About Us

A Little Bit About Us: 

Our Mission is to
• tell stories in a compelling way that engages and moves an audience
• provide deliverables a client can’t wait to share and do it with addictive customer service
• make work we are proud of — and have fun doing it; life is too short to do otherwise

Philosophy
Large or small, we take your job seriously. It’s your money. Your brand. Your investment. We bring our best for every client.

Our Team
Erik Stenbakken has an eye for light and an ear for story. He’s been making pictures that entertain, inform, and inspire for over 25 years. He has had images published on thousands of magazine covers, brochures, postcards, billboards, and websites. The Stenbakken Media team also includes a first assistant and a behind-the-scenes office guru. First assistant, Lance, serves as a very capable second set of hands and eyes to get things done both on a shoot and in the office working on still photography and video jobs. Our office guru, Karen, manages project development, scripts, location and talent scouting, and on-set logistics, as well as ye olde necessary bookkeeping and paperwork.

Our team has well over 50 years of combined experience in our specialized fields.

Kit
Almost everything needed for studio or field production is owned and in-house for both still and video. High-res, 4K, slow-mo, LOG and RAW… SM works with current-model digital equipment. Technology is constantly changing — and so is the kit list.

Locations
Stenbakken Media has a modest studio with 12’ overhead door, but is set up to make your location THE location for either stills or motion.

Collaboration
For projects where more resources are needed, Stenbakken Media has an extensive list of connections that can provide our team additional eyes, brains, and equipment on the job. As a founding (and now former) partner of Clear Summit Productions, Stenbakken still has connections!

Lectures and Continuing Education
Erik Stenbakken has lectured across the US and internationally on the business, art, and technical aspects of photography. Groups range from professional trade organizations and university-level credited classes to personal workshops. If you are interested in workshops or speaking engagements, reach out via the “contact” page.

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