into the scene.
Stewart's photos do just that. He captures the magic—you can almost hear the music and laughter."
Amy Pace, graphic designer









Singers....










Family









More portraiture and candid imagery here