A photojournalist for more than 20 years, Steven Herppich has spent his entire career doing what he loves most – capturing important moments in the lives of others. His true passion lies in creating photo essays that tell compelling stories. Whether shooting a family celebration, a wedding day or a news event, his favorite part of being a photographer is documenting a story as it unfolds.

Steven is a native Midwesterner who now calls the Pacific Northwest home. Before starting Steven Herppich Photography, he led The Olympian's photo department from 2005 to 2009. Prior to that, he was a staff photographer for The Cincinnati Enquirer and newspapers in New York and Virginia. Throughout his career, Steven has covered regional and national news, sports and business stories. His pictures have appeared in publications such as Time, Newsweek and USA Today as well as other newspapers all over the country.

Steven has received several honors, including awards in the University of Missouri’s Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association's Best of Photojournalism, the Associated Press Annual Awards, the Gordon Parks International Photography Competition, the Society of Newspaper Design, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Steven is available for wedding/special event photography and editorial assignments in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Portland and other cities in the Pacific Northwest.